Protextor‘s Shift album has been a wellspring of creative videos (in addition to the wonderful music). One of the videos that I have been wanting to share is Marks, but with its adult content, it has been a bit of a process determining the best way to share. In the end, I have decided that clicking the picture is the best option, as it will take you to the extremely sensual and provocative video (directed by Protextor, featuring production from Mikulak). Enjoy, and if you’re watching at work, keep an eye over your shoulder!
OVRLD‘s The Hot Conversation podcast is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite podcasts out there, local or otherwise. The latest episode contains almost the perfect storm of ingredients and topics : Protextor and JRo (as per usual), Scuare and no1mportant (…&more…), and topics ranging from DVD rot to racism in the Star Wars universe to Star Trek color shirt significance to sexy Prince posters, and all kinds of fun stops in between. This had me laughing so hard at work, I had to make sure to keep the laughs down. Great stuff.
One of the true gems of the Austin hip-hop scene is the Austin Mic Exchange (AMX). It allows MCs of all styles and levels of experience to get together, build collaborations, and hone in on your skills while gaining inspirations from others. 2017 brings us volume two of the AMX Cypher, and this go round, we’ve got a killer line-up : Ben Buck on rhymes and production, and verses by Valor Alan, Aggie, N∆TE, Chuck Duze, You F. Oh and K-Sol. AMX godfather Protextor drops in to film, and props to Exploded Records for providing the proper backdrop. You know the drill… like it, share it, and support local!
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Protextor has perfectly captured what it must feel like to be on the outside looking in, and feeling helpless. Police brutality, social-economic prejudice and privilege are all issues that have been just beneath the surface of our radars for ages. Heatstroke is a very unique take on the entire situation, and another amazing video from Shift. Props to John Valley and his crew on a masterful piece of cinema.
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Tagged chief, heatstroke, john valley, protextor, shift, the doomsday device
OVRLD blog stays connected to the Austin music scene in a major way. One of their many offshoots is the Protextor and JRo of #LeagueDJs driven podcast The Hot Conversation. And, ‘in a stunning act of nepotism’ (direct quote), this episode features the always entertaining Space Camp Death Squad. I’m happy to have discovered this podcast, and I’m definitely ready for more.. maybe one day you may even get to hear Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice on it, if I’m lucky..
At the close of 2015, Austin-based hip-hop creative Protextor/P-Tek released Shift. There were many standout cuts on the project, and among them was the KB the Boo Bonic collaborative effort They Watchin’. An ode to the digital age, and the paranoia that comes along with it, this was a song that was literally begging for a visual counterpart. Enter rinjin video… and now, we have the masterpiece above. Share this, because it most certainly deserves to be seen.
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Tagged chief, kb the boo bonic, p-tek, protextor, rinjin video, shift, the doomsday device, the watchin'
Protextor, while not originally hailing from Austin, has found the way represent the town’s hip hop scene in some of the most creative and amazing ways (and in a relatively short amount of time). Aside from a solid solo career and a creative visual sense, he has started the long running weekly Austin Mic Exchange, he’s a member of the hip hop think tank Space Camp Death Squad, he’s getting the foundation set for Weird City Hip Hop Festival, and, despite all of these time consuming things, he’s also found the time to put together a new album.
SHIFT is Protextor firmly establishing roots as a major part of Austin hip hop. He reps the town both in song form, as well as in the collaborations found on this project. KB the Boo Bonic, Cap N Kirk, and a handful of others pop up, and a whole slew of heavy hitters get shouted out. Cop this album regardless, but throw a buck or two his way as well, and help this bright mind get brighter.
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Tagged austin, austin mic exchange, cap n kirk, chief, hip hop, kb the boo bonic, protextor, shift, space camp death squad, the doomsday device, weird city hip hop festival