[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have hip-hop artist Jvck Frost with his latest single called HATE. Jvck Frost wanted to create this track, to show how he has become immune to the people who aren’t truly in his corner. Jvck Frost has used his hate and turned it into motivation. On this track it really feels Jvck Frost is opening up on this slow trap like production. I really like the overall ambience of HATE. What do you guys think about the track? Stay tuned for more content from Jvck Frost by following him on his social media:
[MIAMI,FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have alternative hip-hop artist FayBN with his single X GIRLFRIEND. Besides rapping, FayBN also sings. FayBN is a storyteller with his lyrics and his passion revealing his journey through life struggles. X GIRLFRIEND (up beat hip-hop allegory) is about past vices who still try to find a way back into his life like an obsessive, possessive ex. All she wants is your demise, would you be able to prevail and regain your freedom? FayBN is witty and shows it with the way he tells his story, you can visualize it.
I’ve actually seen FayBN perform this track live at Catalyst. This guy had so much power and complete control over the crowd. Everyone was dancing and singing along with FayBN. Overall great performer and great experience. If you’re diggin’ FayBN music make sure to follow him on his social media links below:
[FLORIDA+ATLANTA] It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from hip-hop artist Teddy Harris, and we’re glad to hear his latest single COMPLEMENT. The track features Seattle Recording Artist Dave B. COMPLEMENT reminds me of a catchy 90’s R&B jam, with flawless lyrics. I really like how Teddy Harris and Dave B complement each others flows over DJ Fortune’s beat. I’m really diggin’ the overall vibe of the track, super laid back and ready to chill music. Be on the lookout for more content from Teddy Harris by following him on his social media TWITTER || INSTAGRAM.
[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!
[ALBANY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have a poet who is able to recite his lyrics with rhythm, and that is Scotto with his latest single FACES. This track provides a chill vibe, definitely a track to smoke to. FACES features souly.had, this is actually the second collaboration single between the two. I had this track on repeat! If you’re having holiday blues, this track is for you. Make sure you let Scotto know you’re feeling his track FACES.
The creators of Samurai Shin have finally confirmed they’re in the works for Issue #2 with an upcoming soundtrack titled Samurai Shin OST 2. Writer Mikel Miles and illustrator Ivan Earl Aguilar collaborated once again on the second issue, and included illustration artist Fahmi Fauzi. In the trailer, you see Amir Atsuko and Keith Masaru in a stance with some hip-hop production in the background. And right when you think its over you see Amir defeated and crying. They featured an English sub-titled visual with Japanese language.
The soundtrack for Issue#2, Samurai Shin OST 2, will be independently released. Samurai Shin OST1 was released earlier this year and featured producers Kuro Silence, P.Soul, and underground emcees including Chill$quad and Jaymin Warren. Samurai Shin OST1 is available on Payhip and Soundcloud for free. Be on the lookout for more announcements on Samurai Shin Issue #2, which is set to release in 2017.
[DECATUR, GEORGIA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com we have Capo K with his latest single ALL THAT. After releasing this track before Thanksgiving it shows that Capo K is focused on making money and getting rich. Produced by DNA Keyzz, Capo K brings us a trap-influence track. You can expect ALL THAT to be on Capo K upcoming mixtape Bell Terra. Capo K stays busy with his constant project releases lately.
Here’s an exclusive interview with Samurai Shin illustration artist “Fahmi Fauzi” so here it goes:
Nikki Siixx: Where are you From, Fahmi
Fahmi Fauzi: I’m from Indonesia
Nikki Siixx: What do you do to recharge your creative batteries?
Fahmi Fauzi: hmm… Usually i went through internet see what’s new etc, looking at other artist’s work watching movie, reading comic, manga, everything. sometimes i just go take nap or even go out and do something else.
Nikki Siixx: What tools do you use to create Art and what makes them the “right tools” for you?
Fahmi Fauzi: I’m mostly do my work digitally. My tools are wacom cintiq 13 HD, and a laptop. They are my main equipment cause i rarely do finished work in traditional way.
