Here's a track created by two Lansing-based artists that are coming to SXSW for the first time. The tune is appropriately titled "Austin F#%@ing Texas" and emcees JYoung the General and Red Pill of the Blat! Pack did a good job summing up the anticipation and excitement that lot's of musicians feel when they head to this mega music festival for the first time. There really is no way one can prepare to hit Austin during South By and if you've always wanted to come here, and then your dream comes true, why not write a song about it?
The beat you'll hear was created by up and coming Michigan producer Hir-O and sounds like the score to a hip-hop video game from the '80s. The outcome matches the doe-eyed energy of the artists rapping and that's what makes this song a joy to check out. Both JYoung and Red Pill are playing the Michigan Made Showcase this Saturday alongside Jon Connor, Ro Spit, OneBeLo, FowL, and plenty of our state's best hip-hop talent.