Written by Leo J
When we finished our “We From Dallas” documentary, the one thing I took away from it was the amount of talent our city has producer wise. Without a doubt I feel like there are more industry ready producers ready to make a splash in the market than we have of any other resource in Dallas Hip Hop. Evidence is in the recent international beat battle where hometown sound killer SikWitIt took home the title with over 100ppl competing from all over the world. The versatility and creativity our producers have proven over the years have been in some ways a hinder and blessing at the same time. One could say that Dallas doesn’t have their own sound but I personally enjoy the variety. Don’t label us as one sound, because we are more than that. We can do it all. With that said I’m here to speak on a new local beat tape that was released last week from local internet radio show “Local Over Everything“. The beat tape, titled “Locals“, features new up and coming talent around the DFW metroplex. Plentiful of wavy beats, the beat tape is something you can press play and not have to worry about the “next track”. Easy listening with talented producers throughout the bill. My only feedback is that I wanted to hear a little more diversity from the selections. At times it felt like one long mix and song. As a fan of beats I want to hear all kinds of styles and flavors. None of that takes away what the intention of this project is for, and that’s to provide a platform for producers to have their music heard. I can dig it, and I’m sure you will to. Something chill and relaxing to listen to, this one is definitely for the beat fanatics. Listen below.