[Monroe Country, PA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have aspiring hip-hop artist Uncle TreY with two of his latest singles MOJO and JUST A SUMMER LOVE. This time I’ll be reviewing these tracks in this post. Both of these tracks can be found on Uncle TreY’s latest project nostalgianticipation, where you can find it available at ItsBetterThanMusic.com. Pretty dope that Gold Haze produced both of these tracks.
MOJO, is perfect for the summer time. Uncle TreY talks about how he got his confidence back. He tells us a story how things started and how it turns out, with a specific girl. And how they even try to come back in his life after so long of not communicating with them. The hook is catchy, and has me singing along.
SUMMER LOVE takes us back on a summer love he’s reminiscing about someone he hooked up with. Throughout the track Uncle TreY kinda focus on a specific listener, the one who he experienced that love affair with. Uncle TreY’s flow is on point and the content is very descriptive.
Do you have a favorite track from Uncle TreY? MOJO or JUST A SUMMER LOVE? Be on the lookout for more content from Monroe County Artist Uncle TreY by following him on all his social media links below:
New Promo Trailer for The Flash “Time Strikes Back” Season Three! And we have entered the Flashpoint! Watch NikkiSiixx react to this trailer and stay tune for S3 reactions for The Flash this October 4th!
Samurai Shin OST Snippets Has Dropped Officially! Get The FREE FULL Soundtrack Download Now. Samurai Shin Soundtrack based on the 30+ Page 1st Issue Manga/Comic Of Samurai Shin Which Will Release This September 2016. I was able to take a sneak peak on the first issue, and its pretty intense. Take a look at the track listing and get some dope tunes!
[ATL+NC] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we got Hip-Hop Artist D. Anthony with his lyric visual to his ATLien (Georgia Peach). I thought this was a very innovative way to showcase his music and lyrics throughout the visual. From the production, to D. Anthony wittiness in the hook, this track becomes a favorite. Love the visuals to present his lyrics, Graphics by DapDesignz and Engineered by Absalute Robins. ATLien (Georgia Peach) is track 2/19 on his project Virgo Nation, which is now available on iTunes & Apple Music. Hard hitting beat produced by cocainetheproducer. If you like what you hear let D. Anthony know and support him by following him on all his social media links below.
[PENNSYLVANIA] After releasing his highly anticipated first album HEART & HAVOC. Dubby brings his fans a big thank you with this free downloadable track BRACE 4 IMPACT. This single was originally supposed to be the fourth song on the album, but they decided not to include it since it musically didn’t fit in. But I’m glad he still released this track, anyway. BRACE 4 IMPACT features Suzii, and was produced by Diamond Style. One thing I really like about Dubby he collaborates with female singers that give a balance to the concept of the track. The track is about a relationship that didn’t work out due to the lies, back-stabbing, and assumptions. Their lifestyles made it impossible for them to reignite what was once there. What did you think about BRACE 4 IMPACT?
@NormaNow released in her latest email blast that Red Bull Sound Select are throwing a party. Headlined by A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat and AlunaGeorge, and featuring top up-and-comers Jazz Cartier, Tennyson, Xavier Omar, 070 Shake, Nick León, and Steven A Clark, don’t sleep on this one. You SNOOZE, you LOSE! #3DaysinMIA is a weekend of live music and more, celebrating the city and the best in new music. Exclusive for Red Bull Sound Select Members. Tickets are $15. Enjoy.
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[STATEN ISLAND] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Cue Trax with his latest single DIAMOND DISTRICT. This is a great song to jam to, it even gives you a bit of a summer love vibe. Cue Trax is melodic and expresses what he wants to do for the woman he’s interested in. Pretty Dope there’s a ShoutOut from HOT97’s Dj Magic. If you like DIAMOND DISTRICT from Cue Trax make sure you follow him on his social media and let him know!
[LOS ANGELES] Making their debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have rap duo Young Giantz. With their latest single FLY HIGH, which is actually their lead single to their upcoming project, “Fleetwood Brougham”. Set to release in September. West Coast Inspired, FLY HIGH brings you that classic Cali Vibes on this track. The duo really knows how to bring quality content. If you’re diggin’ this track make sure to follow them below:
Now, he brings us THE ESSENCE EP. The eight track ep is a great way to reintroduce himself to new/old listerners. Here’s what Jayomega had to say about his approach in creating this EP. “I miss the essence of hip hop. I miss the era of the late 90’s and early 2000’s when lyrics, content and conTEXT actually mattered. There was a time when you had to be about what you claimed you were, and you were only respected if you honored the competitive nature of the genre and EARNED your spot by rapping your ass off to get there. It hasn’t been that way in like 8 years, and so I did this EP for those fans/artist who miss that era as well”.
