Tay-K Runs His Last Race, Leon Bridges Is A Hit With Big Little Lies And Kacey Musgraves Comes Home For A Two-Night Stay.
As we reported on Friday, Arlington rapper Tay-K aka Taymor McIntyre was found guilty of murder in the death of 21-year-old Evan Walker. Today, he was fined $10,000 and sentenced to 55 years in prison — and that’s just for this case alone. We won’t give you a SparkNotes version of his legal history again, but just know that it’s quite the saga.
According to The FADER, the lyrics and music video of the rapper’s viral single, “The Race,” was used as evidence by prosecutors, presumably in efforts of tacking on even more severe charges. In addition to the lyrics and video, prosecutors also presented pictures of McIntyre posing with a gun and standing next to a “wanted” poster as evidence in the case.
Just imagine State District Judge Wayne Salvant, the same judge behind the infamous “affluenza case,” reading bars such as “Shoot a fuckboy in his motherfucking face” as a stenographer transcribes it for public record. Wouldn’t that be… something?
Speaking of public record, it is important to remember that it’s permanent and can come back into the light at any given moment. Take, for instance, this hilarious viral video from 2007 featuring Marc Rebillet, a.k.a. Loop Daddy, waiting outside of an Apple Store for a new iPhone and selling his place in line to a hilariously shortsighted woman for $800:
People who can afford to drop that kind of coin shouldn’t be wasting their wealth on iPhones. And while iPhones come and go, legacies last forever. Case in point: Kirk Franklin, whose rich legacy has compelled former Sony executive DeVon Franklin (no relation) to work on a biopic about the Fort Worth gospel artist.
Another Fort Worth artist leaving his imprint in film and television is Leon Bridges, whose track “That Was Yesterday”has been added as a post-credit song for season two of the HBO series Big Little Lies. Bridges also contributed to the soundtrack for season one with his song “River.” The soul-funk also artist recently chatted with Billboard over his continued inclusion in the series.
Moreover, Kacey Musgraves made a network appearance in a televised performance for the TODAY show, in which she played “Slow Burn,” “Oh What A World,” “Lonely Weekend,”and“Happy and Sad.” If you’d rather see her play these songs in the flesh, you’ll have two opportunities in DFW later this year, as she will be performing a two-night stand at Toyota Music Factory on October 10-11.
Consider those shows a tease for tomorrow’s “Just Announced” segment, as well as a freshly-announced co-headline tour that Dallas-based Power Trip will embark on with High on Fire. Joining them on the road will be Devil Master and yet another Dallas band – Creeping Death. You can see this crusher of a bill at Gas Monkey Live! on November 8.
Just a bit west of Dallas, an event dubbed “Eden Summer Jam” will take place at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on Saturday, August 3. Def Jam artist S3nsi Molly will be headlining this engagement featuring a bill of 10 other artists, too. You can snag tickets here.
On a far sadder note, Good Records employee Jacob Douglas has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and will be undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy. In a just world, a tenacious fight for survival against a deadly disease shouldn’t put you at risk of financial ruin, but here we are. If you would like to help, donate to this GoFundMe page organized on his behalf.
To close this smorgasbord of local music news items, indulge yourself in some of the freshest music our fair city has to offer:
Welcome Center dropped a new video for “Is That All There Is”:
Klue dropped his IDKIDC EP, with the song “Delete You” to get you hyped:
Earlier this month, BERRYGUAP dropped a video for “Prezidente”:
Denton experimental outfit BS Pain Control dropped a new album titled Every Problem a Rose: