Switching up the mood, Bishop releases “Open Letter” which is one of his most personal songs to date. According to Bishop, “I wrote this record hoping the message wouldn’t be lost behind the story. From one father removed to many others, this is the often untold story, the other side.” With production from Abstrak, the two combine to make a statement for other father’s who may be facing a similar situation. Stay up to date with Bishop by following him on Twitter.
[NEW YORK] After having Kojazz made his appearance on the NikkiJoMazing Couch, then releasing his Change The Subject EP, and constantly working with his other affiliates from the iLLustrious group. Currently, KoJazz released another collective project entitled the Jazz Daniels EP. The nine track EP is solely produced by Solidified. According to KoJazz “Journey through 30 minutes of liquored up tunes and cheers to good times sponsored by shots of good ol’ Jazz Daniels…Listen Responsibly”. And that’s what I’m planning on doing, I’ll be reviewing the project and pick out my favorite tracks.
[HONEY ON THE ROCKS] This track definitely sets the mood right and demonstrates a night of influence. Kojazz is setting the tone over this sweet Solidified beat. Kojazz is very descriptive and describes heading to a bar and fighting his demons. His flow lands perfectly with the beat.
[THE BREWERY] Kojazz collaborates with JuG the ILLEST and Rell Burgundy. This track sets the mood for the afterparty. Everyone has bars and I think its pretty dope there’s a Flash line hidden in the track. The hook is mad catchy! THE BREWERY can definitely be played at clubs I can sense the crowd to really be feeling this one.
[POUR DECISIONS INTERLUDE] After a night of binge drinking, you can only imagine the poor decisions you’ll make under the influence. One of them like driving under the influence. I really like the samples and skit at the end. Showing you the effects of driving drunk and getting pulled over.
[ALCOHOL POISONING] I feel like this is the climax track to the Jazz Daniels EP. Everyone on the track Christyle, MeRCY, and Kojazz get rowdy on this one. I really like Christyle’s verse, she’s brining it to the table.
[GENTLEMEN JAZZ] time to slow down the night and unwind with Kojazz and YoAmanduh. Even though Kojazz may seem tough but he can get romantic on the track. YoAmanduh brings that late night vibes with her sultry voice. Nice way to end the 30 minute journey.
This concludes my review on Kojazz’s Jazz Daniel’s EP. Shoutout to everyone who was apart of the project Solidified, Bishop, MeRCY, Rell Burgundy, JuG the ILLest, Christyle, & yoAmamduh. If you’re diggin’ the EP as much as I am, you gotta follow and stay in the loop with Kojazz.
Cooley’s first single off of his first solo project “47” CRAZY. Cooley is a member of DMV’s Fly Rebel Society. This 2Pac inspired track features soundbites from his infamous character, Bishop in from movie “Juice”. You catch 2pac right in the beginning to set it of right. Cooley definitely stands out and remains on his own lane in this one. His flow, switch-ups, and overall quality, is mad dope. The beat alone definitely puts you in a trance. Don’t forget to press play and don’t forget to download “47”.
NikkiSiixx x JojosBlock x Womazing brings you NIKKIJOMAZING a weekly hip-hop show brought to you by these four strong women in the hip-hop community. We bring you an exclusive interview artists and producer from iLLustrious members MeRCy, Bishop, Kojazz, Solidified. And mentioned other members YoAmanduh and SeeFrancis. We discussed previous projects/upcoming project, flashback to DXC 2 years ago, and the bond between the members.Tune In every Monday 4PM Eastern. Don’t forget to subscribe and follow us on twitter @NikkiJoMazing.
Official Showcase of iLLustrious Music Group. This event we feature members including, KoJazz, See. Francis, Bishop, MeRCY, Solidified, and frequent collaborator Zino. Also performing as the Opening Act, will be members of the group Y.G.O.E.
November 9th, 2013
7pm-Midnight, at 310 Himmarshee ST, Fort Lauderdale FL .
