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Deep Rooted :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Continues Escapism With ‘Southern Comfort’

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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 KendrixanomPNTHNMC Homeless and Chris Condewallaby and bobbesDdotellesClick-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!

-chief

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Big Moves :: CAPYAC Enlists RuDi Devino For ‘Fade Out’

Austin-based wordsmith RuDi Devino has been having a good run.  After finding success with SubKulture Patriots and Retr0gRaDe, he is continuing to find success as a solo act.  Enter CAPYAC, who have enlisted RuDi for a guest verse on the extremely catchy Fade Out.  The guest verse got merc’d, and hopefully, this will lead to bigger and better things for all parties involved.  Here’s to local artists continuing to make big moves and improving their status.

-chief

Heart Beats :: Retr0gRaDe Drop ‘Body Heat’ Music Video

Retr0gRaDe is one of the handful of Austin hip hop groups that seems to have their eyes set on exponential growth for 2017.  The self-titled debut album is cruising along nicely, and now the duo has dropped a second single and video.  Body Heat is a nice dose of love rap, rounded out with a little advice about the key points to keeping your lady happy.  The video is crazy dope… simple, but powerful, and amazingly well shot, lit and composed.  Quality work from some quality fellas.

-chief

Breaking Frames :: Retr0gRaDe’s ‘Tribal Bounce’ Video Debuts

Austin-based hip-hop dynamite duo Retr0gRaDe made waves in 2016 when they dropped their self-titled debut album.  Now, fresh into 2017, the group has dropped their first video.  Tribal Bounce finds the fellas (with an assist from Clifton Dukes) going off over a visually stimulating, slightly psychedelic framework, reminiscent of the Scenario or Return of the Boom Bap classic videos.  Definitely super dope.  Like it, share it, and make sure to keep an eye out for more from these cats.

-chief

Dynamite Duo :: Retr0gRaDe Touch Down

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Retr0spect kills on the beats.  Rudi Devino handles the mic duties.  The final result, Retr0gRaDe, is a breath of fresh air coming out of the Austin hip hop scene.  The group’s self-titled debut album is DOPE.  These two make one hell of a collaboration.. definitely looking forward to seeing them live, hoping they have room for guest bars on a future release.

-chief