Gayatri Shakur was the jam when I first posted about it, so it brings me great joy to announce that Emcee Eats and STORMSHADOW decided to lace us with a visual element for this jam. Not only did these guys make a great looking video (both in terms of production value and location), but the approach matches the lyrical energy perfectly… meditations on self in the midst of real world interaction. While that may not be the message of the track (or even their intent), I picked up that vibe heavily from the track/video combination, and it makes me that much happier to share it with all of you. Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so others can do the same!
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Tagged austin, chief, emcee eats, gayatri shakur, hip hop, sk the greatest, stormshadow, the doomsday device
If you want bars with depth and inspirational content, look no further than Emcee Eats and the company he keeps. He recently enlisted fellow enlightened MCs StormShadow and SK the Greatest, and over an SK production, the trio has created Gayatri Shakur, a song that my words cannot serve proper justice for. The best thing I can say about this track is that it is sure shot listen material, and will soon become a member of my DJ set regular rotations. Dig this one and dig it good.
Kilmatik continues his efforts to push left of center into the norm. Regular 2 finds our host spitting the same off-kilter on-point bars that he’s known for, and this time, he’s brought a wrecking crew of collaborators to the table. With guest verses from Click-Clack, Emcee Eats, Robbie Analog, Mad One, Tone of the Cosmos, Cooley Fly, Apaso, Ruler Why and Norman Ba$e, it’s no surprise that the album holds the listener from track to track in terms of variety and wordplay. Production assistance is provided from Markie Tee, HADES, and White Jamal (plus a Kilmatik track for good measure). This is definitely more moves in the right directions from a man continuing to make a name for himself.
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Tagged apaso, chief, click-clack, cooley fly, emcee eats, hades, kilmatik, mad one, markie tee, norman ba$e, regular 2, robbie analog, ruler why, the doomsday device, tone of the cosmos, white jamal
It’s another one from Emcee Eats, and this time he’s taken a classic underground beat (props if you can name it) and repurposed it into a tale about understanding the power of lineage. Connect to kin is a call for listeners to embrace the fact that blood is thicker than water, and to make sure that time is spent with those that should matter most to you. With the holidays rapidly approaching, that’s a message we should all take to heart, so props on Emcee Eats for addressing it with the urgency needed.
One of my alltime favorite central Texas creative minds is emcee eats, hands down. Dude is an amazing painter and an unparalleled wordsmith. Whenever he drops new music, it’s all hands on deck, as it deserves attention each and every time. His latest single and video, Lakshmi, wonderfully captures the emcee eats vibe.. it’s DIY, yet it’s oozing creativity and ideas on a much higher level. Wonderful imagery over a solid song.. that’s all we can really ask for. This one is supposedly going to see the light of day on an upcoming collaborative mixtape with StormShadow titled Rare Ingredients, so we should all be on the lookout for that future dopeness.
Two of my favorite Austin emcees who embrace not giving a damn about convention have teamed up for a dope song, video and shirt. KILMATIK is the brain behind the idea, and Emcee Eats is on the idea assist, as well as running point on the artistic end. The result is more of what Austin hip hop needs… diversity, unique expression, and solid collaboration.
I wouldn’t mind hearing a full length from these cats, maybe even with an album length video or some other additional expression attached to it. Here’s to being dope and not caring what others think.
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Tagged chief, emcee eats, kilmatik, sneaky, the doomsday device
This project by the incomparable Emcee Eats is a collection of collaborative efforts that took place between 2005 and 2010. Check it out, and support one of the most unique artist you are bound to come across.