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Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop




"Houston Artist Music Review"

First off, I’m very critical of cats who jack beats. Luckily, this mixtape is called Jackin 4 Beats so I knew I would hear instrumentals. The bar was set high, simply because he was using instrumentals. I was eager to hear it though. I had noticed some tweets from Affiliated Soldierz, O.N.E and a few others all cosigning this dude. I also realized he was from Mo City and these Mo City niggas been on the grind lately. I tweeted requesting a link and someone else sent me one…so I downloaded, unzipped it, added it and began listening.

The nigga came on smashing it. His vocabulary was on point…sounds educated. The delivery was crisp, clean and understandable even when he was flippin it. He chose some interesting tracks and switched the concepts up. My faves would have to be Dougie, Bullshittin, Bed and Beamer Flow. He wrecked them all.

now wheres Alicia, its ho’s down G’s up
I prefer my bitch Gabbana laced in Eloise pumps
I see chumps and eat chumps
and re-up on sea skunk
cuz his spunk is hard as any iron, steel or tree trunk
i can make the hardest walk it out and I don’t need unk
but you gone need insurance rodney d young
python, and saigon a titan I’m V Young
you can feel the sweat until Keith come
offering no refund
when each drum
houses 50 hollows for you pions
sara lee stacks a couple racks we don’t eat crumbs

The nigga can spit. He kinda has me leaning towards Eminem if I had to pick someone who he might sound like. Some people can flip it but it seems forced and like they struggling to get the words out. Not this dude…it seemed effortless. It was cool though, he didn’t do it throughout every song and make you tired of it. He slowed it down and inserted some sarcasm and cockiness (typical Mo City nigga). Some of the bars were a lil over the top which was ok and actually sorta humorous.

Now, going forward, the question is, what will come of this extreme amount of talent? Will he remain an underground lyrical beast like Papoose and K-Rino or will he breakthrough and shock the airwaves with something new, fresh and creative? Can he make a radio friendly song that keeps his personality without being commercial? Jaz Prince down with him so hopefully he can make that happen. Until then, we’ll wait and see what he drops next (hopefully something on original beats). I give this one 5 swangs. - Houston Artist Music Review


Still working on that hot first release.



Eskabel was born December 3, 1986, in Houston, Texas into a world that destined him toward becoming a star. His multi-cultural roots included a Nuyorican mother who didn’t take shit and refused to let him become another statistic. His father was a record label Executive int the 1980‘s and 1990‘s, exposing Eskabel to a variety of musical genres during his formative years. Though he grew up in a household of much support, Eskabel often felt alone. With most of his extended family in New York, growing up the south was a different world. His mixed background forced him to try to identify with one minority or another, as the blacks and latinos in his neighborhood ran in separate circles. He found people resented his ethnicity, and he therefore kept very few associates. He discovered rap at young age, finding solace in the rhymes of artists who shared his sentiment of solitude. Eskabel was just ten years old when he first heard Tupac’s album All Eyez on Me pumping through the speakers in his older sister’s room. From that point on he knew he was destined for a lifelong pursuit of storytelling. He began to study the art of rap, self-taught with such textbooks. Though Eskabel triumphed in many arenas growing up, including athletics, poetics and chicks, only one true art form did he dedicate his soul to, that being Hip-Hop.
No stranger to the fast life coursing through his bloodstream, Eskabel found himself in trouble with the law at times. Though he does not like to talk about those experiences, he has been quoted as saying “there is a dual thought process going on in my mind at all times…I find myself naturally inclined to commit crime…but that fast money doesn’t last for long…I got something to do on this earth, my days are limited so I must stay free…I pray the Lord protects me from any demons out to get me”
Eskabel is currently working on his upcoming album release "Out Work The World", and has previously released two mixtapes entitled “The Pep Talk” and “Jackin4beats”.