For an artist like Mad1ne, the recipe for dynamic and entertaining hip-hop is simple : clever and insightful lyrics delivered with supreme confidence on top of groove-inducing, new school throwback production. This formula is so strong for him, in fact, that it seems as if his latest single, the Henry Kool McKool-produced The Equation, is a rumination on these very aspects of creation. The tempo is deceptively upbeat given the cool, calm and collected nature in which the science is dropped, and the horn-infused track presented by McKool provides the perfect backdrop that allows the lyrics to breathe free and easy. Definitely check out the track, cop it if you can, and share it regardless!
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The YouTube momentum isn’t stopping anytime soon for Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. This week marks Episode 004 of DOOMpeerREVIEW, the weekly music video show featuring a heavy dose of Texas artists from a wide spectrum of styles and influences. For the latest episode, the lineup is stacked as usual : MC Homeless + Chris Conde, Third Root with Grupo Fantasma, Mad1ne, Kydd Jones, Spy Coastal, BLXPLTN, Curbside Jones, YNGLDY, Chuck Duze + You F. Oh + The Elephant in the Room + DMT, and of course, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. If you like the show and want to support it, leave a like and a comment, subscribe to DOOMtubeATX on YouTube, and share the content around for everyone to enjoy!
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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 Poets : Adrian Quesada, El Dusty and Illfudge all get producer credits, while guest features include Black Pumas, Mad1ne, Grupo 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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Tagged adrian quesada, bandcamp, bavu blakes, black pumas, chief, el dusty, grupo fantasma, hip hop, illfudge, kam franklin, mad1ne, passion of the poets, san antonio, the doomsday device, third root
After releasing the aptly named Impressive Hate Poems, Mad1ne has enlisted the help of Sol Cinematics to drop the first music video for the project, Dusty. This one is reminiscent of the 1990s hip-hop music videos that made me love the culture, where a black and white filter and grounded, gritty locations allow those with flow to address viewers directly and do what they do best. A couple of cameo appearances can be found in the run of the video as well. Mad1ne has always held it down for that era, and over the years, his work just keeps getting stronger and stronger, and this video continues the trajectory in the right direction. Check this one out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so those numbers can rise!
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Tagged chief, dusty, hip hop, impressive hate poems, mad1ne, san antonio, sol cinematics, the doomsday device