Hybrid Forms

Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  &   Killem Collective

Synapse - "Artificial Leaves" Cover Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  X   Killem Collective

Artificial Leaves is the fifth and final release of the Killem X Pep Rally Inc. Hybrid Forms summer series, featuring Synapse (Synato Watts X Snap) and fellow Niyat emcee D’ology. While they are no strangers to social commentary, this isn’t a display in conscious rap. The bars here pierce like needles with the force of a sledge hammer. Punctuated by a slow brooding funk, the melancholy tone of the track is brought to life through the lyrical onslaught delivered by the three veteran emcees. Sit back, decipher and elevate; decide the real from the fake. Produced by IV. Visual art by Pep Rally Inc. Video animation by Joey Flaco.

 
 

Synapse - "Felt" Cover Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  X   Killem Collective

Felt is the fourth release of the Killem X Pep Rally Hybrid Forms summer series, featuring Killem artist Synato Wattsas 1/2 of Synapse, a group formed with fellow Niyat emcee, Snap. As veterans of the Houston rap scene, the lyrical dexterity represented in this brief exercise is substantial. Accented by the slap and knock of artist/producer Mirawge’sapocalyptically funky track, Syanto and Snap trade daggers and flex dual swords almost as sharp as their pen game. The two emcees take no prisoners and are quick with kill on this joint. Visual art by Pep Rally Inc. Video animation by Joey Flaco.

 
 

Noe the Chief - "S.I.D. (Slow it down)" Cover Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  X   Killem Collective

S.i.D. (Slow It Down) is the third release of the Killem X Pep Rally Hybrid Forms summer series, featuring artist, Noe tha Chief. S.i.D. is, at its root, an authentic record for Houston hip-hop culture, but it also represents a sonic change in direction. Featuring South East Houston’s beastly DoughBeezy and S.U.C. legend ESG, S.i.D. pulsates with a low end familiarity reminiscent of classic Houston, but with a freshness that has become synonymous with the Killem sound palate. It is as muchan ode to the Houston legend Dj Screw as it is a progression of Screw’s slowed and chopped influence.  Produced by IV. Visual art by Pep Rally Inc. Video animation by Joey Flaco.

 

Mirawge - " Together (SoulTie) " Cover Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  X   Killem Collective

Together (SoulTie) is the second release of the Killem X Pep Rally Hybrid Forms summer series, featuring artist, Mirawge. Complimented by a tribal, cosmic jazz back drop provided by Killem producer IV, Mirawge’s vocals float and ooze through the crevices of this brief invitation to an unknown companion. Reminiscent of something out of an old blaxploitation love scene, the picture is painted for the listener to eavesdrop on this raw and intimate moment. Visual art by Pep Rally Inc. Video animation by Joey Flaco & Diego Arrieta.

 

T.A.O. - "Sick Flo" Cover Art Collaboration by:  Pep Rally Inc.  X   Killem Collective

A conceptual summer music and art series dedicated to highlighting Killem Collective's eclectic Hip-Hop/Soul roster. Sick Flo by T.A.O. (Tri-Angle Offense) is the first release in the series featuring emcees Rob Dinero$ and Milli, with producer IV behind the boards. The track captures the two hungry lyricist in their essence, spitting heat rocks over a blend of cracking drums, heavy bass and dark synth arpeggiations. Visual art by Pep Rally Inc. Video animation by Joey Flaco. #Killem #PepRally #KillemallSummer #TAO #SinglesSeries  

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