Tee Double

Bio-Music (Kinetic Global)

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Tee Double

Bio-Music (Kinetic Global)

Young guns take heed: This is how you make an album in the post-sampling age. Local mainstay Tee Double's latest LP is a study in fluidity, a self-composed lo-fi set of 11 tracks that gels in musical consistency and again through the album's message. At 36 and having run his Kinetic Global label for nearly 15 years, the Austin native has his doctorate in the local rap game, with Bio-Music playing out as his dissertation ("I Seen It," "Transmit") and spot-on lecture ("Snakes Industry" and Del the Funky Homosapien-guested "Keep Up"). Best is the way Double fits Bio-Music as a complete work, because "you can't make a living on two nice tracks." "Freeze" reiterates: "I'm still underground, let me tell you what I'm waiting for. A bigger share and a cut of all the masters, plus all my publishing; that's what I'm after."

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