Last year @Awkwordrap picked 10 “emerging” artists that he considered “top prospects” for 2015. In some cases, he picked wisely; in others, not so much. This year, before sharing his next top-10 list for 2016. He’s going to do something that ‘Hip Hop journalists’ never do: critique themselves.
I knew he wouldn’t skyrocket to super-stardom — dude had simply been too dope for too long already. But I think I took an L with this one because I heard about Yonas less last year than in years past. His 2015 Going Places EP on iTunes has a near-perfect rating, with a lot of reviews, and his lead single “Live It Up” is at nearly a million plays on Soundcloud and Youtube combined, so I know my mans has emerged. But I’m just not sure if it happened in 2015 or if he’d already reached his — albeit, pretty damn high — plateau.
AG DA CORONER
Off by a year, that’s it. Sip the Nectar drops any minute.
Chris is like Yonas, but on a bigger scale. He already signed a deal with E1 Music in 2013, his debut studio album dropped in 2014 — which is what piqued my attention — and he already had his niche. In fact, he might have lost some of his fanbase, having to share ear time with the likes of Mike Stud and Hoodie Allen, not to mention Lil Dicky. If you ask me, there’s no comparison among Chris and the other aforementioned, but I have to be in a special place for this kind of rap anyway.
It’s Chicago. The New New York. Tough competition. Alex is still doing his thing, and I think his star continued to rise in 2015. But others may have surpassed him. Joey Purp, Saba Pivot, Noname Gypsy, Mick Jenkins and Vic Mensa may all have a steeper curve right now. Plus there’s my favorite, my comrade Malcolm London. But, then again, Wiley’s like 22 and already getting written up in Billboard. So maybe dude’s just beginning. This one’s a toss-up.
Speaking of Harry Fraud… It was definitely more of an up than a down year for SRFSCHL member Adrian Lau. He might have been somewhat lost in the shadows, with team leader Harry Fraud increasing his production output for the likes of French, Diddy and Wiz, plus new SCHL member Downtown Dion; but, Lau did land himself a production role on Kanye West affiliate Allan Kingdom’s Northern Lights LP, and he kept busy on his own, dropping an album and a mixtape, and performing regularly in and around the Hip Hop capital of NYC.
While he just missed the XXL 2015 Freshmen cover, as a member of Nas’s Mass Appeal roster, Dave catapulted himself in the last year. His hard-hitting DJ Drama-hosted Hate Me Now tape features Nas, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Styles P, and has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. I discovered Dave freestyling on Sirius XM in 2014, and I was immediately impressed. But if I could, I’d remind him: quality over quantity – some of these EASTMIXes for the Interwebs should probably stay on his laptop, even if the fanboys make them trend on Audiomack. Songs like “Numb” illustrate what Nas sees in the young man representing a different side of Harlem, New York. And I’ll just put those on repeat.
[LAS VEGAS, NEVADA] Hip-Hop Artist Mic Moses expresses the true life of an up and coming musician with Visuals to his track THE MAN I AM. Mic Moses features Matthew Liufau of Seedless. In the beginning of the music video you see Mic Moses links up with Matthew Liufau in his studio right before they have a performance set for the House of Blues. Matthew Liufau and Mic Moses are warming up before the performance. After a long night, Mic Moses awakens having to go to work. Having to open up the restaurant and get ready for the rest of the day. This shows dedication from Mic Moses, being able to work towards his career and maintaining a job. Mic Moses has that natural ability to produce a solid and unique sound. The track was produced by Eddie Ruxspin and Max Rebo and the visual was shot & edited by OJ County Productions. THE MAN I AM is the first single off of Mic Moses upcoming album set to release Winter 2015. Press Play!
NikkiSiixx caught up with Aviant Redz after his performance at BLOGFEST 2014 at Propaganda Lake Worth. We discussed his experience at the show, THE LIGHTS EP in which he has over 1,000 copies to giveaway (so don’t miss out and get yours!), and what’s in store for 2015. Be on the look out for Aviant Redz!
NikkiSiixx.com caught up with B2DADOT after his performance at BLOGFEST 2014 that took place at Propaganda Lake Worth. We spoke about what’s in store for 2015, his new single Do What I Wanna, and his upcoming album Better Than Good. Don’t forget to follow his social media links and stay tuned for B2DADOT! TWITTER – WEBSITE – INSTAGRAM – YOUTUBE
NETWERK VOL SIIXX has extended it’s deadline for a chance for artist to submit a track to be apart of NETWERK History! I’m looking for the best to feature on this exclusive compilation mixtape, that I put together myself. I bring you music from local artists from all over the United States. Tracks have been featured on online radio stations, featured on websites, and downloaded from everywhere.
You’re interested in being apart of this collection? Hip-Hop Artist please follow below details to know how you can be apart of NETWERK VOL SIIXX
Send To: siixxnikki[a]gmail.com Subject: NETWERK VOL SIIXX Attach: One photo and MP3
Send me your listings of projects, performances, features, and anything else you will like for me to know. All social media links; website, twitter, facebook, reverbnation, and soundcloud.
DEADLINE !! FEBRUARY 3, 2012 11:59PM
ANYTHING RECEIVED AFTER DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
BONUS Once the tape is released I will announce 5 of the artist from NETWERK VOL SIIXX, to be apart of an event that will be held in February 2012!
Check out the live footage of Chellie G performing live, unplugged at The Van Dyke Cafe in Miami Beach, Florida. Her style has RnB with a switch up with Reggae/Hip-Hop. I wanted to show you this video so you can have a feel to whats in store for this Wednesday Night At The Stage Miami! Chellie G will be performing at A Ketchy Shuby Christmas. Can’t wait to see her perform live in person.
Check out Anjuli Stars Live performance at West End Johnnie’s in Boston. Anjuli Stars is a very talented female artist, she can sing, rap, write poetry, and so much more. You can really tell the audience was really into her performance. Anjuli performs a few hits off of her Starvation Vol.1 Mixtape.
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Also check out my Review on Starvation Vol. 1 CLICK HERE