Video: The Outfit, TX – “Drunk Driving” 

Dallas-based Hip-Hop Group The Outfit, TX Release Video For “Drunk Driving” From Their Cognac Double-Album

02.20.2014

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 Critical Praise for The Outfit, TX:

“…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

The Video:

Describing their artistry as “one small step for Texas, one giant leap for Southern kind,” rap trio The Outfit, TX  puts their unabashed Southern credo of smooth synth bass, moogs, 808s, synthesizers, and drawls on front display with the release of their fourth project, a double-disc album titled Cognac/Four Corner Room, which acts as two solo projects joined at the hip. Today, they’re re-releasing the controversial music video from Mel’s Cognac album, “Drunk Driving,” which YouTube removed without explanation several weeks ago. Filtered through a haze of Hennessy and the setting sun, the video captures a first-person’s view of cruising the wide-open streets and highways of Houston. Distant bass drums and floating piano notes further set the foggy mood.

Made up of born-and-raised Texans Dorian, JayHawk, and Mel, the Outfit, TX consists of two producers and three emcees who are all originally from Dallas but met at the University of Houston in 1996. Dubbed “the best thing in rap today that nobody is talking about (yet)” by MTV Hive, their recently released Cognac/Four Corner Room double-album was named by Complex as one of the Top Ten Texas Rap Mixtapes of 2013.

Watch the “Drunk Driving” Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OoSjpk9chQ

Download Cognac/Four Corner Room here: http://coolyfooly.com/album/cognac-four-corner-room

The Outfit, TX will be performing at SXSW 2014. Dates coming soon.

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Tracklisting for Cognac by Mel:

  1. Bitter (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  2. Purple Diamond Tea (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)
  3. isyagonshakeit? (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)
  4. Business Man (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)
  5. Munky Muzik (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)
  6. Sweet (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  7. Drunk Driving (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  8. Drunk Sex (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  9. Right Brain Tipsy (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  10. Feeling (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  11. Ride On (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  12. Free Yourself (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  13. Dirty South Rydan (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)
  14. Voyage to Atlanta (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)

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Tracklisting for Four Corner Room by Dorian:

  1. Hourglass (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  2. Amazing ft. Mel  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  3. Lonely Soul  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  4. WAKE UP  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  5. The Pursuit ft. King Me?  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  6. M.A.R.S  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  7. Girl Blue  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  8. Odyssey of The Mind  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  9. Straight No Chaser ft. Jay Hawk  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  10. The Feel  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  11. Ride On (Prod. by The Outfit, TX)
  12. Everyone’s For Sale ft. King Me?  (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  13.  Appealing (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)
  14. The Rise   (Prod. by Dorian of The Outfit, TX)

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with The Outfit, TX.

The Outfit, TX Background:

Born and raised in Dallas, producers and rappers Dorian, JayHawk, and Mel make up the hip-hop band The Outfit, TX. After forming while in school at  University of Houston in 2006, they returned to Dallas to continue to work on their patented brand of “Cooly Fooly Space Age Funk.” Individually, each has their own respective sound and together, they expertly blend their unabashed Southern credo of smooth synth bass, moogs, 808s and synthesizers. Their first official studio album, Starships and Rockets: Cooly Fooly Space Age Funk The Album is a perfect exhibition of that sound. Voted one of the “Best Underground Rap Tapes of 2012” by Houston Press Magazine, the album made waves among top tier press outlets and set the stage for their current project, their double-disk album Cognac/Four Corner Room, which exists as two solo projects, conjoined at the hip to represent the juxtaposed unity of of TOTX. Complex ranks it as one of the Top Ten Texas Rap Mixtapes of 2013.

TOTX has performed with the likes of J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, The Clipse, and Kendrick Lamar. They headlined their first sold out show at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX in March 2013, then hit the road, performing at several music festivals including A3C’s “Best in Texas” Showcase, and Spune’s Index Fest in Dallas, TX. The future holds much more for the three Southern gentlemen that comprise The Outfit,TX, who recently relocated back to Dallas from Houston. They might have put it best, describing their artistry as “one small step for Texas, one giant leap for Southern kind.”


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“Drunk Driving” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OoSjpk9chQ

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/the_outfit_tx/