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D. Brooks and Tan The Terrible are back with the extremely catchy “Rockstar Two” produced by Hovenchy.

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Texas artist D. Brooks and Little Rock’s Tan The Terrible are back on the NTRL Exclusive sponsored track this time with the support and production from GBC contributor Hovenchy. Known for their melodies and pop samples with a heavy dose of auto-tune, the duo turns “Rockstar Two” into an anthem worth of the summer. The first installment of “Rockstar” made some noise in 2017 hitting Elevator and Daily Chiefers while running up 7k plays on Soundcloud. This time around Tan takes the chorus, laying down a catchy confession of why his girl hates him and his lifestyle.

“I’m a rockstar too, and she hate that too” 

D. Brooks verse shows the growth his music has taken since we’ve last heard him on our pages. Engineered by Triga, D’s voice blends well, mixing melody into his verse effortlessly. DJ Chxno, the youngest of the OVO Chopstars likes what he hears and adds the official Chopped Not Slopped version. Texas is on fire, let us know which one you like most. Stay tuned for more D. Brooks, his second album Boy On Fire is due later this fall.


Confucius Jones and Fresh Knight from The Breaks Interviews with Austin Underground

After almost a year of being live on Austin’s KUTX 98.9, The Breaks have consistently used their platform to put local Austin artists like Al The Rippa, The Teeta, Deezie Brown, The Bishops, Jake Lloyd, and D. Brooks on the radio. Keeping their promise to the city and uplifting the urban culture has brought many new opportunities and created a bar that artists should strive to achieve. Playmakers and curators like Confucius and Fresh deserve tons of recognition for their dedication. They recently sat down with Austin Underground to discuss their show, their start, and some of their favorite artists.

If you would like to submit your music for a chance to be on the radio, submit your single to their Dropbox at 989thebreaks@gmail.com WAV FILES ONLY! Catch The Breaks on 98.9FM on Saturday nights from 11pm-1am.

Spotlight: D. Brooks releases debut project “Unorthodox Rockstar”


Some artists demand your attention whenever they pop up, and some artists keep your timeline consistently full of new content and music. One artist who has done the latter this year has been Austin’s underground hit-maker D. Brooks. Yesterday he dropped off his debut project Unorthodox Rockstar, a 10 track album chalked full of hype and a visual for his short song “6 for 6” filmed by buzzing Texas videographer Worthy Sire. The video is a look into D. Brooks brand, and sets the tone of the rest of the project.

Executively produced by tredyboi1hunna and  TrigaFTW, with a few production credits to Ninetysixbeats and EldrickBeats, the projects’ consistent sound is the most impressive part. Rarely are artists able to find one or two producers who they consistently go back to each time. Brooks and tredyboi have a connection that will only continue to grow. Surprisingly, Unorthodox Rockstar was only dropped on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, and Google Play. Brooks has had great success on SoundCloud recently, racking up over 40k plays on just 6 songs this year, but continues the trend of artists skipping over the free platform as a way to have the music mean a little more then the stats that define SoundCloud culture…and to make a little money too I suppose.

“Fiji Water” is one of my favorite tracks, and the clear “industry single” on the project. A 808-heavy anthem from Tredy, D. Brooks does what he does best with an incredibly infections chorus and some of his best verses to date. Sometimes D has a tendency to try too hard, but this one is as effortless as MJ’s jumper. This one will be on repeat for the rest of the year.

“Mick Jagger” is another standout on a project full of singles. An ode to one of the greatest rockers of them all. Brooks mixes a few different flows, and is able to float all over the spacey production. Setting the scene of a wild party, all D see’s is hoes doing blow and getting stoned. We might need a visual for this one.

“Hello” is another track with industry single potential. The chorus and melody dominates the song, with a few short verses to keep it from getting too repetitive. I have a feeling this is the one all the shawty’s will rock to.

“Rockstar” holds the only feature on the project. Arkansas’ hit maker Tan The Terrible freestyles a melodic verse that bangs. This one goes crazy, and has been on repeat ever since it was released back in April. The two met at SXSW last year and vibed enough to make this magic, hopefully we hear them both on a track again soon.

I already know this project will be underrated, it requires a slightly longer attention span than most are willing to give, but if you listen through the entire project, I promise you will walk away with a favorite song and a new artist to keep an eye on. Brooks has shown an insane amount of growth over the last 6-8 months, this one might not be the project to blow him up, but at this rate… it’s going to happen eventually.

Listen to Unorthodox Rockstar in its entirety below.

D. Brooks releases cover art + track for upcoming album “Unorthodox Rockstar”

dbrooksalbumcoverAustin’s D. Brooks gears up for the release of his debut project Unorthodox Rockstar, available on all platforms Oct. 22nd. Little is known about D. Brooks, other then his last 5 single releases have boomed on Soundcloud, improving with each release. Over the weekend he released the cover art for the album, and yesterday releases “6 for 6” produced by frequent contributor tredyboi1hunna. It’s a little darker then anything else we’ve heard from D so far, and Tredy matches the vibe with the bass heavy production. If this is a look into what the album will sound like, we’ll be hearing some very very dope new stuff. Stay tuned for any releases from D. Brooks before the album drops.

D. Brooks says it’s all “On Me” with new tredyboi1hunna produced banger

Austin’s rising hitmaker D. Brooks has built up a lot of buzz in 2017 off of only 5 songs. He continues the single streak with the tredyboi1hunna produced “On Me”, mixed and mastered by Triga at MIDAS studios in Austin. The rapper/producer pair has turned into quite the combo lately, racking up plays with heavily produced beats and catchy hooks. Their last track, “Gnarly ft. Goon Des Garcons*”, has racked up over 8k listens in 3 weeks.

They certainly got something that works, this song is no different. “On Me” is Brooks at his most boastful, claiming the girls, the drugs, the lean is all on him. A catchy hook is his forte, and he delivers again.  Expect more from the burgeoning duo, as it’s reported tredyboi1hunna will show up all over Brooks’ debut mixtape coming this fall. Can’t wait to hear it, Brooks is definitely coming into his own.

D. Brooks links with Goon Des Garcons for “Gnarly”

Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 1.21.36 AMRecent Austin (TX) hit-maker D. Brooks adds to his burgeoning catalog with the tredyboi1hunna produced track, “Gnarly” featuring Goon Des Garcons.

Heavy production mixed with a level of energy only Goon Des Garcons can bring makes this a must hear track. If you aren’t familiar with what D. Brooks brings to the table, this is a good place to start.  You can always bank on a catchy hook and a few different flows. Usually weaving the listener through a confident retelling of previous nights’ escapades with someone else’s wcw.

This is quite the big feature for Brooks to get so soon. Goon Des Garcons is about to drop a new project titled “Sore Loser” this month and the buzz surrounding the Little Rock (AR) native continues to grow fast. While Goon is on the cusp of perhaps another level, D. Brooks continues building a solid resume of hit after hit. Has me wondering when people will start to catch on… something is brewing in the capital of Texas.