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Digital Footprint :: Chief Doomsday Drops A Pair Of Analysis Videos On DOOMtubeATX

Trill Talk :: ‘They Wrong (Bruh)’ By @Mirage512

Mirage‘s journey through 2016 of bringing us the audio-visual project #TheAmeliorationCollection has been a wonderful journey to witness.  They Wrong (Bruh) marks my second involvement in the editing process, and this song is straight up hot flames.  Arson Optics comes through with a banger on production, and Mirage drops knowledage the only way he knows how.  Highly recommended viewing.

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QuiteTrill Exclusive :: Dee1 In-Depth Interview

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Click on the link above for an exclusive interview with QuiteTrill Worldwide and New Orleans-based MC Dee1.  Don’t forget to check out the rest of the content on their YouTube page and the official website.

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@MIRAGE512 & Chill :: Mirage512 Drops Visuals For ‘Just A Mirage’ / #TheAmeliorationCollection

I see you, Mirage512… stepping up the narrative ante on the visual front.  The thing I dig most about this video is that it is telling a story rather than focusing on the artist.  Many music videos miss out on the opportunity to leave a lasting impression by using a simple narrative structure, casting people to fit the roles, and then have the story play out with your song as the mechanism that moves things forward.  The smart ones, like Mirage512, sprinkle themselves in as an easter egg, thus maintaining the status quo of showing up in their video without taking up the majority of the frames.  Well done, sir.

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Real Talk :: Tee Double and QuiteTrillWorldwide Talk ‘Black Mics Matter’

You already know the drill.  Tee Double is an advocate for Austin music, and a legend in his own right.  Mirage512‘s brainchild QuiteTrillWorldwide is an outlet for education and social awareness.  Black Mics Matter is a statement about these turbulent times we are living in, how not much has changed, and how we need to find understanding in order to move forward.  Give it a watch, and give the compilation a listen.

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Cultural Imprints :: @MIRAGE512 Brings Quite Trill Worldwide Vision To Life

Quite Trill Worldwide (Official Website)

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Quite Trill Radio

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The homie Mirage has always been on point with awareness, culture and expression when it comes to hip-hop and it’s bigger relationship with the world.  Over the past year or so, he has gained momentum online with his burgeoning empire known as Quite Trill Worldwide.  Both a news/political/cultural website and a radio podcast, Mirage is helping to shape a new generation of thinkers by equipping them with the right tools.  Check in, subscribe, and support real people doing real things.

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Staying Power :: Mirage (@Mirage512) Drops ‘Till The End’ Video

Austin MC Mirage is continuing #TheAmeliorationCollection with the subtly powerful and moving Till The End.  Over some very solid and smooth production by Trill GatesMirage waxes poetically about the importance of longevity in the hip-hop culture, and his efforts to express that through his career and his art.  Bonus trivia: he hit me up on the edit for this one.

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Catch-23 :: ‘My People’ Audio-Visuals From @Mirage512

I’ve known my man Mirage for a long time now.. nearly half my life.  He’s one of my original Austin inspirations for transitioning from hip hop fan to hip hop participant.  Over the years, we’ve kept in touch and watched one another evolve.

Recently, he hit me up to edit a music video for him, which I am very excited about.  Then, yesterday, he dropped this self-directed gem on us.  My People is a dope song, and the video is a well-crafted visual reflection of it.  Simple, yet strong, with some wonderful framing for some honest performances.  Dig it and dig it good.

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Internationally Known :: ‘World Renown’ Released From The Undergrind / @TheUndergrind

After a couple of years of hustling and making the physical distance between them a non-factor, Side Effect and Mirage512, collectively known as The Undergrind, have finally unleashed their debut album.  World Renown is 12 tracks of collaboration and celebration of culture, grinding for positive change and self-fulfillment.  Support these cats, because hip-hop definitely needs more voices along these lines.

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The Undergrind :: Mirage512 And Side Effect Give You The Double Dose

from the digital desk of Mirage512:

“The Undergrind is born out of the spirit of independent hip hop artists from various parts of the country, sharing resources in order to get to the next level.  More specifically, it starts with two indie hip-hop cats: one from Philadelphia (Side Effect), and one from Austin, TX (Mirage512).  The partnership grew out of an appreciation for Underground hip-hop and soul music.  The two linked at a show in Austin in 2012, exchanged music, and began talking about collaborating on an indie tour — born was the idea of the “Undergrind Tour“.  The tour will be an annual outing, and grow as an unofficial network of Underground/Indie artists that are willing to work together and share resources.  To kick off, Mirage512 & Side Effect will be making the first outing this summer 2013, and they need your support!!!!”

Learn more about it, or help them out, here.

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