Individually, and as a duo, rappers Zeale and Phranchyze have been making noise on the Austin underground scene for well over a decade. Early this year, they upped the ante for ATX hip-hop, debuting a blistering new project Blackillac, that features their old homie, and fellow Austin High School alum, Gary Clark Jr., on production and vocals.
Now Blackillac has teamed up with Zeale’s revolution rap project Blastfamous USA, to supercharge your summer night cruising soundtrack.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE
Instead of Clark, this track features the Blastfamous production duo Nght Hcklrs on the beat.
The song appears on the new Blastfamous USA EP, “BUSA Flock” set to drop on Friday, July 6. The band will be celebrating the release at the BUSA Block Party, the following night at Empire. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. and Zeale and crew are bringing a stellar cast of friends and collaborators along for the ride. Expressive pop artist Mobley, protest punks Blxpltn and electro-soul trio Fort Never fill out the bill. ($8-$10. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com)
You can catch Blackillac later this month at Float Fest in San Marcos. They’ll be playing an afternoon set on Sunday, July 22, the same day Snoop Dogg, Glass Animals and Tame Impala perform.