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[FREESTYLE FRIDAY] Chronicle – Paranoia

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Hip-Hop Artist Chronicle makes he’s recurring appearance on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest freestyle over Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Money Trees’ with PARANOIA. Adding another track for his #FallChroniclesFriday series, where he’s dropping dope tracks every Friday. Chronicle’s voice expresses his passion when reciting his lyrics. Touches on topics like the Internet, Struggles, Friends, and daily life. What do you think about Chronicle’s take on Kendrick’s Track? If you like his freestyle make sure to be on the lookout for more content from Chronicle by following him on his social media outlets.

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[ALBUM REVIEW] Dez Nado – LaDolceVita

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have inspiring artist Dez Nado with his latest album LaDolceVita! Dez Nado was able to bring a unique, politically/social conscious rap. When I first listened to this album, I felt he was speaking for the people who have dealt with heinous acts of violence because the difference in their skin color. All these injustices that led to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

What I really like about Dez Nado as an artist, he doesn’t rap the false pretenses of a rapper’s lifestyle. He’s more about bringing the light to all the darkness that’s plaguing our country. What’s also unique about Dez Nado he produces and stars in his own locally air cable reality TV series called “Life & Grind: Duval” (airs Sundays at 8pm on Bounce Network – Comcast 225/Digital 17-2). This Tv Series shines the spotlight on local talent here in Jacksonville, including himself, in addition to producing his own music.

dez nado ladolcevita promoLaDolceVita was featured on 360Magazine, Thisis50, Hip Hop Reviews 4D, and DownSouthHipHop. This time I’m going to have an in-depth review of LaDolceVita. My favorite tracks from Dez Nado’s album are LaDolceVita, Prelude 2 Revolution, American Dream, Duele, Luv The Way U Do, Fed Up, Pain, More 2 Life, and Immigrant Story. Check out what I thought about Dez Nado’s LaDolceVita:

[01. LADOLCEVITA] – What a way to introduce you to Dez Nado, from the triumphant sounding production and vocals by Jermeka Monae. This track is meant for the ones who work for what they want. All about the hard hustle and getting the deserving accomplishments. Enjoying life to the fullest with what you got and being appreciated. Great and positive energy that pours through the speakers.

[03. PRELUDE 2 REVOLUTON] Dez Nado puts together an interlude that has actual audio clips from Tupac talking about the Panthers and the government. Then an activist who supports Black Lives Matter and how they’re reacting to the un-justice for all the lives lost, and a very extremely powerful poetic spoken-word speech regarding all the violence that has been occurring through police brutality and voicing her right for her anger.
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[04. AMERICAN DREAM] Dez Nado expresses he’s thoughts on all the victims that have been happening due to police brutality. Unnecessary roughness that ended the lives of these innocent unarmed victims. All Dez Nado is asking for is peace and equality. The track also features Jermeka Monae with the vocals and Tyler Norris with the poetic speech at the end of the track.

[06. DUELE] How couldn’t post this track? Showing love for the Boriqua’s Dez Nado show’s his skills in rapping in Spanish and English. Love the production of this track! The song makes us visuals Dez Nado in Puerto Rico meeting a beautiful Puerto-Rican and she gives him a tour of the city. A mix of salsa, hip-hop, and R&B makes you want to dance to the beat. DUELE features Jermeka Monae, Gabriele and Twenty8.

dez nado[11. FED UP] It starts with a reality check, listen to what the voice has to say. The track really provides with the production a hard hitting bass with Royal Francis providing bars for the first verse. On the hook and second verse we got Dez Nado. He’s giving a word of an advice to not pay attention to the ones who don’t believe in you and you’re able to do what your heart wants.

[14. MORE 2 LIFE] Dez Nado gets mean on this one, how can you not! Getting frustrated with the system, and working hard and not getting the joys of life. The track features Meanz of Operation, I find their collaboration to be pretty dope. A lot of energy and emotion on this track.

[17. IMMIGRANT STORY] Dez Nado takes us on a journey like no other. An immigrant’s point of view of living in circumstances that are life threatening and what can happen to Syrian’s that are struggling to survive. It’s an amazing tale, so descriptive and Dez Nado is very passionate with this story. If you close your eyes you can watch the movie play. Take a listen you won’t regret it.

This concludes my album review of Dez Nado’s LADOLCEVITA. Conscious rapper from Jacksonville, Florida making a choice to talk about what’s really important over great production. Be on the look out for more content from Dez Nado coming soon.

