… but you know their not done yet 🙂 With only 3 weeks away from the 11th annual A3C Festival & Conference! The third and final artist and speaker announcement featuring: 2 Chainz, Boosie BadAzz, Ryan leslie, Shanti Das, Maino, Dungeon Family (Big Gipp, Cool Breeze, Backbone), DJ Scream, Coach K, Crooked I, Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua, OG Maco, Key!, Sacha Jenkins, FRKO, Sir Michael Rocks, Zaytoven, Kenny Burns, TM88, Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, Organized Noize (Ray Murray, Rico Wade & Sleepy Brown), Kap G, Young Dolph, Travis Porter, Cap 1, Short Dawg and Skooly.
[ATLANTA/ST.LOUIS] We got another dope track by Tommy Swisher with his latest single FALLING. He presents us with a visual, this video was really dope so I had to share. Tommy Swisher falls into the woods and trying to get out he comes across a woman in white, who is she and does she know the way out? Tommy can be seen in the video running for his life. You can find FALLING on his latest EP Hi, Im Tommy Swisher. FALLING was produced by Ego, directed by Tommy Swisher shot/edited By Relifecreations. For some reason this line stands out to me, “Trying to Control The Earth, Mother Nature Do Me Favors, Cause She Like My Purpose..Now Light the Earth“. Stay tuned for more from Tommy Swisher!
[ATLANTA, GEORGIA] Indie Rapper John The Profit releases his latest single An Eastside Story. Currently working on his future release this fall entitled THE GOD BODY SCIENCE. An Eastside Story is the perspective of John The Profit while growing up by East Lake. During your course of life you meet all walks of life. And sometimes these people are dealing with similar things you’re going through. This track was also produced by John The Profit himself. (Love the bass)
WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT? My Journey; I produce all of my music and learned most of what i know about music production from Interning for Outkast and studying behind Ray Murray from Organized Noize during recording sessions. – JOHN THE PROFIT
[ATLANTA/ST.LOUIS] Check it Tommy Swisher makes his way back on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest visual NETFLIX & BREWS. The concept of the video is that Tommy Swisher reminisces on his college days where you see his cleaning up the spot while his friends are still there, while his a waiting his girl guest to come over. I like how the visual gave us the sense of a live studio audience sitcom. With the audience laughing when he’s trying to get his friends outta there. Even funnier when his friend that’s asleep takes a while to get up. You see Tommy Swisher get his company some brews while they get comfortable to watch some Netflix. NETFLIX & BREWS was directed by TheGuyVeezy and the beat was produced by E.Wonder. Tommy Swisher has been busy since he recently got off from opening up for TDE artist Sza out in Dallas, Texas.
[ATLANTA, GA]J.Reign releases his latest music video WRONG WIT ME, featuring Nico Barz and Tre Dolla. J.Reign was born and raised in Chicago, but once he turned 18 he moved with his mother to his new city of Atlanta. WRONG WIT ME is a track about learning how to not stress out over things you can’t control. The visual takes us to what seems to be an abandoned building with graffiti all over the walls. J.Reign, Nico Barz, and Tre Dolla are reciting their lines, while we have a woman dance to the music. It was cool how they added her into some of the scenes. They even had some fire effects behind her. J.Reign has also been at work recording a new LP titled Hat Trick which is hosted by the one and only “Jack Thriller” (Comedian). Also he has been busy collaborating on videos as well, including this video for WRONG WIT ME. Which is the new single off his Reign Gretzky: Hat Trick mixtape which is going live early August. Be on the look out!
[SAVANNAH, GA] Check out the latest track from Dawn Duchess with ON IT. Dawn Duchess was raised in a small town in Germany, here where’s the Duchess comes to her name. ON IT, expresses that whatever she wants to do she’ll be all over it till the morning. Whatever it takes. I really like Dawn Duchess flow and her hook puts me in a trance. Too Dope! Dawn Duchess video blog series on YouTube entitled ‘Trapped in the Lab‘, where fans can go behind-the-scenes into studio sessions to hear sneak peaks of unreleased singles and get on set previews of new music videos! Currently she’s on episode five. It’s only a matter of time before Dawn Duchess takes over with her first official album release. Check this fact: Dawn won overall Top Freestyle Rapper at Deb Antney’s be 100 Radio Launch Party back in 2013.
[ATLANTA, GEORGIA] Influences in the word can lead you to the dark side. Tommy Swisher showcases these actions with his latest music video VILLAINS. The visual takes us to a female who’s dressed in white eating at a restaurant. When she leaves, she taunted by a male who was looking for trouble. You have to understand evil doesn’t mean bad. I feel like the female portrays positive/light in life but getting peer pressured into being someone who’s she not. She cant help it. VILLAINS visual was directed by ThatGuyVeezy. Tommy Swisher raps about how life can take you away and turn you evil. The production brings this track to life, shout out to E Wonder. YOUTUBE || TWITTER || SOUNDCLOUD || INSTAGRAM ||
[GEORGIA] ZackyChan returns on NikkiSiixx with his Good Times Mixtape. During the pass eight months ZackyChan has been compiling tracks he wrote and recorded. Bringing together an overall sound like chill summer vibes with a dash of lyrics. For only being nine tracks the mixtape provides quality entertainment. Especially if we’re kicking it back outside in a BBQ and enjoying the summer time. Favorite tracks off the Good Times Mixtape are Be Okay, Good Times, Mr. Big Stuff, Truth, and Stand By Me. Artist Fact: ZackyChan’s beverage of choice is Dr.Pepper, always.
