[PHILADELPHIA, PA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have a multi-talented artist by the name of Gerald Hunley. Besides being a rapper, he is also a producer, songwriter, audio engineer, videographer, photographer, and a graphic designer. Definitely a man that is a jack of all trades. On his latest single AT YO DOOR, the track was created randomly at 10AM and took 3 hours to complete it. AT YO DOOR embodies that this is him and his crew is coming for that top. Gerald Hunley gives us a track to vibe too, you can definitely hear this at the club. Stay tuned for more content from Gerald Hunley.
[Monroe Country, PA] Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist Uncle Trey bringing us his project nostalgianticipation. We recently just featured his singles for MOJO & JUST A SUMMER LOVE, and doing a reaction video to those visuals as well. Uncle TreY has been working non-stop to perfect his latest project. And within the first listen I was already hooked, the thirteen track journey takes us in the perspective of TreY growing up and dealing with obstacles. nostalgianticipation contains a slew of 90’s samples that gives you that nostalgic feel to it.
Here’s a bit of his backstory before we get into the review. Uncle TreY is a Bronx born rapper currently residing in Monroe County, PA. Avoiding being conformed to a specific hip hop genre, he bases his music off of everyday life experiences and creates songs using profound & anomalous concepts. Having garnered a strong buzz on the internet & the local underground scene, he’s now looking to take the next step in hopes of reaching a larger audience… the world.
For nostalgianticipation, I’ll be reviewing my favorite and most stand out tracks on the project. Uncle TreY made it difficult, considering there’s a lot of solid work on it. So far my choices are: Uncle Hyde, Acknowledgement, Lost Cause, Mojo, Just A Summer Love, Excuses, and Just Living.
[01. UNCLE HYDE] Instantly, I would say this was the best song on the project and the best way to start it off. With Uncle TreY dealing with his dark side, it sounds like it got the best of him. From the choice of production by TreAces, and the flow Uncle TreY presents. It’s hard not to jam out to this one.
[02. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT] Its time to take notice, Uncle TreY has been working hard towards making it in his music career. People will be hating, and be more in disbelief considering his making it on his own. This track was produced by The Chase.
[05. LOST CAUSE] Even though this track has two songs in it. But I’m really feeling the beginning of it with Lost Cause. Straightjackits is cool, but Lost Cause really caught my attention. Uncle TreY talks on topics about Black Lives Matter and the disruption of politics. Lost Cause has this hard-hitting bass with smooth flow by Uncle TreY.
[08. MOJO] is perfect for the summer time. Uncle TreY talks about how he got his confidence back. He tells us a story how things started and how it turns out, with a specific girl. And how they even try to come back in his life after so long of not communicating with them. The hook is catchy, and has me singing along.
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[09. JUST A SUMMER LOVE] takes us back on a summer love he’s reminiscing about someone he hooked up with. Throughout the track Uncle TreY kinda focus on a specific listener, the one who he experienced that love affair with. Uncle TreY’s flow is on point and the content is very descriptive.
[11. EXCUSES] This song blew my mind. The hint of R&B by singer Ballad on the vocals, and Uncle TreY opening up about relationships and some stories. Really gives that 90’s R&B vibe, that you gotta vibe out to this one. I find this track might be a favorite for the lady listeners.
[13. JUST LIVING] Uncle TreY sounds amazing on this track. He’s able to maintain his flow on beat, and is super real with his lyrics. At the moment he’ll be interested but then lose interest. The women may feel confused but those are how things are. With Uncle TreY main focus is his music, the women he’s with might get it twisted. This track gives you a funky late-night production by Gold Haze and Rich Rescigno. Harmonies and hook by the beautiful Mariam.
This concludes my review of Uncle TreY’s nostalgianticipation. For the thirteen track journey, Uncle TreY took us on a ride. The project contains a lot of solid material, good vibes, and tough topics. What did you guys think about nostalgianticipation? Which were your favorite tracks? If you want a free digital copy of nostalgianticipation make sure you go to ItsBetterThanMusic.com. If you’re diggin Uncle TreY as much as I am, make sure you show support and follow him on all his social media.
