If there’s one Austinite family that gives you more bang for your buck…it’s…well…the Bucks. You’ve got renowned drummer and Antone’s Records Shop co-owner Mike Buck alongside two of his children, Billie Buck (who just won the 2020 Austin Music Industry Award for Best Poster Artist), and of course, tireless hip-hop performer and promoter Ben Buck.
Also known as “Filthy McNasty”, Ben’s continued to hone his skills since well before his high school graduation, having become a champ on beatboxing, live looping, at-home production, and of course, rapping his friggin’ brains out. Buck’s unbridled confidence, witty lyricism, and overall mastery over his craft has impromptu landed him onstage with legendary heavyweights (perhaps most notably Ghostface Killah) and at Austin City Limits, not to mention a permanent featured spot in Big Wy’s Brass Band. The adoption of a famous WWII graffiti character into his own branding has stayed strong in the semi-recent shift from McNasty to Buck, following up a series of mixtapes with his debut album Kilroy.
The Kilroy release show is this Friday at Empire Control Room and if you’re not in-the-know about Buck’s ferocity as of yet, imbibe the Flobama-produced album opener, “Spirits”!