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Upper West Side Harlem Artist Charlie Domino added with a dash of southern hospitality by living in Atlanta. Everyone has to deal with the struggles in life, but currently being a young black man has been extremely difficult. Due to high numbers of Police Brutality against them and feeling their backs up against the wall. Charlie Domino expresses his pain, love, and his stories throughout his music. This Freestyle Friday track we’re featuring is 50 YOUNG NIGGAZ by Charlie Domino. Currently, Charlie is in the works on his upcoming mixtape DominoEffect. Be on the look out for more music by Charlie Domino.
Talk to the mind, heart, and soul. Music Not always to turn up to, but to feel, smile, understand, relate to the struggle.
Check out the latest visual from Atlanta Artist Yung Nye. But this time he’s bringing us a mini movie for his third single FEEL ME off of his mixtape My Story. FEEL ME portrays his life to the audience. Showing how no one can believe in him until he does something about it. From the time when his parents actually kicked him out of the house. Which helped Yung Nye in getting his life together. But those were really tough times. He was even dealing with female relationship issues. The visual was directed by D. Sheetz. They previously worked together on a previous music video which was PIECE OF MIND, which was also featured here on NikkiSiixx.com. Stay tuned on what’s next for Yung Nye! He’s currently getting booked for shows throughout the summer-early fall, and working on his sophomore tape as well.
Check out the latest visuals from 19 year old rapper from Georgia named Zachary Chan with IN A WAR. It’s a powerful video created in response to the events that have been taking place in Ferguson Missouri and other similar places. Coming from Police Brutality and the deaths of young unarmed black teens. Video takes place in a gymnasium, with it being all in black and white for a dramatic affect. I find that track to be inspiring and overall great production as well. IN A WAR video was shot and directed by Riki Prosper Additional Footage from 30entertainment. If you’re interested in finding out more on Zacky Chan view his social media accounts below: TWITTER – YOUTUBE
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Check out the latest visual from Atlanta Artist Rich Espy with NIKE CHECKS. Originally born in Los Angeles California, Rich Espy is able to capture both East and West coast with his latest single off of L.A Confidential 2 which was hosted by Dj Burnone. The mixtape also features Daz Dillinger, K.Camp, Two9, and even more artist. The visuals are clean and you just can’t watch this music video only once. REPLAY! For NIKE CHECKS Rich Espy features Money Makin Nique. They both made a really dope track together. Besides they’re verses they especially killed it with this catchy hook:
Air Jordans With The Nike Checks
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Born and Raised in Queens, New York and later down relocating to Atlanta, Georgia and now currently resides in the County of Dade. Up and coming artist Justin Felix releases an exclusive 5 track album for free for the listeners entitled ART. Justin Felix expresses himself through his lyrics on to smooth Hip-Hop and R&B production. This will be the first of many projects released by Justin Felix this year, he’s set to release a couple more. Word has it he’s even going to be heading on tour in 2015. Definitely be on the look out and don’t forget to follow his links below.
Atlanta artist Yung Nye brings his visual PIECE OF MIND to life. This track is the featured interlude on Yung Nye’s Mixtape “My Story” , with thirteen tracks that will definitely grasp you’re attention. Yung Nye is witty-charismatic artist with his candid style to his flow and to his lyrics. You can tell he’s an artist to be on the look out for. So don’t forget to follow him on his TWITTER. The crisp and clean shots for PIECE OF MIND were shot by D_Sheetz.
After high school Sparxxx moved to Athens, Georgia in 1996. In Athens, he met industry veteran (and now manager and business partner) Bobby Stamps. Stamps noticed Sparxxx rapping after a University of Georgia football game. Stamps arranged for Sparxxx to work with many artists in Athens and Atlanta to complete his first CD. His first commercial CD release saw some success in Georgia, and the album Dark Days, Bright Nights caught the attention of Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records. Sparxxx signed to Interscope Records and began working with record producers Timbaland and Organized Noize.
The major-label reissue of Dark Days, Bright Nights, released via Timbaland’s Beat Club Records imprint, which now included five collaborations with Timbaland and two with Organized Noise, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. In 2002, he had a minor hit being featured on Archie Eversole’s “We Ready”, which became popular for being played at sport events, such as football and basketball games. In late 2003, he returned with his second album, Deliverance, which was critically acclaimed but sold poorly.
The 9th Annual All 3 Coast (A3C) Hip-Hop Festival went on in Atlanta, GA from October 2nd to October 6th and was superb to say the least. The festival was attended by 1000s of hip-hop artists, bloggers, photographers, videographers, clothing designers, film directors, executives and hip-hop fans. The events took place all over Atlanta, Ga from Little 5 Points to the Old 4th Ward. Multiple major label and independent artists were able to showcase their talents in the multiple venues set up through out the city. I was able to catch some of my favorites like Talib Kweli and Schoolboy Q as well up and comers like Que and Miloh Smith. Along all of the shows, there were also multiple panels and workshops for A3C participants to learn about everything from booking shows to getting paid for song placements in video games. There were numerous opportunities to network and connect with people that you may not have at your disposal on a daily basis. Overall the experience was tremendous both from and artist and blogger aspect and is a trip that I would recommend every artist take at least once.