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Music Video: Stro – Mighty Healthy 16


Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 7.52.00 PMStro has been a familiar figure in the hip-hop blogosphere for years now. Don’t let the young age fool you, Stro is as good a flow smith you’ll hear in 2015 and he brings a visual for his song “Mighty Healthy 16” to keep your eyes busy while your ears cruise. The video continues the love story between Stro and Krystal Bannatyne, who appeared in his video for “Ghetto Girls”. Stro is representing his hometown of Brooklyn as usual, and at the laundry mat he invites his love interest to a house party later that day. Throughout the video Stro reminds the listener of the skills that has made him the force to be reckoned with on the mic. Though he has been on talked of most recently for his Hot 97 interview where himself and the host Ebro debate over New York radio and it’s lack of support for local artist, Stro would prefer to let the music talk. I personally would prefer to listen to “Mighty Healthy 16” as well.

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HOT TOPIC: HOW MEEK MILL COULD’VE ETHER-ED DRAKE

This is not B.I.G. vs. 2Pac. This is not Jay Z vs. Nas. Contrary to Meek Mill’s belief, this is certainly not 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule. This is not even beef, “Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep.” This is a rap BATTLE. Whether you find it entertaining or not, you cannot deny that this current rap battle has sparked an energy and buzz around the music industry that we have not seen in many years. While all signs are pointing to Drake as the guy demolishing his opponent right now, what if I told you it could have very easily resulted another way. I’m about to tell you how Meek Mill could’ve ether-ed Drake.

5l4Gb0XaWhen Meek Mill gathered factual proof that Drake does not write all of his raps on his own, he should have never broke the news on Twitter. Today’s younger rap fans and Drake fans might say it does not matter, but guess what: IT DOES MATTER and people who live and breathe the culture knows this. This is one of, if not the biggest thing you can ever hold over a MC’s head in a battle. Instead of a Twitter post, he should have recorded a diss verse (preferably over a Drake beat) and release it on the Internet without any warning. In the verse he should have aimed a line or two at Drizzy like, “And don’t compare to me Drake, he don’t write all of his own raps!” Meek Mill would not even have to reveal knowledge of the reference tracks just yet because that one line alone would have been enough to get the rap world’s attention and leave people wondering where this is all coming from. By doing this he would have caught Drake’s camp totally off guard, which is a perfect war tactic. Blindside your opponent when it’s time to invade. He also would have established himself as the aggressor. So if you compare it to boxing, usually the more aggressive boxer gets the most cheers from the crowd (in this case, the fans.) Ultimately, the fans get a say in who won the battle or not. After the first shot, Meek should have stayed off of social media, no rants and Twitter fingers. Let Drake think he may not have something like the reference tracks to destroy him. Wait for a reply on record. Once Drake responds, which could have possibly sounded different, than what he has out now, that is when Meek Mill (without any warning from his team or famous DJ’s) should have came back immediately with the ether.

First of all, this would have negated any chance of there being a record called “Back to Back” and would have killed any of the self proclaimed 6 God’s momentum. This is when Meek should have let everything out without holding back anything. I’m talking about three verses mentioning everything from having a co-writer to the alleged incident inside of the “Takers” movie screening in 2010. This is when he goes back to his battle rap days and use that approach. That means rapping some facts, jokes, personal attacks, and great delivery to humiliate the biggest guy in Hip-Hop. This would have made Drizzy vulnerable and his back would have been against the ropes. It would have sent rap fans, bloggers, radio, and social media into a frenzy. It would not have knocked out Drake the singer and entertainer but it would have ether-ed Drake the lyricist and MC. Meek Mill, the flashy and energetic kid from the streets of Philadelphia, would have been victorious. Battle over.

Unless you’ve been living on Mars the past few weeks, you know that it did not play out that way at all. Unfortunately, Meek Mill underestimated his foe and Drake was almost flawless with his counter attack. Instead of being strategic, Meek was in his feelings and “jump[ed] out the face.” I’m not going to say this battle is over, but I will say that Mr. Dream Chaser has a lot of catching up to do.

P.S. My sister, Jasmine Turner, is responsible for the line “jump[ed] out the face” in this article. She got her credit now I’m gone.

