Tag Archives: progeny

Soulful Sounds :: hERON Releases Self-Titled Debut

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My man Progeny has been big-upping Rob Castro for ages, well before he even made it known that he would eventually be moving up to Seattle for full-time collaboration.  The two had collaborated on Ghost Palace music in the past, but there was always a sense that something else was brewing just below the surface.  Enter hERON, and the self-titled debut album… this instrumental project takes you on a real trip through some ethereal planes.  Every groove is on point, and the songs stand alone well while also holding up the entire project as a collective thought.  I highly recommend supporting these guys in hopes that there is more dopeness in store for all of us.

-chief

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Manifest Movements :: Chisme’s ‘Nada Tengo’ Released Via Fake Four’s Freecember

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What a wonderful December it’s been for my independent creative peers.  This Christmas Eve finds the homies at Fake Four releasing Nada Tengo by Chisme (also the homies) for Freecember Week 3.  Seeing REL and Progeny release their collective boom-bap magic on the same label that has signed Alligator Food and Perseph One brings me joy of the highest degree for the Texas independent hip-hop scene.  Maybe one day, if I get my musical act together in an evolved status, I may see about joining the movement.  It should go without saying, but make sure to cop this project, and take a moment to make sure your friends do the same.

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True Grit :: Ghost Palace Drops ‘Vampires’ Visual

Ghost Palace stays putting in work.  Like, to a ridiculous degree.  Emcee Evolve and beatsmith Progeny are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest project, Road To Nowhere (Still Running), which should see the light of day come November.  The first single and video, Vampires, is the standard dose of dope you’d expect from these guys.  Props to Seattle artistic mastermind Graves 33 on the direction of this video.

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Darkest Light :: Ghost Palace’s ‘Pushing Through Darkness’ Now Available

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Ghost Palace are a dope combination that somehow manages to be severely dope while still showing infinite promise with each step they take.  Pushing Through Darkness is a brief but powerful journey through the mind of MC Evolve that exists in the sonic landscape provided by beatsmith Progeny.  Beats and bars… that’s hip hop.  These guys do it damn well.

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Statement Raps :: Evolve’s ‘I AM LYRICIST/SWOLLEN PENS’

We were less than an hour into 2015 when Evolve unleashed a megablast.  Terms like ‘Album Of The Year’ normally shouldn’t be thrown around before I’ve had my first lunch of the new year, but I AM LYRICIST/SWOLLEN PENS will definitely be in the argument come December 2015.  Evolve has never been a slouch with the bars or the beat selection, and this album is a giant step in his current trajectory.  Featuring a who’s who of production credits, including Maker, Progeny, and the almighty KRS-ONE, plus a dope cover from the homie AWOL-ONE, don’t front on this album.


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You’ve Been Warned :: Ghost Palace Says ‘Life Ain’t Sweet (Run)’


Evolve on the verses, Progeny on the beats.  That’s a match you can’t front on.  I suggest getting hip ASAP… throw a share in there too.

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The Christmas Bonus :: Progeny Drops ‘An Eerie Holiday Special’

Progeny is already thinking 2014 on this one… hell, this may jam the rest of the year… Christmas in July banger, anybody?


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