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[Nikki Hears It First] Episode Four – TruthCity “Changes”

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We got a new episode of Nikki Hears It First! Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. This time on my fourth episode, I’m watching Hip-Hop Artist TruthCity with his visual to “Changes”. Take a look at what I thought about “Changes” and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!

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Changes was shot & edited by Matt O

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[MUSIC VIDEO] C.I.T.Y. – Monv Lisv featuring Dave East

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C.I.T.Y. (Creative, Intelligent, Talented, Young-Mind) presents a visual for his latest offering “Monv Lisv”. The record has C.I.T.Y delivering solid bars with his southern tone, explaining his vision and appreciating the beauty of it. The director (Kojo Films) uses the street of New York City as a back drop for C.I.T.Y to paint his picture. Adding to the track is New York’s own promising artist Dave East, who has risen to the top of the local music scene and appears to be destined for stardom under the tutelage of NAS. Be sure to follow both artist as they continue to release quality music.

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[Music Video] Chocolate Brown & BK Hippy – No Time (Produced By KidNamedNOVA)

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[BROOKLYN, NEW YORK] When growing up in the borough, you can only get influence by the greats and locals in New York City. As for upcoming hip-hop artists Chocolate Brown, BK Hippy, and KidNamedNOVA did just that. They began performing at shows and becoming a familiar face in the crowd. On this momentum they started to build a buss. According to Chocolate Brown, BK Hippy, and KidNamedNOVA their team motto is “spread love it’s the Brooklyn Way”. This time the boys bring us their latest visual for their single NO TIME. The video takes us to different lifestyles from four different walks of life in Brooklyn. You see a hustler, a street musician, young single mom, and an inspiring athlete.

5AM on Myrtle AveThe two emcees (Chocolate Brown and BK Hippy) teamed up with their good friend/producer (KidNamedNOVA) to make a Hip-Hop project that will bring a sneak peak into their lives. They bring you their collaborative EP 5AM on Myrtle Ave, here’s where you can find their single NO TIME. If you are looking for a project that is packed full of Brooklyn hip-hop, look no further than this EP. Both Chocolate Brown & BK Hippy delivered stories of everyday life in New York City. Be on the lookout for more releases from the group and don’t forget to follow them online.

CHOCOLATE BROWN ONLINE: TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD ||

BK HIPPY ONLINE: TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD ||

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The Officially Street Podcast: EP 1 ‘The Introduction’ – Hosted by Syer and Jayomega

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Welcome to ‘The Introduction’. This is Officially Street Podcast’s very first episode! We hear the conversations between Syer and Jayomega. In this pilot episode, they discuss sex, music, ‘Straight Out of Compton’, tattoos, fashion, and many other hot topics! Please leave feedback on the comment section on their soundcloud, and if you enjoy, subscribe. Like them on FACEBOOK. Expect episode two Friday, September 18.

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Upcoming Event: 9/19 UpcomingHipHop.Net Presents Rahiem Supreme and Guests in NYC

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11887916_1031904953495348_8202837214382380887_nSeptember 19 UpcomingHipHop.net is partnering wit iSpitNYC to feature some of New York City’s hottest upcoming talent in the hip hop industry. Starting at 8 PM DJ JYNN will be spinning on the 1s and 2s until 10PM when the performances start. Ari Serrano will start things off with his usual hype set followed by Boss Carrot. BK Hippy & Chocolate Brown will perform together to promote their new project 5AM on Myrtle Ave. Butta Cool will then get everyone hyped for RAHIEM, the headliner. Tickets will be available online and before the show for $10 and $15 at the door. All of this will be going down at the lovely Rakit Club located in Brooklyn, NY off the L train. There will be a bar so get ready to party all night. Bring your friends!

Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 8 PM-1 AM doors at 8 / show at 10 PM
Location: Rakit Club
Price: $10 advance / $15 at the door
18 to enter / 21 to drink
Host: LBanks DaBossy
DJ: DJ Jynn

FREE SHIRTS from I Am Culture
FREE SHOTS for the first 50 people courtesy of Rakit Club

Ari Serrano 10:00 – 10:20
Boss Carrot 10:20 – 10:40
BK Hippy + Chocolate Brown 10:40 – 11:00
Butta Cool 11:00 – 11:20
Rahiem Supreme 11:30 – 12:00

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Freestyle Friday: Charlie Domino – Life’s A Bitch

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Charlie Domino[HARLEM, NEW YORK] For This Freestyle Friday we’re providing you with a visual of Charlie Domino’s freestyle LIFE’S A BITCH. Charlie Domino decided to take on NAS’s Life’s A Bitch to see how he can flip it. Who can’t relate to moments in your life where it can be the biggest bitch ever. When times like this occur we intend to do what we like, if it’s smoking blunts or getting company from a woman. The visual takes us to Harlem where Charlie Domino is chilling on the block with his homeboys. Hanging out in front of their apartment buildings, bench on the basketball court, and on the side of the street by the convenient store. A1A Productions are behind capturing the vision for LIFE’S A BITCH. Be on the look out for his upcoming mixtape Domino3ffect. [LINKS] TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD ||