[ALLENTOWN, PA] Making his first debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have rapper/singer/producer Samuel Belman with his rendition of Lil Uzi Vert YOU WAS RIGHT (REMIX). After releasing his first concept EP titled Abundance. Samuel Belman focuses on perfecting his craft and enlightens the listener with his drive for self-development. On YOU WAS RIGHT (REMIX) Samuel needed to actually try to rap slow to fit the beat. What really makes Samuel Belman happy is being able to create music. He’s point of the view of the song reflects that. With work they focus on you to work hard, instead of just finding a piece of happiness. The track was mixed and mastered by Chase Y’s. What do you guys think about Samuel Belman’s take on Lil Uzi Vert YOU WAS RIGHT?
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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 ninth episode, I’m watching Hip-Hop Artist Uncle Trey with his music video “Mojo / Just A Summer Love“. Take a look at what I thought about it and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
[WILKES-BARRE,PA] Making his return back on NikkiSiixx.com, Jared Xavier brings us another dope single titled WHATEVER YOU WANT. Bringing us some R&B vibes over a lvstlivingsoul production, while reciting how he lives to inspire. He even touches based on police brutality, social media, and the hard work he’s putting into his music career. WHATEVER YOU WANT really gives you an insight on what Jared Xavier has on his mind. Stay in the loop @JaredXavier_.
[PENNSYLVANIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com Chri$ Gwappin bring us his previously released first single of 2016, entitled SONIC. Based off the infamous Sega Genesis Character Sonic The Hedgehog. Chri$ Gwappin is able to bring nostalgia with his references on this classic character and the beat produced by Tristan. Which so far I think is the best Sonic sampled track I ever heard. Chri$ Gwappin gives us a catchy hook that makes it difficult not to press repeat. Stay tuned for more content from Chri$ Gwappin and be on the lookout for his #LOEBROS Album collaborating with Miami Artist Blizzi Boi.
Chester, PA’s own Yung Snapp x A Dot take their hard earned money to a Philadelphia nightclub and deliver a visual for their latest collaboration “Lit.” Plenty of bottles of champagne to go around, the Mar Films directed video captures the lifestyle of Snapp & A. Thanks to the Beat Bully production “Lit” has plenty of knock for the club. Give this one a play and let us know what you think.
[WILKES-BARRE, PA] Making his return back on NikkiSiixx.com, Jared Xavier makes his way with his latest single FRIENDS. One thing that stands out about Jared Xavier, is his willingness to try new things. He’s trying something new with his single FRIENDS. Soft, angelic, this track is meant for someone who is more than just a friend. Produced by Iman Omari and Mixed/Mastered By Dep J. Make sure you follow Jared Xavier on Twitter to be updated on his latest release!
[WILKES-BARRE, PA] Making his return to NikkiSiixx.com, Jared Xavier brings us his latest single LIFE WE CHOOSE. This time he features AJ SUEDE on the track. Jared Xavier lets out his feelings on making his own decisions in life. I’m obsessed with the hook! LIFE WE CHOOSE was produced by @tekdotlun. I’m really feelin’ the collaboration between Jared Xavier and AJ Suede. I would bump this at a house party for sure! If you like LIFE WE CHOOSE as much as I do make sure you support Jared Xavier by following him:
[Wilkes-barre, PA] Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, Source4Prez brings us his latest single BEEN THROUGH IT. This track is executed perfectly, from the production, female vocals, lyrics. Source4Prez knows what he’s doing! BEEN THROUGH IT focuses on the struggles of the everyday man. Realizing you’re not the only one going through it. You come to that you’re all in the same boat, with or against the tide. It’s all up to you with what’s your next move. How can you not relate to this track? If you put your all into something your bound to accomplish. Source4Prez is currently working on his Rhyme Or Reason project, be on the look out by following him on Twitter @Source4prez.
[WILKES-BARRE, PA] Jared Xavier makes another appearance on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest single RIGHT WITHIN. And another dope track produced by @AbJonian. “How you ain’t going to win if you’re not right within?” Damn, Jared Xavier making a lot of valid points on this one. I really like the production on this one, with electric and fast paced. Kinda reminds me of the soundtrack to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. Don’t believe me watch the movie yourself. But yet RIGHT WITHIN still remains mellow. You can definitely move your head to this one. Be on the lookout for more content from Jared Xavier.
