FROM TEXAS WITH LOVE; THESE TEXAS ARTIST ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH ART 

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

-Benjamin Disraeli

 

When I was younger, one of the things I wanted to do was go on road trips during spring break and the summer. Though I didn’t go on a road trip during high school, I’ve managed to still accomplish that dream as a traveling musician and writer. Like with many things in life, traveling can better with friends or a loved one. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good solo journey, but some of my favorite moments have been traveling with others. Writing this in a Starbucks in El Paso, Texas on the way to Japan, I realized, many of friends are traveling as well!

Take a look below and catch them live if they’re in a city near you!

-Mr.Composition. The Emcee that Writes Fiction.

FROM TEXAS WITH LOVE; THESE TEXAS ARTIST ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD WITH ART

Zo-G, San Antonio, Texas to San Francisco, California.

#Repost @mack.ram with @get_repost ・・・ Local rapper (@zog1andonly) Zo-G was seen performing at The Paper Tiger (@papertigersatx) for a free show event that was put together by Afton Shows (@afton.shows). He also invited several other local talented artists: Picasso, M.T. The Realist, Salem, Prince Ivy, & Xavien Mac to perform alongside him as all six artists put on a memorable show that had the crowd dancing and chanting their songs back at them during their set. Zo-G was born as Alonzo McKee in Dayton, Ohio and later moved to San Antonio, Texas shortly after high school in 2011. He’s been living in San Antonio for about seven years and has been taking his music seriously since the end of 2017. As he continues to climb the music scene, he is constantly working on his craft and performs at open mics every night in San Antonio and other cities around the country to put his name and the cities of San Antonio and Dayton out to the public. #amusicphotographermagazine // mackramirez2000@gmail.com

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Taz

Austin, Texas to San Diego, California.

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Kinyo & Mr. Composition

San Antonio, Texas to Tokyo, Japan.

Gridsquid

San Marcos, Texas to New Mexico and Arizona.

Added some new dates to the calendar. Come say hi.

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Pray X Plot

San Antonio, Texas to San Francisco, California.

everywhere, all the time #prayxplot

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Jackie Venson

Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tenesse.

Ready to rock tomorrow 4/4 at @acmenashville we start at 6p sharp!

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Ghost Palace

McAllen, Texas to San Antonio, Texas

 

 

 

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New Docuseries “The Composition” Follows the life of Rapper, Author, and Creator as he travels the world.

When I was in elementary school I researched, I loved adventure, I created, read books, wrote raps, poetry, stories, and made money off my ideas and things I was passionate about. (Gary Vaynerchuk had baseball cards, I had Yo-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards)

Now as an adult I do the same. This docu-series, The Composition, will be a reel of my life as I travel the world meeting new people, performing music, making memories with friends, creating, and building my company, Dab Troll Creations while dodging the 9-to-5 like the plague. Shot and edited to make each episode a mini-documentary.

I hope I can inspire you to take that leap and do what you love. Every one is a composition of something amazing, what are you composed of?

Watched the pilot episode below.

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THOUGHTS & CHILL PODCAST – EPS 1 – A BALANCED REVIEW OF BLACK PANTHER

If you have not seen the Black Panther movie, proceed with caution. Major spoilers.

My name is Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction. Rapper, Author, Dabbler of many.

As a creative sometimes I feel like we can over think so much that we create and not put nothing out or we are crippled by the possibilities of all the things that can be done that nothing gets created.

With that being said, I present to you my first podcast, “Thoughts & Chill”.  I have recorded a few episodes and what better way to figure out how to do anything then by just doing it.

My guest Kinyo and I review Black Panther after watching it in 3D. Which to me added another layer on top an already deeply layered film.

Enjoy!

-Mr.Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.

 

 

Also, hear some dialogue from previous talks !

 

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To Tour & Almost Die In L.A.

Touring is all fun and games until you end up getting hit by an 18 wheeler!

 

My name is Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction. I am a rapper and author from San Antonio, Texas.

The Last few months I have been traveling with fellow artist, Kinyo, Poet & entrepreneur, on a recurring tour we created called, “The Expansion Tour.” Every other weekend or so, we travel outside of San Antonio to surrounding cities and states, performing, networking, and expanding our horizons. We started off in just surrounding cities like San Marcos & Austin. Quickly we started going further to places like Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, & McAllen. Then, on the last weekend of 2017, we expanded out of the Texas state to Louisiana, visiting New Orleans.

