This video caught my attention from the beginning based on the old 1980s video games sound at the beginning of the track. The “Bad Habits” beat definitely has a feel that’s a mix between trance and euro-house. That didn’t stop Neak from spitting his bars over it though. He has a flow that it started to come back to the forefront of rap, where seems like you’re spitting your lyrics to yourself almost. As he stands in the grass maneuvering through his verse at a speed that well matches the 115+ bpm speed of the track he seems to spaz in a natural manner.
The dope part is he has true lyrical content all through the song “you will never get by, you will never get on, don’t quit that job”. Neak even went as far as to mention Genghis Khan. He’s currently working on his new project “Paura/Amore” which is due out before the end of 2013. Check out the video for “Bad Habits” below:
With all that’s going on in the world today, some of our emcees have decided to speak out on things in their lyrics. First Kanye West with his Yeezus album, and now a fellow Chicago emcee, Neak. The colorful and vivid visual depictions of Neak’s lyrics come to life courtesy of Aaron Perkins Jr of APJ Films. Rocking with his main main/partner/producer Slot-A, Neak spits that real about how impressionable our youth remain. Popping molly while busting it wide open and making it rain might be what you do, but…
What about the kids, now that they want to try it? Welcome to social awareness in 2013.
While musical unity seems apparent in various areas of the country, I must say I am growing to appreciate a movement that’s forming in the midwest. Chicago and its surrounding areas are buzzing with extremely dope artists and seldom do these folks get the shine they most definitely deserve. Just the other day, I tweeted my dudes Neak and Slot-A telling them that I really liked a new record they sent me. But there was a new voice, that I didn’t recognize. Allow me to introduce Sincerely Yours.
Hailing from Oak Park, IL, Sincerely Yours dropped off this crazy statement track featuring my aforementioned dynamic homie duo, Neak and Slot-A. Neak rocks the hook then laces us with the first verse, setting the tone of the story. Sincerely Yours, takes it to the next level, then Slot-A, who also produced the track, comes in with the finale. They simply hope to be truly understood. I’m sure we all feel like that sometimes.
Turn the volume up, and let this ring off. Warning, immediate two stepping may take place.
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Releasing visual after visual, Neak lands here with the sixth visual from his absolutely stunning Love Greater// The Prequel album presented by DJBooth.net, Prefix Magazine and Earmilk. The name of this song is Schemin’ and was produced by Slot-A. The video is directed by Aaron Perkins, Jr. Stay tuned, plenty more on the way from one of the hardest working emcees around.
Just got through watching Chicago’s artist, Neak, in his latest video off the “Love Greater – The Prequel” mixtape (which he debuted on June 22, 2012.) Neak’s track produced by Slot-A, “Celebration of Life’s ILLZ” (Slot Body Bags Remix featuring GLC and Lungz,) had creative director Aaron Perkins Jr (APJ Films) behind the making of it’s video. The chemistry amongst these lyricist, helped put together a laid back kind of vibe; making this video one to just sit back to, and fully grasp their tribute to life’s ups and downs.
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