Name: Magna Carda, MC, Magna

Origin: Austin, Texas, United States

Genres: Hip Hop, Neo Soul, R&B, Jazz

Years active: 2011–present

Members: Megz Kelli, Dougie Do , Michael Gonzales (live), Marshall Skeeters (live), Eric Nikolaides (live)

Awards/Recognition: Austin Music Awards Best Hip-Hop/Rap 2017, 2018, 2019

TV/Movie Syncs: The Chi (Showtime/Season 2, EP 3)


Magna Carda is an American hip hop outfit based in Austin, Texas. The dynamic mc-producer duo is notable for their eclectic musical style – a genre-defying blend of rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets- electronic – and for performing with live instrumentation. Magna Carda draws inspiration from jazz, art, history and literature.


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“On their new single, ‘Angels,’ rising hip-hop duo Magna Carda make a case for being the next great thing to come out of Austin” – The 405

“Watch out for this duo, I have a feeling they’re not going anywhere.” – Nylon

“Austin’s next big group is poised to cause a sonic shift in hip-hop’s sound.” – Vibe

“Austin’s answer to The Roots.” – Mashable

“Magna Carda’s genre-defying blend of music has captivated listeners everywhere.” – PBS

“The coolest hip-hop act you haven’t heard of.” – Pop Dust

“One of the unique sounds of this generation.” – Rolling Out

“MC/producer duo, Megz Kelli and Dougie Do, have a knack for Southern-styled ambient beats in which they drop effortless flows that are equally provocative as they are amusing.” – The Deli


Performed at: ACL, SXSW, X Games, Treefort Festival, Euphoria Festival, Arise Music Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, The Showtime House

Performed with: Joey Bada$$, Oddisee, Noname, The Pharcyde, GZA, Raekwon, Lizzo, Fat Tony, Chali 2na, Kari Faux, Raphael Saadiq