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[ALBUM REVIEW] Revolution Zo – Sheep In Wolves Clothing

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[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com we have multi-talented hiphop artist by the name of Revolution Zo, he also is a producer and songwriter. We have his latest project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. This soulful project containing ten tracks that really experiments with different styles of music variating from Hip-Hop, Trance, Soul, and Pop. Before we get into the music, let’s get to know a little bit more on who Revolution Zo is and back story.

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 7.37.15 PMLet’s go back 2003 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where it all began. Revolution Zo started to create beats and sold them locally to other artists. But then his life shifted when mischief became a factor, he then moved to Clarksville, Tennessee. Revolution Zo was interested in expanding his craft by becoming a song-writer.

The benefits to creating music became like therapy sessions to ease with his troubles with his anger and depression. Revolution Zo embraced the Nashville music scene by showing support by attending and performing at shows. Getting noticed by Def Jam A&R in 2009, but due to some indifferences the contact was lost. Zo decided to take a hiatus and get ready for the next move.

In 2014, Revolution Zo had submitted some material that got a head nod of approval from 9th Wonder on his Ustream Listening Sessions. He even encouraged Zo that his music was dope and related to a different lane, that he should embark. Listening to his advice, Zo started to reconstruct himself and his music and starting to create his next project SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING.
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I’m going to review my favorite tracks of SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I do have to say the artwork alone is extremely eye-catching and sets the mood right for the journey we’re about to embark on.

[01 PSALMS] Revolution Zo is expressing himself melodically through this power introduction. Somewhat hypnotizing Revolution Zo gets you tuned in. The track kinda reminds me that it’s a type of anthem. Gaining control of your life and staying focus no matter what you’re going through.

[02 STRANGE THANGS] The unique production makes it so easy to vibe too. Revolution Zo is about to flow on this track is effortless. Zo breaks down how he comes off a bit strange. When going through struggles he doesn’t like to involve other people. He keeps it to himself and solves it on his own. He takes his mothers words of advice to be grateful and pray for you’re blessings.

[04 NITE AT THE DISCO (FEATURING SKYE)] With this track is completely different from the rest of the tracks. This is fits more in a club late night getting the crowd hype to keep on dancing. Skye adds a nice back vocals on the track. This goes to show that Revolution Zo can adapt to any sounding beat. This track makes you want to move. This is a dope track.

[06 BLACK DESERT] Revolution Zo gets grimy on this dark track on what he feels regarding all the negativity live can endure. Its like the negativity speaks through the track on the deep vocal. With God on his side he will be able to defeat these demons and speak a better path.

Screen Shot 2017-02-25 at 5.45.05 PM[07 RUNNING AWAY (FEATURING LOLLIEVOX)] I feel like everyone can relate to this track. When dealing with a bunch of issues and feel like you can’t break through. You feel the best way to get out of it is by running away. But in the end you figure the best way to deal with your issues is facing them. Revolution Zo tone on this track gives us an artist that’s opening up and expressing himself the best way he can and that’s through his music. Lollievox makes an appearance on the track.

[10 SUMMER LOTUS (FEATURING RUFUS DAWKINS)] On this track Revolution Zo expresses how he feels about someone he finds attractive, smart, and could possibility fall in love with. R&B & Soul flows through the production while Rufus Dawkins adds some melodic vocals to the track.

“Rev. Zo musical style can be described as melodic rap with introspect, it would seem that he acquires ability to lay his insecurities on record and expose his philosophical personifications as an emotional artist, dealing with expansive and nebulous feelings in acute and often self-destructive ways” – Press Release.

This concludes my review on Revolution Zo’s album SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING. I broke down my favorite tracks, and overall it’s definitely a solid project. We would love to know what you guys think about Revolution Zo music. Make sure you stay in the loop and follow Revolution Zo on all his social media links below:

Instagram: @revolutionzo
Twitter: @revolutionzo
Facebook: RevolutionZo

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Audio: Twenty-three32 – Ease Up

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[NASHVILLE, TN] Upcoming artists Young Kloud and #TheRebirth, both combining forces and creating American hip-hop group Twenty-three32. They’ve been working together since 2013. United by being cousins that are both inspired by music. Creating a unique sound of the South and Midwest. According to Twenty-three32 “They believe that no flavor of hiphop is better than the other, because hiphop should be a creation of many different flavors. They differ only in style.” Their track EASE UP, is the latest in their archives. Conscious rap lyrics over production by idbeatz x Damien Launay. Be on the look out for more content from Twenty-three32.