Nikki Siixx: Who Was Your first Character that you Illustrated?
Fahmi Fauzi: Son Goten from Dragonball! , and it was like 21 Years ago.
Nikki Siixx: Do You Have A Favorite Comic Book Illustrator and Why?
Fahmi Fauzi: Yes and He is Cameron Stewart (Fight Club 2 and Batgirl) his artwork is really “alive”, lineart, gesture, expression everything looks amazing! I wanna be as good as him someday! Oh plus Edwin Huang (Street Fighter, SkullKickers) his lineart is totally awesome.
Nikki Siixx: Who is your favorite comic book favorite comic book hero & villain and explain to us why?
Fahmi Fauzi: To be honest i’m not really a hardcore fans of any superhero, but Marvel’s Agent Venom do stuck in my head. His costume is awesome, i draw him a lot. Villain? I’ll choose from manga which is Madara Uciha from Naruto, catchy name, Bad ass ability and freaky evil mind.
Nikki Siixx: So Fahmi, are you Currently Watching any Marvel Or DC Shows you currently
Fahmi Fauzi: Mm… Not really but i do follow most of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie + Agent of Shield
Nikki Siixx: Whats your favorite japanese anime and favorite character and also explain why this?
Fahmi Fauzi: Umm.. Naruto still on top of my list, i do enjoy the story, interesting character development, and unpredictable twist. As for character i like Sarutobi (3rd Hokage) a very wiseman but very powerful, his death successfully makes me cry.
Nikki Siixx: What element of your work gives you the most personal satisfaction?
Fahmi Fauzi: Colors! I struggle a lot but it’s so rewarding when i put right colors in my work.
Nikki Siixx: Off topic question! What favorite kind of music and musical and explain why this person is your favorite?
Fahmi Fauzi: hm… Pop punk will be on top of my list, cause the beat is so fit to my taste that can help me to keep motivated when i draw, my top playlist would be Paramore and New Found Glory
Nikki Siixx: What it Like Working With Mikel Miles & Ivan E Aguilar On Samurai Shin ?
Fahmi Fauzi: Awesome Experience! Working with them is fun! Mikel is very easy going person, flexible, and fun to work with. Ivan is also one of promising artist, his work is good.
Nikki Siixx: We’ve all met very talented newcomers who are trying to get their first professional projects. What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard given to a promising new creator?
Fahmi Fauzi: Good Attitude, whether with client or even with your self. Having super awesome skill is nothing compared with good attitude. Being professional means you are ready to fulfill your promise of whatever you’re offering to this industry, and of course ready to take every up and down of whatever comes to you during your journey in this path of career.
Nikki Siixx: Before We End This Interview Would You Like Share Some of Your Social Links?
Nikki Siixx: Thank you for a great interview and Congratulations on being apart of the “Samurai Shin Team”
[NASHVILLE] The multi-talented female songwriter, singer, and lyricist Breezy The Weirdo makes her debut on NikkiSiixx.com with her single NO BETTA THAN US. Breezy The Weirdo provides a track where she speaks to everybody’s bitter ex. Executing her vocals and slaying her flows. Breezy is definitely unique and was able to rap over this smooth track produced by #Otha3 and the beat was created by #SkyCashBeats. Stay in the loop with updates of Breezy via FACEBOOK.
Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com we have Pennsylvania Artist by the name of Dubby of Team LoKo, with his latest visual to his second single ORACLE ARENA. Off his recently released album Heart & Havoc. The album is definitely worth a listen, but lets get back to the track. ORACLE ARENA is a song of a love lost, with references to a bunch of basketball references. (Hence Basketball Location for Visual) Dubby expresses his anger knowing he lost a girl he was in love with due to his own stupidity. The visuals are simple and clean, while Dubby showcases his lyrics on the court. Make sure you keep an eye out on Dubby, he’s busy making moves like getting featured on The Source. Don’t forget to check out his album Heart & Havoc, I highly recommend it.
