Tag Archives: hip hop

Raw Power :: Profit Z Drops ‘Way We Live’ EP

Back in the late 90’s, in the heyday of Hip Hop Mecca‘s stronghold on the Austin hip hop scene, I met many people that are still a part of my life to this day.  One of them is Profit Z.  Dude has been a part of (and a supporter) of the scene as long as I can remember, and for the past few years, he’s always had a new track or two to show me when I’d see him.  Enter Way We Live, and EP’s worth of work that shows nothing but promise and potential for future releases.  Raw rhymes, solid tracks, and just enough music to hold you over until the next sonic shots are fired.

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We’ve Arrived :: Tee Double Speaks On Austin And Its Hip Hop Scene

Austin hip hop living legend Tee Double is definitely a wholly reliable source for the history, current state and hopeful direction of the city’s hip hop scene.  This interview, while not new, is still quite relevant, and the ideas/information imparted to whomever comes across this video are spot on.  Dig it and dig it good, straight from the mouth of The Hometown KidThe Lonestar, the amazing emcee/prodcuer/diplomat Tee Double.

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Move, Sucka… :: Protextor Drops ‘SHIFT’

Protextor, while not originally hailing from Austin, has found the way represent the town’s hip hop scene in some of the most creative and amazing ways (and in a relatively short amount of time).  Aside from a solid solo career and a creative visual sense, he has started the long running weekly Austin Mic Exchange, he’s a member of the hip hop think tank Space Camp Death Squad, he’s getting the foundation set for Weird City Hip Hop Festival, and, despite all of these time consuming things, he’s also found the time to put together a new album.

SHIFT is Protextor firmly establishing roots as a major part of Austin hip hop.  He reps the town both in song form, as well as in the collaborations found on this project.  KB the Boo Bonic, Cap N Kirk, and a handful of others pop up, and a whole slew of heavy hitters get shouted out.  Cop this album regardless, but throw a buck or two his way as well, and help this bright mind get brighter.

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ATX Unites :: A Message From Austin Mic Exchange & Hip Hop Hooray

Protextor / P-Tek of Austin Mic Exchange and Miss Manners of Hip Hop Hooray have a message for you.  I say support that message.

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Collective Minds :: Sole Glow Collective Compilation Vol. 1

(from the digital desk of Eversive)

Sole Glow Collective is a community of innovative artists in multiple mediums. We love the modern beat/electronic scene! We are vinyl collectors, beatmakers, DJs, event planners, promoters, clothing companies, graphic designers, and everything between. Our hopes are to set up a global network where we can all help support each other’s work, and get you shaking hands to have your vision manifest.”

I am so glad to be a part of this compilation.  Many of my good producer friends are on here as well, and there are many more producers from all over the world.  Close to an hour and a half of music, this is a MUST HAVE compilation, and I’m not just saying that because I’m on it.  Download, listen, share, repeat.

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It’s So True :: Nosaprise And Kam Franklin School You On “Hot Nights”

I’ve known Nosaprise for close to ten years… friends of friends.  He’s always continued to amaze me at his ability to both push the boundaries of his creativity and his comfortability zone.  Never one to have a mundane, repetitive sound, Nosa recently released a new video for Hot Nights.  Featuring some beautiful vocals by Kam Franklin of The Suffers, and some stellar directing by Apollo Stackwell, it is well worth the watch.  Check out Nosaprise during SXSW 2012 this Saturday at Malaia on 6th, 8:00pm.

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Homeroom and Electric Mayhem :: Cameo Jokes, and then some…

Thursday, February second was hella dope in San Marcos… here’s why:

While there is currently no way to travel back in time and relive the dopeness, YouTube allows us to share some of the captured moments.  Here is a pair of selections from the Homeroom set, including the on-stage world premier of the smash hit Cameo Jokes

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