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Teeta’s clever wordplay and chilling cadence make his new single “Couches” one of our favorites of the year.

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Austin’s The Teeta is back on our pages with a seriously infectious single titled “Couches” produced by the talented Netherfriends. The hard hitting record gives way to Teeta’s lo-fi style, creating imagery for the listener through clever wordplay and a chilling cadence. Teeta has the ability to make songs seem effortless, this is one of those.

This isn’t the first time the two have linked up, the frequent collaborators have worked on several tracks from each artists catalog. The production on “Couches” goes to show how talented Netherfriends can be. We won’t stop playing this one for a long time. Let us know what you think!

The Bishop’s are stars on the rise, and getting better with each release

I admit it, I can’t stop listening to “No Breaks”. It could be the tantalizing keys produced by Troy, how Cara Bishop’s sultry voice meshes with Chris’ verses, or the way The Bishop’s always make you feel like everything going on in your life is temporary and that something bigger is coming.

The sibling trio from Austin keeps getting better with each release, and that’s a scary sight because they’re already really good. With the buzz slowly building, and a fan base that consistently turns out to see them play live, the sky is truly the limit and I’m anxious for them to get there.

Austin’s hard hitting Grizz continues to drop heat with “Savage”

Grizz turns the heat up just in time for a Texas summer with the hard hitting single “Savage” produced by BosssBeatz. The Atlanta producer continues to provide absolute fire for a growing number of Texas artists as his Killstreak collaboration projects with fellow Next Gang member Teeta opened up the doors to a lot of new opportunities. I hope it doesn’t stop, based on what Grizz did on “Savage”, we could see a lot of successful collab projects in the future.

Grizz has been one of the most consistent artists out of central Texas over the last year, dropping countless hot singles and projects certified for the street. If you haven’t gotten familiar, we think this is a strong introduction. Stream “Savage” below and let us know what you think.

Lamadi and B$uperior keep it low-key on new banger “Gosha”

2018 for the young kids, and nobody been moving harder then Austin’s B$uperior. He links up with buzzing Atlanta artist Lamadi on a low-key banger produced by Tarzan. It’s emphasis on the production and the quiet laid back lyrics give “Gosha” a high replay value. Both artists performed in Austin last month to a raucous crowd, and the energy is spot on with this one. Run this one up for the boys below.

Search and K.C.J drop some heat with “Secure the Bag”

The music dropping out of Austin keeps getting better and better and the city continues to craft it’s sound. Always looked at as the little brother to industry powerhouses Houston and Dallas, Austin is prime for a big 2018. Two Austin artists that have gained some steam are Search and K.C.J, and they come together for a classic sounding banger produced by 20grams. “Secure the Bag” features a hard hitting chorus and a few solid verses. This is the first I’ve heard from Search but it appears he’s doing some big numbers on Soundcloud. K.C.J looks to build off a successful album release in 2017. Rumor is he has a Quin NFN collab on the way. Take a listen to “Secure the Bag” below.

JahleelFaReaL returns with a slick visual for “No Feel”

JahleelFaReaL returns to our pages with a slick new video for “No Feel”. The Texas artist has seen some serious growth over the last few months from doing packed shows in Austin to dropping steady content. Jahleel takes control of all aspects on “No Feel”, completely self-producing the record, directing and editing the video. It’s this self taught talent that intrigues me about Jahleel’s records, as his story grows with each release. Check out the video below.

Check out more of JahleelFaReaL’s catalog below.

The Best Soundcloud Links In My DM’s last night

Soundcloud can be overbearing, the amount of links we normally sift through is endless. The beautiful thing about the app is the same thing that makes it tiresome. Anyone from anywhere can share music where quality is usually an afterthought and styles come and go in waves. Sometimes in my downtime I like to open up the DM’s to the willing, and artists from all over the country came with some heat last night. Here’s some of the best.

LuKe 4K – StarPower ft. Swan Ivy (prod. by ok boi)

My favorite record of the night, Texas artist LuKe 4K comes with the heat on “StarPower” featuring buzzing Ivy Music Group artist SwannyIvy. Produced by ok boi and mixed/mastered by San Antonio’s G Clef, this song is top notch radio quality. The autotune laced record is catchy as hell and the two bring some serious star power to the track. LuKe 4K has been dropping lots of good music lately, his 2018 can be very bright. In the meantime, play this extremely loud.