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Music Video: Case Arnold – I Wonder

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[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Case Arnold releases his visual to his single, I WONDER. You’ll say it should sound familiar because we featured the track on the site back in September 2015. Case Arnold was on a bit of a hiatus due to his full attention on his highly anticipated full-length project. I WONDER was produced by Black Diamond provides that jazzy/old school vibe that Case Arnold fits well with this style of hip-hop.

Case expresses how the world can put weight on your shoulders that can stress you out. In order to lighten up the situation, he feels that lighting one up can easily ease this unnecessary weight. Working through these road blocks (life issues). The visuals takes us to random locations while a spinning effect will appear. It was laid back as the track was. Expect a lot more music from Case Arnold for the rest of 2016.

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Audio: V.V.S – Mac’n featuring Cap 1 & Erin Rogers

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[TENNESSEE] Hip-Hop Artist V.V.S released his latest track MAC’N, the single features Cap 1 and Erin Rogers. V.V.S on the track expresses how he’s able to make moves on his girl of interest due to his ways. He can find his influences through his music selection, here’s where we can pick up some 3-6 Mafia and even some Master P. Throughout the years V.V.S was able to grow from being apart a hip-hop trio, to becoming his own on his solo career. V.V.S has even built his own recording studio and learned the in and outs of audio editing.

“I always had a business mind so I bought my own equipment so I wouldn’t have to be on a time limit in the studio. I like to cut the middle man out. I wanted to do a mixtape but hosts were charging too much so I learned how to chop up songs just like they did and put out my own mixtape series called Pimp Edition. I hosted every up and coming artist’s mixtape from my area.”

And with The Pimp Edition mixtape series earned him a Knocdown Entertainment award for Mixtape Artist of the Year. By continuing to pursue his passion, V.V.S goal is to make a name for himself in the industry. While continuing being himself, currently he has a new project out called KING ME. Be on the lookout for more content from V.V.S and don’t forget to follow him on his social media links!

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Audio: Case Arnold – I Wonder

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Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 6.08.29 PM[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Case Arnold releases another track called I WONDER. Lately, Case has been dropping track after track, but still I wonder when is his full-length project will be released. I WONDER premiered off DJBooth.net. Producer Black Diamond provides that jazzy/old school vibe that Case Arnold fits well with this style of hip-hop. Case expresses how the world can put weight on your shoulders that can stress you out. In order to lighten up the situation, he feels that lighting one up can easily ease this unnecessary weight. Working through these road blocks (life issues), Case is working even harder into completely his full-length project. One thing that caught my attention was the I WONDER cover art. Being so simple but really shows a sense of humor with a googly eye to represent the I over a picture of grass. Check out the instagram footage of Case Arnold performing live in Orlando, Florida:

Orlando, thank you. I'll be back! #stillfamilia

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Audio: Supreme Ace – Fly Rap featuring Case Arnold and Jace of Two-9

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[DENVER, COLORADO] Supreme Ace collaborated with (Tennessee) Case Arnold and (ATL) Jace of Two-9 with his latest track FLY RAP. The song demonstrates they’re ambitious towards being the best in their craft, and that craft is dropping knowledge with their lyrics. Produced by Chemist and they all did their thing on FLY RAP. Nothing is stopping them from accomplishing they’re dreams. This makes it the first time we featured Supreme Ace and Jace of Two-9. We’ve featured Case a couple times, and shoutout to Case Arnold, he just got some shows down in Florida, from Tampa to Miami. Aug 29 at Hangar opening up for Wifisfuneral, and September 2nd at Grand Central for Earl Sweatshirt. [LINKS] @SupremeAce_ | @RetroJACE | @StillCase

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New Music: Case Arnold – Be Yourself ft. Tim Gent

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[CLARKSVILLE, TN] Case Arnold just released this morning, his new track BE YOURSELF with fellow Experience The Culture emcee Tim Gent. Just another track, Case Arnold is busy working on consistent releases until his next full-length project. BE YOURSELF was produced by Ozhora Miyagi, love the overall jazzy sound. Really gives a feel of the night life, with that sultry trumpet on the beat. Case Arnold expresses all the time and efforts he does with his life. From his relationships, long late nights, and being able to provide. It made me feel that maintaining who you really are will be able to help proceed with life. The collaboration between Case and Tim Gent is dope! Both flows complement each other and the production. You can leave this on repeat, for awhile. TWITTER || SOUNDCLOUD || INSTAGRAM ||

