[PENNSYLVANIA] After releasing his highly anticipated first album HEART & HAVOC. Dubby brings his fans a big thank you with this free downloadable track BRACE 4 IMPACT. This single was originally supposed to be the fourth song on the album, but they decided not to include it since it musically didn’t fit in. But I’m glad he still released this track, anyway. BRACE 4 IMPACT features Suzii, and was produced by Diamond Style. One thing I really like about Dubby he collaborates with female singers that give a balance to the concept of the track. The track is about a relationship that didn’t work out due to the lies, back-stabbing, and assumptions. Their lifestyles made it impossible for them to reignite what was once there. What did you think about BRACE 4 IMPACT?
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You won’t regret it!
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Representing for the state of New Jersey, Gria Brothers and Mikee Mula are back again with the 2nd installment of the smoke break series. This time they give us a new single featuring see.francis titled “Spaced Out.” Smooth delivery and smooth beat equals a solid collaboration. Next week, the 11 track project is expected to be released in its entirety. To stay up to date, make sure you follow them on Twitter @seefrvncis @MikeeMula @ShaliGriaBros @LBtmGriaBros
I’ve always felt like Boston, MA is a place with a lot of hidden talent and today I get to put the spotlight on Boston’s own Megan V. The 23 year old R&B songstress drops off her first ever single “You Thought Wrong” produced by P Dub. It’s an anthem for woman fed up with men that toy with their emotions. Megan V. is expected to keep up the momentum by releasing more music soon and there’s even a mixtape in the works for this summer. Kick back, enjoy this smooth track and be sure to follow Megan V. on Instagram.
From the streets of Brooklyn, NY, Moe Fundz comes through to deliver us his latest track “WYD (What You Doin’)” This is the first single off his upcoming #DaFuckYouTape which is yet to have an official release date. Moe Fundz keeps it all the way gutter with plenty of slick talk for you over a hard hitting beat. For all things Moe Fundz make sure you visit the website www.moefundz.com
Switching up the mood, Bishop releases “Open Letter” which is one of his most personal songs to date. According to Bishop, “I wrote this record hoping the message wouldn’t be lost behind the story. From one father removed to many others, this is the often untold story, the other side.” With production from Abstrak, the two combine to make a statement for other father’s who may be facing a similar situation. Stay up to date with Bishop by following him on Twitter.
“I don’t see anyone talking about the cycle or formula we’ve all been subjected to for the past 3 to 4 years in Hip-Hop. Especially when it comes to up & coming artists today, including myself. Not to sound preachy or anything. So I used Jay-Z’s The Watcher 2 as inspiration to speak about it on The Watcher 3” – Sylvan LaCue.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] After the success of Searching Sylvan, QuESt goes through a journey that he feels like he had a new awakening for him. Since now he goes by his birth name Sylvan LaCue. He brings us the first look on his latest release THE WATCHER 3. Besides his rebirth, I feel Sylvan LaCue is confident and is bringing it to the table. Sylvan expresses his experiences within his career. From getting an XXL Freshman nomination for 2015, getting featured on COMPLEX, and how the music industry really is. THE WATCHER 3 was produced by Linzi Jai and Wishlade [THE MARVELS], what an epic sounding sound. They were able to embrace Sylvan LaCue overall vibe. What an empowering hook from Sylvan LaCue; “Come and go and see them come and go. Lord knows I ain’t one of those“. Sylvan LaCue is currently prepping his debut project Far From Familiar. Be on the lookout for more content coming your way from Sylvan LaCue.
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[PENNSYLVANIA] Dubby is bringing that fuego 🔥 with his latest track PHAKE. A lot of lyrical content from Dubby of Team LoKo. He also maintains that super catchy melodies between his verses. Dubby dedicates PHAKE to all those phony little rap boys. According to Dubby “If you’re garbage, stop. You’re ruining it for the ones who really do this… sheesh“. PHAKE was produced by The TrendsetterZ. One thing I really like is Dubby’s capability to rap over any type of production. On the second verse he sounds like a completely different person, but it’s him. He’s able to switch his flow throughout the track. Be on the look out for more exclusives from Dubby!
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In Far Rockaway, you’ll find an inspiring hip-hop artist SEYI. Besides being a student at Farmingdale State College working on getting his pro-communications degree and is a host of his very own radio show on Ramnationradio.com or through mobile on the “tune in” app. SEYI is an active member of his fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. You would think he would have to much on his plate. But with good scheduling and understanding of his priorities, he still focus’ on his music. He’s been able to perform at Revolution and at Empirium (Long Islands Biggest Party). Currently SEYI is working on his second mixtape, which will be “N.I.B No In Between“. Releasing his single WANNA BE from his upcoming project. WANNA BE sets the tone right. SEYI keeps his flow and lyrics over Mr. Marx production calm, cool, and collect.
