POPOVA: FEMALE EMPOWERMENT OR RADICAL FEMINISM? POPOVA was written and created by Dre Torres and Alex Valdes, a New York / Miami based filmmaking duo best known for their feature-length documentary THE LAST TAINO. The book features stylish black & white artwork by Yasmin Liang (STAR TREK, STEED AND MRS. PEEL), and variant cover art by Amancay Nahuelpan (CLANDESTINO, YOUNG TERRORISTS).
After reading the first issue of the POPOVA, I can’t wait what’s in store with Scarlet Rose’s battle and will she be able to get away from the woman organization who targets male oppressors, that she used to be apart of?
It was a suspenseful read, the illustrators portrayed the story perfectly. The new comic book POPOVA is a revenge fantasy in the vein of Inglorious Bastards, explores the idea of reversing society’s gender stereotypes by depicting women in the role of the aggressor. Just goes to show woman can be badasses too! I don’t want to reveal too much of the story, but know it’s definitely worth it.
According to co-creator Dre Torres, “Historically, men have used violence to oppress women. The characters in our book simply decided to fight fire with fire. They don’t protest, they don’t campaign. They kill.”
[MIAMI, FL] For an artist who has been trying to perfect his craft, we have upcoming hip-hop artist RickyAtoms with his debut Music Video for his single RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE. In collaboration with music producer Hard Dinero. The track focuses on RickyAtoms starting from the bottom and making his way up with his consistent progression. Improving his skills in music from producing beats and writing/recording his lyrics. Besides creating music, RickyAtoms also skateboards. The visual takes place at the Skatepark where we see Ricky skate and other skate enthusiast while the other location is at the studio working on the track with Hard Dinero. The RIDIN’ FOR A MINUTE visual really embodies the tracks concept. The single is catchy and puts you on a good vibe throughout. Stay tuned for more content by RickyAtoms.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, we have Art Morera’s latest music video for his single TEN G’s. Art Morera embraces ‘Twelve AM’ which is not only his brand, but it’s a mentality, a statement. Be thankful for a new day, don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you gotta do because tomorrow isn’t promised, and don’t carry with you today the mistakes made in the past.
On his track TEN G’S, Art Morera expresses the first time he counted 10G’s and what it took to get there. At the end he decides to cut the bullshit and really focus on his goals. Art Morera is lyrical to the T, and embrace his journey with his latest track TEN G’S, over a beat he produced himself. Make sure you stay connected with Art Morera for the latest with his content by following him on his social media links below:
[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:
It’s that time of the year where 8and9 releases their Fall Collection. We take a closer look at them in their promo video for the line. “The collection is heavily inspired by competition, dethroning champions and taking it to the next level. Rocky IV meets ’84 Olympics. Russian imagery is prevalent and the styles are stronger than Ivan Drago.”
New goods from 8&9’s Fall 1 delivery are in stores and online now!
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have Miami artist Starve Marve with his latest single RAIN CLOUD. Starve Marve presents an ambience like no other. The way he speaks its spoken word from within. The song is a mix of Electronic and a bit of Boom Bap. Starve Marve flow is smooth and unique. RAIN CLOUD features Africa Kenyah and Scholar, the track was produced live on a drum machine. If you’re diggin’ Starve Marve’s vibe then you gotta support and let him know! RAIN CLOUD is definitely worth the replay!
“If your deepest dreams got lost in your worst nightmares, would you follow them there?”
Its time to celebrate! NikkiSiixx is a year older and is getting ready to party with everyone on September 21st at THE BAR 1306 in Miami, Florida. Shoutout to PropsAndBonds for putting this together for me!
DOORS OPEN 10PM – 3AM
QUEENS DRINK FREE 10PM-12AM
@NormaNow released in her latest email blast that Red Bull Sound Select are throwing a party. Headlined by A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat and AlunaGeorge, and featuring top up-and-comers Jazz Cartier, Tennyson, Xavier Omar, 070 Shake, Nick León, and Steven A Clark, don’t sleep on this one. You SNOOZE, you LOSE! #3DaysinMIA is a weekend of live music and more, celebrating the city and the best in new music. Exclusive for Red Bull Sound Select Members. Tickets are $15. Enjoy.
@ THE HANGAR
60 NE 11TH ST. MIAMI, FL 33132
DOORS AT 8PM 21+
Last year when the official trailer release for an app that will allow you to capture Pokémon in the real world called, Pokémon Go. I released an article regarding the possibility the app will be overshooting it’s capabilities. What I should of focused on was the real capability of this app’s full potential on impacting the world.
If you’re playing Pokémon Go you know exactly what I’m talking about. This app hits right in the heart of a 90’s kid. The nostalgia this game created by bringing back the original 150 Pokémon search is a great moment. Bringing gamers who would usually stay inside the majority of their days are now walking miles in search and the ability to say you caught them all. Uniting people who would of never talked in the first place to long chats about Pokémon, where they found their rarest ones, and just funny stories or sharing memes. Also allowing people to conquer social anxieties when talking to new people and now being able to communicate face to face instead online in a chat room.
But sometimes there are downsides to great things, where there’s light there will always be darkness. People have been using this to lure people in traps getting robbed at Pokéstops. So it’s really about not going at 2AM in an area you’ve never been before. Because you’re only looking for trouble. Explore the world during the day AND REALLY BE AWARE OF YOURE SOUNDINGS AND DONT BE OBNOXIOUS TO OTHERS WHILE SEARCHING FOR POKéMON. SUCH AS LIKE ENTERING PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND STOPING YOUR CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC RISKING AN ACCIDENT.
