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Rising Stars :: Blackillalc And Quin NFN Drop ‘Phantom’ Video

With the trajectory of Blackillac over the past year or so, it seemed inevitable that they’d eventually cross paths with fellow Austin trendsetter Quin NFN.  This connection comes in the form of Phantom, a serious banger showcasing the individual styles of Quin NFNZeale and Phranchyze over a dark, piano-driven NA the Producer track.  Dan2TheL comes in once again with the hero-level assist on the video, which is simple in format but powerful in imagery, wholly amplifying the song experience for the listener/viewer.  This one is definitely about to find its way into the rotation heavy, and the video is already piling up numbers, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out, leaving a like and a share, and spreading it around for your people to dig.

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Combustible Combo :: Blackillac Goes In Once Again With ‘Big Bang’

Blackillac is usually known for high energy, braggadocious, in your face tracks, but for 2020, it appears that they are planting the flag of creative range and stylistic variety.  Big Bang, the latest track and video from the duo, finds them utilizing a different flow than normal over a hypnotic track, with plenty of inter-song referential use to weave between the dual chorus that provides the song a foundation.  Zeale and Phranchyze also manage to show tons of confidence in the most reserved way possible.  This is definitely another winner from a winning team, and the Dan2TheL-directed video helps boost the experience.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around!

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Tough Talk :: Blackillac Keeps It Coming With ‘Hitman’

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As Blackillac continues their ascension, we’ve been blessed with a constant stream of solid music and video output from the duo of Zeale and Phranchyze.  Their latest hit (no pun intended) is the dark and mysterious Hitman, a banger produced by NA the Producer with plenty of moodiness and heaviness to back up the braggadocio coming live and direct from the talented MC pairing.  As a bit of a bonus, the two linked up with Dan2theL for a straight-forward, no-BS, well-shot music video :

As someone who has been there to watch both of these cats rise out of the Austin battle-rap scene into solo stardom, and eventually morph into financially and culturally viable artists, I am extremely proud of Zeale and Phranchyze for taking full advantage of a chance to live the dream.  I’m definitely staying tuned, as Blackillac is positioning themselves for a breakout year in 2020.

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Sweet Life :: Blackillac Makes A Classic With ‘Juice It Up’

Things have been going really well for Blackillac.  Despite constant time recording and travelling to play shows, however, they’ve managed to drop a classic video in the form of Juice It Up.  The duo not only pays homage to Austin by heavily including JuiceLand in the song’s structure and visuals, but there is also wonderful tribute to films like Friday and House Party, both of which provide a solid narrative structure for the video.  Highly entertaining stuff, for sure, and a testament to Blackillac‘s talent, skills and sense of humor.

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At Home Off The Dome :: Zeale’s Stagelight Freestyle Friday Rewind Session

When I first met Zeale, it was in the realm of freestyling and battling.  I was the war weary, grizzled veteran.  He was the hungry new soldier, itching to get a taste of blood.  Cut to many years later, and Zeale is on a trajectory to be a household name.  He has kept true to his roots, however, and he keeps the freestyle blade sharp.  Check out this retrospective videos of some of his best moments from his Freestyle Friday series.

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Manifesting Your Destiny :: Zeale Releases ‘Radio’ Lyric Video

What began as a guitar riff running through Zeale‘s head while riding a bike on Venice Beach is now a lyrical video for his second lyric video off of his newly released Frnz & Fngz EP.  The song features Chris NO2 of Anti Flag, and it’s another innovative presentation of a heartfelt expression from Zeale‘s latest opus.  Enjoy!

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Giant Steps :: Zeale Releases ‘Frnz & Fngz’

After a year in California, Texas hip-hop icon Zeale has released his long awaited Frnz & Fngz EP.  It features collaborations with Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October, Spencer Ludwig, Chris No2 of Anti Flag, and many more.  It is a heartfelt and emotionally raw project, and it announces major growth for Zeale.  Big things lie ahead, so keep your eyes open.

Here is the Justin Furstenfeld collaboration.

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#Ferguson :: AMX Stands With Ferguson

The hip hop community of Austin, Texas stands with Ferguson, MO.  Hip hop is the voice of the people, so if you’re an artist we encourage you to upload your own #HipHopForFerguson video and let your voice be heard.

#HipHopforFerguson #Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot

Filmed at Austin Mic Exchange at Spider House Ballroom, Austin, TX, Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.

Emcees:
T-Fly / Hyder / Pojo the Idealist / Justjarvaz / p-teK / Zeale

Catching Wreck On Sunset :: Zeale Freestyle

Zeale rocks a freestyle at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, CA!

So nice to see local cats get bigger and bigger.

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Too Much Too Soon! :: New Music Update

There is so much new music available right now from folks that I know, I’m finding it hard to keep up.  Just this once, I will do a shared post… here is a nice cross section of new music from all over the globe, but with many Texas roots, to keep your heads nodding, whatever you may dig.

That should hold you over until the next go round… enjoy!

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