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Voted Austin Music Award's "Best Hip Hop/ Rap 2020," the southern duo known as Blackillac has been buzzing in the south. Rappers ZEALE and Phranchyze came together in late 2018 under the guidance and production of multiple Grammy winner Gary Clark Jr.. They started their journey in Willie Nelson's historic Arlyn Studios writing and recording with Gary to establish the roots of Blackillac. After establishing the foundation of their sound Blackillac began expanding their library with producers and artist like KOTA The Friend, Quin NFN, Black Pistol Fire, Missio and more. Over the past few years Blackillac has launched their first North American tour including debuts at festivals like ACL Music Festival, Summerfest, Capitol Hill Block Party, Fortress Festival, and more. Releasing new music monthly to their growing fanbase, Blackillac has been consistently releasing material monthly over the past few years, most recently debuting new tracks produced by Gary Clark Jr along with being direct support on his national tours in 2021 and 2022. To date Blackillac has been featured on No Jumper, Ebro's Beats1 on Apple Music, and more
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