[SEATTLE, WA] Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist 40Groove who’s bringing us his latest single YOUR SPOT. Produced by Heartbeatz, this track really reminds me of an old school R&B track. 40Groove makes his way with his harmonies, but I do feel like he stands out more on his raps. Maintaining his productivity, 40Groove is on his way to releasing his third official album entitled “The Return of Saucy James” on August 11th! Stayed tuned for more from 40Groove!
[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.
[WEST COAST] Ashley Bank$ is a force to be reckoned with. Femcee and Lyricist inspired by old school influencers such as Ice Cube, DJ Quick, and The Dogg Pound. Ashley Bank$ releases her debut mixtape The Queen Is King. Growing up in LA during its Gang Era gave Ashley Bank$ a tough persona that is respected from jump. A Bachelor’s Degree graduate mixed with her street creditability. She’s currently working on becoming the first female rapper to represent the West Coast on a national level. Ashley’s diverse background and life experiences make a true representation of the Hip-Hop scene. Does Ashley Bank$ have what it takes to take the throne? The Queen Is King mixtape is filled with club bangers, raw underground, new age, and old school sounds without missing a beat. Playful lyrics and heavy metaphors when the occasion calls for it. The title represents what Ashley Bank$ is trying to bring to the music industry,” The Queen is King“. Women in general aren’t given enough credit for what they achieve so she’s trying to make it known that women are the backbone for a lot of success and her goal for females as people, and especially hip-hop artist to be seen as equals or being the best. My favorite tracks off the project our Leave Me Lonely, Don’t Do Me, Get It How I Get It, Wavy, Bang Out, and Pole Dreams. For more updates with Ashley Bank$ follow her via her social media networks.
I saw this video on youtube and I wanted to share it with you. FreddieW’s channel has a couple of dope videos related to our favorite characters in videogames. This video really caught my attention it’s OLD SCHOOL VS NEW SCHOOL. Meaning 8-Bit Classics versus our modern day video game characters such as Master Chief from HALO, Altair from Assassin’s Creed, Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and others your surely able to recognize. Very Entertaining.
If you’re hankerin’ for some old school gaming, check out the online Atari Arcade
What happens when old school games go face to face with new school characters?
Special thanks to Internet Explorer for making this video possible – we were able to fly out some primo cosplayers and pull in the VFX expertise of Playfight for this one!
Master Chief played by Ben M. Waller
Cortana played by Whitney Avalon
Altair played by Ronnie Shalvis
Lara Croft played by Leeanna Vamp
Nathan Drake played by Jessiah Ruiz
The Scout played by Clinton Jones
Leon played by Jack Conway
Kickin’ music by John Robert Matz.
Sound design by Kevin Senzaki
VFX by Playfight and Kevin Comerford
Detroit Emcee VOLUME released his debut album Levitate This. This 8 track project is a great listen! The whole vibe in general, gave off an old school hip hop feel to it. The album was recorded at Tapwater Productions in Detroit then mixed and mastered by Dr. B (UK). JUST BE is one of my favorite tracks since Volume’s flow really gave it a spoken word style. And ofcourse the production is on point.
01- City Tarry Fails
02- The Adventures of Tophat and Monocle feat. Deekah Wyatt
03- Isle feat. Severed Member of Blackhole Horsepower
04- This Was Once a Love Song
06- Levitate This
07- Just Be feat. Deekah Wyatt
08- Level Up