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[ALBUM REVIEW] Dez Nado – LaDolceVita

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[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have inspiring artist Dez Nado with his latest album LaDolceVita! Dez Nado was able to bring a unique, politically/social conscious rap. When I first listened to this album, I felt he was speaking for the people who have dealt with heinous acts of violence because the difference in their skin color. All these injustices that led to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

What I really like about Dez Nado as an artist, he doesn’t rap the false pretenses of a rapper’s lifestyle. He’s more about bringing the light to all the darkness that’s plaguing our country. What’s also unique about Dez Nado he produces and stars in his own locally air cable reality TV series called “Life & Grind: Duval” (airs Sundays at 8pm on Bounce Network – Comcast 225/Digital 17-2). This Tv Series shines the spotlight on local talent here in Jacksonville, including himself, in addition to producing his own music.

dez nado ladolcevita promoLaDolceVita was featured on 360Magazine, Thisis50, Hip Hop Reviews 4D, and DownSouthHipHop. This time I’m going to have an in-depth review of LaDolceVita. My favorite tracks from Dez Nado’s album are LaDolceVita, Prelude 2 Revolution, American Dream, Duele, Luv The Way U Do, Fed Up, Pain, More 2 Life, and Immigrant Story. Check out what I thought about Dez Nado’s LaDolceVita:

[01. LADOLCEVITA] – What a way to introduce you to Dez Nado, from the triumphant sounding production and vocals by Jermeka Monae. This track is meant for the ones who work for what they want. All about the hard hustle and getting the deserving accomplishments. Enjoying life to the fullest with what you got and being appreciated. Great and positive energy that pours through the speakers.

[03. PRELUDE 2 REVOLUTON] Dez Nado puts together an interlude that has actual audio clips from Tupac talking about the Panthers and the government. Then an activist who supports Black Lives Matter and how they’re reacting to the un-justice for all the lives lost, and a very extremely powerful poetic spoken-word speech regarding all the violence that has been occurring through police brutality and voicing her right for her anger.
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[04. AMERICAN DREAM] Dez Nado expresses he’s thoughts on all the victims that have been happening due to police brutality. Unnecessary roughness that ended the lives of these innocent unarmed victims. All Dez Nado is asking for is peace and equality. The track also features Jermeka Monae with the vocals and Tyler Norris with the poetic speech at the end of the track.

[06. DUELE] How couldn’t post this track? Showing love for the Boriqua’s Dez Nado show’s his skills in rapping in Spanish and English. Love the production of this track! The song makes us visuals Dez Nado in Puerto Rico meeting a beautiful Puerto-Rican and she gives him a tour of the city. A mix of salsa, hip-hop, and R&B makes you want to dance to the beat. DUELE features Jermeka Monae, Gabriele and Twenty8.

dez nado[11. FED UP] It starts with a reality check, listen to what the voice has to say. The track really provides with the production a hard hitting bass with Royal Francis providing bars for the first verse. On the hook and second verse we got Dez Nado. He’s giving a word of an advice to not pay attention to the ones who don’t believe in you and you’re able to do what your heart wants.

[14. MORE 2 LIFE] Dez Nado gets mean on this one, how can you not! Getting frustrated with the system, and working hard and not getting the joys of life. The track features Meanz of Operation, I find their collaboration to be pretty dope. A lot of energy and emotion on this track.

[17. IMMIGRANT STORY] Dez Nado takes us on a journey like no other. An immigrant’s point of view of living in circumstances that are life threatening and what can happen to Syrian’s that are struggling to survive. It’s an amazing tale, so descriptive and Dez Nado is very passionate with this story. If you close your eyes you can watch the movie play. Take a listen you won’t regret it.

This concludes my album review of Dez Nado’s LADOLCEVITA. Conscious rapper from Jacksonville, Florida making a choice to talk about what’s really important over great production. Be on the look out for more content from Dez Nado coming soon.

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Houston Rap Duo Bizzie Hippie Launches Official Website

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Check it Houston Rap Duo Bizzie Hippie launches their official website http://www.bizziehippies.com. For the trippy rap duo, you’ll be surprised that they’re both enrolled as full time students (in prestigious American universities). Formed to promote 420 friendly music to a culture that understands the importance of balancing partying and priorities, the concept for Bizzie Hippie started when euphoria met enforcement. Bizzie Hippie has been busy especially with the release of their latest project Item 9, which is a very experimental sound with trippy energy and soulful melodies. Also, the title Item 9 was inspired by the movie Pineapple Express (one of my favorite movies). Bizzie Hippie are working on their mission by pushing the ideal of being productive when under the influence of marijuana. On the site you can see what Bizzie Hippie is about, hear music from their latest projects Item 9, Indica, and Sativa. Also you got to check out their shop where they have t-shirts and hats! Oh and one more thing the marijuana leaf as a mouse crossover (pretty dope).
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Audio: NoMBe – “Miss Mirage”

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NoMBeIt is hard to clearly define the genre that NoMBe fits into, on his latest track “Miss Mirage”, he doesn’t make that task any easier but he pleases the ears nonetheless and that’s all that matters when you are making music. NoMBe is an artist in every sense of the word, producing, writing, mixing and mastering his latest soulful offering into the blogesphere. With a unique combination of electro soul, old school hip-hop and indie/pop, NoMBe will surely separate himself from the rest of your playlist with his sound. “Miss Mirage” is a smooth ride with enough up’s and down’s to keep you guessing while also enjoying the ride. The song has been featured on notable outlets such as HillyDilly and Billboard and with over 180,000 plays on Soundcloud it has grown and will probably continue to spread across the world. NoMBe is planning to release an EP titled Mood Indigo later this year, but for now listen to “Miss Mirage” on Soundcloud and enjoy the ride! [LINKS] WEBSITE || SOUNDCLOUD || TWITTER || FACEBOOK ||

New Music: Wogz – Love & Commerce ft. Henny B

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The quality of the underground has evolved to a truly amazing level. The internet has gifted latent talent and ability with the tools and outlets to flourish. This track from Chicago soulster Wogz is a perfect example of this type of quality the internet can bring. Forged in modern technologies and culture, influenced by ages of soul and a myriad of genres.

“Love & Commerce” reflects Wogz’s classical interpretations of modern hip hop and rap culture. Aided by a beat of her own production, a killer verse from Henny B, and a voice that brings the feels to the most rugged of men, Wogz spins a story of an ill-advised passion. From this track it’s clear she stands as a woman who knows what she wants, when she wants it, and how.

Her gritty and undeniably feminine sensuality is on full display with “Love & Commerce”. She is a strong, independent force in the Chicago underground. Her music and creative presence brings a beautiful breath of fresh air to city marred by senseless violence and unrelenting thug personas. While this track stands alone as a gifted single from Wogz, her debut mixtape is due out this summer. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for Round Midnight Mixtape dropping sometime soon.

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New Music: Dr. Eamz – Those Days

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Often, the music that resonates with me tells a strikingly honest story. When the artist bares part of himself on the track, putting his soul over the beat, that’s when the music goes to another level in my opinion. In “Those Days” Dr. Eamz does just that. He provides a harrowing look into his past and his motivations. Eamz comes from a dark place, with a positive message throughout. Over a Chocobear beat Eamz shows off his diverse flow and storytelling skills. The beat, by the way, is a perfect compliment to the Doctor’s style and lyrics. Dr. Eamz showcases his original flow and soulful style on “Those Days”. Definitely worth a download and share.

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