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Audio: Mercury Wolff – FKBYS

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Wolff Goddess & Lord, messengers, ambassadors of freedom, andromeda galaxy, Mercury & Pluto create Mercury Wolff. They’re not you’re ordinary artist, they’re actually a very unique one. Love Mercury’s sound of ambiance & lyricism, she speaks and ranges from her experiences. Mercury has even been relocating from North Miami, New York, and California. Mercury finds herself and crosses paths with her creating partner Lee Rodriguez. The Wolffpack has been created and Lee is also known as Pluto. You can find FKBYS single on Mercury Wolff’s official debut album, Mercury Retrograde. Love the overall sound and energy to this track and I also included the visual to FKBYS on this post! Enjoy!

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.27.49 PM“After being betrayed by who she thought was her closest friend on Earth, Heather Magdalene sets out for revenge till a mysterious fellow named Pluto shows up and takes her back to an Olympian past life”. – Mercury Wolff

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[CREDITS]
PRODUCED BY: MERCURY WOLFF
COMPOSER: LEE RODRIGUEZ & HEATHER PEREZ
LYRICS: HEATHER PEREZ
ENGINEER: @TheBurninGiraph
RECORDED AT B.A.P.S. ENTERTAINMENT, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

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Download: JAMESCOLD – Ocala EP

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JAMESCOLD is an upcoming R&B/Hip-Hop artist that was born and raised in New York City but currently resides in the beautiful sunny state of Florida. 11726_1555134561410156_7644974840335006598_n Inspired by the change and adaptation to a new culture JAMESCOLD presented his first EP titled Ocala. The style and grace of Ocala, embraces that dark and mellow sounds. I sense Drake/Weekend vibes throughout the project, it’s definitely worth a listen! JAMESCOLD goal is to put Ocala on the map in recognition for it’s musical talent that’s constantly over looked for being a small city. Executive Produced By James Cole and featured producers included Patchrickk, Kelly Portis, Yung Frank, and Wonya Love. My favorite tracks from the Ocala EP are The Motion, Overdose, OrdinaryAllAmerican, Running, and The Come Up. Be on the lookout on more content from JAMESCOLD!

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New Music: VSTHEREAL – Took A Vow

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First things first, I would like to introduce to you VSTHEREAL, an artist repping his city New York City. He recently released his first single TOOK A VOW, off of his upcoming mixtape R.O.M The Honeymoon VOL 2. I’ve listened in on TOOK A VOW and I have to say it’s very well put together! From the sweet production to VSTHEREAL’s flow on the track. The whole concept of making a promise to himself and becoming a better person and being more focused on what he wants with his life. Truly Motivational. Tracks hella dope too. R.O.M stands for Rest Of Me. The concept of the mixtape is about the promises VSTHEREAL made to himself and to be passionate about the ones involved in his life. His focus in now on putting himself first, family second, and his music third. After listening to the single, what type of promises you’ll like to make to yourself?

I owe nobody any explanations for my choices and expect no hand out to be given . I summed all that up in TOOK A VOW. – VSTHEREAL

Dont forget to follow him through his social media outlets to get updated on that New New!! @VSTHEREALINSTAGRAMVSTHEREAL.COM

New Music: Signif – You’re Beautiful

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Signif is an emcee from Milwaukee, WI, but she currently resides in New York City. In her latest song, “You’re Beautiful” Signif paints a vivid picture lyrically of what makes women beautiful from her perspective. The song features soulful vocals from French soul artist Aldrick. The song’s groovy production is credited to producer Tay Lee. This uplifting sound, is not unordinary to hear from Signif. Throughout her discography Signif educates, while promoting unity and love.
Signif new album Friction is schedule for release this August 2014. Friction will include featured songs with Elzhi, Sadat-X and production from Skeff Anselm.
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FASHION: Freedom City Apparel (NYC)

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We’re featuring on today’s FASHION Category a street wear apparel company from New York City. Brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, collaborate amongst themselves for their brand. Expressing themselves through their logo and main focus with “The Park Bench”. Lately the Garcia’s have been non-stop with new looks, upcoming events, and much more.

Even through the Freedom City brand they have been able to participate in such worthy-cause marketing endeavors such as The Annual Freedom City Halloween Candy Giveaway for Children, the Cavala Christmas Toy Drive and the United Palace Save the Youth Event (Stop the Youth Violence Showcase). In the future the brand is looking to initiate funding for after school programs that cultivate youth performance arts, giving communities and neighborhoods face-lifts by featuring graffiti artists to do art pieces on walls throughout New York City, host spoken word events and provide a back to school supplies giveaway for the youth annually. Through this interview we discuss their current event “Live Free Revolution”, the message they’re trying to spread “LIVE FREE”, upcoming styles and expanding their merch selection.

