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Get Lifted :: 5-D Drops ‘On It’ Single

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5-D (DoubleDeuceDuoDuplicateDeluxe) is my kind of crew.  HBZ and RuDi Devino, with the help of Solar Shield on the tracks, stays putting out high quality, lyrically supercharged songs about the finer things in life : burgers, basketball, and such (usually meant to disguise the celebration of vices we all love and partake in).  One topic you can always count on the guys to deliver gold from, however, is green.  With Shrubbery and High already in the catalog, the crew has dropped another gem with On It, an ode to being prepared to set off (and always down to partake in) a green session.  Solar Shield goes off in particular this go-round, keeping the crew’s signature high energy in his production, but reeling back on the BPMs and instead dropping a midrange speed track with tons of flourish and presence, but not so much that it drowns out the rhymes.  Definitely high quality work from a high quality crew, so leave a like and a comment, and share it around for everyone!

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Fine Dining :: 5-D Drops Another Gem With ‘Burger Cheese’

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It seems that variety is the wave once again in hip-hop, and luckily, Austin has a diverse selection of MCs and producers to provide us with a large variety of hip-hop locally.  Local legends HBZ and RuDi Devino, collectively known as 5-D when they connect with Solar Shield, have been flexing their creative range as of late, and their latest single is a monster.  Burger Cheese finds the duo dropping bar after bar about ascension and standing out, and do so by mixing in a metric ton of visual imagery and metaphor over a beat that swings way harder than it has any business doing so, and it all mixes together perfectly.  This one is an earworm for sure… you’ll probably run it back a few times on the first listen, and it’ll definitely stick with you for the long run.  Check it out, like and leave a comment, and spread the word about 5-D and Burger Cheese for others to enjoy and do the same.

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Tenacious Types :: 5-D Drops ‘D-Up’ Single

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Austin supergroup SubKulture Patriots may not be active these days, but don’t sleep on the individual members of the crew, as many of them continue to put in work.  One of the most active members has been RuDi Devino, who along with fellow MC HBZ and producer Solar Shield has formed a formidable crew of their own, 5-D (DoubleDeuceDuoDuplicateDeluxe).  Their latest single, D-Up, is a summer jam in every sense of the definition… monster beat (courtesy of the homie Mikulak), infectious energy, high-level and clever bars, and a chorus that you can sing along to that gets you as amped as the chorus originators.  In all honesty, I’m hoping the cats drop a video for this one, because there are plenty of Austin beatmakers and MCs I could see making court cameos.  This one is a banger for sure, so put it in your rotation, share it around, and encourage others to do the same.

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Rapid Fire :: 5-D And Bronze Whale Unveil ‘Shrubbery’

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SubKulture Patriots clearly left an indelible mark on the Texas hip-hop scene, and the waves of their creation continue to have impact to this day.  Case in point is the recent offshoot group known as 5-D (RuDi Devino and HBZ).  Together with producer Bronze Whale, the crew is set to make some noise that may cross genre boundaries in a way that is sorely needed right now for the hip-hop culture to continue to thrive.  Shrubbery is an uptempo ode to everyone’s favorite downer, laced with a bit of lyrical gymnastics to give it heavy replay value.  I’m definitely looking forward to integrating this one into mixes, and you should be getting your like/comment/share on so that 5-D and like-minded groups can thrive.

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The Golden Moment :: ‘Finally’, By Big Package And EVERYONE

Anom and Brokebread are good dudes.  The music they make collectively as Big Package is dope.  Over the years, they’ve worked with a who’s who of talented Texas hip-hop artists.  Finally is their opportunity to showcase the love they’ve shown and been shown… enjoy it, share it, and hope there will be another collaboration album in the future!

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