Back to the good news, after about three weeks of a majority of the world playing this app Nintendo doubles in it’s Nintendo Stock. Increasing the value and impact the app has acquired. As we wait patiently for weekly updates, we can’t wait for the chance to start trading Pokémon with other Pokémon Trainers. But in the mist of it all, I’ve met a bunch of people who have the same love for Pokémon as I. Last weekend, I attended a #PokéWalkMiami and for about 3-4 hours a bunch of us went on a search for Pokémon. Setting up lures and owning Wynwood! Shoutout to @NormaNow & @See_Fig!
The First PokeWalk Ever!
Brought to you by @NormaNow and @See_Fig.
Its time to grab your trainer bag & a buddy because we’re taking the quest to the streets of Wynwood!
In our quest to become the ultimate Pokemon master, we’re walking the steets of Wynwood to look for wild Pokemon and we want you to join! So grab your Pokeballs and a friend and meet us – the central meet up spot will be annouced soon and we will explore the streets of Wynwood together. Lets show the world how dedicated we are and level up! Afterwards, we’ll meet back up and grab some drinks at Coyo Taco Wynwood and show off out Pokedex’s & party.
See ya then! I already RSVP! You should too! Let’s catch them all!
July South Florida Bloggers Meetup brings you Libby Volgyes, who will be speaking about how to create more stunning and communicative imagery (yes, even if you only have an iPhone) with easy, digestible tips. They will be meeting at Macy’s Dadeland Home Store and all attendees will receive complimentary food from Pisco y Nazca. Make sure to save your spot. Come hang out with South Florida Bloggers during they’re monthly meetup and meet other local bloggers.
About Libby Volgyes (www.LibbyVision.com)Libby Volgyes is the owner of LibbyVision, a food photography business based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Libby graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in photojournalism and spent seven years working as a photojournalist at The Palm Beach Post. She launched LibbyVision.com in 2012 to devote her time to fully capturing the beauty of the best and brightest chefs of South Florida. In addition, she currently writes and shoots for Boca Magazine and The Palm Beach Post, photographs for Florida, Food and Farm and shoots food forPalm Beach Illustrated. She and her brand, LibbyVision, are well-known throughout Palm Beach County for high-end food photography, commitment to client satisfaction and story-telling photographs. Her business operates solely on referrals and reputation. Libby teaches workshops to aspiring food bloggers and speaks around the nation about her food photography.
When not behind the camera, Libby likes taking her giant dogs for walks along the Intracoastal and travels extensively with her husband. She drinks her bourbon neat, her coffee well into the evening and is mesmerized by the light – and the shadows – that dance across her path.
Sponsors: Macy’s in Dadeland for hosting our meetup. Pisco y Nazca for providing tasty bites for the attendees.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Art Morera brings us his latest visual to his freestyle mix of 3 Curren$y songs entitled COVERT LOOP$. Listen to Art’s takes on Curren$y’s songs off of his project “Covert Coup” produced by The Alchemist. The video was filmed by Kimber Vasquez, Art Morera, and NikkiSiixx (yeah and I made a few cameos in the vid too). I love all the visuals that were added into the video that really brought Art Morera’s lyrics to life. B-Roll footage that captured Miami and San Francisco/Oakland scenes. Art’s flow can really adapt to different sounding beats. Be on the lookout for more content from Art Morera by following his social media links
Here’s a new segment over here on my youtube channel. Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. On our second episode of Nikki Hears It First, I’m watching South Florida Artist Ivy with his visual to IDK. Produced by Mac Bassick. Take a look at what I thought about “IDK” and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual! I would also like to add the song has a cool, calm, collect feeling to it I forgot to mention that in the video.
IDK VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwRp2xOPI9U
The current state of The R&B scene in South Florida is little to none, but thats going to change on May 13th. RNBAE Showcase sponsored by @Crisdacat and @Miz_gabz96. What an amazing ideal to bring back R&B. They have a really special night dedicated to lovers and ones dealing with heartbreak. You don’t want to miss this! Make sure you come through and support Miami’s R&B Scene! I’ll be there and ready to network!
RNBAE SHOWCASE DETAILS: LOCATION: 3326 N Miami Ave
(In Midtown across from the shopping center with Target, Lime, Homegoods etc)
ART ENTERTAINMENT: Kangie is providing a “color by number” art piece for everyone at the event to enjoy. This is an interactive art piece allowing guests to color on the display and we will take a photos in front of it as well.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, SKIP of WELOOSE brings us his latest single entitled NONE OF THEM. This hard hitting base track really gives you a trap night vibe. Skip presents us with funny and witty lyrics, he really goes in on certain type of individuals you might even know yourself.
When you know or heard when people are not true to their selves or to others, you just want to keep your distance and not even mess with them. Like in his second verse he brings up these women who claim to be “models” but in reality their just scandalous women coming to you at the club and trying to drink the bottle you paid for in VIP. That makes hella sense because why do they feel entitled to something you have when you don’t even know them.
Skip brings the truth on his latest track NONE OF THEM. Its pretty cool that at the end of the track they sampled a Chris Rock Comedy Skit. If you’re diggin’ this track from Miami Artist SKIP of WELOOSE, make sure you following up with him on his social media links below:
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, the Dutch-Surinamese alternative rapper V.A.L brings us his latest track POSITIVE VIBES. I really like this track it brings us that old school vibes, V.A.L has a unique flow. He even adds a bit of melodic notes. The track focuses on trying to work hard on accomplishing you’re goals. POSITIVE VIBES also features Miami local BIG NICS! Great collab!
When V.A.L was growing up he first listened to Wolfmother, Red Hot Chilli Pepper and Rage Against the Machine. But then he was introduced to hip-hop at the age of thirteen to “Natural Born Killers” by Dr. Dre. After that V.A.L was compelled to create art through his music. Especially being inspired from West Coast Rap. If you’re interested in more content from V.A.L please make sure you follow him on his social media accounts below.