[VIRGINIA-MINNESOTA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, Lenerd presents us with his latest music video CHASING CLOUDS. When growing up, Lenerd lived in a house with low income and only strived to be ambitious with life. Listening to heavy metal and rock constantly he found a route through hip-hop to truly express himself. In college he would freestyle in cyphers before and after class. After getting locked up for three months for drug distribution he wanted to start putting his story on paper.
CHASING CLOUDS is the first single from Lenerd’s recent album Pictures for the Blind, You can tell Lenerd gets extremely personal on the record, in which he reflects on his past. In the visual you can see Lenerd is having troubles going to sleep, it seems like his mind wants to make moves even when he feels tired. The hook is extremely catchy and the video is trippy.
Lenerd just got off his first country-wide tour with Cam Meekins, and is now back in the studio working on his third album Happiness is Broke. With all the newly-gained fans Lenerd is about to drop his new single off the album She Feel in Love with a Stoner, featuring Mod Sun and Cam Meekins. The album is expected to drop SUMMER 2016. Be in the loop by following him on Twitter at @Len2erd
[NAPTOWN, INDIANAPOLIS] Idiotic Oddity is a unique artist that mixes hip-hop, pop, and rock within his genre. This presents a wide arrange of sounds that Idiotic Oddity adapted to quickly. You may think is a bit out of the norm, but who is normal nowadays? Oddity’s also does his own vocals, making an appearance on his hooks/chorus. Really catchy! Wanting me to press replay. Idiotic Oddity released his self titled EP Idiotic Oddity. I find this to be a great introduction to who Oddity is as an artist. The refreshing production and melodies reminded me of one of my favorite Indie Electronic Duos The Limousines. With a dancy 80’s synth and 90’s influenced pop. But Idiotic Oddity provides a hip-hop flow to his verses. Idiotic Oddity EP is a five track project, here’s what I thought about my favorite tracks off of it.
CERTAIN WAY One thing I really like about this song is the production and the catchiness of the hook. Oddity expresses his interest in someone whose not giving the attention he wanted, so he just had to let them go. Admitting his true feelings to her, knowing he’ll be burning their bridge of friendship since he knew the feelings weren’t reciporcal. Regardless, in a way it’s for the best, since he started to feel like he was being led on from a far.
EVERYTHING TO ME Here’s another track where Oddity is expressing himself to a woman of interest. Predicting scenarios if they were to be together. One thing I like about this track is Oddity’s slower flow. You’re able to fully listen to his dialogue and I feel he gets his point across.
TONIGHT ALONE Oddity has the capability to make a catchy hook! Here’s a track where the production takes us more on the rock and roll side. Oddity adapted a faster delivery over the guitar riffs. It just goes to show that Idiotic Oddity is able to work on different sounding music. This track really gives off an indie electronic style. Which I don’t mind because I enjoy that type of genre.
Idiotic Oddity is inspired from artist like Frank Ocean, Drake, Tyler The Creator, and Childish Gambino. You can sense what artists inspired how he took his hooks and melodies with Frank Ocean and Drake while Tyler The Creator and Childish Gambino inspired his lyrical approach to his storytelling. With Oddity and his music it catches the listeners’s attention and sparking their curiosity. If you’re diggin’ the Idiotic Oddity EP make sure to listen via SPOTIFY. And follow him on all his social media links to stay in the loop.
First official release from Bozé’s Extra Credit Mixtape with WANT. Produced by Extra Credit and Mixed by Messiah. Bozé currently resides in Las Vegas but has a heart of a New Yorker. His music style ranges from Rap, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Dub Step, and even a Rock essence. Bozé expresses himself how he feels about a woman of interest. Another dope track from the project is Don’t Stop. By the way the production was made by Extra Credit is sick! Currently Bozé has his Bozé, Rocka: The Album via soundcloud, you should definitely take a listen. And don’t forget to follow Bozé on his social media links below.
85 is a band that consists of three members. They are La Guardia on vocals, Devin Arne Composer/Musician, Alex Weiss on Percussion. Releasing their EP Eighty Five six months ago, I finally got around to reviewing it and I gotta say this is a great project. The EP gives you a feel like your watching 85 performing live in a small lounge setting.
My favorite tracks off the Eighty Five EP are HOVERBOARD, CLASSY, PURGATORY, and SEA INSIDE. The mash of genre’s is an amazing sound! From Hip-Hop, Rock, Alternative, and Electronic. Jamming to 85’s original production and vocals. For only having 7 tracks, this EP needs more! This is just a taste to whats to come from the group.
2 years already? I’ve grown so much over the past year it’s truly unbelieveable. I’ve worked so hard to show geniuine support towards local Underground Hip-Hop in my community and been able to help them in one way or another. I’ve had an opportunity to work with many talented artists, companies, internet radio stations, schools, etc. And I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for the following year. More events, more great artists, and contest!
I’m aiming to officialy brand the site and give it an updated look that will be the new look and new year of NikkiSiixx.com. Source for the Underground. Supported for locals by locals.
Check out what I have in store for you this saturday night May 26, 2012. I really wanted it on this date for the fact for the 26 it stands for 2-2 year anniversary of Nikki 6-Siixx. This night will mark the books. I have The Benchwarmers Clique, Tay-G, Art Morera, Educated Hustlers, Rich Kid Sound System, and 11 Lives. I have a mix of hip-hop, indie, & rock! I don’t just listen to hip-hop. I love music. Ones and Twos DJ RICDAROC We’re going to feature tracks off of the NETWERK series!
Answer one of these questions on a comment below and enter a chance to Win 2 Tickets to come and celebrate my 2 year Anniversary! Dont forget to add your twitter so I’ll be able to contact you! Giveaway ends on Friday Night, May 25, 2012 at 11:55PM. Must be 18 and over. I’ll make the announcement via twitter! Make sure you follow me @NikkiSiixx
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