Performance by KoJazz and songs from ‘Change The Subject EP’
Performance by See. Francis
Solidified Vs. Zino Beat Battle
Performance by Bishop and songs from ‘Roses Are Red’ & “Rose Gold”
Performance by MeRCY and songs from ‘The Prestige 2’ & “Prelud3”
Performance by Bishop & Mercy and songs from their well received LP ‘My Brother’s Keeper’
Music By DJ Anthology
Food & Drinks
Check out the latest track from KoJazz titled HIGH STANDARDS featuring Bishop. I’m really diggin’ the track. It’s an all out feel good vibe to it. It’s all about getting everything because you deserve it. From getting high, money, woman, and get fly. HIGH STANDARDS is produced by Shag. Love the flow and charisma. KoJazz’s Change the Subject EP is almost set to release in the near future.
This is god given, bars in the stars written
Margins a large difference
Hardships and hard living
Road to riches you oughta hop in the car with him -Bishop
When I read the title of this LP the first thing that came to mind was one of my favorite movies, New Jack City. As soon as I began to play “Can’t Take This From Me” I realized Bishop and MeRCY had a similar thought process. This 14 song project from the South Florida natives starts off strong with the vocals of Nino Brown & Cash Money Brothers saying their brotherly chant “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” They lyrically start off with great stories on “Can’t Take This From Me” along with a tremendous chorus sang by Jahan Maria. Then on “iLLustrious Dons” they paint a picture that can resemble some of the most notorious black drug dealers. Track three entitled “YSL (Young Single Ladies) has a laid beat on which the fellas get to be a bit materialistic as they rap about young ladies & designer things.
“Digital Drugs” takes audio dope to a new level as Bishop and MeRCY kick trap shit over an electronic beat. Then they change up the mood of the listener with “Prisoner’s Paradise” which is more of a smooth track for the ladies. “Caine & Abel” truly plays on the album’s title and the well known story of Adam & Eve’s first 2 offspring. They ended the song with one of the most memorable parts from the movie Juice. On “Sunset Strip” they give you a visual stroll down sunset strip from their view. Track 8 titled “Life’s iLL” pays respect their team The iLLustrious. “Thief In The Night” is song about stealing a woman’s heart. “Sibling Rivalry” allows Bishop & MeRCY to show love to each other and talk about their differences over the past 10 years.
“The iLL Life” which is spit over the beat for “Luchini” by Camp Lo was used to spit about the good life. On the joint “Hello Kitty” they spit about sex without making it too obvious and vulgar. On “That’s On Everything” they just have spazzing on the track. “Skylines” is the come up anthem starting off with Tony Montana famous “The World Chico” speech to Manolo. Bishop & MeRCY rap about coming up and being about to watch the skyline of their city. Overall is a solid project that’s worth downloading.
Check out the recap footage of iScream Sundays 02/10 at The Goose Lounge. We come together to watch the Mid-Season Premiere of The Walking Dead on all the flat screen televisions and on a wall projector. Live Performances by Ebanga The Songstress, Art Morera, Mercy & Bishop, and Silent Hand. Brought to you by NikkiSiixx.com
The Walking Dead Season Three Episode Nine
The Goose Lounge
3008 Grand Avenue
Doors Open at 8PM
The Walking Dead at 9PM (We’re going to be watching the show on the wall projector and all the flat-screen tvs)
Live Performances at 10:30PM
Mercy & Bishop
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South Florida’s own Bishop and MeRCY started off the new year by dropping the first single from their upcoming collaborative project, “My Brother’s Keeper”. The single “skylines” was produced by @Solidified_ and starts off with one of the most memorable lines from Scarface. Bishop & MeRCY painted a picture. Of the rise from having nothing, to doing what is needed to make things happen.
