Third Root: “Born to Rhyme” featuring Black Pumas

Try and take your mind off the triple digit heat and cool off with some summer hip-hop high-scorers! KUTX fans are already well-versed in the music of Third Root, the San Antonio-Austin trio that’s been no stranger to our local airwaves and stages over the years. With each performance, the politically charged and societally conscious rhymes of Easy Lee and Mex Step never fails to complement the production and turntable work of DJ Chicken George (and behind the scenes contributions from Adrian Quesada).

Third Root’s been doing pretty well since the release of Libertad back in 2016 and now they’ve got something even bigger on the horizon. Introducing Trill Pedagogy – a four EP series that correspond with the academic calendar (fitting for a group of educators). You can expect Fall Semester, Winter Flex and Spring Semester combined into one vinyl full-length sometime next year after those respective releases and you can treat yourself right with the first installment released a week ago – Trill Pedagogy: Summer Semester. Class is definitely in session from the get-go; track one features fellow KUTX favorites Black Pumas and cements Third Root in Texas hip-hop history – “Born to Rhyme”.

-Jack Anderson

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