Last week, myself and a good friend Elisha Gomez attended a listening session for a local artist named Psychotic. The event took place in Manhattan lot lounge walking distance from Madison Square Garden. The party was intimate; all together there was no more than 25-30 people in attendance (majority of who were close friends and family with the artist). At the event for media coverage there was me representing NikkiSiixx and a contributor for Buzzfeed. This was fine with me since I was able to get an exclusive look at talented artist before the masses (potentially) does.
After giving the party goers a couple hours to enjoy the free drinks (provided by Kerby Kups) and music, the man of the night came out and started performing cuts from the recently released mixtape titled Here’s My Resume. I watched as the majority of the crowd rapped along with him word for word, thanks to them I was able to follow the lyrics (the sound wasn’t great from the equipment). Of course I wanted to listen with an open ear, and I enjoyed each song more than the last one.
After the performance was over, I was able to use my blog privileges to converse with Psychotic. Here are a few takeaways from our conversation. • He has been rapping since he was eight years old, didn’t write a rap until he was 14 years old.
• Formally used the name Champ E, Sinister, Psychotic Rapper before finally settling on Psychotic.
• He knows his sound doesn’t match his name, he doesn’t mind it.
• Very confident, believes he’s versatile enough to satisfy any music lover.
• In ten years, he sees himself being a star in every sense.
• Believes that the most important actors in reaching success is having a strong self-discipline and believing in yourself no matter what.
All things considered, I feel that the event was a small gathering of people who believe in the talent of a young man with the work ethic to take him places, beautiful sight to see really as no matter what happens, I feel those people will still be with Psychotic wherever he is ten years from now.
This passed Saturday, I attended the Second Annual MiaJamFest at LMNT. I would have to say this was over the top compared to last years event. The venue was big enough to fit everyone, a really dope line up of performers, amazing fashion from local fashionistas, and overall a great vibe. MiaJamfest provided a photo booth, vendors to get to know, and gift giveaways from Soles Inc. Man, they even had break-dancing, model runway, large projection screen featuring the talents of the night. Dj Bre killed it with the music he was playing. Shoutout to Webbz, Xali, Lady Llama, and Quest on their bomb ass performances. I have nothing but love for the coordinators of this event Ashley Jones, and her team of women who only work hard. I always have fun at MiaJamFest! If you missed out catch the photos below and if not stay tuned with MiaJamFest for photos/videos to be released.
Check out the exclusive recap Dante Luna captured for The 2014 Boston Sneaker Jam. If you’re not familiar with this event it’s meant to bring sneaker enthusiast from all over New England to celebrate Hip Hop & Fashion. From musicians, to skateboarders, to people who look at a pair of Jordan’s and makes a lamp with it, the sneaker culture in America has had an impact on contemporary style and attitudes. If you love the way Dante Luna brings things to life with his visual you should definitely take a look at his YOUTUBE CHANNEL, for so much more!
Directed by Dante Luna
Filmed by Dante Luna, Rompe and Johnny Fresh
Brought to you by 777 Entertainment & Laced Boston
Music by Dutch ReBelle, REKS, Choppa the Beatboxa, V.Knuckles, Ea$y Money
THUMBNAIL photo: ‘Art and Sole’
NikkiSiixx took the time and caught up with DOOBZ at her NETWERK Event back in August 2014 at Propaganda Lake Worth, FL. Doobz sets to release the PEACE OF MIND EP, later this year. Stay Connected with DOOBZ – TWITTER – INSTAGRAM – WEBSITE – SOUNDCLOUD Stay tuned for next Catch Up With The Artist Series with Rapper Rich!! Subscribe to my YOUTUBE Channel.
Check out the event recap for iScream Sundays on March 24th. Open Mic and Live Performances with YNG – Tay-G – Blaine – 85 at The Goose Lounge in Miami, FL. iScream Sundays was brought to you by NikkiSiixx from NikkiSiixx.com
Recap of NikkiSiixx.com event iScream Sundays on 02/24/13. Featuring The Walking Dead Episode on all flat-screens and wall projector. Live Performances by Glocky Davis, Gill Graff, Unheard Of, JKillahCash, and Brenton Brown. Every Sunday at The Goose Lounge 3008 Grand Avenue FREE SHOW 21+ Ladies Drink Free 10PM-1AM
Check out the recap video of NikkiSiixx.com weekly event iScream Sundays. On 2/17 we had ER from Vagabonds, Ron Slyda, Rel. B, and Goodetrakz; performing live. At Goose Lounge 3008 Grand Avenue Miami, FL.
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