Blackillac is most certainly a force to be reckoned with, and it doesn’t take much research to solidify that fact. Exhibit A can be found in their latest single, SHOEBOX, a slow banger letting folks know that the come up is very real (monetarily and creatively). The duo, along with guest MC 300 LBS of Guwop, drop the aforementioned knowledge over a drone-y, bass heavy track that hypnotizes the listener. Aside from taking time in the studio, the crew has also been out on the road heavy… check out the Meet The Blacks vlog, where the first episode focuses on their time with Dew Tour 2019 :
If you like what you’re seeing or hearing, be sure to follow these cats, because this is clearly just the beginning of the journey. Knowing Blackillac and their work ethic, it’s almost guaranteed that good things are in store for them.
The magic that can occur in the rare instances where you introduce old friends to new friends only for everyone to get along is hard to match. Maybe that’s why it seemed inevitable that Zeale Rapz would find a way to link his multiple successful ventures into a single stream of dopeness. His longtime companionship/collaborative efforts with Phranchyze, along with their mutual friendship of Gary Clark Jr., resulted in the creation of Blackillac. Meanwhile, Zeale Rapz had forged a newer, sharper and more politically driven connection with the killer production duo of NGHT HCKLRS, resulting in the lightning fast creation and maturation of Blastfamous USA. With both camps combining forces for the upcoming busa flock EP, it was only fitting that they signal it with a music video in the form of pull up. The video showcases all of the key components folks need for understanding what busa flock is about : unique aesthetic, high style, banging production, quality rhymes and a sense of humor are all calling cards the crew possesses. The connection is intriguing, and yet it makes all the sense in the world… I will definitely be keeping my eyes and ears open for more.
Blastfamous USA is far from the first supergroup out of the Austin music scene, but they’re by far one of the illest and most promising musical connections the scene has seen in quite a while. NGHT HCKLRS and Zeale Rapz certainly did not need one another, as each of these particular musical projects has seen varied levels of success on their own. This go-round, however, is proving to be fruitful for all parties involved, especially Zeale Rapz, who was always clever with the wordplay, but is showing a completely genuine edge on these tracks that (in my opinion) has only been hinted at in the past. As with most banger EPs, I am certainly ready for what the full length project has in store… props to everyone involved in this project.