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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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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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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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.
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.
T-Fly / Hyder / Pojo the Idealist / Justjarvaz / p-teK / Zeale
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Zeale rocks a freestyle at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, CA!
So nice to see local cats get bigger and bigger.
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!