Former Heroes MC (and personality) Tone of the Cosmos has shown that just because the Heroes are on an indefinite hiatus doesn’t mean that the creativity has to stop. With Tone being one of the most honest, straight-forward and forthright MCs in the central Texas area, it’s no surprise that G-Sides: Ruminations of a G would be equal parts soap opera and therapy session. If you know Tone of the Cosmos, you know that you’re in store for some personal stories, introspection, jokes at the expense of himself and others, and even the occasional baring of the soul. If you, like me, are going into a long weekend, here’s a good soundtrack for you… check it out, share it around, and throw my man a buck or two if you can.
When it’s time for summertime tunes, there’s certain topics you always want covered : parties, poolside, ladies, styling, and so on. Tone of the Cosmos, former member of Heroes and Interstellar Dwellars, decided that he’s got you covered on the summer front, and recently dropped Nasty Summer Vol. 1. The project features guest verses by Kilmatik, Phraynkh P, Phunetik and more, and the tracks all put you in the mood for good times… you get Tone‘s clever wordplay, sense of humor, and easy-going nature emitting from every single track. Drop him a few bucks, or just give it a listen and a share, but whatever you do, don’t sleep on this one.
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In the wake of Return Prophets, San Marcos hip hop crew Heroes was at a crossroads. Members of the band were moving on to new cities, and the remaining members were facing a time in our country where only fools remained silent about what was going on. Rather than try and make a salvaged version of Heroes, emcees OMNiii and Dusty Grin decided to take the double LP approach, and the genius My Laptop Weighs A Ton / Indingenius was born. OMNiii spits fever pitch rhymes on hectically wonderful beats to illustrate the madness of our times, while Dusty Grin took the urban griot approach of a mercenary watching the madness from the fringe. A beautiful accomplishment from one half of an incredibly dynamic crew.
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The central Texas area has never been a stranger to massive amounts of talent, and that goes for all creative and expressive cultures. Right smack in-between Austin and San Antonio lies the rapidly growing small town of San Marcos. Back in the 2000s, there was a massive boom of talented rock, folk and hip-hop acts that hit the scene, and one of the premier acts was Heroes. This hip-hop collective of OMNIII, Dusty Grin and Tone of the Cosmos brought some of the most insightful and infectious tunes around.
Return Prophets was a love letter to that creative scene and moment in time. With guest spots by songbird Sarah Lamb, hip-hop underground legend Josh Martinez, and members of The Word Association on multiple tracks, this album was a celebration. Now, we celebrate it finding the digital light of day, forever stored online for future generations.
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