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Jan 29 Noname Brings the “Everything is Everything” Tour to the Scoot Inn

When the news broke that the up-and-coming Sound on Sound music festival will be cancelled, music lovers across Texas mourned. But luckily, SOSFest’s agency Margin Walker Presents rescheduled a number of the acts at venues around the city, giving people the opportunity to still experience a music-filled weekend. Chicago rapper Noname was one of the most anticipated acts of the festival, and her rescheduled show at the Scoot Inn allowed fans to experience her magic despite the cancellation. Bathed in purple light throughout the show, Noname, born Fatimah Warner, delivered a moving, engaging, and healing performance. Her ability to be...more

Nov 06 Aminé brings the “Good For You” tour to Austin, TX

When West Coast rapper Aminé dropped his single “Caroline,” it was unclear whether or not he’d be a one-hit wonder. The infectious, unorthodox love song praising the woman it’s named for seemingly came out of nowhere, taking over the country, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 100. We weren’t sure what to expect going forward from the Portland, Oregon musician. But at his sold out show in at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, Aminé showed us he’s here to stay. There are a few things that make a rapper loveable, but among the most popular is the ability to make...more

Aug 19 LISTEN: Khalil – “Quality” (Prod. Rex Kudo & Cashio)

Hip hop and R&B artist Khalil just released his new single “Quality” produced by Rex Kudo & Cashio. With its soft guitar rifts and smooth vocals, the song propels you to a place you once felt consumed with love and generosity. It’s soulful and causes you to feel untroubled. At the same time, it highlights how we can never “get enough time” with those we want to spend every moment with. Khalil sings about the kind of story we can all relate to in “Quality”. Justin Bieber recently posted a photo holding a piece of paper with the word “Quality”...more

Aug 03 LISTEN: Kiyah Mitchell – That Way (Feat. Nick James…

Indie artist Kiyah Mitchell released his song “That Way” (Feat. Nick James & Glen Travis) on Spotify and is raising some impressed eyebrows. With the single already earning 65 thousand plays, the twenty year-old Kansas City native is doing pretty well. “That Way” by Kiyah Mitchell feeds your ears the chillest vibes. Mitchell is accompanied by Nick James and Glenn Travis in this hip hop track. Their smooth rap vocals synergize with the track’s soft tunes. Additionally, the music is enhanced by acoustic guitar.  Take a listen below. While this up and coming artist is mostly known around Kansas City and Chicago, you can connect with...more


New mixtape alert! Up and coming hip hop artist Hypno Carlito has dropped his first ever mixtape, and it is straight up fire. Within the past two years, Hypno Carlito has only released two singles, “Want From Me (feat. Lil Durk)” and “Forever (feat. Lil Varney).” However, his music style wasn’t fully understood until the release of his brand new mixtape Never Say Never. This 15 track EP reveals his musical style as well as his background and how he got to where he is today. His mixtape is presented by Only The Family, a music collective that the artist stands behind and...more

Apr 22 Album: Sammy Wilk – “Ready For War” New LP

Spring is in the air and summer time is right around the corner! With his beach blonde hair and a charming smile, Vine-turned-artist Sammy Wilk debuts his new album Ready For War. This LP features a mix of light, upbeat tracks. The tropical rhythms and Jamaican-vibe vocals of Sammy Wilk all combine to make the tunes perfect for a sunny day. Wilk blends together reggae and hip-hop in tracks such as “Turn the Lights Down” and “Light Up”, a collaboration with Ky-Mani Marley, son of renowned singer Bob Marley. But wait, there’s more—hints of EDM, too! To illustrate, the track...more

Mar 21 Listen: Sammy Wilk – “Ready For War” Single

Emerging artist Sammy Wilk is currently working on an EP, “Ready for War,” and recently released a new single of the same name. The song is free for listening on Spotify and up for purchase on the iTunes Store. We love the relaxing track that balances bright acoustic elements with chill beats. Hailing from Nebraska, twenty-year-old Sammy Wilk initially rose to popularity on Vine and delved into the music world with Skate Maloley. The two successfully released tracks as the rap duo Sammy & Skate. Now focusing on a solo career, Sammy has found his own voice in the hip hop-reggae...more