Video: The Outfit, TX – “Business Man” (Prod. by Mel of The Outfit, TX)

The Outfit, TX’s Mel Releases Video from Cognac Album, Premiere via The FADER


Critical Praise for The Outfit, TX:

“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

The Video :

“I know you see me, I look important,” raps The Outfit, TX’s Mel on the chorus of “Business Man,” a song in which he also produced. Premiering with The FADER, who say Mel “has the kind of subtle but powerful swag exclusive to sensitive guys who’ve realized that girls love sensitive guys,” the video is the latest release from the Dallas trio’s Cognac/Four Corner Room album, which has been circulating since late last year. But don’t get it twisted, these guys’ music is as relevant as ever, having recently done feature interviews with Complex, Noisey, and NPR. Whether he’s at home with a gold grill in his mouth reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, on a cell phone while out to lunch in a USA Olympics track jacket, or carrying luggage down the street in an overcoat and tie, there’s no doubt that Mel looks important in “Business Man.”

Entirely produced, written, and engineered by Mel and Dorian, Cognac/Four Corner Room takes listeners deeper into the individual spirits of the two founding members of the triumvirate that is The Outfit, TX. Released in November, the double-album serves as the first two installments of their five-part “Texan Chronicles” series. Having recently released visuals for “Free Yourself” and “Hourglass,” SPIN named The Outfit, TX one of five artists to watch in May 2014.

Check out the The FADER premiere:

Watch the video for “Business Man”:

Download Cognac/Four Corner Room here:


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)


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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“Business Man”:



“Purple Diamond Tea”:

“Free Yourself”:

“Drunk Driving”:

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