Last night, my timeline was filled with sad news. Dominican Jay, Smackola and Tee Double all posted right around the same time about the passing of MC Overlord, who’d been in and out of the hospital for the better part of 2018. In this loss, Austin is losing a legend, a diplomat and a true enthusiast for its hip-hop scene. As a member of .::liquidstereoproject in the early 2000’s, Overlord was one of the acts that embraced us and gave us opportunities to open for his projects, which certainly helped us build a crowd. His impact and influence are unmatched in this town. In memory of this influence and his kind spirit, I’m sharing two videos courtesy of the Austin History Center to give you an idea of what MC Overlord was all about when he was at a creative and career peak. He will be remembered and honored for years to come, I am sure.
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Tagged .::liquidstereoproject, austin, austin history center, chief, dominican jay, hip hop, mc overlord, rest in peace, smackola, tee double, the doomsday device
The Austin hip-hop scene, since day one, has been a diverse one. For every backpack lyricists or abstract thinker’s rapper, you’ll find a street-wise, school of hard knocks rapper counterpart. Recently, the homie Dominican Jay posted a video for Nevermind from Austin-based T$0, and it definitely caught my attention in terms of that street vibe. The prolific Eric Dingus provides the production assist for the onslaught of bars, and the always on point team at Grind Life Films dropped a heavy dose of dope aesthetic touches on straightforward performance and candid footage. There’s no need for extra flare or thrills on this one… this is hard hitting product for heads that can deal with the real. You know the drill… likes, comments, shares and support are always welcome to our local creatives.
Posted in Audio-Visuals, General Information, ShuffleCast, Spotlight, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Tagged austin, chief, dominican jay, eric dingus, grind life films, hip hop, nevermind, T$O, the doomsday device
Clova just made the blog about a week ago, but you know how you’ve gotta do it in this rap game… hit folks again quick, and hit them harder than you did the last time. Bandz finds Clova trading bars with some hard hitters in the Austin scene. Sertified, Geeweezy and Domincan Jay all drop the science on keep stacked up. The Real Chino comes through with a rock solid video, yet another one in a year full of wonderful Austin-based video output. Here’s to hoping that 2018 can even hold a candle to what a wonderfully creative year 2017 has been for Austin rap, hip-hop and music in general.
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Tagged austin, bandz, chief, clova, dominican jay, geeweezy, sertified, the doomsday device, the real chino
You already know what it is when it’s League of Extraordinary G’z affiliated. Domincan Jay has been killing it lately, and this go round he brings in S.Dot for the verbal assist, Eric Dingus for the track and Chino Chase for the visuals. Trill Shit is good old fashion street talk from the blocks and back alleys. Raw rap is where it’s at, and these cats definitely know where it’s at.
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Tagged chief, chino chase, dominican jay, eric dingus, league of extraordinary g'z, s. dot, the doomsday device, trill shit
It’s a tough climb when you’re trying to escape the belly of the beast. Domincan Jay, along with League of Extraordinary G’z brethren $ Dot and Reggie Colby tell you all about it in the new video for Under The Jail. It’s a tale as old as time itself, but with new faces partaking daily. Do what you can to get by, and pray that you don’t get taken under.
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Tagged $ dot, chief, dominican jay, league of extraordinary g'z, loegz, reggie colby, the doomsday device, under the jail