[COLUMBUS, GEORGIA] Making his first appearance on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Jo$e Rivera with his latest freestyle JUMP OFF REMIX. This track is a remix off of Lil Durk’s ‘Jump Off‘. This track is a great club track, with night vibes with heavy bass by production by Chicago Native C- Sick. Jo$e Rivera demonstrates his skills with his lyrics while maintaining his energy throughout. If you’re feeling Jo$e Rivera’s take on Lil Durk’s Jump Off. Let us know! Make sure you follow!
[COLUMBUS, GA] Making his very first appearance on NikkiSiixx.com, Christian Hip-Hop Artist Dezzy Yates brings us his album TALES FROM THE CHECKERED BACKPACK. The twelve track album brings you insight from a self proclaimed video gamer, Japanese comic, Pokemon, and Hip-Hop enthusiast. Dezzy Yates also wants to spread the word to “tell people about Jesus and share and create great music that people can relate to.”
Inspired by artists like Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi as well as street dancers Salah, Mike “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers, and the Jabbawockeez, intertwined with his faith in Jesus Christ and his love for nerd “stuff”. Dezzy Yates gives the listener an honest, truthful, and fun experience. I really like the choice of production Dezzy Yates chose to represent his tales from the checkered backpack. Dezzy narrates his life from 2010-2013, here’s where he had many life changing events that led him to give his life for Jesus Christ. This album has its ups and its downs. And definitely has its fun songs filled with video game and Pokemon references.
Currently, my favorite tracks from Dezzy Yates Album Tales From The Checkered Backpack are Tales, Pallet Town, Just Another Night, Step Daddys Altima, Sonic Boom, One Day, Kid In The Crowd, Temptation, Misguided, and INFTY & BYND. Not bad 10/12 tracks liked on this project. Dezzy Yates is able to capture my attention through his flows and the topics he’s talking about. Definitely providing a visual illustration in my mind.
Dezzy Yates states in the press release for his album “I tried for so long to be like everyone else, rap and dance like the “cool kids”, and fit in so bad. After giving my life to Christ and confronting the things I was dealing with, I felt compelled to write a project that documented everything. The whole point of this album: to reach those out there who are like me.” After listening to his project, I feel I can relate to Dezzy and I think everyone should listen to this project with open minds. Stay in the loop with Dezzy Yates and make sure you follow him on all his social media below.
There is an R&B singer who calls Columbus, Ohio home with a hot new video for his summer record “Greedy Love”. Trent Crews is the name, and he isn’t bashful about “wanting it all” from his lover. Walking the streets of New York, Trent sees what he wants and takes it while he serenades his lady listeners. Times Square, Chinatown, and other dope locations provide the back drop and the choreography with his background dancers are on point. The video adds to his steady collection of quality visuals his latest leads the way for his EP which is expected to make its way to retailers in September! Trent Crews seems to be on his way to the top, and I wouldn’t bet against someone who “wants it all”.
2×2 Fest is the first day long festival in Ohio celebrating Hip-Hop culture since Scribble Jam. You can expect multiple stages with performers like; Illogic, J Rawls, Copywrite, Nes Wordz, Political Animals and more. DJ’s will be battling to win $250 in cash and other prizes. The BBoys and BGirls will be occupying the floor with a 1v1 battle to win $500 in cash and prizes. You can also look forward to an open mic cypher tent and open floors throughout the day. The grounds will be covered with live graffiti art from some of the most talented graffiti writers in the region. Bring the kids! We have a designated art area for them too. You’ll have the chance to check out sponsors and support vendors while visiting their booths. When you get hungry pick up some authentic grub from one of the Columbus food trucks serving their best dishes. Join us on July 25th at 1454 N. Grant, Columbus, Ohio 43201 from 3pm-10pm. It’s $5 at the gate and free for children under 12. WEBSITE | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | for updates and special announcements!
Check out the latest music video from Zero Star 72 Dolphins off of his upcoming EP Don’t look now dropping soon. Zero Star is an upcoming artist from Columbus. We catch Zero Star working out, boxing, and showing us some sites. He has a huge influence of 90’s hip-hop which delivers more soul to it. This song is great, view the video and take a listen. Don’t forget to view the links below for more information on Zero Star.