The line that lingered in my head after the first listen was “every dark night (dark knight), we was robbin’ (robin)”. The chorus is a good interpretation of what goes on in the minds of most dreamers in big cities. Give this song a listen and be on the look out for “My Brother’s Keeper”, which is scheduled for a late March release.
Bishop and Mercy are working together on their forthcoming album My Brother’s Keeper and releasing their second song THIEF IN THE NIGHT. NEW MUSIC! The track was produced by BKS. Love the concept! Basically, it’s about stealing hearts. And unfortunately being taken advantage of.
I’m like a Thief in the night
Stealing your heart be gone by daylight
I’m like a Thief in the night
Rob your emotions I can’t play right
Everytime you hear the track you love it more and more. THIEF IN THE NIGHT is a great track. Bishop & Mercy make a great duo! Can’t wait for the next project My Brother’s Keeper dropping in the near future.
Check out the recap footage from ArtMoreraTV regarding the Dunkxchange at Passion’s Hardrock cafe. Art Morera, Mercy, Bishop, and others opened up for Maybach Music’s own Stalley. I’ve personally never been to a DXC before and it was amazing. The concept for everyone to bring in their Dunks and Jordan’s to either Trade, Sell, or Buy. The age range went from 8 year olds to their late 40’s. I’ve never seen so many shoes in my life! Pretty impressive. I also had the opportunity to meet Stalley.
VOL SIIXX is finally here and ready for free download. All you gotta do is click the cover art above and download. Featuring hip-hop artists from all over the United States and the UK. Educated Hustlers, Beautiful Struggle, Art Morera, Cash Sinatra, Rob Regis aka Robby Ratchett, Prestige, S Well, Platini, MeRCY, Ben Z, Bishop, NerdyBoy, Lunatik and Ghost13 from SilentHand. Enjoy the 13 track compilation mixtape I put together, myself.
I also put a contest together, that 5 Artists who made it to NETWERK VOL SIIXX. I will give them an opportunity to perform at the Lounge Room at Club Eve on 02/25/12 for an exclusive showcase brought to you by NikkiSiixx.com, with the help from Womazing.com, DaBottom Clothing, and No Solution Clothing. Giveaways all night from our sponsors. The night will be filled with great music from DJ Ricdaroc. To RSVP click here.
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@Mercy & Producer @Solidified released their comic book theme EP Heroes & Villains This project is a great reflection of are everyday life and all the challenges we have to face to get through life. From constant battles between good vs evil and choosing from what’s right to what’s wrong? The EP has other artist featured such as Bishop, JuGGie, KoJazz and Chief Toney. Great mini gift that comes with your download custom comic strips for each track, the original drawings were created by Mercy himself and check out the other marvelous artwork regarding Super Heroes and Villains.
“There’s a war coming, you sure you’re on the right side?”
I would like to present to you the next installment for the NikkiSiixx.com NETWERK Series VOL Four. NETWERK is a compilation project that features Independent Hip-Hop Artists from all over. I put these projects together to support and promote artists.
01. St. Paul Slim – Im Here
02. BloodType – No Disrespect
03. Silenthand Souljaz – Flawless Krowns
04. Pages & The Out of Hand Band – What’s Going On
05. Art Morera featuring J5 – Ambitious
06. Nick Strange – Tearin Down The Street
07. ALR – Don’t Go (Remix)
08. Juma – Take Hold
09. Dashius Clay – Up Up Down Down
10. Mercy & Bishop – MB Brothers
11. Serum – Rebel Without Applause
12. POLO – World
13. EK, Mercy, Lizzy Couture, Bish – Say Something
14. Bonus – Never Will Forget
15. Prince Golden – Last But Not Least
High Skool Daze is a compilation mix-tape that features artists Mercy, Kojazz, Bishop, P. Hall, EK, Blaq, and Khaself. This tape was able to captivate all the emotions and issues you deal with. Topics from your first day of school, classes, senioritis and more! The tape consists of 15 tracks, great listen.