HARRY EDOHOUKWA, THE TEETA, AND DEEZIE BROWN!
-With an eclectic sound and vibrant energy within all of their music, Harry, Teeta, and Deezie Brown, will be showcasing some of the best Indie, Hip-Hop/ Funk to currently come out of the 512. That's right, our neighbors from the ATX, Hakone Agency, have decided to join forces and have their road to the UMS in Denver come through Deep Ellum, Dallas, Tx.
Make sure to check out their amazing portfolios and follow them on Social Media!
HARRY EDOHOUKWA (click name to see his work!)
Reigning from just outside of Dallas, current Austin artist, Harry Edohoukwa has begun to make noise in the rising Austin hip-hop and R&B scene. Harry blends together funk, hip-hop and R&B into his own style influenced by the likes of Jim Morrison, James Brown, and Kid Cudi. Harry’s music is rooted in melody, paired with his audacious and commanding onstage performance. Harry’s insightful lyrics take fans on a rhythmic journey that comes with a rewarding experience.
Named by the Austin Chronicle as one of this year’s Must See Artists at SXSW, Harry headlined the Hotel Vegas stage with Jackie Venson and White Denim, as well as headlining KUTX’s premiere Austin Hip-Hop showcase’s SXSBREAKS and Love Lockdown. Becoming one of Austin’s premiere artists in under a year, Harry looks to expand nationally with upcoming shows at Los Angeles’ Peppermint Club, and summer tour ending at Denver’s biggest music festival, UMS.
THE TEETA (click name to see his work!)
When you think of Austin, TX, the first genres to come to mind is blues or country or indie rock. Most likely hip-hop/rap music does not come to mind. The Teeta is changing the the scene as a veteran musician. He has been putting in work for well over a decade now. Arguably the face of Austin hip-hop, The Teeta and his wave of “pretty boy trap music” has pushed him to the forefront of the Live Music Capitol, with even garnering him statewide and national attention with mentions in Pitchfork. With his 2018 releases of Killstreak 2 and American Pop, The Teeta has helped magnify his craft and the city he represents. His electrifying, high energy performances continue to elevate his status as an all-around great artist. The Teeta gives you everything you expected from a Texas rapper along with all the weird, hippy, nonchalant vibes that Austin is known for.
-Written by Fresh Knight, DJ @ KUTX 98.9FM
DEEZIE BROWN (click name to see his work!)
Based out of Austin, Texas, Deezie Brown delivers a southern depiction of Alternative Hip-Hop and Funk. Deezie Brown was exposed to hip-hop at an early age while he rode around with his dad listening to some of the great artists of the South such as OutKast and UGK.
In February 2018, Judith, his debut album was release. The album, which is named after Judith from The Bible, was a woman who fought for her town as it was besieged by enemies and death imminent. She murdered the enemy general, Holofernes and hung his severed head on the city walls.
The album is a reflection of this story. Deezie found his creative mind, heart and soul being challenged by various ‘enemies’. Whether it be personal hardships with ones close to him or difficulties he faced with pursuing a creative dream. The album is the beheading of these enemies. A triumphant body of work. Judith stands as the beheaded enemies as Deezie is currently working on his sophomore project.
His next album, tentatively titled Hydrate, is not only a sonic shift in sound, but in outlook on life. Deezie has come to term with many enemies, allowing himself to be happier. He wants to make music that makes people smile, a song that helps brighten a day after work. His next album will be tailored for the blue collar worker. For those that do what is necessary to live their best life and positively affect everyone around.
The album was received well among the underground landing him interviews on the ‘Watching the Throne’ podcast, ‘The Most Unruly’ and continuous spins on KUTX 98.9. He played at the notable SXSW Festival, The Underground Music Showcase and Austin’s Inaugural Summer Jam.
WILLO (Click name to see work)
Born in Jasper, Texas but raised in the Arlington area of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, TERRY WILLO made a name for himself early by performing
in front of large crowds anywhere he could ranging from low income projects to high schools and colleges such as Louisiana Tech university and Grambling state university. Willo’s ability to creatively express life’s most intimate moments is second-to-none.
Those familiar with the roller-coaster of life will appreciate the relatability that can be found within his words.
Willo’s unique brand of reclusive insight informed and influenced his 2017 full- length release NEVER DIE, containing 11 timeless records that garnered spins on several radio stations including K104, 97.9 The beat, and siriusxm’s shade 45 all out show.