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DFW Wins again; with Legendary Fritz vs PiKaHsSo (Recap)

On Dec 18th, Legendary Fritz battled PiKaHsSo at Live Wicks, in Arlington, Texas. Both emcees showcased why they are DFW Hip Hop/Rap legends in Versus battle! The event was hosted by Dean Manuscript of Tri Coastal Radio, and sounds were by DJ Dogstyle. Both emcees took us through a trip to memory lane in their discographies, pulling records from the 90s to current day! 

PiKaHsSo showcased plethora of records that featured unique samples from video games, 70s commercials, soul, and funk. Whereas, Legendary Fritz music had a traditional Hip Hop sound with boom bap and introspective lyrics, that allowed for Fritz to paint a clear picture in each song to the crowd.

Both emcees created a dope vibe, showcasing the spirit of DFW Hip Hop, going back and forth during a high energy performance!

Also, on the bill was M. Wells Muzik & Kinfolk Jack, who set the stage on fire with their performances, which brought back good memories from the battle they did in November!

Overall, it was a great event, with great energy, followed by great performances! Shoutout to the legends for still being inspired to deliver quality music and content! An overall win for the culture! Shoutout to all major keys who were in the building: Dean Manuscript of Tri Coastal Radio, Dboss of Next Level Internet Radio, The Hip Hop Chef Valerie Brass of Queenz Catering, Queen Ms.K of Neo Gold Entertainment, Dread Blk, DJ Dogstyle, M. Wells Muzik, Kinfolk Jack & many more…

After news of a leak from both artists, we at Da Gas Block are looking forward to hearing the collab EP between; Legendary Fritz & PiKaHsSo in 2021.

Kéilan shows why he’s a Pilot

Neo Gold newcomer, Keilan Lockett aka Kéilan, may be new to the music industry, however, the powerhouse vocalist is not new to the arts! Kéilan is an alum of the illustrious Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; where he was able to become a more well rounded artist in his own regard.

Having performed on many big stages, Kéilan has already built a name for himself, being known as a great live performer. Which will certainly take him far in this industry in the coming months and years! 

Kéilan is a: Pop, Alternative, R&B/Soul singer who has the vocal delivery of a poised A-list singer beyond his years. Kéilan can act, dance, create choreography, produce music, and is even skilled in graphic design. What can’t this young man do!? 

On September 11, 2020, Kéilan released a self produced album titled, Pilot, with much support from his fans. And, on October 2, 2020, Pilot was re-released exclusively through Neo Gold Records, marking celebration for both parties.

Pilot finds Kéilan on an array of diverse set of atmospheric production, that allows for his detailed pen to deliver deep messages, and powerful vocals to be heard as the main star on his records! This kid is already ahead of his time!

Favorite tracks:

Wonderman

Lullaby 

Ennui

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Heavyweights of Hip Hop 4 was a Smash Hit!

If you’re a fan of traditional Hip Hop and the DFW music scene, then Heavyweights of Hip Hop 4 was the event you needed to attend. The event featured performances from acts such as: Dem Ledesma Boyz, The Village, Bout Time Ent, Fort Nox, Crew 54, Loose Cannons, and DA U.A. at one of the perennial staple venues in Ft. Worth, The Rail Club Live. In adddition, The Rail Club Live has made headlines on their this year with their fight to stay open against the pressure from the Texas Government.

Breakdown: 

Heavyweights of Hip Hop 4 was a success; the night started with high flying emcees Dem Ledesma Boyz who are known for engaging crowds with their exciting yet technical rapping style and showmanship, which transitioned into a performance by socially conscious collective The Village who left plenty of gems for those in attendance to take, balanced with a vibe that Erykah Badu would enjoy, great job!

Followed by a set of fire performances from Bout Time Entertainment who’s vibe was amazing (Shoutout to Dread Blk), and the ever growing Loose Cannons, who set their microphones a blaze with their dope bars! Crew 54 unexpectedly blew us away, the production that was met by their lyrics was something really special to watch! 

When Fort Nox hit stage, they showcased why they have been in the game for over 10 years, salute to their sweet performance. In addition, being able to watch DA U.A. perform is always a pleasure as they brought the house down… “With a shake down”.

Shoutout to The Rail Club Live, Da U.A., Douglas Elliot, DJ Dogstyle and Queenz Catering for preparing great food & shining light on local talents in the DFW, truly providing them with a platform to be remembered!

Jahn Dough goes for a Joyride

Jahn Dough - Joyride


Dallas emcee Jahn Dough has brought the vibes all 2020; he released Obsidian (LP) back in January, and is back with his latest effort Joyride. A 7 track effort that features amazing collaborations from: Matt Swagnew, LaVoyce, Coach Tev, Helen Hailu, Ant Midas, Super Miles & Donny Domino.

After the incredible performance showcased on Obsidian, what else is left for Jahnny Duffle? Well, he answered that question and some; starting with his verse on the soulful Playmate. Mr.Dough really showcased his artistic evolution when drawing back to his California roots on tracks like Cruise & one of the best G-Funk tracks of the year on Alone (Nate Dogg would be proud). 

Favorite tracks: 

Alone & Playmate

Stream Jahn Dough – Joyride (EP) & Obsidian (LP)


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Bobby Sessions returns with RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom

Bobby Sessions returns with his long awaited release of RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom! Under the tutelage of Def Jam Records, the previous RVLTN chapters features fan favorite tracks like: Politics, Black Neighborhood (Feat. Killer Mike), Like Me, Material Lies, On Your Face & Lights. RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom, finds Bobby ascended into a higher level of his style with socially conscious lyrics balanced with intricate lyricism and a straightforward dose of reality for the listener, on amazing production.

RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom; features production from: Mr.Lee, Lonestarrmuzik, Beat Butcha, Picnictyme, Audio Anthem, Bregma, Donny Domino, Tariq Beats, Wu10 & Kaleah Wooten. Chapter 3, also features collaborations from: Royce Da 5’9, Zyah & The Outfit, TX.

Favorite tracks: 

Made A Way, Level Up, Raised By The Internet, Black Wall Street, Real World & Still Alive.

Stream Bobby Sessions – RVLTN (Chapter 3): The Price of Freedom

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