The homie NORMAN BA$E stays representing that raw era of hip-hop that many people choose to sleep on, and in my opinion, he should be celebrated for it. His latest single, the ultra-grimy ODB, is a collaborative effort with producer MînGø aka !YAD•NUS, is another notch in the belt of proof that BA$E is not the MC to be slept on, with it’s Wu-esque piano-laden production and BA$E‘s vivid metaphorical imagery. Dig the single above, and if you’re feeling it, leave a like and a comment to let him know, and share it around so that everyone gets blessed.
Here we are, seven weeks deep into #DOOMpeerREVIEW, my YouTube-based music video show, and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The last couple of weeks have been absolutely star-studded in terms of central Texas talent, with videos featured from a long list of the homies : Abuzayed the Free, SCDS, Dr. Bobby Banner MPC featuring Muggzy Flowz and No1mportant, A Better Tomorrow, The Teeta, Magna Carda, DdotElles, emcee eats, League of Extraordinary G’z, Parking, Evolve featuring Deacon the Villian and Junclassic, Sertified, JMAC the Dragon featuring Aye Cue / Frank Villa / CA The Commoner, Norman BA$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!
The homie Norman BA$E stays not only creating, but showing love, via his music and events. His catalog is full of tracks he’s dropped over the years with storyteller vibes, beats that sit in the grey area between different shades of hip-hop, and creative videos to accompany many of the tracks, and FREE MAX B is no exception to that. The track (and video) tell the story of BA$E taking an opportunity that many of us would not pass on, and the seemingly South Park-esque video is a good accompaniment to the track. Check it out, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around for all to see.
Flyhorses are back at it, and will be at it forever. Norman Ba$e and DDotElles dropped episode 2, featuring KUTX‘s The Breaks (Fresh Prince of the ATX and Confucius Jones) and as always, the range of topics is vast and diverse. Period point blank, these cats are entertaining as all hell, and so far the 2 sets of guests they’ve presented are equally engaging. I plan on sticking to this podcast for the long haul as a listener, and maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to grab some time as a guest on the podcast. Check it out, share it, leave a comment, and support your local creatives.
Hope everyone is ready, because FLYHORSES have entered the podcast game with FlyHorseRadio. Norman Ba$e and DDotElles have taken their collaborative music project and transitioned the energy into an interview show that asks real questions and demands real answers. Episode 1 features Austin rap legend in the making The Teeta as he talks about his inspirations, his goals and what he’s been going through over the years. Props to FLYHORSES for bringing their dope vibes to the podcast game… definitely a breath of fresh air.
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$e, it’s no surprise that the album holds the listener from track to track in terms of variety and wordplay. Production assistance is provided from Markie Tee, HADES, and White Jamal (plus a Kilmatik track for good measure). This is definitely more moves in the right directions from a man continuing to make a name for himself.
MC extraordinaire NORMAN BA$E has been putting folks on notice for ages now that he is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with. Coming up strong off the release of his latest mixtape, Long, Live, Little Harlem is the lead single LOVE the MC. It is a brutally honest lament on the state of the mouthpieces that represent the culture, but delivered over a wonderfully laid back and expressive beat. If you haven’t already, get hip to NORMAN BA$E, as he is not one to disappoint with the output.
#BlackLivesMatter. We all know that, regardless of the rhetoric that is tossed around out there in today’s world of information overload. Still, it’s important that each of us, as individuals, come to a personal understanding of this supposedly simple concept. If not, things will never change on a grand scale. But you don’t have to take my word on that… let Norman Ba$e and DDotElles break it down for you so that it may forever remain broken.