The Houston-based combination of the live band Free Radicals and MC extraordinaire Nosaprise is not a new one, by any means. The collective have played shows together in the Texas area for years, and have even ventured as far out as New York, as well as putting their energy behind good causes like Nosaprise‘s fundraising event We Give A Jam. With such a rich history of collaboration, it’s surprising that the single and video Cash Out marks their first time making a proper recording together. One look at the video, and one listen to the topic matter, however, and the sense of urgency to make their meaningful art is put into full perspective. Take a moment to check out this video, leave a like and a comment if you’re moved by it, and share it around to run the numbers up!
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There are artists that are able to step away from the spotlight for a while, but are never truly gone. Houston-based visionary Nosaprise is definitely one of those artists. As his musical career was beginning to take off, Nosaprise suddenly found inspiration in several other aspects of his life that required immediate attention. After yoga afforded him an opportunity to travel the world, and after successfully beginning a family, Nosaprise was able to bring all of that worldly knowledge gained back to his musical craft. His music was always compelling, but now there is a growth and a depth to it that only awareness of the larger world and larger consciousness can bring… with his latest single Vamanos he is bravely experimental, bold in his statements, and thought-provoking in his delivery. Hopefully this is just a taste of what lies ahead for Nosaprise, as his return is very welcome.
I’ve known Nosaprise for close to ten years… friends of friends. He’s always continued to amaze me at his ability to both push the boundaries of his creativity and his comfortability zone. Never one to have a mundane, repetitive sound, Nosa recently released a new video for Hot Nights. Featuring some beautiful vocals by Kam Franklin of The Suffers, and some stellar directing by Apollo Stackwell, it is well worth the watch. Check out Nosaprise during SXSW 2012 this Saturday at Malaia on 6th, 8:00pm.
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My main man and old friend Nosaprise recently invited me out to DJ the EP release for his band Screwtape. The EP, Dust It Off Make It Shine, is dope. The show was off the hook, and a lot of great bands performed… here are some of the highlights I could grab:
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