Starting off the new year with a bang, going to Colorado and New Mexico the first week of January for my birthday. The last couple of years I have made it a point to get out of Texas and even the country for my birthday. The first year in 2015 I went to California for the first time. 2016, I went to Mexico, Finally putting my passport to use. 2017 Belize and Mexico. Now 2018 was Colorado and New Mexico. A part of the Expansion Tour in a way. Officially, In the beginning of February 2018, we started back up the Expansion Tour including Rapper, Royal King Minus, by going to Dallas for a Featured show at BuzzBrew Shout out to Dj Panda Phresh,

After a great show at Buzz Brews, we dropped off Royal Minus at his homie’s house because he had a show in Austin, and Kinyo and I headed to New Orleans, then to Houston. A video for that part of the tour coming out soon.

All that was just building up the momentum for our Los Angeles trip February 7th – 11th.  After my weekly show February 6th, every Tuesday night at Tucker’s Kozy Korner called, The Composition, we picked up Royal Minus and were on the road. It was such a beautiful sight driving through El Paso & New Mexico Wednesday morning. After hundreds of miles, we made it to the first part of our California tour which was Arizona. We visited an open mic in Tempe, AZ, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.  We didn’t get a chance to perform because we made it just a little too late, but we gathered info for next time and then shot some videos.

One of which was a video I shot for Royal Minus for his song, Gasss’d Up.

We stayed out in Arizona for the night. In the morning we were off to California. Such a lovely drive. All of the mountains and land. At the start of this trip, Kinyo and I had a feeling, Los Angeles was going to be epic.

Little did we know what was awaiting us. What did we bring Royal Minus in!?

We arrived in Los Angeles, full of excitement and wonder. As we are exiting the highway we pull up on the left side of an 18-wheeler at a red light. The light turned green, with the 18 wheeler being on the right side of us, he made a very close left-hand turn crushing part of the passenger side, knocking off the back bumper, totaling Kinyo’s car. We are very grateful to have our lives.

Early rising. What a jam-packed leg of the tour. It almost ended as soon as it started though. When we came in L.A. we were hit by an 18-wheeler. I actually was recording when the accident happened. It could have been a lot worse but thankfully no one was severely injured. So many pics and vids to post, but I just want to apologize for those I have not responded to or missed calls. There is a lot to process. Kinyo and I are in the works of a system for those who want to tour with us so no one gets left behind that wants to go. It is a simple as getting up and going but it also is not as simple as getting up and going. Everyone will get something different from the tour. My biggest thing is not wasting anyone's time. I am grateful and thankful I am even here writing this post. It was an amazing tour run. Though my head was nearly crushed and my bro Kinyo's car got messed up, we are alive. Wooo, sometimes life throws something at you so you remember you are alive. There is a whole week to look forward to. This Tuesday, a special Valentines day addition of #TheComposition at @tuckerskozykorner Also, BLACK MOTHA FLIPPING PANTHER IS COMING THE #### OUT THIS WEEK! Be on the lookout later today for my article,"To Tour and almost Die in L.A." highlighting the tour and what is coming up! Hey, the day is full of possibilities. Write that song you were thinking about, paint that picture you have in your heart, record that movie scene, that podcast, today do something that makes your soul smile.

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Talk about a warm welcome! We Ubered to an open mic we had planned on going to at the Sabor y Cultura coffee shop. On top of almost losing our lives, we end up with an Uber driver that spent the whole time cracking jokes that seemed like they were memorized from a kid joke book. I appreciated the attempt at lighting up the mood. L.A, is just considerate like that. I’ve only had a few experiences with L.A., all pretty positive.  We make the open mic on time to sign up and are welcomed with love. The host is an amazing magician by the name of TranSe. The vibe was on point. We were not the only first-timers and the talent that came out was a treat to observe. Here are a few videos of some of the performers. Including Kinyo & Royal Minus.

Royal Minus

 

Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction

Kinyo

Poet 2

 

The highs and lows of the day,

To tour and almost Die in L.A

-Mr. Composition, The Emcee That Writes Fiction.

P.S. That was day one of L.A, HaHa, we stayed out there until Saturday night. More on that.

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Day 1 of Vlogtober/ Blogtober

I decided to participate in Vlogtober and Blogtober this year. My original idea was to break down my song lyrics and combine it with my current challenge that I am on day  17 with. That is my #keepit100withthyself challenge, where for 100 days I will release an original song from my 10-year span of music. As October 1st progressed, I thought of more ideas. As a result, I was editing until about 11:30 pm. I am not about to do that every day. So I took a walk and went with my original idea. Within an hour I shot and edited the new video.

Vlogtober/Blogtober Day 1: Expendable

In this video, I break down the meaning and thought process behind one of my crowd favorite song, Expendable.

 

 

This song shows up on my album, Graffiti The Mind, Produced entirely by Ruler Why.

Day 17: Expendable

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