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Nostalgia Ultra :: Emcee Eats And Company Release ‘Lakshmi’s Lament’

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Over the past decade, Emcee Eats has been realizing a musical vision in the form of Lakshmi’s Lament.  During this time, it seems that Emcee Eats has been exploring the divide between his inherently abstract approach to hip-hop versus the ‘fundamental’ and more traditional styles, especially in light of one of the most forward-pushing eras in terms of hip-hop style, influence and popularity.  With the help of several producers (SK the GreatestAdam Hilton and Alex Balentine), lyrical assists from StormShadow and Black DaVinci, and an artistic collaboration with Bryan DeLaGarza, plus a Sat Nam by Kate Balderas, it feels like Eats has created an instant classic.  I’ve always been a fan of his work, but the growth and maturity shown in this project is purely unrivaled in terms of Austin artists.  If you need a bit of inspiration or spiritual healing, check out this project, and spread it around so others can do the same.

-chief

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Harmonious Hues :: Emcee Eats And Friends Form ‘Dissolution’

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Emcee Eats was far and away one of my favorite avante garde, abstract artists in the central Texas area for years, but these days, he’s going for a more nostalgic sound, and I’m 100% on board for that as well.  His latest track, Dissolution, is a collaboration with singer Adam Hilton constructed on top of a monstrously soulful beat from master producer SK the Greatest.  Eats and Hilton help stack soul on soul, spilling their hearts out on this heartfelt track.  Definitely check it out, leave a comment and/or a like, and share it around so others can do the same!

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Dedication Raps :: Emcee Eats, STORMSHADOW & SK The Greatest Drop Video for ‘Gayatri Shakur’

Gayatri Shakur was the jam when I first posted about it, so it brings me great joy to announce that Emcee Eats and STORMSHADOW decided to lace us with a visual element for this jam.  Not only did these guys make a great looking video (both in terms of production value and location), but the approach matches the lyrical energy perfectly… meditations on self in the midst of real world interaction.  While that may not be the message of the track (or even their intent), I picked up that vibe heavily from the track/video combination, and it makes me that much happier to share it with all of you.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around so others can do the same!

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Soul Stimulant :: SK The Greatest Releases ‘Dopamine’

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When it comes to instrumental projects, certain things stick out to me… dynamic range, a variety of sounds and styles, well-chosen and well-placed samples, and even those intangibles you can’t identify until you hear or recognize them all come into play.  For my money’s worth, SK the Greatest seems to be well aware of these aspects, as his latest project, Dopamine, manages to tick all of those boxes in an economic but memorable 9 tracks.  Be it the Public Enemy-esque The Education (Intro), the ominous darkness of Forbidden Flute, the layers of guitar under synth found in Wobbly, or any of the other memorable moments that the Austin-based beatsmith put together in the project, it’s most certainly a strong one.  Props to GMGOmusic for putting this out… definitely check out SK the Greatest and the other artist on the Bandcamp site, and encourage others to do the same.

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Flowing Vessels :: Emcee Eats Recruits StormShadow And SK The Greatest For ‘Gayatri Shakur’

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If you want bars with depth and inspirational content, look no further than Emcee Eats and the company he keeps.  He recently enlisted fellow enlightened MCs StormShadow and SK the Greatest, and over an SK production, the trio has created Gayatri Shakur, a song that my words cannot serve proper justice for.  The best thing I can say about this track is that it is sure shot listen material, and will soon become a member of my DJ set regular rotations.  Dig this one and dig it good.

-chief

Lasting Impressions :: SK The Greatest Releases ‘Signature Sounds’

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The ability to turn samples into sonic gold is a gift worth treasuring, and it’s clear that GMGOmusic representative SK The Greatest treasures his gifts to the fullest.  Signature Sounds is an incredibly solid collection of instrumental musings, ranging from boom bap to jazzy, thought provoking to head nodding, and all points in-between.  There are some great DJ moments, vocal chops and so on sprinkled in, but the lack of MCs on this project is incredibly refreshing, due to the fact that these beats all stand up on their own.  Worth your time, worth your money, and worth spreading the word about.

-chief