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Music Video: ShaManic – MINDLESS

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shamanic[NASHVILLE,TN] ShaManic may not seem to be your ordinary rapper, but as soon as you close your eyes and listen, you feel it. ShaManic recently released his music video for his track MINDLESS. Capturing the moments where he felt the system failed him by a misdiagnosis, that lead him to stay in a mental institution. Through this difficult time the sound of hip-hop kept him grounded. MINDLESS imagery is with classic psychedelic’s and inspiration from the movie Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, really gives it a lot of depth. The visual is super trippy! ShaManic flow reminds me of a young Slim Shady. MINDLESS is off his album The Artist. Be on the lookout for future releases from ShaManic.

“One of the things that really drew me to hiphop and rap is that it’s so focused on the words. I’ve been into poetry my whole life and this allowed me to combine poetry, music and storytelling into a single art form. -ShaManic”

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New Music: Case Arnold – Shia LeBeouf

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[CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE] Case Arnold HeadshotDJ Booth yesterday premiered Case Arnold’s new track SHIA LEBEOUF. This is just another fire ass track from Case which was produced by ChiefUs. One thing I really like about Case Arnold’s music is that it always resembles that true sound of hip-hop. Besides his choice of production, he has a keen sense to his flow. He gets mean in this one, for sure. Naming his track after actor Shia LeBeouf, Case Arnold found inspiration from him when he released his Motivational Speech Video. Case Arnold is silently working on his next project, but stay in the loop with him for all updates.
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Music Video – Tim Gent – King Sh*t

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I have to admit I am a huge fan of artists who can incorporate popular culture into their work at appropriate times. That is why we are sharing Tim Gent’s King Sh*t music video. The video starts out with a snippet of dialogue from the 1998 film, The Man in the Iron Mask, as Tim is standing on a stage – spotlight on him. We get the hint that Tim Gent has the heart to be a king. A majority of the music video alternates between Tim on stage, a corner store, and in front of his home in Clarksville, Tennessee. The video and production is simple, because Tim Gent is telling a story. Touching on a bit of various topics such as ObamaCare and his mother’s prayer, Tim tells us he is a King through his determination to survive. Enjoy the smooth jazz-like production and get hip to this youngin’ on the come up!

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New Music: Case Arnold – Foolishness

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Check out Case Arnold’s exclusive new track for 2014 called FOOLISHNESS. I really like Case’s flow on this track. The essence of Brooklyn Beats production portrays what hip-hop should sound like. The collaboration between the two it’s truly organic. During the first half of the year we should be expecting a new project from Case Arnhold. The project is currently unnamed but we’ll have updates as soon as we get them. Meanwhile, Don’t be a fool, remember to press play! FOOLISHNESS.

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Music Video: TreHill – Verified

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Check out the latest music video from upcoming Tenessee artist and Amateur Skateboarder TreHill with “Verified”. Usually, I don’t post content from young artist but TreHill caught my attention with his delivery and style. The video takes place at a skatepark, everyone is doing tricks and I really like the fisheye lense effect with some of the shots. Verified was shot by Kiddo. Verified is off of the “Tre Mountain EP,” which can be DOWNLOADED HERE. With working hard and persurverience, I can definitely see TreHill getting somewhere with his career. It might not be now, but I know for sure when he gains more experience he will one day be verified.

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Visuals by Kiddo- @kiddo0
Produced by: Mastamind
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Music Video: Case Arnold – Profound Sound

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Check out the latest music video from Clarksville, Tennessee’s Hip-Hop Artist Case Arnold titled PROFOUND SOUND. I found this video to be trippy as hell! The video was shot by Devo Films. The mirror effect from the center of the screen it gives a double and morphing look to it. But it goes well with the beat and the flow Case Arnold provides on the track, which was produced by 9th Wonder. Love the track! Really gives off a feel of old school hip-hop with a modern twist. PROFOUND SOUND is off of Case Arnold’s mixtape The Myndstate. Don’t forget to download his project.

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