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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PNTHN is a movement… a machine that seems to have no intention on stopping with high level output. At this point, is safe to consider anything with the PNTHN stamp on it to be gold. Their latest single, Communion, takes a Por Vida beat and displays one of the most effortless group sequences of flows to date. Everyone sounds right at home on this track, and yet, each performance is distinct from one another. The performances also compliment one another, like a community build. Even though they just dropped a project, I wouldn’t be mad at them for lacing us with another in early 2019, and I’ll definitely be there to support. Check out this track, give it a like, comment and share, and support your local creatives, especially the ones that are making moves.
About a year ago, many of us were talking about the buzz that PNTHN had building, and how that momentum was bound to take them places. Enter the fall season, and we find the crew returning from Atlanta, where they not only attended and performed at the A3C hip-hop conference, but somehow found the time to film a video for PUBLIC ENEMY off of their latest release, RICO. The video features bars from almost every member of the crew, it exhibits their playful nature (as they not only seemingly have fun as a crew, but enjoy one another’s time on a personal level as well), and displays a few psychedelic touches courtesy of some chroma-key work. The work done by Chris Henriques and Kelly Hinnen, especially for something probably done on the fly and in the spare time found during a busy conference, is strong, and fits squarely into the PNTHN aesthetic. Keep spreading that love for the crew, like and share the video, and leave a comment so they know we’re out here supporting.
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PNTHN has been making all the right moves the last couple of years on their path to success. The collective, who started with a handful of songs and solid videos, found themselves getting blog placements, opening for touring acts, and winning contests, including placement at this year’s A3C convention in Atlanta. With that trip coming up, it makes sense that the crew would drop a new EP to keep listeners happy and potential new fans intrigued. RICO is a seven track collaboration with producer Romby that allows folks more insight into the lives and inner-workings of the crew, and a snapshot of their growth. At this rate, I’m definitely looking forward to the next full length and the subsequent music video outpout that RICO will inevitably lead to. As always, check out the EP, give it a like, a comment and a share, and keep supporting your local creatives!
The combination of PNTHN and Jeffrey Garcia has produced nothing but gold so far, and that trend doesn’t look like it’ll be ending anytime soon. For their latest collective effort, PNTHN and Garcia put together an ode to the films of Tarantino, Scorcese and a couple of other prolific filmmakers for the Henny Dreams music video. The result is a wonderful mash-up of bars, a banging beat and hilarious references to iconic moments in film from the past 30 years or so. The work from all parties involved has continued to get better and better with each effort, and I can only imagine where PNTHN and Garcia will land if they keep churning out work of this nature.
Chrome is not the first time that Jeffrey Garcia has directed a video for PNTHN, but so much has happened for both camps since their last collaboration that Chrome serves as exhibit A for evidence of growth. Garcia has become an award-winning short film director, slowly working his way through the independent festival circuit in the search for a big opportunity. PNTHN has taken their potential energy and turned it into tons of exposure and many chances to rock for crowds all over Texas. Chrome could serve as the first true statement video for PNTHN in the wake of their new-found success, and as another wonderful notch in Garcia‘s creative belt. Definitely spread this one around, as everyone involved deserves the love this one is getting.
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