When I caught wind of the fact that MC Homeless had a handful of Moodie Black-produced beats and was working on an EP, I knew that we were all in for something memorable. Over the past year, MC Homeless was showcasing tracks off the project, but there’s something about finally getting to experience a fully realized creation that not even the arresting nature of live performance can capture. Sex and Death is part examination, part celebration of the trappings that come with the creative spirits. Sex, depression, drugs and death form the four corners of the framework for Sex and Death, and the instantly iconic artwork is pitch perfect. Definitely download and share this one around, and if you can, get a hold of the limited edition vinyl, which is equally dope. Props to Fake Four for putting this one out.
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Tagged chief, fake four, mc homeless, moodie black, sex and death, the doomsday device
One of my favorite things to do as someone with a modicum of a voice in the Austin hip-hop culture is to share other creators that I find high caliber and inspiring. Doing this through mixes has always been a favorite way to do so, but it’s been a while since I dedicated time to doing so. With so many talented acts from or based in Austin, it’s impossible to get them all in one sweep, so Escapism : Southern Comfort reaches for the vibey side of things… all of my peers are substance-based, but these are acts that I consider high style as well. Direct peers like Riders Against the Storm (RAS), Cory Kendrix, anom, PNTHN, MC Homeless and Chris Conde, wallaby and bobbes, Ddotelles, Click-Clack and more get shine alongside established acts with Texas roots like BROCKHAMPTON and Travis Scott. I’m happy with this one, and hopefully folks dig it enough to spread it around!
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Tagged (RAS), anom, black davinci, brockhampton, chief, chief and thedoomsdaydevice, chris conde, click-clack, cory kendrix, curbside jones, ddotelles, escapism, mc homeless, milli mars, more, pnthn, retr0grade, riders against the storm, southern comfort, the doomsday device, travis scott, wallaby and bobbes
There’s braggadocio, and then there’s truly being unbothered by what the common crowd is doing… I think it’s safe to say that MC Homeless falls more in the latter category. An MC that’s never been known to do anything less than his own thing, MC Homeless recently teamed up with San Antonio-based Chris Conde to draw a clear line in the sand between the true unliving heads and those that are basically already the walking dead. The duo gets down over a Death Woods track (plus a drone loop from Vanishing Cities) with a little visual assistance from co-director Joseph Ramirez (MC Homeless also pulled director duty), makeup and special effects by Chris Paulos, Holly Paulos and Leigh Kessel, and digital effects from David Hampton. The track will be found on the upcoming split cassette with Brzowski, Dig Two Graves, so definitely keep your eyes and ears open for that release… I’m sure this is just a small sample of the dopeness that project holds in store.
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Tagged austin, brzowski, chief, chris conde, chris paulos, david hampton, dead rappers, death woods, dig two graves, holly paulos, leigh kessel, mc homeless, san antonio, the doomsday device, vanishing cities, youngstown hates you
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PAWN TAKES KING 2012 – Free Indie Hip-Hop and Beat Festival (SAT/3.17.12)
Pawn Shop Entertainment & 33 1/3 Clothing Company present the 2nd annual PAWN TAKES KING festival!!!
A FREE , ALL AGES festival featuring 2 stages full of the dopest in experimental hip-hop, beats, electronic, and more. Plus a big graffiti exhibition for your visual pleasure.
LIVE HIP-HOP STAGE:
Busdriver . Awol One & Factor . Ceschi . Dark Time Sunshine . Blue Sky Black Death with Nacho Picasso . The Locksmiths . Paranoid Castle . Grey Sky Appeal . Esh the Monolith . Brainbusters (MC Homeless & Joey Alpha) . Moe Pope . Ecid . Brzowski . PremRock & Willie Green . SelfSays . HW . Wide Eyes . Shane Hall . JE Double F . Greenlander . Icebox . Cainam . Who MI?
BEATS AND ELECTRONIC STAGE:
Zavala . Maker . Lazerbeak (Doomtree) . Edison . Void Pedal . Crushcon7 . Cozmos . Maintain . Trust . Taskam38 . pOSH . soundfounder . Ntropy . Lo Phi . Kinder . Jawa . MFKNRMX . BoomBaptist . Hobo D . 4th Wall . Kid Slyce . C More . Haris . Swindles
SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE BEAT STAGE PROVIDED BY MOVIN’ DECIBELS!!!
Plus special guests to be announced later!!!
Metropolis is a really cool apartment complex in the East Riverside neighborhood of Austin. They cater to musicians and artist types and provide a chill atmosphere for people to live, create, and party. The show is in the center of the complex, where there is a pool and volleyball court. The pool area has a stage and some BBQ pits as well. The 2nd stage will be on the other side of the building, in a roped off parking lot. The volleyball court becomes our graffiti exhibition area.
THE PEOPLE OF METROPOLIS ARE KIND ENOUGH TO LET US DO THIS, SO PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY AND DO NOT VANDALIZE ANYTHING. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.
Brought to you with the help of these great people:
Pawn Shop Entertainment : 33 1/3 Clothing Company : Movin’ Decibels : Metropolis Apartments : Fake Four Inc. : Fieldwerk Recordings : Exploded Drawing : Applied Pressure : Milled Pavement Records
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