Austin has always neglected its budding hip-hop scene. Even with promotions and production companies such as ScoreMore Shows which was recently sold to Live Nation, the local “scene” in Austin is faced with a lackluster interest. The truth is that local event producers and bookers don’t often celebrate the hip-hop scene that is trying to break through the masses of indie-rock and indie-pop bands that saturate the market. Recently, however, a new festival is attempting to answer the question “Where’s ATX hip-hop?”
One of the best feelings in the world is discovering new music. Therefore, if you haven’t already, it is strongly recommended that you check out the up and coming, hardworking, and talented artist Harry Edohoukwa. Edohoukwa’s unique style contains inspiration from both reggae and hip-hop, which not only demonstrates the different sound to his music, but also ties back to his heritage and ultimately why he wants to do music in general.
Local rapper and producer Shanzyan has a personalized account of diversified life between California and the South, making his music an intimate overview and portrayal of culture, family, and everything in between. Deriving passionately from his past experiences to expose his music to an intuitive audience, Shanzyan has the opportunity to appeal to a much larger market-placing him as an artist to watch within the upcoming year.