When you think about summer, what comes to mind? Kicking it with the homies at the skatepark? If so, then SniperShot and Flotation have a surprise for you in the form of Laid Back, the recently released single and video from the duo. Both of these guys have held it down for the Dallas hip-hop scene for years, so seeing them combine forces (along with a visual assist from RSNL Media DFW) is always welcome. Drop a like and a comment on the video, and if you’re really feeling the track, cop it from the streamable embed below :
“In a distant land & time before COVID, Tito Strange, Beatnik Chemist & SniperShot drove from Dallas, TX down through Mexico for an epic 22 day adventure in a van. Its was WILD! We hit an 18 wheeler on a mountain road, got attacked by ants in the night, extorted for money, lost a drone in a canyon, almost got arrested shooting a music video on the pyramids and encountered plenty of turquoise water! It was too much epic-ness to list, but through it all we created a cool, laid back, 5 song EP recorded in a van in Mexico. The Turquoise Waterfalls EP is the first release from SniperShot‘s collab project: Fibonacci All Stars. The Turquoise Waterfalls EP and Vlog Series is out now! Appreciate your support!”
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“This is a heartfelt song about some of the things I have had to deal with in my life. I go through the whole range of emotions in this video. From sadness, to anger, to chaos, to numbness, to acceptance, to enlightenment. What can I say…This Life Is Crazy! 🌀 #RIPDAD“
We all know that SniperShot has the skill to be incredibly entertaining and compelling in equal measure, and for Life Is Crazy, he tapped the assistance of producer Symbolyc One and video team RSNL Media, not to mention a mix and master job by Matt Kennedy. Check out the video, leave a like and a comment if you feel moved to do so, and spread it around far and wide!
Over the past couple of years, I’ve watched SniperShot take part in a number of jouneys… be it time spent out at sea, habitation in remote locations, or visits to exotic locales, one thing that is abundantly clear is that seeing the world has opened his already perceptive eyes even wider. This past week, SniperShot blessed all of us with his latest album, True Story, and even if you weren’t aware of his adventures, the experiences and growth shine through in this latest batch of songs. His trademark delivery is boosted by even more confidence, his with is backed with knowledge-filled gems, and his beat selection is diverse, as demonstrated by the numerous producer collaborations listed in the liner notes. Anyone who’s been around this blog for a while knows that SniperShot gets automatic props from me, so it should be second nature for you to go support by copping an album or sharing the link around, because this is one that will carry you through the weekend and beyond.
Everyone knows that SniperShot is talented, grounded, insightful and wise beyond his years, but not everyone is hip to the fact that SniperShot is also a pretty funny guy. Lest we forget or act like we didn’t know, SniperShot decided to drop a quick gem in the form of Confident, a song and music video that embraces the lighter side of his nature. The track is pretty solid, with SniperShot professing his skills in the humblest of braggable ways possible, but Augustus Minott-directed video really takes things to another level. As my film knowledge has taught me, you show rather than tell, so I leave it to you to let SniperShot show you his humorous side, but I will say this… don’t sleep. Check out the video, leave a like and a comment if you feel it, and spread it around for others to fall in love with.
When I covered SniperShot‘s video for Face Facts a week or so ago, you’d have thought that I’d realized it was probably promo for an upcoming project. Apparently, however, the obvious is obvious to all but me, as I recently discovered that SniperShot dropped Tha Mixtape IV : Tha Rebirth right around the same time that I discovered that video… the project actually came to my attention while prepping a post for the follow-up video to Face Facts : the direct message that is Get Thoed…
As of a week prior to this posting, I’ve not checked out the mixtape, but because I know SniperShot is behind it, I know it’s a banger. Don’t be like me though… check this one out asap, share it around for others to do the same, and throw SniperShot some cash if you’re feeling it enough to download.
SniperShot is the closest thing that Texas hip-hop seems to have to a shaman, and after an extended vision quest at sea, the groovy guru has returned to educate and enlighten the streets. His first foray, the Chainz-produced single titled Face Facts, is full of SniperShot‘s signature swagger and observational darts. Add to this a video full of trippy and showcase-style visuals, courtesy of Minott Media, and it’s obvious that SniperShot has yet another classic song and video in his catalog. Check out the video, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around for all to enjoy.
There’s something about the sea that is relaxing and freeing for the human spirit, and for proof of this, look no further than Fresh Off The Yacht, the latest release from SniperShot. After a prolific 2019, SniperShot took some time to live on a sailboat in the South Pacific Ocean, and upon his return to the states, he linked up with Los Angeles-based producer AC The Program Director for a quick collection of four soul-soothing songs. The standard hip-hop braggadocio energy is still there, but the delivery is drenched with the grounded (no pun intended) nature of someone who put cares aside for a time. AC‘s beat selection is perfect for these words and the way that their stated, as each track has personality and size, but is laid back enough to match the overall project tone. Definitely a good one to wrap up the hot days with, as we transition into the fall and winter. Check it out, share it around, and cop it if you have a few extra bucks!
SniperShot has never been one to be held down by the ‘supposed’ limitations of life. He’s always embraced his free spirit nature, and it’s taken him far and wide, allowing him to spread his positive, inspiring and uplifting message via his music and life journey. That being said, even the best of us are sometimes grounded by reality, and reality hit SniperShot hard in 2019 via the passing of is father. The loss of a parent is already a tough road to take, but in this case, his father was suffering from Alzheimer’s in a facility that was abusive and that made it tough to get him freed. We all work through grief in different ways, and in this ordeal, SniperShot leaned on his music to produce This Life We Live, an ode to his father and to the struggles we face on a daily basis. If this one hits you the way it hit me, leave a like and a comment, and spread it to someone who can use the comfort.
There’s something special about SniperShot‘s ability to mix the rawness and immediacy of hip-hop with the knowledge, wisdom and understanding that comes with enlightenment. Be he broadcasting from nature, the streets or the stage, his ability to turn concepts into lyrical darts is one that must be admired, and it’s arguable that he’s never sounded better doing this than he does on his latest single and video, Fibonacci Microphone Pimpin. With the help of some visualized mental equations and trippy visual accents, SniperShot drops confident bars over a gold-school sounding beat that would’ve made many West Coast and Third Coast artists jealous that they missed out on it. Definitely dive into this video, share it around for others to do the same, and leave a like and/or comment to let SniperShot know what you think!