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Music Video: Chronicle – Chill Intro/ Black Coffins featuring Dezy

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Chronicle makes his return with his latest visual CHILL INTRO/ BLACK COFFINS. You can find these track on Chronicle’s Bright Nights album. The single also features Dezy with her soulful voice, it really provides the laid back vibe to the CHILL INTRO. Which complements the visuals captured by LrK Productions, especially the headlight view in front of the car while it’s driving. Pretty dope.

Chronicle shows the struggle of everyday life and the simplest things in life to help get through these struggles. At the end you get a taste of BLACK COFFINS. Chronicle releases a new song over Dom Kennedys ‘Black Bentleys‘ giving insight on black lives through the eyes of a young black man in a world that’s against him. Very powerful imagery, #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Be on the lookout for more content from Chronicle by following him on his social media outlets.

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Music Video: Chronicle – Poetry In Motion/Go Hard featuring RJ Gambino

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Chronicle returns with his latest music video for POETRY IN MOTION/GO HARD featuring RJ Gambino. This is actually the second video off Chronicle’s LP Bright Nights. Chronicle was able to work on his craft and was able to find his place in music. Check out my LP Review of Chronicle’s Bright Nights (Deluxe Edition). POETRY IN MOTION gives you a more of a positive note, Chronicle provides you a sense of knowledge on the hardships of everyday life. When the video/song switches up to GO HARD, the track provides a rowdiness from his crew repping the streets. Music video by Chronicle & RJ Gambino performing Poetry In Motion/Go Hard 2015 LrK Productions X Zocode Filmz.

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LP Review: Chronicle – Bright Nights

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] It’s been about two years since aspiring hip-hop artist Chronicle released DARK DAYS EP. But now for the end of 2015 Chronicle brings us his first LP entitled BRIGHT NIGHTS. Through his hiatus Chronicle was able to work on his craft and was able to find his place in music. With my LP Review I’ll be going over my favorite tracks off the Bright Nights (Deluxe Edition).

IMG_0409Even though the title of the LP “Bright Nights” maybe an oxymoron term but it definitely provides a positive through negative type of vibe. Chronicle remains with soulful sounds such as 90’s R&B, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. He was able to portray these vibes with the help from producers Taylor King, LB, Saul xo, Stevie Fanta, ghost/\/ghoul, Soul, and atlastheoverseer.

BRIGHT NIGHTS LP is a story reflecting on the struggle corcerning his family, relationship woes, insecurities, and a distaste for the current direction of the music scene. Regardless to all these issues/struggles Chronicle insist that there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. Anything you do, make sure it’s done with love.

CHILL ASS INTRO is a great way to show you a sense of what Chronicle is going through and how the vibe it’s setting itself. Right at the beginning you hear from his parents, loved ones, about when is he getting his music together? The intro also features Dezy.

NOSTALGIC kinda reminds me of Gangsta’s Pradise from Coolio. With that dark night/90’s hip-hop production. “Give my people something to live for, Give my people something to die for.” That hook is eternal! Throughout everyone struggle they need to see the light in order to have the reason to live and climb through any obstacles.

LET ME LIVE I feel that this track can definitely be played in a club setting. Especially with the chorus, I can see the crowd go through a trance. Chronicle speaks the truth from experience. Coming together with good people and celebrating with what life has to offer. And if anyone has an issue with that, then give them that middle finger.
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POUR OUT YA SOUL really expresses how he feels about his family and how he is when it comes to certain situations. Chronicle also touches topics regarding how people are following trends and eve insecurities in relationships. During these tough times, Chronicle is compelled to search for hope from a higher power.

DO YOU LOVE ME, I feel this track is one of the strongest one on the Bright Nights LP. Discussing the problem he has regarding now a days with woman calling themselves bad bitches and not giving themselves enough dignity.

MIDNIGHT DRIVE is setting the mood for those late night drives with someone you’re interested in. This track is meant for that special lady in your life. Everything about this girl is something you can’t ignore. Chronicle expresses the intensity of attraction. With a minute left in the song you can hear how Chronicle embraces that R&B style he loves so much.

O.T.S is the track to help younger generations to realize things should be done when you’re truly ready such as having kids at a young age. Hoping that other parties will understand and respect your decision. Especially when it comes to letting certain people out of your lives. O.T.S features Vizzle.

This concludes my take on the Bright Nights LP brought to you by Jacksonville Upcoming Hip-Hop Artist Chronicle! If you’re diggin’ the project as much as I am you need to go and support it now and purchase it via iTunes! By doing so you’ll be able to get the BONUS tracks too that include I’m Just Doing Me, Bright Nights, American Dream, and Do You Remember.

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