I’ll be reviewing my favorite tracks off the project. My favorite songs are What It Sound Like? Tell Me What You See, Sanctuary Part II, When Love Dies, Let Me Tell You Something, and First 48.
[WHAT IT SOUND LIKE?] I feel that Jayomega, is motivated to not give up. The Essence EP is Jayomega’s tenth independent project release. The voice that was sampled is from Eric Thomas, an inspirational hip-hop speaker. What they used, makes you want to move forward. The production reminds me of late 90’s New York hip-hop track, produced by Syer (Co-Host of The Offically Street Podcast).
[TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE] During the hook Jayomega wants you to close you’re eyes, and open your mind. What do you see? Jayomega takes you to what he’s mind sees. Living life to the fullest and keeping your head up. His flow on the track fits perfectly with the production by Lil BEZ.
[SANCTUARY PART II] Jayomega was inspired by the original song when he first heard it on the opening credits of “Kingdom Hearts 2”, a popular Disney inspired RPG that released for Playstation 2 in 2005. Jayomega originally released “Sanctuary” on his mixtape “Ready Set Go 2: Going Going Gone“, but could never fully promote it as it violated some copyright laws. Jayomega sent me the track and advised him he should really get to remaking that beat to generate the song. But instead of using the same lyrics, he went in. Jayomega’s flow meets the pace to Syer amazing production skills. This track will always be one of my favorites! And Shoutout to Jayomega for giving my site a shoutout at the beginning/end of the track.
[WHEN LOVE DIES] This track wow! It hit a nerve. But Jayomega’s story-telling of a love that ended. When that spark no longer existed and makes it difficult to continue with that person. You just have no emotion left what so ever. With this story, something wasn’t right from the start, but love falls heavy and it just doesn’t matter since you finally have this person. But then things get shady and sometimes relationships can’t last. Jayomega’s tone is sincere and makes you think its better to have a love that’s lost then not loving at all. Give love a try.
[LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING] What! This track goes hard! Jayomega brings that fuego on this one. His flow is fast and telling it like it is. Presence is strong with Jayomega. That heavy bass brings out the animal in Jayomega, production by Syer. Love the chemistry with these too. They can really make some dope music together.
[FIRST 48] Jayomega can’t wait any longer for Syer’s beat, its time for a freestyle. Well, more like an acapella… When Jayomega is ready in the studio, he’s filled with passion with his rhymes. Straight up BARS!
I find the eight track EP to be a good amount of songs for this project. Lately due to people’s attention span, usually long mixtapes of over 20 songs fall on deaf ears. Giving the listener enough to want some more. I thought Jayomega’s The Essence EP was a dope listen and solid with production choices and lyrical content. If you’re diggin Jayomega make sure show support listen to the project, follow him on all his social media outlets, and don’t forget to stay tune for more episodes of The Officially Street Podcast!
We got a new episode of Nikki Hears It First! Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. This time on my eighth episode, I’m watching Hip-Hop Artist KB The General with his music video “She Don’t Smoke”. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
[NEW JERSEY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Lewnati. He’s bringing us his latest music video ONE DAY. This is actually the first single off his third project “Poison In The Toothpaste“. The visual brings us some comedic relief. Lewnati is attractive to someone he wants to get to know. Day, After Day you see Lewnati making his way through a spot she frequents. You just have to wait for the end where it just gets crazy, but you have to see it for yourself. ONE DAY was directed by @konscFilmz. Be on the lookout for more content and make sure you follow him below.
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[VENTURA COUNTY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have Eric Metaphysical, better known as eMETA. Originally born in South Korea, eMETA was adopted by white parents. eMETA brings us his latest music video BULLETS. Being inspired by heavy sounding music, and showing more of a darker side. eMETA brings a heavy-metal, trap sounding track. I know this kind of music we usually don’t post but we do support the indie artist. If you’re diggin’ eMETA’s BULLETS visual, then make sure to check out all the links below:
[PATERSON, NEW JERSEY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have St. Thomas an artist that can bring the elements of R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop Together. On his latest single SHE’S HEAVEN, he brings his soulful voice and creative lyrics to life on this one. Singing to his woman, and his dedication to her, that she has nothing to worry about. I love the hook, so melodic and trance like. If you’re feeling his vibe make sure to support ST. Thomas.
