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FDBK Ep. 033 – Bavu Blakes Grew Up Fine and Great

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Bavu Blakes is a brick in the foundation of the Austin Hip Hop scene and is now focusing on “how the original Hip Hop generation leverages their resources for today’s generation“. We talk about: His upbringing as the direct target for the emerging Hip Hop culture The birth of Hip Hop Humpday and what it brought to Austin Freestyling vs ...

FDBK Ep. 030 – Talking Bars with RuDi Devino and Cap N Kirk of SubKulture Patriots

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RuDi Devino and Cap N Kirk, 2 out of 4 members of the SubKulture Patriots have been on the hip hop scene for a while. We talk about: How they met and the crew got together Their writing process, the production, the videos The local hip hop scene The Vans tour and various collabs Keep up with them: RuDi Devino:     ...

FDBK Ep. 027 – Puns and Music with Kenny Duet and EkWhoa

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Both from Ghana and New York, Kenny Duet and EkWhoa have been singing and writing poetry from a young age. They now collaborate on music. We talk about: Where their love for music come from Their first performances Their writing process Their upcoming concert at Lucky Lounge Quote of the show: “No matter where the environment is, my goal is ...

FDBK Ep. 026 – Tee Double Is The Hometown Kid

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With 25 years in the music business, Tee Double has become the music ambassador for the city of Austin. As a producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and advocate, he has a lot of knowledge to share with artists out there trying to make it. We talk about: How he got started at the very young age and the local Hip Hop scene ...

FDBK Ep. 019 – Eric White Has Nothing To Hide

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Local hip hop artist Eric White lays it all on the table about: His background, his struggles, his relationships, and mental health Music With Substance and his solo career Pay-To-Play and the Austin Hip Hop scene Keep up with Eric White:     Use the Nitewire (Live Chat) group renamed Unofficial Nitewire to connect with people on any given night and ...

FDBK Ep. 016 – Off The Top with Zeale

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Born and raised Austinite and MC/artist Zeale talks about: His introduction to Hip Hop and freestyling Being on the rap battle circuit Becoming a recording artist The Austin Hip Hop scene What it takes to be a true MC His encounters with Talib Kweli, KRS-ONE, Questlove, and L.A. Reid Click here to watch Zeale save the day at the AWOLNATION ...

FDBK Ep. 009 – Feel The Energy With Riders Against The Storm

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Dynamic duo Chaka and Qi a.k.a. Riders Against The Storm (RAS) and 2/3 of Body Rock talk about: How they met and got started as community organizers and comedians then became Riders Against The Storm The RAS style: the fashion, the music, the Masters of Ceremony, the message and philosophy Body Rock, the monthly dance party every 1st Friday at ...

Hip Hop Open Mic Night

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We all know what an open mic is. Basically, there’s a mic on stage and anybody- and i mean anybody- can go up and talk into that mic. As a bonus, it may come with audience. Well, I’ve seen (and performed) at a comedy open mics but this was my first time checking out a hip hop open mic. It’s ...

Watch Out World! Lauren Silva Is Coming!

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So I’ve been telling my friend about this girl named Lauren Silva. She’s a local singer/songwriter. I’ve been telling him about her for a while now but I just had take him to her show at Cedar Street during SXSW so he could see/hear for himself. Within the first verse, he was like “WHOA!” And he wasn’t alone; everybody at ...

Birthday And Wordplay

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So on Tuesday my boy D-Train t.v. personality and all around good guy had an all star birthday bash and I was invited to add my talents to the party. It’s always a pleasure to get busy in front of folks who maybe never heard of me but fully appreciate my art when I get going. The crowd was thick ...

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