Honestly I believe what makes me different is the story I am telling and the perspective that I speak from because I feel that I’m expressing thoughts and emotions that aren’t heard often in hip-hop. – SEYI
Stayed tuned for N.I.B and anything else going on for SEYI! Tune in on Thursdays for his Used Too Thursdays show. Playing you’re favorite throwbacks.
Premiering his track RIGHT RIGHT first with Complex, here at NikkiSiixx we would like to show you why they keep talking about Chicago Rapper Alex Wiley. Besides recently performing at Dope Entertainment’s ROLLING LOUD FESTIVAL in Miami and headlining his first show in NYC for SOBs. After that he heads out to Austin Texas for some performances at SXSW! This kid just doesn’t stop.
RIGHT RIGHT features Wiley’s fellow Village Crew member, Kembe X, and production from West Coast duo, Hippie Sabotage. Kembe X and Hippie Sabotage have been previously featured here on NikkiSiixx.com. Kembe X (New Music: Kembe X – “Hydrocodone” (Poker Face)) and Hippie Sabotage VACANTS (Download/Listen). Clearly Alex Wiley know’s who to work with when creating a dope song like RIGHT RIGHT. From his flow, delivery, and wordplay is on point. The chemistry amongst the talent really brings this track for an instant repeat. Well, it was more like 10 times. Be on the look out for Alex Wiley in a country near you since he’s going international with a few performances out of state. See below for Upcoming Tour Dates:
3/18-3/21 – SXSW – Austin
4/10 – Rust – Copenhagen
4/11 – Chesters – Berlin
4/14 – Birthdays – London
4/15 – Batofar – Paris
4/16 – Melkweg – Amsterdam
4/17 – Trix – Antwerp
“What I really want right now is to be the motherf**king drought 3 era mixtape Wayne of 2015 for my fans. I’m making music for people to wang in real life situations with their real life squad.” -Alex Wiley
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Miami Artist Gill Graff joins forces with Chi-Town’s TAY for BAD GIRLS. The track expresses their perspectives on women who use temptation as a weapon to create lust towards them. Can the boys resist the temptation in BAD GIRLS? Gill Graff linked up with Emilio Rojas and Vinny Cha$e on his latest mixtape Let Me Fail. Gill takes the first verse and Tay takes the second. Hope BAD GIRLS comes with the visual! You just need to stay tuned with Gill Graff’s social media to get updated on the latest!!
Cover Model: Shakira Hernandez (INSTAGRAM)
Art cover photo credit : @Ohrangutang
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1Known goes on the defensive about a handful of his hobbies in his latest single “Vices”. His flow weaves through a hard-hitting, self-produced instrumental while explaining his reasoning for doing the things he does. The beat builds aggressively, allowing 1Known to bluntly shoot down any unrequested advice regarding “better” ways to pass time. This discussion is a matter of opinion, and sometimes people just like what they like. This is another hard hitting single from the artist as he continues to perfect his craft. My favorite part of this song was without a doubt “See me all I need is weed, women and corona” because he wasn’t afraid to admit exactly what he likes regardless of judgment being passed.
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Many musicians dream of having their music on the radio for people to enjoy. This is true for Sauseda, however it’s not just enjoyable music that he’s concerned with. The message with “Radio” is to find something worth listening to, with truth that brings positivity to the listeners ears. The Waco, TX artist brings us just that in his single with lyrical content that can be played across all demographics. Sauseda did a great job of capturing the feel good chorus that radioheads enjoy along with delivering lyrics for the true hip-hop lovers. Check out the song below and feel free to leave comments.
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I’m talkin’ if you gang affiliated you need to protect your block / I’m not talking about them niggas / I’m talking about a cop watch / We gotta go off
With a vicious tongue and unapologetic stance, Brooklyn’s own L.atasha A.lcindor (L.A.) unleashes on gentrification, police brutality, poor education, the media and gang violence in her latest release from her refreshing Fantastic Planet series. On GO OFF, L.A. goes off, pointing intimidating fingers at the culprits — the system and its henchmen, the cops — without being preachy or predictable. She’s always been “ahead of the boys, running,” she says, but now is the time to stop running, speak up and demand change: We need to police our own communities; shit, we need revolution. We need to GO OFF! And from this record alone, L.A. has me convinced. Just listen to the anguish and passion in her voice, as she spits violently over a stripped down NYC beat, and you tell me you’re not ready to “set it off like Left Eye“.