We got a new episode of Nikki Hears It First! Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. This time on my seventh episode, I’m watching Hip-Hop Duo T~Rev and T3 with their music video “Center Of The Universe”. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
Mik3L starts a youtube gaming channel, and we have his gameplay on BATMAN: The Telltale Series. You can watch the entire walkthrough but there’s no commentary. So in a way it feels like you’re playing it. There’s a good eight parts to the first chapter/episode in the game. Enjoy the playlist while he takes on the first chapter of BATMAN: The Telltale Series.
[BRONX, NY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Arkadian. With his latest single BOUNCE. Bounce is a trap/club track that discusses the different types of things you like to enjoy. According to Arkadian he says “the struggle that you see around the world in the hoods, not just people of color meaning brown, black, tan, he wants people to see THE STRUGGLE because that is what we all got no matter what level we are at in the world we know today as the land of the free”.
Here’s a little bit of history on Arkadian, he had to get major spine surgery due to fighting for our freedom with the U.S. Army. He had to get eight screws and two 4-inch rods in his back & with the time that heís been recovering and watching how the country he fought for is turning upside down. This inspired him to pick up the pen and write down what he truly felt. This helped him reflect on his life, growing up as a soldier, and chilling in his hood while stationed at Fort Bragg N.C and Fort Hamilton NY.
If you’re diggin’ BOUNCE make sure to listen to it on either Spotify or Tidal! And don’t forget to show your support by following him below:
[SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA]Today’s the day, where Hip-Hop Artist Dubby of Team Loko debuts his long awaited album Heart & Havoc. The nine track project takes us deep within Dubby’s life. With just the first listen you know this is definitely a solid project. Through the last few months, we’ve been featuring Dubby with collaborative projects and now we see him on his own. With a help with features from Cal Mobley, M. Maggie, Semmi, and Choo Jackson.
My favorite tracks off of Heart And Havoc are Brother, Leading The Lost, Chase, Time Machine, Oracle Arena, Lemmi Know, and Loosen Up My Tie. I will be reviewing my favorite tracks and why they really stand out to me.
[01. BROTHER] This might be the most intense song I’ve heard in awhile. Dubby opens up about his closest friend who he saw like he’s brother, dealing with mental issues. He felt more he’s brother was dealing with demons because of how crazy it was. You can hear Dubby’s passion with his demeanor on BROTHER. I can visualize what Dubby went through, he has a way with words and how can you not see it.
[02. LEADING THE LOST] Dubby can also get melodic, which is not a bad thing at all. The track also features Cal Mobley. I like when these artist collaborate with one another. I find them to make some pretty dope music together. The concept behind this track that if your actions inspire one to become more, you are a leader.
[03. CHASE] I can say this one has to be my favorite tracks off of Heart And Havoc. The overall ambience it brings is so majestic. But besides this song is epic, you have to see the visual to it. And here it is:
See more of what I thought about the visual with my reaction to watching Dubby’s music video to CHASE:
[05. TIME MACHINE] This is really another favorite off the album. The track also features singer M. Maggie. I really like the vibe to this one. Dubby explains the concept of this track “you can never truly hide from life’s demons. They live inside you. You must fight“.
[06. ORACLE ARENA] Dubby discusses his fight with demons. Doing things he’s not supposed to, lying, cheating, pretty much up to no good. The message behind this track is our envy lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy. I really like his flow on this one.
[07. LEMMI KNOW] Featuring Semmi, this track would fit perfectly in a club/party scene. This track is filled with fast hard-hitting bars. The track embodies the If I Ride, We Ride.
[08. LOOSEN UP MY TIE] Times can get rough and you find yourself searching for an escape from reality. You might be able to get away for a little by finding the right outlet. This track features Choo Jackson. Here’s where Dubby’s lyrics brings us a visual to his story. And also the hook is catchy.
“This is the first time I’ve sold my music in 8 years. The last time was when I was pushing my mixtape for $5 in my high school hall way. The growth of the sound and the hustle have really paved the way for the TLA movement and I’m extremely proud and excited to finally have a project the exemplifies that growth. It’s been a long time coming.” -DUBBY
This concludes my review on Team Loko’s Dubby latest album Heart And Havoc. If you’re diggin’ Dubby’s Heart And Havoc Album, then you should definitely support the artist by getting your copy or stream it on Spotify. Make sure to stay in the loop of everything Dubby by following him on all his social media links below.