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XV Exclusive Freestyle for Hard Knock TV over Otis, The Official + More

| XV Off the dome! There is no denying that this is a true freestyle! After a long day of shooting a music video for “Awesome” and then sitting down to talk to Nick Huff Barili for over an hour XV blessed us with a freestyle session. This is the essence of Hip Hop to me! Playing beats from a car, chilling on the corner, spitting whatever comes to mind. After working in the music industry for over a decade and dealing with a lot of artists that take themselves to seriously, it was refreshing to see XV just have fun with it! SQUARIANS Stand Up!!! We are just getting started, Nick Huff Barili talked to XV for an hour. Interview and Behind the Scenes of the making of “Awesome” music video coming next week! Make sure to subscribe to for our latest videos! You can also follow us at and @Hardknocktv @NickHuff on twitter.
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Tech N9ne Exclusive Freestyle for Hard Knock TV

| Tech N9ne stopped by the Hard Knock TV studios recently and blessed us with an exclusive freestyle. Beat produced by the Automatiks. We are just getting started, Nick Huff Barili talked to Tech N9ne for an hour. Part three will be up next week. Make sure to subscribe to for our latest videos, including parts 1 and 2 of our interview with Tech N9ne. You can also follow us at and @Hardknocktv @NickHuff on twitter.

Mistah FAB SXSW Freestyle Hard Knock TV Exclusive

| Hard Knock TV caught up with Mistah FAB late night outside of a pizza joint at SXSW. Like the true MC he is Mistah FAB busted a freestyle right there on the spot. Now a lot of cats “Freestyle” for us but you can tell they are verses or writtens. If you listen carefully to FAB’s freestyle you can hear him incorporating what is going on in the street including the pizza spot’s “security” guard who is telling us we need to move because the crowd that is forming outside is blocking the entry to their spot. Mistah FAB is in my personal top 3 freestyler’s of all time! Make sure to subscribe to to get our latest videos including full interview with Mistah FAB and Devi Dev coming next week!

Jay Z Hard knock life


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Death Metal Heavy Weights Pathology Will Knock The Wind Out Of You


PATHOLOGY – Legacy Of The Ancients


Imagine a 10-ton rhino running into a mid-sized automobile head-on and having the car turned as flat as a pancake? It’s hard to picture this scenario, but with Pathology’s brand of guttural, double bass assault and groove-laden death metal will make you experience all of this vicariously through their music.

The 11 tracks including a brief intro at the start of the CD sets an eerie mood and creates an unstable atmosphere for your ears. Just one listen to the track “Code Injection” with its early Cannibal Corpse and Gorguts influences, you’ll be stage diving and thrashing your head like a psychotic individual drunk on Red Bull and coffee.

Mind you, the music on “Legacy Of The Ancients” is not played at 100 miles per hour as much of the quartet’s focus is on utter, downtuned brutality, and they definitely accomplish this insane feat here.


This foursome plays death metal as they feel it, so it’s more than just personal, it is very much angry in tone and feel. This is music to get your aggression out to, as it is very therapeutic in the grand scheme of things. You’ll know what I am talking about once you’ve felt the aural torture of “Collapsing Into Violence”. This songs is total Cannibal Corpse worship from the “Eaten Back To Life” era.

It’s good to see that Pathology is hell bent on creating a sound and style all their own, so this makes for one hell of an interesting death metal ride through the macabre and the insane.

Fellow neighbors and death metal brethren Cattle Decapitation, who also hail from San Diego definitely have some stiff competition here, but hey, lets face it, death metal is about unity not about being brutally better than your compatriots.

Last but no least, their apocalyptic, zombie infested CD cover art will make you feel like you’re apart of the “Night Of The Living Dead” horror flick. Great taste in choosing a twisted and sick cover, guys. Pathology is a killer band, nothing too out of the ordinary, but it is their overall sound and angry, guttural fueled vocals, which makes them standout in a scene crowded with extreme death metal bands. Check them out and feel their “Legacy Of The Ancients”.

Sarjoo Devani

Graduate of California State University Northridge, School of Journalism

Have been writing professionally since 1995.

Published hard copy of Explicitly Intense Fanzine, which gradually transitioned into a four color, professionally printed heavy metal and hard rock music magazine. Published hard copy edition from 1998 to 2008.

Officially started ezine winter of 2009 to present.

Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of online version of Explicitly Intense.

I have interviewed such prominent bands as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Rob Halford. Tesla, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Derek Sherinian, Chris Jericho (Fozzy & former WWF Wrestler), Cannibal Corpse, Deftones, Glenn Danzig, Type O Negative, Queensryche, Exodus, and many more.



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