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2017 SOTO Staff Picks

December 7, 2017

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Here’s your chance to take a look at what the SOTO staff dug in 2017!  Enjoy. CHUCK LOESCH (Happy Metal Fun Time) Mors Principium Est – Embers Of A Dying World (AFM) Igorr – Savage Sinusoid (Metal Blade) Junius – Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light (Prosthetic) Kreator – Gods Of Violence (Nuclear Blast [...]

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October 27, 2017

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That spookiest of times is upon us – a time when goblins and ghouls stop poppin’ trunks, and instead pop treats! That’s right! It’s novelty hip-hop holiday Halloween! Congrats on making it this far through one very terrifying 2017.  As your reward, hit play on the mix below and feel your heart quiver in fear [...]

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September 29, 2017

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How nice of you to stop by in between debating how the NFL got linked with the military, donating to Puerto Rico, Houston, Florida, and Mexico, and wondering how our government is going to be embroiled in scandal next week!  Sometimes it feels like the apocalypse is speedily on its way to our door, which [...]

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July 28, 2017

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Hey, I’m pretty glad we’re more than halfway through 2017, and man 2020 can’t come quick enough. In the meantime, here’s some rap I picked out for you to listen to today.  Note the local NiYahPEACE on the playlist – she’s having an album release on Saturday at Kick Butt Coffee at 10pm, and you [...]

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April 28, 2017

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Sometimes it feels like we’re entering another Golden Age of hip-hop, where the records released elevate the art form and challenge other artists to produce better music, and the albums consistently redefine the genre’s edges and limits. Of course, as a result of the speed at which new hip-hop is produced, it feels like we [...]

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March 31, 2017

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We’re nearing the end of Women’s History Month, those 31 days a year when educators and lawmakers put the spotlight on women’s contributions to this great nation of ours.  I’ll add to that today by spotlighting women’s additions to the genre of hip-hop in this month’s playlist.  Women make amazing music even as obstacles exist [...]

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January 27, 2017

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This past Sunday on my show, inspired by the more than 2.9 million who participated in the Women’s March in Austin and other cites, I played tracks from women in hip-hop. The talented and determined ladies below in some ways represent how all women battle to be heard, both literally and figuratively. While hip hop [...]

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October 28, 2016

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Happy Halloween, my spooky ghouls and ghastlies! Here’s your playlist for costume parties, trick-or-treating, or making fun of trick-or-treaters! :Run D.M.C. – It’s Tricky: :MC Chris – Halloween: :Doug E. Fresh – Spirit: :Dr Dre – Murder Ink (Instrumental): :Geto Boys – Mind Playin Tricks on Me: :DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – [...]

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September 30, 2016

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Happy first weekend of ACL Fest everyone! Hope you’re enjoying the place you’re staying while your AirBnB guests enjoy your house! Here’s some tunes to listen to in your car or with headphones so you don’t annoy the people whose couch you’re crashing on. SONG OF THE MONTH: :Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me feat. [...]

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August 26, 2016

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In lieu of me attempting to encapsulate some small part of the hip-hop universe for you this month, I’ll just pass on this accurate, amazing, and hilarious article from Mass Appeal called You’re Not An Old Head, You’re Just Old. Let’s all read that, listen to this mix, and reflect on how we talk about [...]

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July 29, 2016

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This week, the ruling came down that no officers in the Freddie Gray case will be indicted for murder, and we’ve lost at least two black men to blatant racism in the last month. The Austin Police Department has also demonstrated a reprehensible attitude towards its citizens. The continued treatment of black bodies as disposable [...]

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June 24, 2016

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Exciting news! Starting July 6th, Austin Mic Exchange is moving to Wednesday at 8PM at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. This means that you work-a-day stiffs (read: me) will finally be able to hear the dope shit coming straight out the mouths of Austinites and still get home in time for your secret Whataburger binge and 11PM bedtime. What [...]

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April 29, 2016

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Losing Prince has made this a tough month, but at least we have his music. I made you this mix! It doesn’t feature Prince. Sorry. :DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak feat. Run the Jewels: :Busta Rhymes – Hello feat. Chance the Rapper: :10isee Williams – Nat Turner: :Open Mike Eagle & Paul White – Smiling [...]

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March 25, 2016

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We lost Phife Dawg this week at the age of 45 due to complications with diabetes.  Phife was a formative artist for pretty much everyone I know. A Tribe Called Quest both laid the groundwork for and perfected the Native Tongues sound, and were one of the most influential hip-hop groups in history.  Phife’s melodic [...]

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February 26, 2016

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Where did Noah keep his bees? In the ark hives. :Da Phenoms – Old School Rules (Drum Mix): :Pete Rock and Camp Lo – No Uniform feat. M.O.P.: :Despot – House of Bricks: :Vince Staples – Lift Me Up: :B.B. And The Underground Kings – Smoke Sumthin’ feat. Trill A.G.: :Freddie Gibbs And Madlib – [...]

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