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Friday, March 18 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm
League of Extraordinary G'z

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"How many of ya'll are familiar with the League of Extraordinary G'z?" was the question posed by Bavu Blakes, indie rap veteran and reigning godfather of the Austin Texas Hip Hop scene, as he stood on a dimly lit stage in the summer of 2009 introducing a highly anticipated debut live performance. The crowd of locals exploded. They were familiar. While many devoted fans of Hip Hop mourn a genre and culture on the decline, weakened in the wake of the bling decade and pop pandering, a revolution has been quietly building deep in the heart of Texas. Three separate but equally acclaimed independent rap groups in the capital city of Austin, recognizing a shared passion for raw musicality over endless empty club bangers, have decided to team up for what promises to be an exciting and defining event in Central Texas rap history: The League of Extraordinary G'z. The lineup of "The League" consists of the groups C.O.D., Dred Skott, and Southbound, all familiar faces in the underground Texas rap circuit. With their respective mixtape and album releases, they have each earned themselves significant fanbases spanning across state, and even continental lines. All are experienced and traveled artists who paid their dues the hard way, winning over huge audiences while opening or recording with such major Hip Hop acts such as Wu Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, The Lox, Devin the Dude, Dead Prez, and Lil KeKe.
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League of Extraordinary Gz

When Austin, Texas, reality rap collective League of Extraordinary Gz recorded “We Gone Make It” in spring 2010, Octavis “Esbe Da 6th Street Bully” Berry stepped in the recording booth and yelled his first two words: “League Sh-t!” Three short (and long) years later, it... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
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