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[MUSIC VIDEO] J. Nolan – GAME POINT

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Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop lyricist J. Nolan with his latest short one-take style music video called GAME POINT. This visual is to get things started after he took a bit of a hiatus due to focusing more on performing live at shows, getting his music licenses, and building relationships within the music business.

GAME POINT serves as the introduction to his forthcoming project entitled Rise of ATLantis. The project is dedicated to his home town of Atlanta. Which in wants to create a balance of lyrical driven content, soulful hip-hop, and a bit of trap music. I find the visual to be interpretative. As you see him recite his lyrics in the elevator once he’s down he’s on the way up. Looking forward to hearing more dope content from J. Nolan.

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[AUDIO] CAINE – Summer Nights

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[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have emerging rap artist Caine bringing us his latest single titled SUMMER NIGHTS. The chilled out anthem reflects his life experiences with this fusion of hip-hop and R&B. I see Caine expresses the increase in his support has brought him attention from the ladies. In this case, are they just calling him cause his balling now? It don’t matter to Caine, cause he’s living his life to the fullest, without the need to be tied down. Enjoy SUMMER NIGHTS and don’t forget to press repeat.

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[AUDIO] Lazer Beam Green – Ride With Me featuring Maizey Parker

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we got hip-hop artist Lazer Beam Green with his official professional debut single RIDE WITH ME, featuring Maizey Parker. On his track, he talks about road tripping with family and friends. Reminiscing on some good times regarding long road trips to advance in his musical career, over a catchy beat produced by Jamison Stokdyk of Sheboygan Recording. I thought the intro to RIDE WITH ME was pretty interesting with the Voice for Maps directing you to Lazer Beam Green, it’s like setting you up on the journey you’re about to embark on. Stay in the loop for more content from Lazer Beam Green by following him on his link below:

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[COMICS] POPOVA – Issue #1

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popova issue 1POPOVA: FEMALE EMPOWERMENT OR RADICAL FEMINISM? POPOVA was written and created by Dre Torres and Alex Valdes, a New York / Miami based filmmaking duo best known for their feature-length documentary THE LAST TAINO. The book features stylish black & white artwork by Yasmin Liang (STAR TREK, STEED AND MRS. PEEL), and variant cover art by Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO, YOUNG TERRORISTS).

After reading the first issue of the POPOVA, I can’t wait what’s in store with Scarlet Rose’s battle and will she be able to get away from the woman organization who targets male oppressors, that she used to be apart of?

It was a suspenseful read, the illustrators portrayed the story perfectly. The new comic book POPOVA is a revenge fantasy in the vein of Inglorious Bastards, explores the idea of reversing society’s gender stereotypes by depicting women in the role of the aggressor. Just goes to show woman can be badasses too! I don’t want to reveal too much of the story, but know it’s definitely worth it.

According to co-creator Dre Torres, “Historically, men have used violence to oppress women. The characters in our book simply decided to fight fire with fire. They don’t protest, they don’t campaign. They kill.”

POPOVA #1 is currently available for purchase at Popovaworld.com

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[REACTION] NikkiSiixx Reacts to The Walking Dead S7 EP7 – Sing Me A Song

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Here’s where NikkiSiixx records her reaction to the Season Seven of the Walking Dead. If you can’t tell, she’s a fan. We have Season Seven Episode Seven with “Sing Me A Song“.

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[Nikki Hears It First] FayBn – X Girlfriend (S2 EP1)

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Welcome back a new season of Nikki Hears It First!

Here’s where I film my reaction to a music video from an indie artist. This time on Season Two Episode One, I’m watching Miami Hip-Hop Artist FayBN with his music video “X GIRLFRIEND“. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!

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[AUDIO] Teddy Harris – Starr

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[FLORIDA+ATLANTA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Rapper/R&B artist Teddy Harris. I consider him an R&B artist considering he has so much soul when it comes to his melodies. And with his second single STARR, off Teddy Harris’ upcoming debut project “Tell H.E.R. I Said…“. The song is dedicated to the ladies and really provides a groovy-fun vibe. Teddy Harris is descriptive about the one who caught his eye. Currently, we are waiting for the visual to his single! Expect it real soon and get the alert by following Teddy Harris on TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.

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[GAMING] Female Gamers Are Here To Stay

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350f00d2ca732583d6df5584fe5bb597Female Gamers Are Here To Stay || In the dynamic modern day world, gaming is constantly changing. What was assumed to be a male dominated field now hosts a large number (a whooping 52%!) of female gamers. Though women have not been traditionally associated with gaming, the stereotype is slowly breaking with the numerous women coming out on platforms like Twitch to present their skills as advanced gamers. It is speculated that the number of females playing games has increased because of the rise of mobile technology. Now that all gamers do not have to spend their days holed up inside their rooms in the dim light of their play stations, it would be wrong to assume that the demographics have remained the same.
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Women have shown interest in gaming through mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. It might be possible that the rise in a more ‘casual’ type of genre in gaming has brought more women into the sphere that was previously considered almost exclusively male. From interactive puzzles to entertaining bingo games (which you can play here), women form the majority of players. And what about the male players? Well, they are not susceptible to any harm. Their position in the world of gaming has remained the same and will probably continue to be so even if the number of female players rises further. It is important to recognize that there is a need for homogeneity in the gaming industry so that games that were considered ‘typically male’ can cater to the females too. Gaming should rely on the skills of a player rather than their sex. Female gamers are here to stay and there is no denying the fact that their opinions will start changing the face of the gaming industry in time.

