Tag Archives: hip hop

Perfected Patience :: Apaso And Progeny Connect For ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

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As 2020 rolls around, it’s crystal clear that San Antonio has no intentions of slowing down the output when it comes to hip-hop music, especially that which is produced by Progeny.  After dropping a new Chisme project, Progeny finds himself sharing the spotlight once again, this time with San Antonio heavyweight MC Apaso via a collaborative EP titled Sorry Not Sorry.  Over the course of the past 8 years or so, the duo collaborated on a series of tracks, and after testing the waters with the Chingona video, the pair have unleashed a solid effort via Sorry Not Sorry.  The production is dark and textured, providing plenty of sonic output for head nodding, while Apaso‘s smooth and assured delivery fits right in naturally.  This one is rock solid, so don’t sleep on it.  Check it out, share it around for others to do the same, and support if you can by purchasing!

-chief

Stacking Chips :: ‘Dirty Money’ Coming Courtesy Of Dominican Jay, $.Dot And Sertified

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While not necessarily known for a high crime rate, Austin most definitely has its fair share of cats who can both talk that talk and walk that walk when it comes to hood moves.  When it comes to my personal preferences, no crew is representing that sound for Austin better than the League of Extraordinary G’z, and lately, the homie Dominican Jay has been putting out banger track after banger track.  The latest is another collaboration with $.Dot (who is quickly becoming another one of my favorite local MCs), and with the vocal assist from Sertified and a monster of a track from Ball TeamDirty Money is another Austin anthem in the making.  Check this one out, as it’s most certainly worth your time and efforts, and if you dig it, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others!

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Props Party :: College Of Hip-Hop Knowledge (CHHK) Drops Cypher For Austin Hip-Hop Awards

Tall Kyle, Big MicJSun the Prophesor, Big TreeSillMic Trey, The Culprit (with a special guest) and Kartune recently got the call from the Austin Hip-Hop Awards to create a cypher in the vein of the BET Awards, and to nobody’s surprise, the crew did not disappoint.  For any successful cypher, you need a banger of a track, and the high energy A$AP Ferg track East Coast served as the perfect platform for the collective of talented MCs to drop bar after bar after bar, with tons of historical, mythical and cultural references intertwined among an a vast array of styles and deliveries.  I love what the CHHK is doing for hip-hop at large, and for Austin-based MCs in particular, as it’s allowed a handful of promising individuals with raw talent to transform into the seasoned performers confident enough to present a cypher of this caliber.  If the past few years have been any indication, CHHK will be making big moves this year, so definitely stay connected with them for more dope output.

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Joyful Noise :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Drops Audio-Visual For ‘The Limit Is Mythic’

It feels good starting off 2020 on the right foot.  After a collaborative year with K Death of the iconic duo Moodie Black (a year in which she produced projects for several underground Texas juggernauts), I am happy to announce the release of Panic Ruminations on January 24.  In order to properly support the roll-out, I hooked up with the homie Jeffrey Garcia from the Dream-Atomic camp, and he helped me capture footage for the limit is mythic, the lead single from the upcoming project.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, share it around so we can get those view counts up, and stay tuned for the release of the full project.

-chief

Ugly Truths :: Feral The Earthworm Visualizes ‘Peace Of Shit’

Feral the Earthworm continues to be one of the singularly unique creators of recent years, as his latest run of music and videos has been high quality both visually and sonically.  Peace of Shit continues this tradition with a purposefully silly video animation that showcases Feral‘s iconic home-studio on wheels, while simultaneously showcasing his ability to reflect deeply on life in the seemingly most offhand of ways.  Rather than despise the lows, Feral espouses that we use them to ground us, therefore providing both perspective on and the opportunity to enjoy the highs that inevitably follow.  Feral the Earthworm continues to be my favorite groovy guru, so definitely subscribe to his page if you haven’t already, like the video, leave a comment, and spread this love and wisdom far and wide!

-chief

Smart Money :: Qi Dada Shines Solo With ‘Black Girl Payday’

Qi Dada, one half of the award-winning Austin-based duo Riders Against The Storm (RAS), has always been a sharp with the tongue as she is defined with her vision.  It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the lead single for her upcoming EP Mammy’s Money would be the appropriately titled and themed Black Girl Payday, an absolute banger of a track where Qi Dada flexes multiple styles and levels of energy to create the first anthem of the new decade.  Plain and simple, this is a banger in every definition of the word, so don’t sleep on it.  Share it around, leave a like and a comment, and do your part in helping the inevitable rise that will occur.

-chief

Quick Flex :: J Soulja Creates Impressive ‘GUCCI FLAMINGO EP’ In A Day

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The creative process differs from artist to artist, but when inspiration strikes, the best answer the call and allow themselves to be driven.  In the case of Austin-based MC J Soulja, not only did he answer the call when it hit, but he delivered something tangible in the span of the day.  This tangibility is symbolized by the GUCCI FLAMINGO EP, a 5-song collection with more range, diversity and style than many MCs are able to amass over the course of 8 to 12 songs.  Sporting production by DailyOnThisTrackFootOnThaBeatMalOnTheBeat and ShaunSolo, plus guest verses by fellow Austinitand top notch MC Blakchyl and the mighty Ab Soul, this project leaves a lasting impression.  I am certain I will be revisiting this project many times over, and if the buzz I hear is correct, the world will be hearing much more of J Soulja in the near future.  Check this one out, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around so everyone can enjoy.

-chief