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Dead Prez, 7/30/2017, The Little Darlin’ , Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho   Dead Prez played a pop up “secret” show presented by  Music Is On The Menu and the The Little Darlin’ in South Austin last Sunday, with whisperings only a few days out.  The crowd was spread out in the large backyard of the venue, but as soon as Stic…

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Float Fest 2017, Cool River Ranch: Photos – Write-up

Last weekend’s fourth Float Fest near San Marcos combined one of the best festival lineups, tubing, camping and carnivals, creating a unique festival that has found its niche.  Festival goers flew and drove in from around the country for the experience.  There was even an Ariana Grande sighting at rapper Mac Miller’s set (they’re dating). …

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Tech N9ne, 4/26/2015, Emo’s, Austin, TX

Tech N9ne is a rap god! He kicked off the show with a countdown and descended in a cloud of fog. All the theatrics could not compete with his rapid-fire flow. One of the fastest rappers in the game, he did not disappoint the packed house at Emo’s Austin. From the second Tech N9ne was…

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P.O.S 2/15/2017, Barracuda Austin, Photos – Write-up

Written and Photos by Bang Ho There’s no mistake, P.O.S is not only healthy following a successful kidney transplant, but he is back full force on the stage.  P.O.S debuted new music off of his new album “Chill, Dummy,” backed by DJ Fundo spinning the beats and a sequencer by his side on stage.  It was…

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Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20

We handpicked a list of artists after listening to all the performing acts at SXSW 2017 on Spotify and made a Best of SXSW 2017 playlist. Then we selected the top acts with relatively small followings and created Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20 Playlist. These artists are the crux of what the SXSW is all about for us. Discovering new, exciting…

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Buggsy – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Buggsy (Bristol, UK) has bars that blaze stupid fast but also has a critical understanding that a masterful control of pacing serves the song four fold refreshingly with grimey real life content. Bio: Buggsy, The fast spitting Rasta emcee from the district of St.pauls in Bristol, UK. Not shy of entertaining crowds down to his poetic…

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Sam Lao – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sam Lao (Dallas, TX) the inspirational and excellent rapper/singer brings the powerful beats and bars that gets your ass moving while prodding your brain from slumber.

Bio:Sam Lao is a rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth – mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating music. “I turned to music when my other creative outlets ceased to be satisfying anymore. I always sang just for fun but rapping was something new for me and I really took to it.”

Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media only to be outdone by her debut album SPCTRM. Released in 2016 to much anticipation and acclaim she coordinated a sold out release show celebrating the project even going as far as building her own stage setup for the show further proving that Sam is a force to be reckoned with on all levels. The first video off SPCTRM – Pineapple earned Lao a feature with Paper Magazine and Fusion as well as led to an invite to perform at Hot 97’s Who’s Next? Showcase at the legendary SOB’s in New York. Her star power shown even brighter this past year as Sam swept the Dallas Observer Music Awards taking home every title she was nominated for- Best HipHop/Rap Act, Best Female Vocalist, Best Music Video, Best Song and Best Album for SPCTRM.

Whether it’s listening to her music online, seeing her bewitching live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what’s next from Sam Lao. With national and international eyes on her Sam Lao recently signed a deal with London-based label DEFDISCO, a wonderful start to what’s sure to set up 2017 as the Year of Lao.

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