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Throwback Vibes :: PNTHN’s ‘Megatron’ Video

PNTHN is back at it again, which is a good thing, because their music video game has been strong since day one.  For Megatron, the crew goes for an older vibe, dusting off the late 1990’s aesthetic to the fullest.  All of the earmarks are there : donuts in the parking lot, rapping in an abandoned warehouse, fire in a barrel, dutch angles, tons of crew, and even aged video all add to the quality and feel of a song with strong energy as a foundation.  Henriques definitely did his thing visually, and PNTHN did what they do, making the result one that speaks for itself.  Dope, for sure, and has me ready for more.

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Dark Arts :: Gain Gang Connects With Sertified And Pirscription For ‘Voodoo’

Gain Gang, the ‘national beat store for rappers’, just hooked up with Texas rappers Sertified and Pirscription for Voodoo, an extremely moody banger with subtle allusions to both flexing and mysticism, all cleverly intertwined with a music video that shows growth for the artists involved.  Elements of clairvoyance and voodoo (of course) permeate the video, especially in the extremely well-lit tarot and crystal ball sequences.  Add in the blunts, gold teeth and Texas flavor, and you’ve got a familiar foundation with a fresh twist on the top.  Good stuff all around.

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Pretend Agenda :: ‘Let’s Go Camping’ With TrumpCard

TrumpCard believes that the children are the future, and it shows in their latest music video offering, Let’s Go Camping.  After a recent visit to the Texas state capitol, the group decided to try and bring a set of young ones into the fold, helping to educate them in their beliefs and teach them the proper ideologies to succeed in life.  As evidenced by the video, the group’s methods are flawless, and the young crowd quickly fell in line with their train of thought.  If you’re interested in going camping with TrumpCard, all you have to do is like the video, leave a comment, and share it around!

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Paying Homage :: MC Overlord Paid Tribute At The 37th Annual Austin Music Awards

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This past Austin Music Awards ceremony was full of awards presented and memorable moments, but none stood larger than the moving tribute paid to 9-time Hip-Hop Award winner Donnell Robinson, formerly professionally known as MC Overlord in the Texas music scene.  His passing in 2018 was one that left a definite hole in the community, as a recent triumph over health issues made his passing that much more of a shock.  Dirty Wormz came through to back up Tray GodTee Double and Bavu Blakes  (the trio of MCs formerly associated with the Austin hip-hop cornerstone Hip-Hop Humpday), and the collective blazed through a set of songs while the crowd and performers all became awash in the glow of memories and homage.  We must never forget our fallen soldiers, and this is an instance of the scene coming together to solidify that fact.

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Righteous Noise :: Muenster Makes A Statement With ‘Chances Are’

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Denton-based MC Muenster has decided to hit us with the summer vibes early by embracing the reggae sound on his rapid fire call to action that is Chances Are.  The track comes on light and uplifting, with a message of forward momentum via unity, and that point is hammered home by the machine-gun-esque darts that Muenster drops on the verses.  This one sounds completely fresh and unique, within the realm of Texas hip-hop or otherwise, in the way that it mixes pure reggae and hip-hop elements together while allowing each to stand alone.  Definitely one that’s gonna get some spins from me.

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Party People :: ‘ANTSY’ Album Release Party Recap

On December 29 of 2018, poolboi blu celebrated the release of ANTSY (his latest solo effort) with an album release party at Splash Coworking in San MarcosTexas.  The party featured DJ sets by poolboi blu and DJ Shak, a performance by poolboi blu, plus guest performances by GostHeartless the MonsterMeta and Splash Daddy.  Michael Bailey-Lopez was on hand to document the affair, so check out his recap and leave it a like or comment, and definitely spread it around so people know about the get down!

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Fair Warning :: Three Headed Dragon Comes Together For ‘Movement’

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Evolve has always got something dope up his sleeve, and this time, it’s a crew dubbed Three Headed Dragon, comprised of himself, Mic Melt and Palm Leaf Skylines.  For Movement (a banger produced by John Henry), the crew perfectly encapsulates the essence of the AWOL ONE cover art for their upcoming release Stand Alone Different Evolve hits folks with stab after lyrical stab, Mic Melt assaults listeners verbally with high energy and powerful bars, and Palm Leaf Skylines delivers the lyrical version of sweet science by taking the verse apart piece by piece in a calculated manner.  If this lead single is any indication of the project as a whole, I can’t wait for it to drop.  In the mean time, support this single by purchasing it and sharing it around so folks can get hip.

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