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Sky Captain :: MAD1ONE Hits The Internet Again With ‘Invisible Kingdom’

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For the last few years, you know you’re good for about two releases from MAD1ONE, and with the second half of the year cresting and running into the final portion, it makes sense that he’d release Invisible Kingdom, a collection of hard-hitting, mostly high energy songs from the San Antonio-based veteran.  The production line-up for this one is insane : Four LimbsDJ GonzRuler WhyKizerSBVTKFurthermoreProgenySultan Mir and Mikey all contribute to the stellar sounds that MAD1ONE eloquently professes on.  This one is another strong notch in his belt, so don’t sleep on it… check it out, share it around, and if you have a few bucks, make a donation when you download, as every little bit helps.

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Definitive Statement :: Royal Minus And Same Dfrnc Connect With Ruler Why For ‘Conclusive’

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Royal Minus is getting prepped to drop a metric ton of Ruler Why produced heat on us, and I’m ready.  The first single, Conclusive, features a guest verse from Sam Dfrnc, and the two lace the guitar-driven track with a verbal onslaught that true heads will certainly enjoy.  This is the kind of hip-hop that gets you amped up, makes it hard to sit down and relax, and makes your neck sore from the headnods it induces.  A burner for sure, and if it’s an indicator of what’s in store for The Regalia, it appears that all of us are in store for some straight dopeness.  Check out the track, share it around, and leave a comment on your favorite line!

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Forever Flow :: D.O.S. Drops Bars At Hip-Hop Mecca’s Weekly Event

It’s true that D.O.S. is a man of many diverse talents, having reinvented himself from rapper/performer to a successful business owner and chef.  That being said, D.O.S. never lost his love for the mic, and clips like the one above prove it.  During a recent Hip Hop Mecca event at the legendary Flamingo Cantina in AustinD.O.S. jumped on stage with DJ Massiv to perform a few selections from the Ruler Why produced Obey The Raw, and as always, the flow and performance were on point.  If you’re looking for your hip-hop fix in AustinFriday nights at Flamingo Cantina are definitely where it’s at, and mad props to D.O.S. for continuing to grow in all aspects of his creative and professional life.

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Reality Raps :: Nick Cruz & Ruler Why Connect For ‘Tales Of A Paper Hanger’

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These cats sound like they’ve been making music together forever.  You already know what you’re getting production-wise whenever Ruler Why steps up to bat, and he’s consistently been able to connect with quality lyricists over the years.  Nick Cruz, in his debut solo EP, sounds like he’s been doing it for decades on top of this production, and the combination is utterly hypnotic.  This is the kind of hip-hop that made me both love it and want to be a member of the creative continuum, as life experiences and viewpoints are given rapid fire in the lyrics, beats and samples used.  Well worth the money they’re asking, so go ahead and cop this one, and encourage others to do the same.  On the real.

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Chosen Ones :: Apek Bends Minds With ‘The Village’

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My man APEK recently hit me up with a track he collaborated on with producer Ruler Why that he thought I might feel.  Hitting play on The Village and the subsequent listen definitely had an impact on me… APEK hits the nail on the head about more than a few aspects of commitment to the hip-hop culture on a creator level that I directly relate to.  The way that it immediately puts you in outcast status in both musical and everyday social circles… the therapeutic aspect to writing that most do not see when they pass of your work as simply ‘a song’… the personal drive that keeps you pushing your own limits and boundaries, even when success has been achieved… the absurd, but very real, desire for tangible objects to validate your hard work, such as chains and clothes… the way that some people are just waiting for a chance to crucify you and make you irrelevant.  APEK has always been an MC that puts deep thought into his output, and The Village not only continues that trend, but shows positive growth in terms of writing songs that can be felt on a deeper level.  I anticipate this one (hopefully) getting some 2018 props when people start mentioning highlights of the year.

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Positive Elevation :: Nicolas Azlon Spreads Good Vibes For ‘Skywalker’ Video

I don’t know how this slipped under my radar, but central Texas has a dynamic duo of epic proportions on their hands at the moment.  Lyrical guru and all around great guy Nicolas Azlon has joined forces with the razor sharp beatsmith Ruler Why for Skywalker, a meditation to assist others in maintaining amidst the madness set to a hypnotic, signature Ruler Why banger.  The video is raw and honest, essentially allowing Nicolas Azlon to cut through the facades separating artists from listener and instead dropping knowledge on you the way that a caring friend would.  I’m excited for all of the things that Nicolas Azlon has in store for the near future, and I will definitely be checking out his latest release, Infinite Potential, as soon as time allows.

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Standard Issue :: Kilmatik Keeps The Culture Going With ‘Regular 2’

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Kilmatik continues his efforts to push left of center into the norm.  Regular 2 finds our host spitting the same off-kilter on-point bars that he’s known for, and this time, he’s brought a wrecking crew of collaborators to the table.  With guest verses from Click-ClackEmcee EatsRobbie AnalogMad OneTone of the CosmosCooley FlyApasoRuler Why and Norman Ba$e, it’s no surprise that the album holds the listener from track to track in terms of variety and wordplay.  Production assistance is provided from Markie TeeHADES, and White Jamal (plus a Kilmatik track for good measure).  This is definitely more moves in the right directions from a man continuing to make a name for himself.

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