Yung Nation, the Dallas duo of 19-year-old emcees Lil Faime and B. Reed, is seemingly primed for some national hype. The pair tirelessly records and plays shows, their YouTube channel has well over a million views, and backing from Dorrough Music has allowed Yung Nation and Nation Gang, the dance-c ... More >>
This new track by local production duo Play-N-Skillz, featuring Dorrough, Too $hort (!) and Bay Bay, addresses the ladies of Dallas in no uncertain terms. After listening to it once, I had some conflicted feelings, but damn if wasn't stuck in my head all morning. Maybe it's the flute sample. ... More >>
Steve VisneauP-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-play-N-Skillz!I was lucky enough to spend some QT with Dallas hip-hop super-producers (not to mention two-time Grammy winners) Play-N-Skillz last week on the set of Tum Tum's new music video for his Salinas brothers-produced track "Smoke Something" off his excellent n ... More >>
The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>
Fans of the E! Network might recognize the above clip as the introduction and theme song to the new Girls Next Door spin-off, Kendra. Featuring Too $hort on vocals, the song was produced by Dallas' own Play-N-Skillz. Let's hope they at least got paid for this one.
...and here's another clip of Too $hort and Bun B talking about our fine city.In other news, Play-N-Skillz has announced that it will now be hosting a weekly radio show on K104 (KKDA-FM 104.5) every Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Quite creatively, the Salinas brothers are calling their show "Play-N- ... More >>
Looks like the fruits of MTV's labor from a few weeks back, when the network followed D-Town production wunderkinds Play-N-Skillz around town for a party at plush and a dance instruction deal at Big T Bazaar are gonna be unraveling over on MTV.com all week--if the above promo, which features non-Da ... More >>
Play-N-Skillz, Big Tuck, Slim Thug, Pitbull, Paul Wall, Too $hort, morePlushWednesday, February 4, 2009Better than: Parking a filthy, body-damaged Scion Xb in a metered spot and walking two blocks to avoid using the valet service, all the while contemplating how out of place you are anywhere near a ... More >>
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