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Perfected Patience :: Apaso And Progeny Connect For ‘Sorry Not Sorry’

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As 2020 rolls around, it’s crystal clear that San Antonio has no intentions of slowing down the output when it comes to hip-hop music, especially that which is produced by Progeny.  After dropping a new Chisme project, Progeny finds himself sharing the spotlight once again, this time with San Antonio heavyweight MC Apaso via a collaborative EP titled Sorry Not Sorry.  Over the course of the past 8 years or so, the duo collaborated on a series of tracks, and after testing the waters with the Chingona video, the pair have unleashed a solid effort via Sorry Not Sorry.  The production is dark and textured, providing plenty of sonic output for head nodding, while Apaso‘s smooth and assured delivery fits right in naturally.  This one is rock solid, so don’t sleep on it.  Check it out, share it around for others to do the same, and support if you can by purchasing!

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Comeback Kids :: Chisme Reconnects For ‘Still Breathing’

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Not that they were ever actually ‘gone’, but after putting in work on individual efforts across a handful of states, Progeny and R.E.L. better known as Chisme, have put together their highly anticipated 5th release, Still Breathing.  While focusing on the aforementioned efforts, the two found time to travel and connect over the past couple of years to continue creating, and in all honesty, their individual growth has resulted in a collective sense of pride and confidence that jumps out of the speakers at the listener.  I can’t wait to see these cats start performing some of these tracks, as the album energy is infectious, the lyrics dance around the textured tracks, and anyone not nodding their head is either fronting or deaf.  Dig it, share this one around for others to do the same, and support your local creatives!

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Skill Share :: SymmaTree Captured Live At Limelight By GoingSouthMagazine

The miles that SymmaTree has put in on the road the past few years, as mentioned many times on this blog, are an admirable achievement.  Be it far from or close to home, this tour time has allowed him a comfort on stage that puts him a cut above most of his contemporaries.  Recently, while doing a stint on the #InSearchOfTheBlackMessiah tour at Limelight in San AntonioGoingSouthMagazine had cameras on hand to capture SymmaTree‘s performance, and thanks to them, we get to experience it and share it around.  Dig it, leave a like and a comment if you’re moved to do so, and support your local creatives!

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Data Blend :: Chris Conde Drops ‘Conde Digital’ Visual

Hot off the heels of his FreeCember debut, Chris Conde has dropped a music video for Conde Digital, the title track off of the aforementioned Fake Four-released EP.  The video is a black and white, up front and personal collage of stock footage overlayed and juxtaposed against Conde performance footage.  The black and white aesthetic gives the whole thing a David Lynch-style feel, and thanks to the self-direction of Chris Conde and the editing of Scott Newman, the frentic call to action about finding personal freedom leaves images burned onto the brain.  Definitely a strong video to represent a strong project, so leave it a like and a comment, give it a share, and keep supporting indie creators!

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Free Spirit :: Chris Conde Drops ‘Conde Digital’ For Fake Four’s FreeCember

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For fans of independent hip-hop, December is a chance for Fake Four to bless us all with a gift-giving season known as FreeCember.  This year, the homie Chris Conde sets it off with Conde Digital, a lyrical firestorm produced in entirety by Moodie Black.  The combination of sounds works together, more than likely due to both artists being free spirits that are unafraid of (or possibly unaware of) boundaries or what they represent.  This one won’t cost you anything but time, so definitely take advantage and cop it.  Spread the gift around for others to do the same.  And, above all, support your independent creatives.

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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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Unlocking Chambers :: Axiom Brings ‘Wu-Tang : Shaloin Masters’ To ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

Like many hip-hop lovers my age, minds were blown when Wu-Tang Clan popped up in a fighting game on the PS1 in the form of Wu-Tang : Shaolin Masters, so it was only a matter of time before it found its way to Protextor‘s Baby Lion series, the infamous Rappers Playing Games (RPG).  The San Antonio-based MC known as Axiom was responsible for bringing the game through, which is appropriate, because he drops tons of knowledge on his perspectives and experience in hip-hop very much in the vein of how many of the Wu-Tang artists look at the world.  Most every game and conversation had on Rappers Playing Games (RPG) is enjoyable, but there’s something about this particular combination of game and conversation that resonates on a supreme level.  Dig this one and dig it good, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same.

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