When it comes to dropping science and fortifying the spirit, you can always count on Austin fixture StormShadow to deliver. His bars consistently combine clever wordplay, educational gems and a sense of the divine, and Delusions Of Grandeur is no exception to those expectations. Featured vocalist Xtina Rios brings a soothing air and uplifting that is intertwined with the trumpets found in the Madlib production (a Madlib classic, but one certainly needed to hold the weight of the song). This is another solid element created in the StormShadow legacy, and here’s to it getting the recognition from the masses that it deserves.
One of my alltime favorite central Texas creative minds is emcee eats, hands down. Dude is an amazing painter and an unparalleled wordsmith. Whenever he drops new music, it’s all hands on deck, as it deserves attention each and every time. His latest single and video, Lakshmi, wonderfully captures the emcee eats vibe.. it’s DIY, yet it’s oozing creativity and ideas on a much higher level. Wonderful imagery over a solid song.. that’s all we can really ask for. This one is supposedly going to see the light of day on an upcoming collaborative mixtape with StormShadow titled Rare Ingredients, so we should all be on the lookout for that future dopeness.
You’d think that after the completion of a project like The Mic Fiends, an MC would be content to ride the wave and rest on their laurels. StormShadow, however, is not that type of MC. In preparation of his upcoming solo release Rebel with ah Cause, Storm has blessed us with a video for his latest single, Recognize Your Enemy. Storm spits bars about his modus operandi of crafting dope rhymes and knowing who does or doesn’t have your best interest in mind, and he does it on top of a banger by Frank Moses (bka as N.I.P. Productions). If this is an indication of what the full length will be about, best believe I’m ready to check it out.
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Slang Lords, the debut collaboration from The Mic Fiends, is another perfect example of when two good elements combine to create something great. StormShadow and Stress are both more than capable wordsmiths in their own right, but combined, these cats toss wordplay back and forth effortlessly over wisely chosen production. The result is thought-provoking, head nod-inducing hip hop of the highest caliber. Definitely not to be slept on.
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New hotness from StormShadow… a longtime fixture on the Austin scene, and a complete beast on the bars. Dig…