[LOS ANGELES] Making her debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have sultry singer/lyricist Yaysh, with her latest single WILD ONE. Yaysh brings a harmonic catchy vocal throughout the track, and once hitting the second verse she devours. The production really provides a pop club track. But Yaysh vocals becoming hypnotizing, while she confesses her feelings on WILD ONE. Stay in the loop with more from this femcee we call Yaysh, from the West Coast.
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have New Jersey rapper JimmySoDope with his latest prequel project The Art of BREAKING Hearts EP. The five track EP has some hard-hitting beats with catchy and realistic lyrics. The first track on the EP MY 1ST CLUB SONG is actually the first single from the project featuring DJ Sienna Chanel and produced by Tone Jones. JimmySoDope expresses himself with how he breaks hearts, but can his heart break? Will we find up with his upcoming seventh body of work The Art of Break Hearts, which is set to release this winter on December 17th. Be on the lookout for more content from JimmySoDope by checking out his website jimmysodope.com
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com – Los Angeles based Producer, Songwriter, and Rap Lyricist DecadeZ brings us his latest single INNOCENT featuring Too $hort. INNOCENT is a track that fits perfectly with Dancehall and hip-hop genre. DecadeZ gets sultry on this track with his vocals and songwriting ability. INNOCENT is about a guy trying to get with a woman that caught his eye.
Its pretty ironic that Decadez has been making moves in the West Coast Hip-Hop Scene for the last decade. Be on the look out for more content from DecadeZ with his upcoming album release GVM, which will be distributed by iMMe Records/Moji Publishing. Make sure to Like DecadeZ via FACEBOOK.
[Wilkes-Barre, PA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com we have Singer/Rapper/Producer Chris Fields with his latest mixtape Dreams Are Forever. Chris Fields was on a bit of a hiatus for about two years. But after gaining experiences he just wanted to share with you with what he got. The twelve track project really reflects on the Brooklyn Native. From his choice of production and with his flow. He really has that New York vibe to his music. If you’re diggin’ Dreams Are Forever make sure you let Chris Fields know.
[DECATUR, GEORGIA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have upcoming rap artist Capo K with his latest single TOTAL ISOLATION. Getting ready for his upcoming TISO THE EP to drop sooner than later. Capo K decided to express his journey about battling his inner demons and being left isolated for three days. During that time he reframed from any communications with phone, social media, and even stopping interacting with people. But by doing so, Capo K was able to reflect on himself for the better. And to focus on what he really wants. Capo K gives you slow rhymes that gives you a trap feel to the track. If you like TOTAL ISOLATION by Capo K make sure to tell him via Twitter.
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have Toronto hip-hop artist Shah with his latest music video PAY DAY 71. The title Pay Day 71 refers to the gender wage gap, which sees women earning 71% of their male counterparts. This track is definitely meant to be played at a strip club with its heavy bass and auto-tuned hooks. During the A3C Festival in Atlanta PAY DAY 71 was getting heavy play in the strip clubs, because due to the dancers embracing it so much. Shah showcases its all about the money when you work hard for it. Shah’s music video is the fourth installment that’s apart of his audiovisual series. If you like the message Shah is portraying in his latest single, make sure you let him know and don’t forget to support.
[CHICAGO] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have rapper/producer Jelani Lateef with his latest visual to his single DREAMS. You can find this track on his album Paper vs Passion. With DREAMS, Jelani Lateef expresses insightful lyricism. He showcases to the listener, he’s not just your ordinary rapper. During the visual you see Jelani recite his passed experiences dealing with depression, not acting right, and finally getting his life together for the better. I really like the hook, it’s a female vocal being catchy and harmonic. If you like DREAMS let Jelani Lateef know by sending him a tweet and don’t forget to follow @jaylateef.
We got a new episode of Nikki Hears It First! Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. This time on my twelveth episode, I’m watching Los Angeles Hip-Hop Artist Madison Castle with his music video “Roll It Up” featuring Jayson Mitchell. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!