Lil Sef – Flexing Up (prod. by Cormill)

I’ve been familiar with Lil Sef for awhile. The Atlanta native has been grinding and working on his sound for awhile now. He finds a good formula with “Flexing Up”, you can hear the southern influence in the classic trap beat, catchy chorus, and grimy ad-libs. Atlanta’s musical history has been written by catchy records and artists who blow up overnight. Sef’s putting in that work, excited to see how he builds on it.

SamDoes – Naked ft. Brandon Allen & C02 (prod. by Serge Crown)

Hailing from Maryland, SamDoes sent me a few songs but “Naked” really stuck out. The off-kilter beat with heavy 808’s leads the vibe but the verses really standout on this song. Each artist brings their best. Sam tells me he’s been rapping for 7 years and the experience shows, he can flow with the best of them.  Sometimes when you have so many artists on a track it can come off forced, but “Naked” is cohesive and each verse feels natural. This one is going straight to the playlist. Check out Sam’s other work, his catalog from 2017 is impressive.

A2 – Tarxan (prod. by A2)

The Austin native has a tendency for wavy records and party anthems. His recent single “Tarxan” is really good. The record is as good as it gets on Soundcloud; short, catchy, about xanax, and well produced. If he can deliver more fun songs like this, I will definitely keep listening. This one should be played at every frat party in Austin. Most impressively, everything was produced and engineered by A2 himself.

Dylan Cohl – 007 (prod. by Wolfe De Mchls and Dylan Cohl)

Houston will never have a shortage of artists making good music. Dylan Cohl really caught me by surprise. “007” is a vibe! Reminds me a lot of TDE’s Isaiah Rashad, this dude can really rap. The laid back vibe was perfect to smoke to and his  flow was 10/10, he raps his ass off nearly the whole song. This is definitely one you plug the AUX in and drive to. He’s dropping another project soon and I’m very excited to see what he can do.

Oh boy, The Bishops are better than ever with “Say My Grace”

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The Austin family trio has been putting out quality records for awhile, but I’ve never heard it seem so effortless like “Say My Grace”. The new record, released on Thanksgiving, features a lyrical debut from producer Troy Bishop and it’s fire. Chris Bishop always brings great verses to their songs but the fact we get both Bishop brothers on a track leaves me wanting more. The siblings never fail to impress, and each time I hear a new record I marvel at the growth since the last one. If it was ever in doubt that Cara Bishop was searching for her sound, it’s never been more apparent she’s found it. Her angelic voice creates a beautiful chorus as she speaks on some of the thankfulness we all feel today. The Bishops certainly have a lot to be thankful for, and as listeners, so do we.

Kenny Gee links with buzzing Quin NFN and Mexx in new visual for “How”

Some could argue the most buzzing artists online out of Austin lately have been Kenny Gee and the youngster Quin NFN. After being featured on SayCheese we’ve seen Quin’s numbers flying through the roof and Kenny Gee’s “Rollin Up” featuring Maxo Kream just surpassed 14k plays on Spotify.  Kenny takes advantage off the buzz and gangs up on “How” the Richie Souf produced track featuring another Austin artist, Mexx.

Filmed by Chris Locke from Lit Up AV Studios, the high energy visual features some well directed scenes, coach Kenny in the gym with some ladies and some gang scenes that even include a Swagga P cameo. Regardless how some might feel about who’s hot in Austin, Kenny, Quin, and Mexx do their thing on an entertaining record with a well directed video. Respect.

Peep the video below and keep a look out for more Kenny Gee visuals on the way.

Kenny Gee grabs Maxo Kream for his new single “Rollin Up”

rollinupAustin rapper Kenny Gee has made some noise around the area throwing parties all summer. Now that it’s Fall he returns with some music and grabs Houston frontrunner Maxo Kream for his latest single “Rollin Up”.

Whoever produced this did a great job, chorus sounds really well mixed and creates the vibe for the whole track. Maxo shows some respect for the Austin rapper and mimics Kenny’s flow to start his verse.

Dope to see major Texas artists linking with some of the young kids. Can only hope that continues, as that would go a long way to bringing Texas back to rap’s dominance.