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
[NEW JERSEY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Lewnati. He’s bringing us his latest music video ONE DAY. This is actually the first single off his third project “Poison In The Toothpaste“. The visual brings us some comedic relief. Lewnati is attractive to someone he wants to get to know. Day, After Day you see Lewnati making his way through a spot she frequents. You just have to wait for the end where it just gets crazy, but you have to see it for yourself. ONE DAY was directed by @konscFilmz. Be on the lookout for more content and make sure you follow him below.
[PATERSON, NEW JERSEY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have St. Thomas an artist that can bring the elements of R&B, Pop, and Hip-Hop Together. On his latest single SHE’S HEAVEN, he brings his soulful voice and creative lyrics to life on this one. Singing to his woman, and his dedication to her, that she has nothing to worry about. I love the hook, so melodic and trance like. If you’re feeling his vibe make sure to support ST. Thomas.
[NEW JERSEY] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have a young artist by the name of Eddie Grand with his latest track LIVE FROM THE DIRT (REMIX) featuring Jase Harley and J.I Hudson. You can consider this to be an anthem for the people who love to smoke that sticky-icky. First Verse is Jase Harley, Second Verse is J.I. Hudson, and last but not least Eddie Grand finishing up the song. Also, Denny B on the chorus! Eddie Grand style and flow gives me the vibe that he doesn’t give a fuck! Really embodies that trap genre. What do you guys think about Eddie Grand remix track to LIVE FROM THE DIRT?
Although the NBA league is being dominated by the likes of Steph Curry and LeBron James, Renny & Zsa Heem decide they still wanted to be “Like Mike” on their latest single. The boys from Camden, New Jersey bounce with flows over a J Cash produced beat. Both artist compliment each other style on this one as they deliver slick talk and braggadocious bars.
Live from the state of New Jersey, Rapper Tox comes through with his latest mixtape “Reach For The Stars 2” and it’s good. For 11 tracks Tox holds it down on the mic on his own with very little features. On this project, he talks about his dreams to play in the NFL and how he was led to the music industry instead. The mixtape is mostly full of smooth tracks and melodic hooks. Make sure you follow Tox on Twitter.
2015 has been one hell of a year and the most viewed post are here for your viewing pleasure! We have from music videos, artist advice articles, album reviews, even one of my unboxing videos makes it mark on the Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015:
[NEW JERSEY] POIZON is the latest single off of Rich Quick’s new album The Everywhere Man. On this track it features other artist like Chris Rivers, Ryshon Jones, and Jay Griffy. The dark production by The Wurxs provides the beat to their stories. Each artist expressed themselves through personal experiences regarding a specific POIZON in their lives. From choosing the right or wrong path when it’s never an easy decision. A hypnotic, haunting overall sound gives the listeners a journey that dealt with life changing decisions. Rich Quick, Rivers, and Jones deliver insightful verses and lyrical ability, while Jay Griffy offers a mesmerizing hook through POIZON. Be on the look out from more from Rich Quick by following his social media links below:
[NEW JERSEY/ST.LOUIS] Producers/Rappers Zulu Soul and DJ Fishbulb create a hip-hop duo. They created this track called EUTREPICS. This track was also was the first winner of the first Submission Sunday on HipHopSpeakeasy.com. EUTREPICS is a jazzy production by DJ Fishbulb and the calm delivery was from Zulu Soul. His flow is something to get use to, but he is able to deliver his message.
[PATERSON, NJ] SaFE has started his solo musical endeavor, after being featured in M.O.B.Star five full-length projects. Download his debut project DEAD DUCK available in both standard and deluxe editions. Fifteen Tracks, DEAD DUCK‘s production was brought to you by Arkutec, Bravestarr, CJ Beatz, Superstar O and others to bring that 90’s organic hip-hop to the project. DEAD DUCK title comes from the American idiom. SaFE thinks that real hip-hop has been declared unsuccessful and useless. Each track expresses his strong feelings towards the culture. DEAD DUCK also a symbol in his brand, Duckhunters. The Duckhunter philosophy charges the participant to reclaim control over their adversities— both internal and external— and overcome them to realize their dreams. SaFE wears a duck mask to assume the role of Davey Duckhunter, as a tribute to all of the dead ducks— abandoned dreams, fruitless projects and failed goals.
Check out this unique release from New Jersey Rapper Mir Fontane with HE SO CRAZY Mixtape. An original story by Mir Fontane inspired by the hit 90’s sitcom Martin. A great concept/theme for a mixtape. Each song is devoted to either one character or depending on the sampled voice was used he generate a story behind the vocals. The entire project is narrated by Mir Fontane, portraying the character, Martin. I feel the story Fontane portrays through the mixtape definitely was worth the listen. He demonstrates he’s great story-telling skills through his lyrics and he’s flow is on point with crazy production from KevRodgers. Don’t forget to press play and enjoy the show!
