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Strange Fiction :: EVOLVE Drops ‘Life’s A…’ Visual

Props to EVOLVE for being both one of the hardest working cats in the game and one of the folks most willing to collaborate with others.  His latest project, in fact, will be a series of collaborative songs with many, many recognizable names in the hip-hop gamut.  The first single, Life’s A…, features Deacon the Villian (of CunninLynguists fame) and JunClassic, and your’s truly was lucky enough to get the call for producing a music video.  ‘Public domain science fiction’ would describe the motif, but believe me, this track is dope.  Check it out, give it a like, and give it a share!

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Unadulterated Raw :: Ciggy Burns Embraces ‘The Slow Burn’

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One of the aspects of hip-hop (especially southern hip-hop) that doesn’t seem to get explored nearly as much as it should is the concept album.  It takes a lot to step outside of your comfort zone, I do admit, but it also allows  you a chance to explore realms you may not even know you were capable of thriving within.

Enter Ciggy Burns (bka EVOLVE1981), and his latest magnum-opus, The Slow Burn.  It’s not that EVOLVE didn’t already spit dope raps, but Ciggy Burns allows him the opportunity to be brutally honest with the bars.  A chance to step into those human depths some of us may fear or not understand, and grow the poetry out that much more.  This is hella dope.  Keep it coming!

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True Grit :: Ghost Palace Drops ‘Vampires’ Visual

Ghost Palace stays putting in work.  Like, to a ridiculous degree.  Emcee Evolve and beatsmith Progeny are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest project, Road To Nowhere (Still Running), which should see the light of day come November.  The first single and video, Vampires, is the standard dose of dope you’d expect from these guys.  Props to Seattle artistic mastermind Graves 33 on the direction of this video.

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Darkest Light :: Ghost Palace’s ‘Pushing Through Darkness’ Now Available

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Ghost Palace are a dope combination that somehow manages to be severely dope while still showing infinite promise with each step they take.  Pushing Through Darkness is a brief but powerful journey through the mind of MC Evolve that exists in the sonic landscape provided by beatsmith Progeny.  Beats and bars… that’s hip hop.  These guys do it damn well.

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Double Dosing :: Evolve Drops Two Projects To Close 2015

Two new bangers from  the homie Evolve.  Not too many people are putting in work like this cat, so show some love.

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Works Well With Others :: Evolve’s ‘ETC…’ Touches Down

One crucial part of hip hop is the ability to collaborate well with other MCs, DJs and producers, and out of all the Texas hip hop cats I’ve run across in the past, not many are as willing or able to do this at as a rate as Evolve.  ETC… is a celebration of this aspect, featuring a long list of guest producers and MCs he has collaborated with in the past.  Definitely worth your time and money.

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Statement Raps :: Evolve’s ‘I AM LYRICIST/SWOLLEN PENS’

We were less than an hour into 2015 when Evolve unleashed a megablast.  Terms like ‘Album Of The Year’ normally shouldn’t be thrown around before I’ve had my first lunch of the new year, but I AM LYRICIST/SWOLLEN PENS will definitely be in the argument come December 2015.  Evolve has never been a slouch with the bars or the beat selection, and this album is a giant step in his current trajectory.  Featuring a who’s who of production credits, including Maker, Progeny, and the almighty KRS-ONE, plus a dope cover from the homie AWOL-ONE, don’t front on this album.


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