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NIKKISIIXX: Congrats on your fashion event at Gallery 69 dubbed the “Live Free Revolution” on July 12th. What inspired the title of the event and what did the attendees get from the show?
FREEDOM CITY: The inspiration of the title for our event comes from the company’s mission statement, which is simply to “LIVE FREE.” Revolutions’ start with the truth and that’s what we are spreading. Our attendees got a slice of the creative side of street culture in New York City through our clothing, the photography on the walls and a couple other elements, which left our guests surprise.

slideshow_5NIKKISIIXX: Freedom City street wear apparel is your clothing line and brand. You’ve dedicated your lives to not only to creating quality clothing for free spirited individuals and bringing an impactful message to “LIVE FREE”. You have a park bench as your logo, how does the logo represent the message behind the brand?
FREEDOM CITY: Our meeting place for all of our activities has been the park bench. This dates back to when we were growing up whether it was to hang out, have rap ciphers, watch dance crews, listen to music and even kick it with girls and in New York City the NYPD doesn’t allow people to hang out in the park after a certain time. So we came up with the idea to make the park bench our own by using it as our logo and anchor to our street wear clothing line. To us the park bench represents freedom, life and expression. Everyone has their personal life stories when they think about the park bench, so it is very easy for them to identify how we feel at Freedom City NYC.

NIKKISIIXX: Freedom City has been a help towards making their community a stronger and safer place for teens growing up in NYC. What advice would you give to these troubled teens in order to get their lives back on track?
FREEDOM CITY: Being authentic is a formula that always worked for us growing up. Don’t hold back when it comes to being yourself and you will always come out leading and never following. Individuality is your unique fingerprint. LIVE FREE

Freedom City Money GirlNIKKISIIXX: Currently on your online store I see you have snapbacks, t – shirts and hoodies. Are there any new items coming soon?
FREEDOM CITY: It’s great that you mention that because at our event “Live Free Revolution” we featured a lot of the new pieces coming up for this summer and fall. Everything from belts to tank tops, cargos, back packs, skullies and shorts are all coming in these upcoming seasons for both men and women. It’s important to check our website every month because every thing we manufacture is limited and you might not want to miss our exclusive releases.

NIKKISIIXX: Considering you’re brothers you were raised by parents that taught you to be well rounded individuals that provided a positive impact on others no matter what. Do you feel the positive up bringing was what helped you accomplish in making your Freedom City brand come to life?
FREEDOM CITY: Our past is definitely a big part of what we do to this day. Whether it was our parents or our peers, we come from a culture of being truthful and never posing to be anything that we are not. The truth is undeniable and that’s what we are spreading. We want to create a new culture that’s original without following trends and that’s the void we are filling for our market. That’s the whole image we are about, being an individual and never following trends thus our mission statement “Be Yourself, LIVE FREE”.

NIKKISIIXX: Last Words?
FREEDOM CITY: Thanks to NikkiSiixx for helping spread this LIVE FREE attitude.
Look out for anything Freedom City NYC at : WEBSITE
@freedomcitynyc on Instagram FACEBOOK

New Music: Triple Double – You Know featuring Al Boges and Ms. Anne

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tripdubpressCheck out the latest track from NYC Hip-Hop Duo Triple Double (@OscarPRobertson & @ManhattanClams) with YOU KNOW. Featuring Al Boges and Ms. Anne. YOU KNOW expresses the emotional roller-coaster you’re on when your in a relationship that’s going through it’s up and downs. It can get all kinds of crazy, especially when you feel like you’re not on the same page. I feel when that happens in a relationship it’s because your not trying your hardest to keep it alive.

Ms. Anne definitely provides a sense of compassion while she sings the hook. “You know I’m sorry. I know you felt it. You know I meant it, baby

Triple Double are previously featured artists on NikkiSiixx.com with they’re music video for TAKE YOU THERE. Take a look at our write-up HERE.

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Music Video: GhostWridah – Buckets

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GhostWridah releases his latest visual titled BUCKETS off of his LP Flu Game. Miami artist takes off to NYC and collaborates with video director Dan Landue, the visuals are dope! A kid living in the city and takes it to the streets to practice and improve his basketball skills. Working on drills and shots on the basketball court. GhostWridah raps on top of the roof overlooking the city in
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Don Cannon and I recently had a life altering discussion about hip hop, and how I should play my part to continue pushing the genre forward…” –GhostWridah

If you’re interested in listening to more of GhostWridah you should download Flu Game Now via DatPiff.com & For More Updates View his WEBSITE and follow him on TWITTER

Music Video: Triple Double – Take You There

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Check out the latest music video from Triple Double TAKE YOU THERE. The duo (@OscarPRobertson & @ManhattanClams) are from New York City. They definitely have a dynamic hip-hop sound. It gives off a style an old school hip-hop sense with a jazzy feel to it. The video takes place in an outdoors winery. The boys are enjoying some wine while vibing out to Hexsagon’s crazy beat, in which he helped produced. Triple Double next project is The Red Tooth Rap mixtape for free this coming up November.

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Triple Double @OscarPRobertson @ManhattanClams @TooDeepakChopra
Track produced by Hexsagon @HexsagonVOTS
Filming and editing by SMP @xxVisionVaultxx

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FACEBOOK – Tripdub32