TIRADO is more than just your average artist from New Jersey. His a young entrepreneur, that has recently graduated with his Business Management Degree. Afterwards he sets to exercise his business knowledge, techniques, and talent through the music scene. By doing so he is able to manage himself and as an artist, but also collaborating with friends Irv & Erin Mary. Their latest visual is for their track BETTER DAYS. The collaboration between the three is a great mash-up to some great vocals/harmonies with great lyrics with a flow. The visual has amazing quality footage, and the video depicts how they’ve come together as a team. Overcoming their struggles as a whole to accomplish ultimate success with their music.
Our main goal in his music is to maintain positive vibes yet a genuine scenarios relevant to his life experiences. At only twenty-two years old and a recent college grad Tirado demonstrates intense drive and a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Although it may seem to be very little content offered to the audience. – Tirado
Over the last decade we have seen various underground artists rise to stardom and put their city on the radar. Think about it. Most states or major cities have a rapper that’s on the rise. Kendrick Lamar, and YG have been holding it down for Compton while Chance the Rapper, Dreezy, Chief Keef and Lil Herb have us talking about Chicago. The south has always been hot, but isn’t as big as the days when we had ’07 Lil Wayne spitting over DJ Khaled’s “We Taking Over” record or even ’04 Ludacris yelling “Get Back, Get Back!” Regardless, we are still bumping Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Kirko Bangz, and Young Thug like no tomorrow.
New York has always been known for breaking the next big thing. Bobby Shmurda and Troy Ave are two recent artists to blow up that come to mind. Often, when I try to share local music with hip-hop fans, I eventually bring up the artist’s location. At which point I begin to say, “New…” and typically people cut me off and say “York.” Then I awkwardly say “Jersey.” New Jersey is one of the most slept on places when it comes to music, and New Jersey rappers know this. A majority of NJ talent think this: “If you are from South Jersey, you go and get your buzz in Philly. If you are from North Jersey, then you go and grind in NYC.” Despite the barriers that NJ rappers face to get exposure, there are quite a few that are really making a name for themselves. Below are 10 rappers from New Jersey that are likely to blow up. These guys are creating their own lane, building their fan base, and of course, repping NJ wherever they go.
Ice Cube would be proud of this track right here. If you are familiar with the 1995 stoner-buddy film Friday, this song will take you for a journey. New Jersey rapper, Mir Fontane new song, “Last Friday,” which provides a vivid perspective from Smokey’s point of view. Fontane is a hell of a story-teller, and may remind you of a more experimental J.Cole at times. However, it is clear that this 21-year-old artist is working to create his own lane. Check out Mir Fontane’s latest cut below and be sure to give his other sounds a listen. He really has some tracks that slap!
Credit Cover Art: animblebranch
I came across this track from Winslow, New Jersey hip-hop artist YoAstrum with SPACE INVADERS. He is also apart of the Hip Hop collective Organic Geniuses, a group that consist of other artists and producers from across the Eastcoast and Midwest. SPACE INVADERS is the first track off his upcoming project called Alchemy. Production by Ta-Ku brings the whole video game sense to the beat. YoAstrum’s delivery is strong and witty. He definitely provides a sense of being zoned and especially with the unique production on deck. YoAstrum musical influences are Japanese culture, Nujabes, NERD, MF Doom, Charles Hamilton, Kid Cudi, Outkast, and Flying Lotus.
New Jersey Hip-Hop Artist Jered Sanders released his EP. DJBooth.net featured the project as an Editor’s Pick. While You Were Waiting EP is the official prelude to his debut album Gorgeous. The five track EP is filled with originality for Jered Sanders, giving more than just lyrics, he provided the vocals on the tracks too. The whole EP is worth a listen and a download. His presence, flow, and creativity is on point throughout the EP. Entire production by Talen Ted except one track which was produced by DatDudeTim. I really like tracks Closed Caption, Jansport J, and While You Were Waiting.
Closed Caption (produced by DatDudeTim)
Black (produced by Talen Ted)
Fresh (produced by Talen Ted)
Jansport J (produced by Talen Ted)
While You Were Waiting (produced by Talen Ted)
“Throw It Up” is the second single from J. Nolan’s project The Upbringing LP. The song is about repping where you live in a positive way. The beat which was created by Yung B Da Producer has a kind of 90s feel with an M.O.P “Ante Up” like chant going on during the chorus. Yung B Da Producer also delivers the first verse on the song which was a surprisingly, being most producers make you wonder why they get on songs, a damn good verse. J. Nolan’s verse also was great and the content of their verses were superb for a song that’s about the cities they represent. Check out the song and if you enjoy it purchase the upbringing LP on iTunes.
This single is out to the ladies! BEAT IT UP from AristoPei featuring YungMil. AristoPei is an artist located in Orlando, FL. Originally from Newark, New Jersey. I can hear this track on the radio. It’s just one of them songs that you can hear over and over. It’s a bit explicit but what do you expect? especially when the track is about being intimate with your significant other.
NIKKISIIXX: What makes you different?
ARISTOPEI: I think im different because I make my own music. m not following any trends or movements… Im not wearing snap backs, claiming to be rich or balling… I’m just making music that’s real… Music that you can verify!