5.1: Garren, Arin, Twelve’Len

Essential listening for relatively new hip-hop/r&b artists that you ain't — but should be — checkin' for. Garren // EP: (normal) That good stuff if you like super clear annunciation (slur that shit a bit my dude), buttery vocals, brackin', boot rattling bass and brispy 808's. He's from Compton and that's in the top 3 … Continue reading 5.1: Garren, Arin, Twelve’Len

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in the Fight

I was missing the camaraderie which came with training with others for a singular focused goal: to get better and to WIN. Yes, winning is the ugly thought that often collides with the idea of "doing your best", but by sheer nature and dichotomy, the best one can do is win. And no one who's taken this type of sport seriously has ever wanted anything less of themselves, in my experience.


"An inexplicable passing of time when you don't have the resources to tackle your interests, the way a squid would a sperm whale, especially when the pursuit of these interests bear next to zero potential for realistic, unselfish returns" is how I would modernly define inevitability. It sucks that there are things we can't control … Continue reading Renaissance

xTRILLIAMS – ‘VOL 2. SWEEET’ [iTunes + Spotify]

My second mixtape is also my first release to legitimate streaming platforms and is available now! I'm psyched. Thank you to the friends who are better at this than I am. https://open.spotify.com/album/0vcTc154mYrkHPPBtcllNK Also on Apple Music. The O.G,  version without sample clearances still lives on Mixcloud.

“Mike’s Infinite Playlist.” –(}x_x{)

Hi, my name is Mike / "xTRILLIAMS" I rap, record, mix and engineer my own and my friends' music, all from the safety of the internet. I once performed at a house party and again at a Scout Hall in front of tens of people. I've just spent the last 48 hours cleaning up all … Continue reading “Mike’s Infinite Playlist.” –(}x_x{)

“Mike’s Infinite Playlist.” –(}~.~{)

First things first, in memorial on this day of ANZAC Day – a significant slice of deeply-rooted Australian culture, and one that focuses on sacrifice and appreciation, which modern Australians are given a day off work to make that mean something... And here I am blogging. . . Also, remembering the Armenian Genocide, for all my R-Mean … Continue reading “Mike’s Infinite Playlist.” –(}~.~{)