As usual, I found myself combing through the I Support ATX Hip Hop. Do You? group on Facebook, because I can always rely on finding something new and interesting to share, and today, as usual, it did not let me down. I came across a YouTube video for Austin-based Astrokeyy with an ill thumbnail of his eyes whited out. I’ve always been a sucker for a stark and arresting visual, so I clicked the link, and what I got was straightforward bars from the heart over a no-nonsense lowkey performance video that is enhanced by some subtle but wonderful AfterEffects work. These definitely are not new or unique tricks used in the video, but they are definitely used well by Newhighfilmz for The Hated Freestyle. Throw the video a like and a share, maybe even a comment, and keep your eyes open for more dopeness from all camps involved.
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Tagged aftereffects, astrokeyy, austin, chief, facebook, i support atx hip hop. do you?, newhighfilmz, the doomsday device, the hated freestyle, youtube
You’ve gotta be open to the universe and the signals it sends you, because you never know from which direction the love may come. Austin-based rapper Omenihu‘s latest release, All Vibes Matter, is a prime example of this, as it recently was shown major love by the blog curators over at OkayPlayer. The song is dope, the video has a nice aesthetic to it that will make it hard to place its direct timeframe when it’s rediscovered way down the line, and a co-sign from the homie Delano Taylor on Facebook doesn’t hurt either. I really enjoyed this song… a nice positive button for the end of this trying year.
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Tagged all vibes matter, austin, chief, delano taylor, facebook, okayplayer, omenihu, the doomsday device
Last Wednesday night, the Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice Facebook page hit 1000 likes. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to hit that like button on what is clearly the most important social invention of our lifetime next to learning how to speak. Here’s to that number reaching 2000, and 5000, and 10000, and higher than any of us can ever imagine. If you haven’t yet, take the time to like the Facebook Page, and encourage others to do the same. We’re in this together.