SM is an Author and Artist from NYC currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ClassicSmalls

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New Music: Joe Sauseda- Radio

sausedaMany 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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Attention Artists: NETWERK VOL EIGHT Has Slots Available! Deadline: 11.03.12


NETWERK VOL EIGHT has slots available! I’m looking for the best to feature on this exclusive compilation mixtape, that I put together myself. I’ve been bringing you music from local artists from all over the United States. Tracks have been featured on online radio stations, 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 EIGHT

Send To: siixxnikki[a]gmail.com
Subject: NETWERK VOL EIGHT
Attach: One photo and MP3 SONG MUST BE CLEAN EDIT!
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 !! NOVEMBER 3RD, 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 EIGHT, to be apart of an event that will be held in NOVEMBER 2012! Also, those featured artists will have they’re track played on FIU Radio!!
*If your an artist out of town and is chosen for the showcase you will have to fund your own expenses*

NikkiSiixx: Is There Still Hope For Mainstream Hip-Hop?

Is there still hope for mainstream hip-hop? I asked myself this question the other day because it’s been awhile since I heard the radio or seen any music videos on tv. And the last time I tuned into that, I wasn’t to pleased. I felt that there wasn’t any limitations on what can be said on air. It’s crazy to think, in a way the media was just promoting the worse of the worse. Then one day I was introduced to Underground Hip-Hop. You would think they’ll be the same since it’s still labeled hip-hop. Nope, they’re not. The Underground has more heart and devotion to it.

As a journalist, I felt the need to explore into the current Mainstream atmosphere. While blogging on my laptop I decided to watch tv. Instead of watching Cartoon Network. I wanted to watch some music videos. While searching through the channels MTV was playing one of the TEEN PREGNANCY shows, VH1 was playing LOVE & HIP-HOP which is a reality series based off women who are in the Music Entertainment Industry and all their drama. OKAY! None of these channels will do. Then I came across MTV JAMS.

Right before the commercial break was over. I asked myself “Is there still hope for mainstream hip-hop?” I will base my decision off the first music video I see. This will let me know how far the media will let anything go on tv to just to attract more viewers. If it was a great positive video, I might be able to open up my world to Mainstream Hip-Hop.

BUT LADIES & GENTS! THIS IS THE VIDEO THAT COMES UP:

2 Chainz – I LUV DEM STRIPPERS
Of course with a response like that my answer will be that there isn’t hope. I thought at one point television you weren’t allowed to see certain women’s body parts, anyone doing drugs, and saying any curse words were bleeped out. Apparently television has loosened up and just let pretty much anything go on air.

While watching the video I thought to myself what if a child came across this now? Since it was around 4 o’ clock in the afternoon. Perfect timing for when a kid should be home after school. I find this to be very disturbing.

That’s why I have so much love for the underground. There’s so much respect in the lyricism. The Underground will rise above the rest.

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Radio Feature: NikkiSiixx.com Artists on KCoolShow FyourFM (CA)


Last Thursday the guys from the KCoolShow featured 3 tracks from artists that were featured on the Category NEW MUSIC on NikkiSiixx.com. They were Art Morera ABOUT, Ron Slyda FOCUS, and Gill Graff with GOODBYE featuring LuvEra, Knowledge Medina, and Roly. And check out all the badass things they said about me 🙂

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Attention Artist: NETWERK VOL SEVEN Has Slots Available! Deadline: 06.30.12


NETWERK VOL SEVEN has slots available! I’m looking for the best to feature on this exclusive compilation mixtape, that I put together myself. I’ve been bringing you music from local artists from all over the United States. Tracks have been featured on online radio stations, 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 SEVEN

Send To: siixxnikki[a]gmail.com
Subject: NETWERK VOL SEVEN
Attach: One photo and MP3 SONG MUST BE CLEAN EDIT!
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 !! JUNE 30, 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 SEVEN, to be apart of an event that will be held in JULY 2012! Also, those featured artist will have they’re track played on FIU Radio!!
*If your an artist out of town and is chosen for the showcase you will have to fund your own expenses*

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Music Video: Tayy – Radio


Came across this video through my submissions and I’m glad I did. Tayy is an artist from Alaska! His visuals for RADIO was directed by Vasco Vea from IIASKA.COM. I think the quality of the track and video are on point! Especially the slow-mo parts where you see the snow fall backwards. The break dancer in the background. It’s crazy dope.

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