Two Austin icons teaming up for some real talk about the current (and seemingly never-ending) hard times that minorities are facing? You don’t have to tell me twice… and that’s exactly what we’re getting here. Kydd Jones has dropped a number of socially-aware tracks over the past month, and the streak continues with Rubber Bullets, a collaboration with Ben Buck and producer Wiardon. What really hits me about this song are the two parallel perspectives, which are different yet like-minded : Kydd talks about achieving dreams while hoping your light isn’t snuffed out early, while Ben Buck speaks a bit on privilege, being a proper ally to the cause, and the clear-cut difference in approach that Police bring to the table, depending on whom they are dealing with. This track is another notch in the belt of positivity for Austin hip-hop, so don’t sleep on it.
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One of the blessings of having been on the Austin hip-hop scene for so many years has been watching new artists pop up generation after generation and hold down the city. Over the past few years, one of the artists that has been impossible to ignore is the homie Ben Buck, a young, hungry MC with a penchant for intricate and elaborate beatboxing. After a flurry of singles over the past 6 months or so, Buck closed out 2019 with the release of KILROY, a proper collection of work that represents Buck‘s skill level and vision. The project is a collection of singles, live band demos, and even a live show snippet, with a vast collection of collaborators. On the production side, Ruler Why, Flobama, Wiardon, UGGO, Jarv, BRKCHK and even Ben Buck himself drop beats, and on the lyrical side, prolific MCs like Myka 9, AFRO, Jamar Equality, Chi Clopz, Flobama and Jarv all drop high quality guest bars. Don’t front on a legend in the making… check out the project on your favorite streaming service or storefront, and support your local creatives!
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Tagged afro, austin, ben buck, brkchk, chi clopz, chief, flobama, hip hop, jamar equality, jarv, kilroy, myka 9, ruler why, the doomsday device, uggo, wiardon