(video courtesy of William Tompkins)
This past Austin Music Awards ceremony was full of awards presented and memorable moments, but none stood larger than the moving tribute paid to 9-time Hip-Hop Award winner Donnell Robinson, formerly professionally known as MC Overlord in the Texas music scene. His passing in 2018 was one that left a definite hole in the community, as a recent triumph over health issues made his passing that much more of a shock. Dirty Wormz came through to back up Tray God, Tee Double and Bavu Blakes (the trio of MCs formerly associated with the Austin hip-hop cornerstone Hip-Hop Humpday), and the collective blazed through a set of songs while the crowd and performers all became awash in the glow of memories and homage. We must never forget our fallen soldiers, and this is an instance of the scene coming together to solidify that fact.
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Austin-based hip-hop legend Smackola has been doing his thing, regardless of the times, for slightly over 2 decades. His approach to music and the experiences it has afforded him allows the type of perspective found in the song and video for Glass Sky. The concept of both the song and video are brilliantly executed, and have me very much excited to discover what else lies within Smackola‘s latest release, The Thomas Brookz Project. As always, expect nothing but quality from Smackola and anything Dirty Wormz affiliated.
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