The Outfit, TX

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“The Outfit, TX is… mixing Texan traditions with a wide range of influences from New Wave to punk to vintage boom-bap.”Noisey

“…the best thing in rap today that nobody is talking about yet.” – MTV Hive

“…positively perfect.” – Complex

“The Outfit, TX is one of the best rap groups in Texas.” – PassionWeiss

“This is definitely a song I’d like to hear blasting out of a car.” – EARMILK

“Restrained but intricate screw-meets-funk delivery.”The FADER

Born and raised Texans Dorian, JayHawk, and Mel make up the hip-hop band The Outfit, TX. Consisting of two producers and three emcees, TOTX’s story begins in the city of Dallas, where all three members are born, raised, and currently reside. Enrollment at the University of Houston in 2006 brought middle-school partners Dorian and Mel to JayHawk and three years later, The Outfit, TX was formed.​

Since their commencement, TOTX has been hard at work developing their patented brand of “Cooly Fooly Space Age Funk.” They have released several notably successful, local projects, including a 2010 OG Ron C-hosted Chopped Not Slopped self-titled debut project, and a buzzworthy 2011 mixtape with regional powerhouse DJ Mr. Rogers. Thus, these three individuals appear fully cognizant of both their respective sounds and their collective sound, blending unabashed southern credo with smooth synth bass, moogs, 808s, and synthesizers.

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Press Releases

Having United Dallas’ Hip-Hop Scene For Their Deep Ellum EP, the City’s Waviest Rapper/Producer Trio Celebrate the Summer With a Block Party
Dallas Rap Scene Solidarity Hits Its Peak As Artists Unite For TOTX’s New Compilation, Debuted by Noisey
The Eccentric Dallas Trio Releases Haunting Track From Forthcoming Deep Ellum EP, Debuted by Passion of the Weiss
Premiered by HYPETRAK, the Dallas Trio Continue Lead-up to Forthcoming Album with Strip Club-ready Single
Joined by Fellow Texas Rapper Maxo Kream, the Trio Mobs Out to Their Latest Video Single Premiered With an Interview by Noisey
After Hitting the Road With Run the Jewels On the Red Bull Sound Select Tour in 2014, The Outfit, TX Debut New Single via Complex
The Outfit, TX’s Mel Releases Video from Cognac Album, Premiere via The FADER
The Outfit, TX’s Dorian Releases Dark Video from Four Corner Room Album, Premiere via Noisey
The Outfit, TX Team Up With Former Passion Pit Drummer to Release Dark, Trippy Song “Stalactight” premiered by EARMILK
Mel of Hip-Hop Trio The Outfit, TX Releases Video From Cognac Disc of Double-Album Premiered by Noisey
Dallas Hip-Hop Trio The Outfit, TX Releases Video From Cognac Disc of Double-Album, Premiered by The Smoking Section
Dallas Hip-Hip Group The Outfit, TX Releases Controversial “Drunk Driving” Video From Their Cognac Double-Album

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