Is The INF the Tyler Durden of hip-hop in San Antonio?
Standing seemingly alone in the third-eye rap arena within San Antonio is The INF, a prolific TIMEWHEEL artist and partner in thoughtcrime who pushes every boundary of music by transcending genres and destroying preconceived notions often held over rap music as a whole. The INF, who describes his music as, “an enigma of sound, lyrics, and magik,” just announced the upcoming release of a double-track feature music video for the songs “Snailzzz” and “V for Life” off his debut LP, Phoenix, available exclusively through TIMEWHEEL.
Directed and edited by visual artist/music producer Xian and animated by the multi-media artists Arkeologist & 40hands, this, the first video released by The INF, is dripping with mood. I had a chance to watch it before the release and it feels nice to see these artists and friends make such leaps with their work and talent. Xian’s direction for the video has a bold style that emphasizes the restless, defiant nature of The INF’s character, sending watchers adrift in a smooth trip-hop beat followed by fluent lyricism that speaks of the underlying truths in the world that surrounds us. The beats take on the sound of The Dust Brothers’ music in the movie “Fight Club” where the main characters consistently defy the life of materialism we are all forced to live. Is The INF the Tyler Durden of hip-hop in San Antonio? Find out when the video drops sometime in early August.
Check out “Phoenix” on Bandcamp.
About the Author
Alex Barclay is a freelance music journalist and label representative at TIMEWHEEL. A long time listener of progressive music, Alex has been an active member in the San Antonio independent music scene for years and is also a staff member at Imagine Books & Records, the Loudest Bookstore in Texas.