Austin Fair has had his foot on the gas in 2020. Only a few months following the release of his 17 song project Joyride, the Chicopee rapper returns with a brand new album entitled PIONEER — a lyrically dense, 29-minute reminder of why Austin’s name carries weight across the entirety of Massachusetts.
Although the pace of his recent releases may be characterized as being somewhat ambitious, the high-level of quality associated with them unquestionably stands as justification for such a rapid musical output. Laced with production elements of jazz-hop, courtesy of executive producer — and Austin Fair’s cousin — Humbeats, Fair flows from track to track with such mastery that it almost appears effortless. Bouncing between songs such as “Honor Roll”, which will motivate you to roll out of bed and do push-ups, to “Up & Away”, which will motivate you to roll up and spark, the lyrical content prevalent within this project is of a high degree. Echoing the sounds of a man punching his way through the glass ceiling that hangs over the Massachusetts Music Scene — a struggle that many artists from the Bay State know all too well — Austin Fair does a phenomenal job with respect to getting authentic sentiments out to his audience.
The powerful duo of Austin Fair and Hetriks combines once again for a summer anthem titled “Slide”.
The Chicopee native has spent the vast majority of 2019 building up his arsenal of music, with “Slide” being only his second track to be released this year. Despite this, Austin Fair has steadily proven to be one of the most hardworking artists that the state of Massachusetts has to offer. No matter the time or day, you’ll more than likely find Austin at the studio working on his craft. The combination of his artistic talents and his willingness to put the work in have ultimately led to the development of a formidable artist that consistently delivers great music.
“Slide” is the perfect example of this, with the song being full of boisterous, mesmerizing energy that contains a high level of replay value. Hetriks does a truly incredible job at crafting an exhilarating instrumental over which Austin Fair floats with true grace. This pair has proven in the past that they possess a vast amount of chemistry between each other, and “Slide” only helps to reinforce this statement. Be on the lookout for what the Western MA representative has coming next as the year continues.
Chicopee-native, Austin Fair, recently dropped “Chose Up Freestyle”, a layered track where Austin airs out some of what’s been weighing on him mentally. Recruiting Humbeats to lace this track with some mesmerizing production, Austin Fair is on a mission to prove to the world that he’s equipped with what it takes to reach the next level.
Austin Fair and Humbeats have been making music alongside one another for an extremely lengthy period of time, and the chemistry shown between the two cousins becomes overwhelmingly apparent as you listen through “Chose Up Freestyle”. Humbeats has worked his way onto the list of the most-respected producers in the state of Massachusetts, and his talents really shine through on this track.
Austin takes time to clear his mind on “Chose Up Freestyle”, airing out his feelings about the music industry, competition, and personal growth. His main focus has always been developing his craft, and as he continues to add depth to his discography, it’s becoming clear that he’s taking the right steps towards achieving his goals. “Chose Up Freestyle” is another example of how much of a skilled rapper Austin Fair truly is.
Aside from being BMA-nominated best DJs in the state, the SuperSmashBroz are also Boston’s finest facilitators. Look at their summer 2017 project, Family Cookout, for example, in which they connected over 30 Massachusetts-based artists to promote the local music scene and bring to fruition various highly-anticipated collaborations. More recently, take a look at their last project – Code Name: Girls Next Door – in which they saw the talents in Gin Mason and CHI and decided to bring them together for an EP. As you can see, the SmashBroz are constantly connecting the dots, and today, they do so yet again with a new single entitled “Max Out”.
Joining together Caliph, Reem Skully, and Austin Fair all over a backbone of SuperSmashBroz and Humbeats production, this song is yet another example of why the brotherly DJ duo is so important for Massachusetts. In getting these 3 incredible rappers together, they bless us with a mesmerizing display of lyrical prowess and addictive rhythms. Each of these artists, one after another, establish a solid degree of chemistry with the others while also showcasing their own individual talents, and all in all, “Max Out” is just the right song to keep all of our vibes right as the summer winds down to its end.
In the words of the SmashBroz, this is “just a lil somethin’ to get your vibes right“, so make sure you give it a listen at the link provided below:
Austin Fair is a workhorse. His undying supply of passion and wholeheartedly inspiring hunger towards making it in rap never goes unnoticed on our pages, and today, he’s back yet again with a brand new mixtape alongside producer Hetriks entitled 413. But it doesn’t feel like enough to simply say that this is Austin Fair’s return to Graduation Music – he’s back, but he isn’t the same as he used to be. This time around, Fair is brought forth with a vengeance, even coming with an improved artistry and clear ambition that he communicates throughout the tape. If there’s any collection of music that shows just how dedicated Austin Fair is to his art, it has to be 413.
That being said, the collaborative effort between the young talent and producer Hetriks on this one contributes greatly to the identity of the tape. The two find an emphatic degree of chemistry in which they operate and grow within, and by taking a few risks while maintaining the reputation and threshold of quality that Fair has become known and loved for, they join forces in the most impressive, productive ways possible. Each new song fits perfectly within the sonic sweet spots that the Chicopee representative has discovered, marking 413 as an undeniably consistent mixtape to kick the summer off with.
Chicopee has a star in the form of Austin Fair, so be sure to click on his newest full-length offering at the link below:
Austin Fair is in full effect!! Dropping the first single since his acclaimed STARPOWER album release, this Hetriks-produced track is a banger that deserves your immediate attention.
For starters, the work ethic currently being displayed by Austin Fair and the rest of The HomeTeam is nothing less than admirable. Fresh off of a show in Amherst this past weekend, Austin just released “WALK” to remind everyone that he’s really in his bag right now. This man really said, “I do donuts in that hooptie, cuz I can’t afford the ghost”, as if he somehow telepathically knows my current vehicular situation.
On a more serious note though, “WALK” speaks to Austin’s current feelings about all of the work he’s been putting in, and how his dreams are beginning to manifest in front of him. He knows that the finish line is still on the horizon, but the path towards that finish line is growing clearer and clearer with each move he makes. Aside from this, the beat provided by Hetriks really allows for Austin to bring all of these ideas together in a manner that ultimately results in a really well-executed song, so big props to the duo for playing to each others’ strengths here.
Show Austin Fair and Hetriks some love, and listen to “WALK” below.
Also, if you haven’t yet, click here to check out Austin Fair’s latest interview with The Museum TV to get to know the Chicopee artist some more!
Considering the extensive catalog of bangers that he has created up until now, I feel confident in saying that it’s always going to be a great day when we receive new music from Austin Fair. Today, the rising talent is here on Graduation Music to share his latest project, STARPOWER. 13 tracks long and packed with features from a number of fellow MA artists, this project is a highly-entertaining listen from the first second to the last, and definitely not something to be sleeping on.
Personally, my attraction to Austin Fair’s music roots from his ability to curate a vibe with any venture he sets out on. Whether he’s trying to craft a banger or a smoother, R&B-influenced track, Fair always puts his all into it and seems to know exactly what he’s doing. In this light, STARPOWER is the perfect example of the young artist’s talents in creating and executing his vision, making for cohesive and impressive projects, not just scattered singles.
If you didn’t realize it already, the dedicated work ethic that we’re seeing from his corner is definitely paying off, so be sure to show some love and listen to the latest project from Austin Fair at the link below.