Austin based producer, BoomBaptist, has carved his own sound out of 90s boom-bap by borrowing from DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and J-Dilla. He worked with Fat Beats record label for his first EP. As Boombaptist prepares for an upcoming release Feelin Music, last weekend this producer joined the latest showcase in Austin, Weird City Music Festival.
Hip-hop has long been part of the underground in the larger Austin Music Scene. This was not the case last weekend as the Weird City Festival broke out at multiple venues downtown, including Empire Control Room, Beerland and more. For a scene that’s more familiar with indie-rock mantras and singer-songwriter ballads, this fest broke the mold- for some. Festival organizers told KUT that the Austin hip-hop scene is thriving and alive. This may have been the first hip-hop fest, but it is not the beginning or the end for hip-hop in Austin.