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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] Gerald Hunley – At Yo Door

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[PHILADELPHIA, PA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have a multi-talented artist by the name of Gerald Hunley. Besides being a rapper, he is also a producer, songwriter, audio engineer, videographer, photographer, and a graphic designer. Definitely a man that is a jack of all trades. On his latest single AT YO DOOR, the track was created randomly at 10AM and took 3 hours to complete it. AT YO DOOR embodies that this is him and his crew is coming for that top. Gerald Hunley gives us a track to vibe too, you can definitely hear this at the club. Stay tuned for more content from Gerald Hunley.

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[PROJECT REVIEW] Madison Castle – B.O.A.T.S

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[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com we have hip-hop socialist Madison Castle with his project titled B.O.A.T.S. Madison Castle was born and raised in Abingdon Virginia. Seeing the bigger picture and his love for creating music he had to make the epic sacrifice and head west to follow his dreams in making it. Currently living in Los Angeles, Madison Castle stays working. With his 5 track project B.O.A.T.S., I’ve decided to take a closer listen and here’s my review.

[ROLL IT UP] What a great track to start the project off. I feel the chemistry between Madison Castle and Jayson Mitchell. From Madison’s witty lyrics and Jayson’s vocals this is the track you want to press repeat too! Especially lighting one up and vibing out to this. Really like the choice in production and this track is one of my favorites of the project. Madison Castle also released a music video for his first single from B.O.A.T.S. I actually had him featured on my [Nikki Hears It First] Series for Episode 12. Let’s see what I thought about his ROLL IT UP video.

[LOUDMILK] By the second track you can tell Madison Castle has a talent with diversity with his tracks. Even though the production is slow, his flow is fast. Madison sounds amazing on this track. The female vocals on this track really gives a trance like essence.

[EL DORADO] Here comes the club mix! I can see everyone dancing to this one. Madison Castle has his eye on girl on the dance floor. He emphasizes all the things he sees what they can do together, like enjoying life with her and all the unlimited possibilities.

[GHOST] If you’re dealing with heartbreak and not over that significant other that has moved on, this is the track for you. And you know damn well she’s not over you so you feel like you’re the ghost that haunts her. The overall production, vibe, and flow of this track is remarkable. This song has been on repeat for me for a while now.

This concludes my review on Madison Castle’s B.O.A.T.S. For the 5 track project I found 4 of the tracks to be my favorites that really stand out to me. Be on the lookout for more content from Madison Castle. And make sure you follow him on all his social media links below!

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Fusway Jones – Out Da Way

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[ATLANTA, GEORGIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have rap artist Fusway Jones bringing us his latest music video OUT DA WAY. This track is perfect for a club setting, with hard hitting bass and auto-toned catchy hooks. Fusway Jones stands out throughout the scenes. Rocking a red adidas suit and eye catching backdrops. Filled with supporters and having a good time. OUT DA WAY was produced by London On Da Track. If you’re diggin’ Fusway Jones latest visual make sure you show support and follow him below:

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[AUDIO] Arkadian – Bounce

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[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:

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[BEAT ALERT] iLLie Nelsun – Kings

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[CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, Producer iLLie Nelson (Originating from Queens, NY) with his beat entitled KINGS. This is actually his first Electronic Hip-Hop beat from his Beat Tape “No More Lights“. iLLie Nelson provides an energizing summer anthem with KINGS.

This beat/vibe is perfect for just listening to it from the gym, your car, the club, your home, a house party. It kinda reminds me of playing Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core on the PSP. That electronic uplifting sound brings me back to the countless hours playing it. This beat is entertaining on its own. Definitely playing this on repeat! You should purchase the full beat tape on iTunes and Listen on Spotify for free!

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[AUDIO] Flow God – Bottles in the Air

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[NEW YORK CITY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, an artist that goes by the name Flow God brings us his latest single BOTTLES IN THE AIR. This track is perfect for a night club vibe, while heavy bass and piano rifts plays through the speakers. Flow God is always about having a good time regardless of the circumstances. Screw the haters and enjoy what you have. Flow God’s flow is a fast pace which is an undeniable rap skill and providing invigorating lyrics.

flow god - According to Flow God: I’m ready to bring back the real essence of old school Hip Hop while diving into the current mainstream music. With my father’s mentorship, the inspiration helped me create similar “Flows” so others can feel the same way I felt when I was introduced to rap. From watching his father battle whoever stepped up in front of Woodhaven bowling alley, he fell in love with the competitiveness and creativity.

BOTTLES IN THE AIR is a fun track and provides you some positive light when working hard and accomplishing your goals. Flow God is rigorously preparing for his upcoming EP release “Rags & Riches”. While he keeps working on perfecting his craft. Be on the look out for it and get his latest updates by following him on his social media outlets below:

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Audio: TocaBang – ROXY featuring Oy Boyz and Ethan Spalding

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TocaBang dropped a new slapper by the name of “Roxy“. Himself, Oy Boyz and Ethan Spalding delivered a song that be perfect for your weekend mix that you play on the way to the club or party. Ethan Spalding delivers a quite raunchy hook that you’re guaranteed to be singing by the end of the song. TocaBang’s production and mixing is intoxicating. The Oy boyz give you witty quotables “I eat the pussy call me trader joe but I’ma eat the pussy later though” and “try to wife and I bob and weave“. You can tell that this song although has is raunchy in the nature is all fun and games. It’s meant for you to enjoy as hip-hop was originally intended and that’s great to see since these fellas are from the nation’s capitol. Just like D.C. this song isn’t what I expected when I heard the piano at the beginning of it. TocaBang did an excellent job at putting this song together. Check it out below and feel free to leave a comment.

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New Music: Dubby of Team Loko – Money Pools Ft Wayne Chapo of FTR

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Dubby of Team Loko Money Pools[PENNSYLVANIA] Check out the latest single from Dubby of Team Loko with MONEY POOLS featuring the Detroit native, Wayne Chapo of Full Time Real (FTR). Inspired by a trap production by Scott Supreme from the UK. Last time we featured Dubby of Team Loko was when I featured his visuals for WELCOME TO THE SHOW, fresh off his Corpus Callosum mixtape. The collaboration between Dubby and Wayne Chapo mend well together. The overall vibe is straight krunk. MONEY POOLS can definitely be played at a club or crazy house party. || TWITTER || SOUNDCLOUD || YOUTUBE || INSTAGRAM ||

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Music Video: iRep D-League “Ape Shit”


Check out the music video Ape Shit from iRep D-League. (South Florida) Definitely a club banger! This Shit Is Bananas. The video was shot by LPMG Films, at Gryphon for Pangaea Thursdays. That Night was live! Bottle popping’ & Beautiful ladies. Ape Shit comes from iRep D-League’s EP Life Up which is set to release November 21st. Don’t forget to check out more from iRep D-League with the links below

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