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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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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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MC Frontalot – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Photo credit: Sabelo Narasimhan MC Frontalot (Brooklyn, NY) is nerdcore royalty, rhyming about subjects from IT problems to old folklore with a very distinctive cadence and sound. From his FAQ: Q: Who is MC Frontalot, and what is nerdcore hip-hop? A: Front’s just this middle-aged nerd who spends a lot of time peering into his computron.…

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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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Sammus – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Sammus, (Ithaca, NY)  an extraordinary rap artist that defies genre, dropping bars that range from thoughtfully introspective to esoteric gamer references.

Bio: SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca, NY based rap artist, producer, and PhD student in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University.  Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus “has a gift for getting a message across.” Having recently made her Don Giovanni debut (while remaining tied to NuBlack Music Group), she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).

In addition to managing a full-time music career, Enongo has spent the past eight years as a public-school and college level educator. After graduating from Cornell University in 2008 with a double BA in Sociology and Science & Technology Studies, she was accepted into the national teaching program Teach for America and placed in Houston Texas, where she taught elementary math and science between 2008 to 2010. In the fall semester of 2011 she returned to Cornell as a PhD candidate to pursue an interest a wide array of sound studies topics, including sound and gaming as well as the identity politics of community studios. As an academic in training and very-vocal feminist, Enongo has produced articles for publications such as Bitch, For Harriet, Sounding Out!, and The Mary Sue related to issues of race, hip-hop, gaming, and feminism.

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