In recent history, the Austin music scene has been not-so-reverently labeled as a “bubble” due to the disparity between internal support and relative external exposure, regardless of genre. But for rapper Kydd Jones, that idea of a bubble has already been burst.
Going back to the top of the past decade, Jones has leant his crate-digging ear for sultry vinyl samples and gung-ho lyrical delivery to artists across the country, and has gone full force with his vision on several full-lengths and easily over a dozen standalone singles. The most recent example of the latter came last weekend with an unapologetic look at the current climate, directly referring to George Floyd and his haunting final words over a melancholy, Madlib-esque self-produced backing track, “Goblin”.
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