Kilmatik continues his efforts to push left of center into the norm. Regular 2 finds our host spitting the same off-kilter on-point bars that he’s known for, and this time, he’s brought a wrecking crew of collaborators to the table. With guest verses from Click-Clack, Emcee Eats, Robbie Analog, Mad One, Tone of the Cosmos, Cooley Fly, Apaso, Ruler Why and Norman Ba$e, it’s no surprise that the album holds the listener from track to track in terms of variety and wordplay. Production assistance is provided from Markie Tee, HADES, and White Jamal (plus a Kilmatik track for good measure). This is definitely more moves in the right directions from a man continuing to make a name for himself.
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.
Pretend Agenda artist Kilmatik has always been one of the more unique and adventurous MCs in the Austin scene. The Kool Keith influence is undeniable, and this project takes it one step further. Kilmatik rhymes under the name Petey Pastel on this one, with production duties handled by Battle Axe Records alumni and legend Moka Only. DJ Bless 1ne handles his business on the cuts, and a handful of guest artists round out this wonderful experience of an album. I’m a little late to the party on reporting this one, but better late than never.
It’s another Kilmatik verbal attack over an ill Ruler Why track. Super Something is the first track off of Regular to get the visual treatment, and it’s Kil living life to the fullest… young ladies, champagne and ice cream. Dig it and dig it good.
Two of my favorite Austin emcees who embrace not giving a damn about convention have teamed up for a dope song, video and shirt. KILMATIK is the brain behind the idea, and Emcee Eats is on the idea assist, as well as running point on the artistic end. The result is more of what Austin hip hop needs… diversity, unique expression, and solid collaboration.
I wouldn’t mind hearing a full length from these cats, maybe even with an album length video or some other additional expression attached to it. Here’s to being dope and not caring what others think.
While cruising through Facebook recently, I came across a post from my man Kilmatik about how folks should dig a little deeper into their local music scenes, and not just follow the crowds. As an example of an artist who could use a little more recognition, he posted the following video by KIBO, and it definitely got my attention. Dig.