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L.A. lands at #9 on the #AWKWORDapproved Top 20 Female Rappers List and one of the #AWKWORDapproved Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2015
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After a hiatus, JINXXX released her track ELEVATION, right in time for halloween. But I finally was able to review the track today. And I got to say that this Baltimore Maryland Female Rapper, JINXXX… Is a pretty dope emcee. She goes hard on this track and it definitely compliments the production. While growing up Jinxxx was inspired by her brother’s freestyle abilities and couldn’t help but embrace the culture. By developing her own style and devotion in improving her craft, JINXXX was born.
I am a femcee that lyrically can give the beat a beating but also relate to the events and struggles of everyday people. I come off as a hard nose but really just a weirdo who is trying to make her way in the game being as authentic as possible. -Jinxxx
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We have some new music from 19-year-old Bronx rapper/producer Eli Saf. On this latest offering, Eli calls upon XXL Freshman alumni, and fellow Bronx native, Mickey Factz. Mickey nonchalantly spits some pretty dope bars and Eli follows suit on this chill production. Needless to say, it almost feels like Mickey is saying, “hey, this kid is next.” Eli makes it clear that the track is special, even referring to Mickey as a legend in his verse.
Once a troubled senior in high school, Eli almost failed because of his dedication to music. Now, as a student at Bronx Community College, Eli has shown growth and is currently releasing cut after cut. Fans can expect a follow-up to the KID mixtape (which was a project dedicated to Eli’s father and deceased uncle) in the near future. In the meantime, sit back, and stream Eli Saf’s “Vice.”
#MIDWESTBEST in the maaahhh fuggginnn’ building! It’s your girl, MidWest Melly. I would like to introduce you to yet another Chi-Rock Nation collaboration. The “Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” album has been released August 12th and artists: Jah Ora (Bobby) and KD Assassin (Darrick) are putting St. Louis on the “Street Hop” map! Their infectious blend of Hip Hop mixed with soul, reggae and classic boom bap is something the game not only wants… it requires! It is the first collaborative effort from KD Assasssin and Jah Orah which also features MC923. While Stephen Instumental King (from Systematic Muzick), 44 Degreez, Josef Leimberg, Pop dDub, Tony Baines, Baby Paul, Akili and DJ Reminise produce plenty of magic… Jah and KD lyrically lay down the tricks, track for track.
Stop What U Doing, every track on this album is a BANGER-BANGER. Self titled track, “Used To Be“, will give you a taste of the head knockin’ experience. Be prepared to press play and then repeat on “BruisHer” featuring Tef Poe. The song and video for “It’s Not The Same” have a serious West coast vibe and are an anthem to everybody and anything that used to be important in each of our lives. “No Way” has a rebellious reggae flow. Check the bonus track for the beat on “Troubled Mindz – Skinny Gorillaz” featuring MC923 as it is so, so, so serious. There are plenty more notable features including artists such as: Bo Dean, Aceyalone, Black Spade and Dharma Jean.
This is not your average production. This is not your average mainstream music. This is a reminder to everything REAL HIP HOP “Used To Be“ and then some. Make sure ya’ll cop and rock this entire download. MidWest Melly, signing off! Shout out to my CRN4 family. ONE LOVE.
“Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” is available on iTunes. Listen to and download this album at Audiomack!
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Kembe X is one teenage rapper you want to look out for. Hailing from the South Suburbs of Chicago, Kembe X broke onto the scene with his debut mixtape “Self Rule” that was featured on sites such as 2dopeboyz, Illroots and Forbes as well as Impose Magazine. Him, Alex Wiley and his crew The Village have gained attention with their hit single “Dollar Please” from their group EP titled “Can I Borrow A Dollar”. Kembe X was also featured on Wiley’s recent, The Village Party project. Here is the Chicago MC’s latest cut, “Hydrocodone” with production from The Antydote.
North Carolina’s Pharaoh Takari dropped off his first single “Better View”, from his mixtape A Peer Amid. The track has an old school Isley Brothers feel to it. Pharaoh Takari laces the track with a lyrical slaughter that you can’t help but enjoy. This song is the type of joint that was sound great at a family reunion or a summer pool party. The chorus was pretty catchy while still holding the lyrical content held in the verses. I definitely look forward to seeing a visual for this song. Check it out below and leave feedback on this track.
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