PLAYDOUGH (Dallas, TX) – No Angel /// UndergroundHipHopBLOG.com
Posted: March 23, 2013 Filed under: Blog Features | Tags: dallas hip hop, Dust Brand Films, Hotdoggin, Nathan Corrona, no angel, playdough, ughhblog, undergroundhiphopblog.com
Playdough is no kid’s toy.
He remains humble though his career has literally taken him all over the world. He recently hit number 2 on the CMJ hip-hop charts as well as cracking the Top 200. Nothing about this MC is typical. His name refers to the playtime cornerstone of everyone’s youth, the colorful clay modeling compound though he’s definitely not here to be shaped by anyone’s hand, but his own.
Life on the road has taken Playdough all over the United States, the UK, Sweden, Holland, Australia and much of Europe. He’s performed with artists like Method Man & Redman, Evidence, Stalley, Brother Ali, Mr. Dibbs, Atmosphere, KRS-One, Tanya Morgan, Mutemath, MURS, Mos Def, Erykah Badu,Pigeon John, Blu and countless others.
Playdough came up as a battle MC, known for surprising crowds with his deft wit and complex off top freestyles. He’s the top Dallas freestyle rap champion of Monday Night Fights for two years running and has won five times on 97.9 The Beat’s Freestyle Fridays. He’s also won the Skribble Jam TX Battle and most recently was asked to participate in the prestigious invitation-only Red Bull Emcee competition.
He’s released 2 albums with international distribution (Lonely Superstar/EMI and Don’t Drink The Water/Sony). But it’s his first indie release, Hotdoggin on his own Writer Dye Wrecords that has really started getting this diverse and highly motivated MC his just due. The singles, and compelling videos for “Ya Heard (with Mr Dibbs and The Black Keys)” and “No Angel” have been featured on some of the biggest music blogs as well as being listed as best hip-hop act by the Dallas Observer in 2011 and nominated for best rap/hip-hop act for the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2012. Playdough was also recently listed by AllHipHop.com in the Top 50 Underground Artists
. It’s a real culmination of everything Playdough has learned on his path to becoming such a highly respected MC.
With all of these accomplishments under his belt, you’d think that by now you’d know more about the MC known as Playdough. But instead of composing Texas-sized stories about himself, he’s been putting in the work, achieving success, and moving on to the next mission. With no plans to stop anytime soon, you are sure to see this legendary MC in a city near you very soon.