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[AUDIO] Johnny Brown – Champagne On A Yacht

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have upcoming artist by the name of Johnny Brown with his latest single CHAMPAGNE ON A YACHT. For only being 20 years old he’s eyes are on the horizon. With collaborating with producer Key Watch, bringing us a track, that you can definitely hear on the radio. The track is smooth, while Johnny Brown expresses his thoughts on his shorty. While sipping on champagne on a yacht. There’s also a music video to his single. Johnny Brown is harmonic and gets all romantic on this one. Stay tuned for more content from Johnny Brown.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] RickyAtoms – RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE

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[MIAMI, FL] For an artist who has been trying to perfect his craft, we have upcoming hip-hop artist RickyAtoms with his debut Music Video for his single RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE. In collaboration with music producer Hard Dinero. The track focuses on RickyAtoms starting from the bottom and making his way up with his consistent progression. Improving his skills in music from producing beats and writing/recording his lyrics. Besides creating music, RickyAtoms also skateboards. The visual takes place at the Skatepark where we see Ricky skate and other skate enthusiast while the other location is at the studio working on the track with Hard Dinero. The RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE visual really embodies the tracks concept. The single is catchy and puts you on a good vibe throughout. Stay tuned for more content by RickyAtoms.

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Art Morera – Ten G’s

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Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 8.15.14 PM[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Art Morera’s latest music video for his single TEN G’s. Art Morera embraces ‘Twelve AM’ which is not only his brand, but it’s a mentality, a statement. Be thankful for a new day, don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you gotta do because tomorrow isn’t promised, and don’t carry with you today the mistakes made in the past.

On his track TEN G’S, Art Morera expresses the first time he counted 10G’s and what it took to get there. At the end he decides to cut the bullshit and really focus on his goals. Art Morera is lyrical to the T, and embrace his journey with his latest track TEN G’S, over a beat he produced himself. Make sure you stay connected with Art Morera for the latest with his content by following him on his social media links below:


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[ALBUM REVIEW] Revolution Zo – Sheep In Wolves Clothing

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[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have multi-talented hiphop artist by the name of Revolution Zo, he also is a producer and songwriter. We have his latest project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. This soulful project containing ten tracks that really experiments with different styles of music variating from Hip-Hop, Trance, Soul, and Pop. Before we get into the music, let’s get to know a little bit more on who Revolution Zo is and back story.

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 7.37.15 PMLet’s go back 2003 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where it all began. Revolution Zo started to create beats and sold them locally to other artists. But then his life shifted when mischief became a factor, he then moved to Clarksville, Tennessee. Revolution Zo was interested in expanding his craft by becoming a song-writer.

The benefits to creating music became like therapy sessions to ease with his troubles with his anger and depression. Revolution Zo embraced the Nashville music scene by showing support by attending and performing at shows. Getting noticed by Def Jam A&R in 2009, but due to some indifferences the contact was lost. Zo decided to take a hiatus and get ready for the next move.

In 2014, Revolution Zo had submitted some material that got a head nod of approval from 9th Wonder on his Ustream Listening Sessions. He even encouraged Zo that his music was dope and related to a different lane, that he should embark. Listening to his advice, Zo started to reconstruct himself and his music and starting to create his next project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING.
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I’m going to review my favorite tracks of SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I do have to say the artwork alone is extremely eye-catching and sets the mood right for the journey we’re about to embark on.

[01 PSALMS] Revolution Zo is expressing himself melodically through this power introduction. Somewhat hypnotizing Revolution Zo gets you tuned in. The track kinda reminds me that it’s a type of anthem. Gaining control of your life and staying focus no matter what you’re going through.

[02 STRANGE THANGS] The unique production makes it so easy to vibe too. Revolution Zo is about to flow on this track is effortless. Zo breaks down how he comes off a bit strange. When going through struggles he doesn’t like to involve other people. He keeps it to himself and solves it on his own. He takes his mothers words of advice to be grateful and pray for you’re blessings.

[04 NITE AT THE DISCO (FEATURING SKYE)] With this track is completely different from the rest of the tracks. This is fits more in a club late night getting the crowd hype to keep on dancing. Skye adds a nice back vocals on the track. This goes to show that Revolution Zo can adapt to any sounding beat. This track makes you want to move. This is a dope track.

[06 BLACK DESERT] Revolution Zo gets grimy on this dark track on what he feels regarding all the negativity live can endure. Its like the negativity speaks through the track on the deep vocal. With God on his side he will be able to defeat these demons and speak a better path.

