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Fresh Hip-Hop from Tron & DVD: “Magma”

Rapping about everything from the Vice President to Darth Vader and rhyming “fallacy” with “audacity,” duo Tron & DVD deliver a new track filled with literate lyricism that finds the intersection of comic book nerds and…

Cross Record, Adam Torres, Nadia Play Spellbinding Sets at Mohawk

Cross Record’s album release event at Mohawk on Saturday night emerged as a transfixing and indelible moment in music. Years after musicians have become legends, people muse about what it might have been…

Gon’ Be Alright: Kendrick Lamar ACL Taping Review

The crowd last Friday night was younger than usual for an Austin City Limits taping. As the floor filled with people and smokers on the patio hurried to finish their pre-show cigarettes, a…

Stream LNS Crew’s New Track “Pot Luck” feat. Cory Kendrix, ST 2 Lettaz, Kydd Jones, Dee-1, and Pacboi Tank

LNS Crew are mainstays in Austin’s hip-hop scene. They’ve cut enough tracks that there’s bound to be something that works for everyone. But their new track “Pot Luck” might be my favorite thing…

Run the Jewels Runs the Crowd at Red 7: Live Review

Last night, tastemakers and purveyors of music of all varieties Red Bull Sound Select (in conjunction with Fun Fun Fun Fest) brought hip-hop heavyweights Killer Mike and El-P, known collectively as Run the…

Childish Gambino Brings Deep Web Tour to ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Although the wait for Childish Gambino to emerge for his late night ACL show seemed interminable, the crowd had plenty to keep them occupied. As part of the Deep Web Tour, Childish Gambino had…

Live Review: Shabazz Palaces Get Otherworldly at Red 7

Hip-hop can be a difficult genre to perform. In terms of actually “performing,” the result can be more karaoke than art exhibition. The easiest route for large scale stage productions usually revolves around…

Upcoming: Shabazz Palaces September 16th

Tuesday the 16th welcomes back Seattle’s hip-hop wunderkind Shabazz Palaces. On the tail of their most recent, excellent release, Lese Majesty, the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will perform on the…

Chance the Rapper Releases Mellow New Track “I Am Very Very Lonely”

Since the release of his excellent and acclaimed album Acid Rap, rising hip-hop hero Chance the Rapper has slowly released a few tracks, the latest of which, “I Am Very Very Lonely,” dropped yesterday….

Watch the New Video for “Alcohol” from Sisyphus (Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, & Serengeti)

You didn’t really expect a rap project involving Sufjan Stevens to be without some heavy shit, right? Sisyphus, the collaboration between Stevens and hip-hop artists Son Lux and Serengeti has shared a video…

Neneh Cherry Shares Title Track from Upcoming Four Tet Produced Album

I’m new new Neneh Cherry, but the announcement of the Swedish songwriter/hip hop artist’s new album was accompanied by enthusiastic tweets from the music connoisseurs over at Austin Bloggy Limits, which is enough…

CocoRosie’s Magnificent Performance at The Belmont: Live Review

Perhaps being born in Hawaii and Iowa to parents with Syrian and Native American lineage and then living in New York and Paris as well as a slew of other cities can explain…

Album Review: Tyler, The Creator – Wolf

Even one of my close personal friends who considers himself virtually unoffendable has cringed with distaste upon hearing a few of rising hip-hop star Tyler, The Creator’s sickest rhymes. Tyler lives to push…

Album Review: Lost Animal – Ex Tropical

Lost Animal is the work of Jarrod Qarrell, an audacious creator of genre blending music whose debut Ex Tropical might be described as synth-punk centered folk-rap. Most of the songs’ rhythmic lyrics are…

Album Review: Why? – Sod in the Seed EP

Why? fascinates in their ability to truly fuse genres. They aren’t just making hip-hop for an indie rock audience or collaborating with rap stars. Rather, they give careful attention not only to beats…

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