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Video Show :: ‘DOOMpeerREVIEW (Episode 004)’ Now Streaming

The YouTube momentum isn’t stopping anytime soon for Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  This week marks Episode 004 of DOOMpeerREVIEW, the weekly music video show featuring a heavy dose of Texas artists from a wide spectrum of styles and influences.  For the latest episode, the lineup is stacked as usual : MC Homeless Chris CondeThird Root with Grupo FantasmaMad1neKydd JonesSpy CoastalBLXPLTNCurbside JonesYNGLDYChuck Duze You F. Oh The Elephant in the Room DMT, and of course, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice.  If you like the show and want to support it, leave a like and a comment, subscribe to DOOMtubeATX on YouTube, and share the content around for everyone to enjoy!

-chief

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Heartbeat Props :: Special Guests Come Together To Release ‘Dead Flowers’

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When you F. Oh and indubes reached out separately to notify me about their new project, Special Guests, I had a feeling that I was in for something good.  Having already covered both individuals on the blog, my curiosity got the best of me as I wondered how their two styles would meld, and on Dead Flowers, these two find some of the most interesting ways to make their styles harmonize.  The lyrical content and styles are extremely interesting in particular… the lyrical duo present a sense of urgency that is covered in very honest self-reflection, with a subtle bravado used to support everything stated.  As for beats, bvck comes with it on some deeply moody production, as if he was more so scoring monologues than making beats for rhymes, with the skeleton of the production consisting of true-shool style boom-bap.  I’m feeling this one for real… definitely check it out for yourself, share it around for others to experience, and donate a few bucks if you can.

-chief

Journey Men :: Special Guests Drop ‘No Hero’ Single

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For as many solo hip-hop artists and producers that Austin produces, it’s awesome to see the city embrace the practice of creating collectives, as it tends to truly bring out the best in most artists.  On separate occasions, Indubes and You F. Oh hit me up about their new collective project, Special Guests (with third member Bvck rounding out the lineup), and with the sense of urgency behind their messaging, I figured it’d be best to give it a listen.  The lead single, No Hero, is an interesting take on the self-reflective hip-hop song, with You F. Oh and Bvck substituting self-props and bravado for hard, honest looks at their journey thus far, their current trajectory, and something that falls in the middle ground between pride and regret.  Indubes bolsters the whole experience with a brooding, moody track over a driving drum break, adding emotional texture to the experience.  This is a lush lead-off single, and it definitely has me curious about the upcoming full-length album, so check it out if you haven’t already, leave a like and a comment, and spread the love by sharing!

-chief

Daily Operation :: Chuck Duze And Company Drop ‘Every Damn Day’ Video

Chuck Duze has been putting out music videos in a nearly clockwork fashion these days, dropping an average of a music video a month for the past 6 months or so.  Most all of them have been entertaining, but something about his latest, Every Damn Day, captures some infectious magic that comes with a combination of vision, talent and luck.  The track, a Kato on the Track beat featuring guest verses from You F. OhElephant In The Room and DMT~Realist, is a posse cut with plenty of bounce showcasing punchlines, wordplay and a catchy hook that will get stuck in your head nearly immediately.  The video enhances all of the best points of the song, using digital zooms and stylistic loops the subliminally drive home the ‘day to day’ aspect of the song, while showcasing several ridiculous scenarios for the MCs to indulge in.  This one, despite being released so early in the year, is bound to stick around, so check it out now, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and spread it around for others to do the same.

-chief

Moments Passing :: Chuck Duze And You F. Oh Get Deep On ‘Waiting…’ Visual

Chuck Duze, member of the FOCI collective and Austin-based hip-hop creative, just dropped a gem in the form of Waiting…, a reflection on action versus observation in hopes of riding the inspirational wave.  The D-Low produced track is a lush, low-key bed of drums and melodic elements, and this foundation allows Chuck Duze and fellow MC You F. Oh to display their unique but complimentary styles.  The video leans slightly into the realms of absurdity, with the duo donning full body animal costumes as if they’re normal attire while strolling the streets in a seemingly self-imposed daze.  When it comes to independent work, this checks all the boxes in the top-notch category.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for others to do the same!

-chief

Collective Resonance :: AMX Cypher Vol. II

One of the true gems of the Austin hip-hop scene is the Austin Mic Exchange (AMX).  It allows MCs of all styles and levels of experience to get together, build collaborations, and hone in on your skills while gaining inspirations from others.  2017 brings us volume two of the AMX Cypher, and this go round, we’ve got a killer line-up : Ben Buck on rhymes and production, and verses by Valor AlanAggieN∆TEChuck DuzeYou F. Oh and K-Sol.  AMX godfather Protextor drops in to film, and props to Exploded Records for providing the proper backdrop.  You know the drill… like it, share it, and support local!

-chief

Alpha Music :: You F. Oh Drops ‘Beginning’ On The Masses

As I have come to realize my position in the way of things as a blogger, different aspects of my daily life start to bring new pleasures.  One cool kickback from the exposure the blog is starting to garner is that discoveries are now often initiated by creators, rather than my searching.  You F. Oh from Austin is one of those prime examples.  My phone made it’s little beep noise, and in the email was a Soundcloud link and a request to check out the music, courtesy of a visit to my site.  Since I was on the road, I threw it on the stereo, and damn was I pleasantly surprised.  Esoteric and thought provoking lyrics over unique/strong production?  That’s what it’s all about.  And for a debut project, Beginning shows nothing but promise and possibilities.  Thank you, You F. Oh, for getting me hip, and believe my eyes and ears are open for whatever comes next.

-chief

Instant Weird :: Be Right Back [brb] Spider House Patio Cypher

The sense of fellowship at this year’s Weird City Hip Hop Fest was something beautiful to behold.  Local talent came out heavy to represent, and the local crowds supported wonderfully.  Amidst all of the good times, many were busy networking and throwing ideas around.  During all these link-ups, NateJae Jax Da MenaceBen Buck/Filthy McNastyBig MicYou F. Oh and Philos of Hermit Kingdom tossed verbal darts on cam.  Behold, share, and support!

-chief

It’s The Real :: #REALEST MC CYPHER Part II (Austin, TX)

One of the last standing portions of golden age hip hop is the cypher.  Although it has morphed over the last few years, it’s still an example of what a like-minded collection of artists can do in the rawest sense.  This Austin edition features some underground lyricists known for holding it down : You F. Oh, Potent Tai, Andre Mac, Dali and Lady Shacklin.  Dig it and dig it good.

-chief