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 5.45.05 PM[07 RUNNING AWAY (FEATURING LOLLIEVOX)] I feel like everyone can relate to this track. When dealing with a bunch of issues and feel like you can’t break through. You feel the best way to get out of it is by running away. But in the end you figure the best way to deal with your issues is facing them. Revolution Zo tone on this track gives us an artist that’s opening up and expressing himself the best way he can and that’s through his music. Lollievox makes an appearance on the track.

[10 SUMMER LOTUS (FEATURING RUFUS DAWKINS)] On this track Revolution Zo expresses how he feels about someone he finds attractive, smart, and could possibility fall in love with. R&B & Soul flows through the production while Rufus Dawkins adds some melodic vocals to the track.

“Rev. Zo musical style can be described as melodic rap with introspect, it would seem that he acquires ability to lay his insecurities on record and expose his philosophical personifications as an emotional artist, dealing with expansive and nebulous feelings in acute and often self-destructive ways” – Press Release.

This concludes my review on Revolution Zo’s album SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I broke down my favorite tracks, and overall it’s definitely a solid project. We would love to know what you guys think about Revolution Zo music. Make sure you stay in the loop and follow Revolution Zo on all his social media links below:

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[AUDIO] Ivan Magaña – Rap Game Jesus

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have SoFlo Rapper Ivan Magaña with his latest single RAP GAME JESUS. Ivan Magaña really stands on his own with his unique flow and style. Setting his own values by promoting peace, positivity, and happiness. RAP GAME JESUS gives us chill vibes, over witty lyrics. Ivan Magaña is the Happy Hippie who can rap. This track definitely earns a repeat! RAP GAME JESUS expresses on the track what he’s up to and how he’s determine on creating his music and living life. Stay tuned for more content by the Happy Hippie Ivan Magaña.

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[TIPS] How To Enjoy You’re First Music Dance Festival

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download_48Want to enjoy your next dance music event – then follow these tips and make the most of it.

Make Sure To Wear Comfortable Shoes (non open toed ones)

One of the major determining factors of whether you will be able to enjoy yourself at one of these events is being dressed comfortably. Make sure to wear shoes that you will be able to dance in (it should also be a pair that you don’t care too much if they end up getting destroyed) – it could be one of the worst decisions you ever made to wear flip flops since people will be trampling all over your feet. Invest in cute flats or converse shoes. Heels are a definite no.

Have Enough Cash On Hand To Buy Water

If you are planning to go to a rave that is going to last a while, you will need to have plenty of water. A regular set will typically last 4 to 5 hours, and marathon sets may go as long as 10 to 11 hours. So make sure you and your friends stay hydrated to survive the night. There are going to be lots of sweaty people around.

What To Wear

Don’t overdress and make sure you are comfortable. You can wear shorts and a cute crop top that has a bandeau. Here is a good site.

Find out who the DJ is going to be and the songs that they will be playing.

Are you going to wear an Armin Only t-shirt to a Markus Schulz set? Do you know who is going to be performing and the kind of music they will be playing? Do you understand what the difference is between house, techno and trance? Before you go, make sure you have these things figured out, otherwise you could end up looking like a fool.

Take A Fanny Pack To Put Your Phone In

Fanny packs have made a comeback and they are very useful to have if you would like to carry things with you without needing to lug around a purse or backpack. The amount of phone thieves is increasing, and you don’t want to be forced to replace your new phone.

Accessorize

Dance music is a colourful genre and as such you should accessorise before you go to any event. Our advice is to ensure you have your sun glasses, glow stick and whatever else before you get there as it will be a lot cheaper than purchasing them there.

Go With Your Significant Other Or Good Friends

If you haven’t ever been to a rave, the most fun part of all is enjoying it with your significant other or good friends. It can be okay to go with people that you don’t really know very well, however better to stay with those you know unless you are really sure about them.

Plan For How You Will Be Getting Home

Make sure you are prepared. Know who will be driving and all the details about that. Plan on how you will be getting home, and have a place to crash (in case the designated driver isn’t okay to drive). The last thing you want is to end up in the headlines of the news tomorrow.

Take Earplugs With You

If you don’t want to develop tinnitus (ringing in the ears), then make sure to take high-quality earplugs with you. On Amazon they are just $15. If there isn’t time for you to order a set online, just go to Walmart and buy a cheap disposable pair for $3.

Take Sunglasses With You

The lights are extremely bright, and you might not like staring directly into the sun whenever you are in a crowded, dark place. So take some sunglasses with you.

Take Scrunchies Or A Hair Tie With You

If is going to get very hot, so by the time that the night is over you will most likely be dripping sweat (particularly if it is indoor). So take hair tie with you just in case you need it so that you don’t have to suffer from all of the humidity.

Be Ready To Be Pushed, Squished And Touched

Depending on which event you attend, most likely there will be lots of people who are jammed into one room. The action always occurs close to the stage, so be prepared for people trampling, squishing and pushing you.

Enjoy, Relax And Have Lots Of Fun

Despite all of the potential downfalls, most likely your rave will end up being the most memorable for you. So keep the above tips in mind, relax, enjoy it and have lots of fun!
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