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Live Direct :: HaplogroupX Rocks Live From The ‘Duress EP Release Show’

A couple of Sundays ago, MC Homeless teamed up with HaplogroupX for an online show titled Homeless/Haplo virtual show to end police brutality.  Had the goal stated in the title of the event worked, then the team would have done something extraordinary, but what was achieved was the release of Duress, an collaborative EP between the two camps.  During the live show, Bernichus and Transplant performed and documented their portion of the live show and decided to share it via YouTube for those unable to tune in to the event.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around if you know somebody that would enjoy this.

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Larp Arts :: Rob From Garden Street’s Joy Filled ‘FEEL’ Video

(iN)Sect Records has been busy as of late, with a steady stream of releases hitting the masses in rapid-fire fashion.  One of the latest gems is FEEL, a music video from new label artist Rob From Garden Street that embraces larp culture over a lo-fi breakbeat that sounds directly off of a YouTube playlist.  Dig the video, leave a like and a comment, share it around, and stay tuned for Rob From Garden Street‘s debut album, which is coming soon.

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Cyber Sessions :: Blackillac’s ‘Live AF Stream’

As the United States and most of the world continues to practice social distancing in hopes of flattening the Coronavirus curve, many of us are holding hopes that the live entertainment industry can survive in some sort of version that resembles what it used to be.  In the meantime, legions of artists have taken to streaming live performances in order to fill in the boredom void inevitably created by the stay-at-home measures.  One of the many artists who put out streams early was Blackillac, and recently they uploaded one of these shows to YouTube in its entirety.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around to help keep everyone entertained.

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Throwback Visions :: Stack Moses Pitches ‘Fever’

It looks like Summer of 2020 will be the season that Dallas gets a new school entry into the blaxploitation cinema world in the form of Fever, a miniseries in the works courtesy of Stack Moses and crew.  Laura Kyong, Genae Monroe, Sukii Moreno & more will be lending their acting talents, and it looks like they’ve got the style side of things handled, so I can’t wait to see what kind of story unfolds.  Subscribe to the YouTube channel if you’re interested as well, as I’m sure announcements regarding crowdfunding, production and release will be rolled out in the near future.  In the meantime, leave a like and a comment on the video, and share it around for others to do the same!

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Connected Loners :: Virgil Wolfe And Qualms Make ‘C O N T A C T’

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Collaborative musicmaking can be a truly magical thing.  For example, it seems like Qualms had a track that could easily be showcased on a Lo Fi Hip-Hop Beats to Study To YouTube stream.  Virgil Wolfe has a penchant for dropping introspective, moving, thought-provoking lyrics… turns out Qualms does as well.  Luckily for us, the two put their heads together, and the result is C O N T A C T, a true headphone masterpiece.  Virgil is on a monster run this summer, low key dropping gem after gem, so if you’re not already hip to his Soundcloud page, now would be a good time to do so.  Check out the track, heart it up and leave a comment, and share it around for others to do the same!

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Turning Point :: Playtime Comedy Switches Modes With ‘The Effigy’

Playtime Comedy has a tangible track record of creating humorous content, and when one has established a niche, it is often easy to lean heavily on that niche.  What makes things truly interesting, however, is when the script gets flipped, and the same level of creativity and quality is applied to something outside of what is expected.  This is exactly what has occurred in The Effigy, a straightforward horror short that will certainly leave an impression on viewers.  The piece creates tension in its visual intimacy and measured use of dialogue, all while introducing the unusual into the aggressively familiar.  I was hanging on, expecting for a comedic turn, but much to my pleasure, it did not arrive.  Props to Playtime Comedy for this achievement… definitely check out their YouTube channel for both the funny and the frightening.

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Spirit Lift :: Dr. Ew (Indubes) Drops ‘Salt [Beat Tape]’

Quite often, I take deep dives into the abyss that is YouTube, and one of my favorite discoveries is the lo-fi beat scene emergence, complete with looped anime clips to seal the deal on aesthetic.  That’s what makes it so great when a peer pops up in that realm, sort of like when I stumbled across Austin-based producer Indubes and a video titled Salt [Beat Tape].  The thirteen-ish minute beat tape consists of familiar piano and guitar samples, solid drum loops and programming, vocal samples, and a wonderful clip from Spirited Away that gets more and more delightful with each loop.  This is the kind of music that sets a mood, and that mood is one I won’t mind revisiting.  Quality work, and work that deserves sharing, commenting and liking.

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Champions’ Circle :: Born Soul And Protextor Go ‘American Gladiators’ On ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

Baby Lion really has something golden going on with Rappers Playing Games (RPG)In just a handful of episodes, Protextor has managed to continually have thought-provoking conversations with a vast array of individuals coming from many different schools of thought.  Born Soul was the latest to drop by, and he broke down a bit about his musical legacy, the hip-hop that inspires him, and the path he took that has shaped him into the craftsman he is today.  Subscribe to Baby Lion if you haven’t already, because it feels like the fun is just getting started.

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Mind Melt :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice + Lo Phi Call On Jeffrey Garcia For ‘Crying Freeman’ Video

After a couple of low key releases the past couple of years, it’s nice to be doing things properly for 2019 once again.  In the wake of Lo Phi and myself collaborating on Uncanny Valley, I felt it was only proper that the album be given at least one music video to accompany it.  Enter mad genius Jeffrey Garcia, who got with me over the holidays (as well as his band of collaborators you can find in the projects at his Jeffy’s Playhouse YouTube channel) and created a visual blitz to match the sonic assault to the senses that is Crying Freeman.  I’m very happy with the quality of the video and the initial reception, and I’m hoping that the rest of you are impressed by the work that Jeffrey Garcia put in for this one.  If you dig it, share it around, leave it a like and a comment, and go check out the entire album on Bandcamp (and all other music services beginning roughly around January 15).

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Always Working :: Virgil Wolfe Premiers His ‘Lunch Time Bust Rhymes’ Series

Wordsmith Virgil Wolfe, like many of us, is forced to work a day job to make the ends meet.  The thing about Virgil, however, is that his brain never stops working, and the bars will come regardless of where he may be at any given time.  In an effort to serve this urge and be productive while dedicating his time to someone else, Virgil Wolfe has created the Lunch Time Bust Rhymes series, where he pulls a beat from one of his many collaborators, writes to it during his lunch break, and then records a take for storage and sharing on his YouTube channel.  The video above features a banger from producer (and the homie) kal.kal, with other videos containing production from TrueHoustonEmceeRun C.T. and Heavo.  These brief moments provide us with a bit of insight in Virgil‘s process, both creatively and on a more personal level.  I look forward to not only seeing more installments, but seeing if some of these snippets turn into full fledged songs.

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