[WILKES-BARRE, PA] Jared Xavier makes his second appearance on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest single THE WORLD IS MINE. With his lyrics he makes valid points on this psychedelic track produced by @AbJonian. Such as “We are the ones who control the world”, cops targeting Young Black Americans, and it’s now our time to shine. The piano provides a jazzy feel to it but then theres an electric sounds providing an EDM/trance vibe. It works! It’s hard not to follow along with his hook. Great track and you should be looking forward to more content from PA’s talented artist Jared Xavier.
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, PA Artist Source4prez releases his first single HER from his long awaited debut mixtape Rhyme and Reason. HER premiered exclusively on DJBooth.net. And According to Source4prez, HER “The song was created to capture the feeling of a high school crush or teenage love but with a grown-up twist to it.” Source4prez, embraces that 90’s hip-hop over DKO Beats! Rueben Ortiz on the hook really give it that 90’s R&B feel. Be on the look out for more content from Source4prez.
[WILKES-BARRE,PA] Jared Xavier makes his debut on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest single SINCERELY YOURS. The smooth production by Tuamie, really gives the Staten Island New Yorker a chance to expresses himself with what he’s gone through this passed year. He talks about him being mischievous, up to no good, but yet he still maintain focus on his music.
Jared Xavier has been releasing music since 2012 with his first mixtape The Difference. Then in 2014 he released Now or Never, currently Jared Xavier released his mixtape Dope Is A New Drug: Side A. Jared is able to display consecutive work through his projects and if you’re feeling his track SINCERELY YOURS you gotta be on the look out for the visuals coming soon.
[Gettysburg, PA] If the LOKO doesn’t ring a bell it should! Previously featured artist Dubby of Team Loko has branched out to creating his own lifestyle brand called Team Loko Apparel, as a result of the demand from his music followers and fans. The clothing line doesn’t give off as a merch item, there more style and thought towards each and every item. They range from items such as t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirt, tanks, crop tops for the ladies in pink and green, leggings, and snapbacks. Team Loko Apparel is where the culture of hip-hop intertwines with the simplicity of fine art. We provide not only a stylish product of instant attraction for both men and women, but a brand of apparel that supports the dreams of our nation’s talented youth.
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[BRONX,NY- EASTBURG,PA] Rapper/Producer Syer released this track called BEEN DOING featuring artist Jayomega. I recommend you play this track when you’re out partying. I can hear this playing at the club, most definitely. The BEEN DOING track was featured on his Soundcloud through his ESSO Fridays! Syer also released his mixtape called Coming For The Crown Vol 3, fourteen tracks that we’re produced and created himself. Jayomega makes an appearance on the mixtape three times. If you like this track by Syer let him know via his social media accounts.
[PHILADELPHIA, PA] Hip-Hop Creative E. Grizzly presents us visuals to FUR LINED HARVEST which is his 5th installment to his hip hop video series called “Generation A“. What would you expect from the cover art? That the song would be pleasant… here’s where I was wrong. As soon as you press play to FUR LINED HARVEST, you begin to get worried and wonder. But then all of a sudden you see someone laying in their own puddle of blood. The disoriented individual is E. Grizzly. Something must of went wrong, luckily E. Grizzly survived and now he’s getting ready to get back to who did this to him. Washing off the blood off his face, grooming up by trimming his hair and bread, freshly clothed, and off to get the ones who did this to him. Dope Track, This visual is actually a sequel to E. Grizzly with “Bag Check“. The song was self-produced by E. Grizzly. The video was directed, edited and shot by E. Grizzly and Alex Halpin. Looking forward to E. Grizzly future releases. [LINKS] || FACEBOOK || TWITTER || INSTAGRAM ||
South Jersey Emcee YoAstrum makes his return on NikkiSiixx.com with his track WISHING. Last time YoAstrum was featured it was with his track MEGAMAN-X. WISHING track truly embraces that feel-good electronic groovy sound. YoAstrum is able to deomonstrate what do dreams sound like. Amazing production by @Geotheorymusic, he was able to grasp synth-heavy sound. Currently, YoAstrum has been on the road performing from Pennsylvania and New York City. You can tell he’s trying to stay busy! Be in the loop and follow YoAstrum on his social media links, if you become a fan let him know we sent ya!