DJ Charlie is a household name in Texas for his reputation of party rocking and putting out mixtapes to push new underground Hip Hop. His art form of sticking to turntables is his way of keeping the true school element of DJing alive. As a member of the infamous Table Manners Crew, he can often be found DJing for many of Texas's local MCs and around local nightclubs and bars in Austin such as Plush. He is often on the road and travels throughout the state connecting the cities within Texas.
He is also under the booking agency HOTT Bookings run by DJ Digg of Table Manners Crew out of Austin. The LNS crew (Leaders of The New School) is his main group of rappers he DJs for and includes Kydd, Tank, Cory Kendrix, and Deezie Fresh. On top of that he is also a member of The Universal ZULU Nation, as started in 1973 by Afrika Bambaataa.
Artist / Producer / Songwriter
Kydd comes from Texas, but his style is unlike that of any other Southern artist. As a talented rapper and outstanding singer-songwriter, Kydd’s lyrical yet catchy compositions cross the borders of both R&B and Hip-Hop.
Kydd is a four-time SXSW Showcase artist and an A3C 2012 showcase artist. He has also toured numerous times, including The Red Bull Skooled Tour, LRG Homegrown Tour, Yelawolf Texas Tour, Big Sean College Tour, Sneaker Pimps Tour, and with The Cool Kids. He has also become an established producer, with credits under his belt for a wide array of artists such as Kirko Bangz, Noah23, Roosh Williams, Yves (of The Niceguys) as well as others.
Kydd's LP "The Sounds In My Head 2," which was released on March 13th, 2012, featured Yelawolf, GLC, Pac Div, Skyzoo and other local artists. His second 2012 album, "The Righteous LP," (which received a writeup from MishkaNYC) was released on July 31st and featured Max Frost, GLC, A.Dd+, Stunnaman from The Pack, Western Tink, Worldwide & The LNS Crew.
Artist / Producer / Songwriter
Born in Oregon, Cory Kendrix moved to Austin when he was eleven years old. Since then, he has moved back and forth to emerge as a young artist who is poised to be the next big thing for the urban market.
Cory has worked with and produced for numerous artists such as Rittz, The LOEGz, Kydd, Stunnaman from "The Pack," Fiend (formerly of No Limit Records), Young Von and Western Tink as well as other musicians from all over Texas, Oregon and other regions. Cory had his first official solo performance at SXSW 2013 and has also graced the stage on numerous occasions with artists such as Drake, David Banner, Bun B, Curren$y, Tone Loc, Cool Kids, Big Sean, Yelawolf, Dead Prez, Riff Raff, Danny Brown, and Mobb Deep along with other household names.
His first solo project, "The UnMixTape", is currently available for free download online. His most recent mixtape, "Free Beer," has had much success and has also been mentioned on several reputable hip-hop blogs. His new LP, "Ignorance," features Slim Gravy of A.Dd+, The LOEGz, Worldwide of San Antonio, and more.
Artist / Event Coordinator
Being Kydd Jones's older brother, Tank Washington is no newcomer to the rap game. Having first cut his teeth in the extremely popular Austin young urban group "Impac" along with his younger brother, Tank is now part of LNS Crew. His style comes from his years spent in the streets of Austin, but is also shaped by his recent experiences of being a young black father. After dropping "The Giveaway," (mixed by DJ Hella Yella) and his 6 Shots EP, Tank is now preparing to drop his debut LP featuring Dee-1, Killa Kyleon of Boss Hogg Outlawz, ST 2 Lettaz of G-Side, Slim Gravy of A.Dd+, S.Dot of The LOEGz, Kyle Lee of 3rd Degree, Kydd Jones, Cory Kendrix, Zeale, Phranchyze and more.
Devin Christopher Brown, better known as "Deezie" grew up in Bastrop, a small town in Texas that was half an hour away from Austin. He began rapping at the age of 7 in 1998 recording tapes with his cousin and friend EC. Growing up, Deezie was influenced by artists like Pharrell, Ice Cube, DJ Screw, Geto Boys, Outkast, UGK, and The Cool Kids as well as others. Basketball was everything to Deezie in his younger years, and both his father and stepmother guided Deezie down the path of education and being successful although he still had his creative dreams. In 2009, Deezie took his talents to join his cousin Kydd Jones and the LNS Crew, dropping his freshman project entitled "Hoop Dreams" in December of 2012. Based off the early 90s (the influential era of BMX bikes, gold chains, and Nike Air Jordans), Deezie now comes with a creative flow that combines elements of funk and soul-pop with his hiphop background.. He plans to release his next album late 2013.
ON THE ONES n TWOS