From Damien –
The Summer Sessions era marked the period of time that I began going to The Gold Room pretty regularly, quickly learning the dynamics of the group and their creative process. Little did I know…

A formal introduction to the crew came via Kashmere Don, who’d partnered with Midas for a track called “The Caper”.  Don asked me to put a verse on there, and I made it do what it do. I need a better quality copy of the song before I post it. Can’t put it out there sounding weak and all…

A couple of weeks later I got a call from young Midas himself, asking if I was interested in hopping on a track for their new EP. (It later became a little more than an EP, as you can tell.) He sent me an MP3 titled “Summer Is Good”, so I wrote a verse about the summer being good. Because why not. Passed it over to my boy Big Mon of KO, laid the hook, then shipped it back to the Gold Room. A couple of days later, “Summer So Good” was ready for press.

Not too long after that, we shot a video for it:

All in the while, I began visiting The Gold Room several days a week, most significantly on Saturdays – which is when the group holds its weekly meetings. I’ll go further into the exact nature of these meetings in a couple of days, but for now i’ll just say that I quickly got an idea of what made these guys click as a unit. I can honestly say without bias – I like this project from front to back. There’s not a single song that I ever skip on here. EVER. Some of the more well-received songs are “Never Die” and “Automatic”. But the hands-down favorite was “Gone Off Patron”:

<a href="http://hisd.peaceuvmine.com/track/never-die">Never Die by H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)</a>

<a href="http://hisd.peaceuvmine.com/track/gone-off-patron">Gone Off Patron by H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)</a>

<a href="http://hisd.peaceuvmine.com/track/automatic-ft-sunny-bonoho">Automatic ft. Sunny Bonoho by H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District)</a>

Tracklist

1. Summer Intro
2. Never Die
3. Summer So Good – feat. The Legendary K.O.
4. Break of Dawn
5. Bring It Back – feat. Kay of The Foundation & Jay “8 Months”
6. Bang Out Music
7. Gone Off Patron
8. Automatic -feat. Sonny Bonoho
9. Sweet
10. District Outro
Bonus
11. Summer Aint Good – feat. Jay “8 Months”
FWMJ

Author FWMJ

Founder of Rappers I Know and Art Director to the Stars...of the Underground. Follow him on Twitter @fwmj.

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Comments

  1. David says:

    That new artwork is so bueno.

    The music has BEEN killin, tho.

  2. g says:

    Tight work, Dope CD!!!!!!!!

  3. Sonny Bonoho says:

    Were cool! Im cool! Sonny Bonoho

    Twentyfifty/Black World Ent

  4. Minus says:

    gery vood!!!!!

  5. reubthadude says:

    WOW this is nice..I really feelin this HISD…keep reppin for Houston…its nice to hear something besides screw coming out of the “H”..this is definately a fresh breath for Houston..that gone off Patron flow is nasty…wish the track was longer.

  6. Man…that new artwork is what’s up. That old one looked like caca. This should get the release a bit more attention. Dope!

  7. maaannn i’m so proud of these boys. their success is not a surprise to me at all! i’m just gonna sit back and watch my boys grow. i’m in awe. :) ya’ll keep it up… much love to all of ya.

    danielle/brownskyn/brownie/lil bit/nunu (yea ya’ll its me… shit… lol)

  8. Good idea, cover is tight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Forch Fabalon…………………………myspace.com/fandf