Thursday night, Nov. 20, hip-hop fans and backpackers alike will want to be at Spider House Ballroom. No, the Austin Mic Exchange hasn’t moved nights. The people behind locally based hip-hop promotion company musicNmind are presenting a showcase featuring Austin’s own Mindz Of A Different Kind (MDK).
MDK is composed of members Nick Cruz, Te’anna “T-Fly” Moore, Darrion “ChiClopz” Borders, Breez ‘BZA’ Smith and DJ Zetroc. Their sound is a throwback to the early Native Tongue era or even early work from West Coast groups like Dilated Peoples or Souls of Mischief.
They’ve quietly put out ear worthy releases that haven’t really gotten the media attention they deserve locally, like most Austin-based hip-hop groups I suppose. In 2013 the group released their debut E.P. entitled Butter and Water. They followed that up with Sarah Bellum, released this past June. MDK is currently working on music for a full length album to be released in 2015.
Hip-hop fusion band Afrofreque support. DJ Notion and DJ Zetroc spin before, after and in-between sets.
Spider House Ballroom is located at 2906 Fruth Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages welcome. $5 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Mindz Of A Different Kind
DJ ZetroC (of MDK/MusicNmind)