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Root Down :: Third Root Drops ‘Passion Of The Poets’

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With the world in such emotional taxing, tumultuous times, it’s sometimes hard to focus on, or even think about, music.  One thing that I love about hip-hop, however, is its ability to rationalize madness, remind us of the wins and losses of our past, and most important of all, inspire change and evolution (if not revolution).  Luckily, the San Antonio-based powerhouse that is Third Root is fully aware of their ability to make those specific impacts, and with they culled an all-star lineup to put together Passion of the PoetsAdrian QuesadaEl Dusty and Illfudge all get producer credits, while guest features include Black PumasMad1neGrupo Fantasma, Kam Franklin and Bavu Blakes.  If you’re simply curious about listening, you can find this one any and everywhere you stream or buy music online, but if you’re looking to support deeper, visit the Bandcamp page for exclusive merchandise.  Most importantly, spread the Third Root word if you’re feeling what they’re dealing.

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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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