Addressing or thinking of Austin hip-hop outfit Magna Carda within the very narrow scope that most ingest hip-hop in is a disservice to not only Magna Carda, but to individuals with such limited and reductive thinking. While the music of Magna Carda has always been forward-thinking and full of emotional depth and sonic texture, To The Good People finds the duo taking an evolutionary step in terms of how sharply and precisely they are able to communicate and execute their ideas from song to song. While Megz Kelli firmly plants her feet in the sand with her signature laid-back but forceful flow, everything that surrounds her musically has the ambition and sonic quality of a mixture between Sade‘s Sweetback backing band and more youthful experimental outfits like the Steve Lacy-driven The Internet. While Austin is no stranger to popular musicians, hip-hop is a genre in which fame outside of Texas has been elusive, but if given the right opportunity, a band like Magna Carda could use an album like To The Good People to make some noise for themselves outside of the standard boundaries of success artists from this neck of the woods are accustomed to. Definitely take the time to check out Magna Carda‘s latest offering, and if it speaks to you, donate and download if you can, but share regardless.
Dope new video from the Austin-based duo Magna Carda… they’re always grinding, always looking out for the greater community, and first and foremost, always making sure that the music they drop is moving and powerful. PROPAGANDA finds them focusing in on the foundationless flexing of others while being sure to reaffirm their deep dedication to securing the most for themselves and keeping their craft held in high regard. If you dig the video, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for all to do the same.
‘While cities across the nation mourn the myriad uncertainties of 2020, more than 45 native and resident musicians from Austin, Texas have joined forces to produce Walk with Me Austin, a powerful anthem created to inspire and unite the City of Austin during a pivotal time in the U.S. Available for download and streaming, Walk with Me Austin brings hope to the community while addressing matters of social and racial injustice, civil unrest, equality and the global coronavirus pandemic.’
The who’s who lsit on this project is too vast to name, but many artists that appear in this video have been featured on the blog before. All proceeds to the purchase of this song will go towards HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), so if you’re digging it, follow the links in the description, and share it around while encouraging others to do the same.
Here we are, seven weeks deep into #DOOMpeerREVIEW, my YouTube-based music video show, and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The last couple of weeks have been absolutely star-studded in terms of central Texas talent, with videos featured from a long list of the homies : Abuzayed the Free, SCDS, Dr. Bobby Banner MPC featuring Muggzy Flowz and No1mportant, A Better Tomorrow, The Teeta, Magna Carda, DdotElles, emcee eats, League of Extraordinary G’z, Parking, Evolve featuring Deacon the Villian and Junclassic, Sertified, JMAC the Dragon featuring Aye Cue / Frank Villa / CA The Commoner, Norman BA$E feauring Prophet Ski and another DdotElles appearance, J Souljah with BLakChyl, Robot Jones, Melat, Retr0gRaDe and myself all appear in this run. Subscribe to DOOMtubeATX on YouTube if you’ve not already, leave likes, comment your favorite videos, and share these episodes around for everyone to enjoy!
Need a nice compilation of Austin artists? Perhaps one the length of a triple album, covering multiple genres, with both new and old artists from the Austin scene? Look no further than Slack Capital 3 : Slacking From Home Edition. The lineup of talent on this bad boy is massive and impressive : Spoon, The Teeta, Calliope Musicals, Sailor Poon, Click-Clack, Magna Carda, Hikes, Botany and many more all contribute. All proceeds go to the Austin Justice Coalition, so if you feel like rewarding your ears and your soul at the same time, grabbing this compilation seems like a no-brainer.
Since the days of their inception, Austin-based hip hop crew Magna Carda has done nothing but continue to grow, collect props, and garner respect from peers, fans and critics. COFFEE TABLE TALK VOL. ONE finds the group continuing in the ways that we have all come to know and love. The music is refreshingly addictive and expressive, the lyrics are creative and heartfelt, and the only thing lacking on this project is more songs. Hopefully, the follow-up(s) come sooner than later, because this taste most certainly has me hungry for more.
Last year, OVRLDfollowed Austin hip-hop favorites Magna Carda around for a wild SXSW. The band had 7 shows slated for 7 nights, and if you know anything about SXSW, you know it doesn’t take long for things to get wild. Where’s The Moon? allows you to enjoy watching a band maintain their focus, direction, and keeping their eye on the prize during everyone’s new favorite Spring Break destination in the ‘industry’.