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[GAMING] BATMAN: The Telltale Series via Mik3L

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Mik3L starts a youtube gaming channel, and we have his gameplay on BATMAN: The Telltale Series. You can watch the entire walkthrough but there’s no commentary. So in a way it feels like you’re playing it. There’s a good eight parts to the first chapter/episode in the game. Enjoy the playlist while he takes on the first chapter of BATMAN: The Telltale Series.

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[DOWNLOAD] Dezzy Yates – Tales From The Checkered Backpack

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[COLUMBUS, GA] Making his very first appearance on NikkiSiixx.com, Christian Hip-Hop Artist Dezzy Yates brings us his album TALES FROM THE CHECKERED BACKPACK. The twelve track album brings you insight from a self proclaimed video gamer, Japanese comic, Pokemon, and Hip-Hop enthusiast. Dezzy Yates also wants to spread the word to “tell people about Jesus and share and create great music that people can relate to.”

Inspired by artists like Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi as well as street dancers Salah, Mike “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers, and the Jabbawockeez, intertwined with his faith in Jesus Christ and his love for nerd “stuff”. Dezzy Yates gives the listener an honest, truthful, and fun experience. I really like the choice of production Dezzy Yates chose to represent his tales from the checkered backpack. Dezzy narrates his life from 2010-2013, here’s where he had many life changing events that led him to give his life for Jesus Christ. This album has its ups and its downs. And definitely has its fun songs filled with video game and Pokemon references.

dezzy yates photoCurrently, my favorite tracks from Dezzy Yates Album Tales From The Checkered Backpack are Tales, Pallet Town, Just Another Night, Step Daddys Altima, Sonic Boom, One Day, Kid In The Crowd, Temptation, Misguided, and INFTY & BYND. Not bad 10/12 tracks liked on this project. Dezzy Yates is able to capture my attention through his flows and the topics he’s talking about. Definitely providing a visual illustration in my mind.

Dezzy Yates states in the press release for his album “I tried for so long to be like everyone else, rap and dance like the “cool kids”, and fit in so bad. After giving my life to Christ and confronting the things I was dealing with, I felt compelled to write a project that documented everything. The whole point of this album: to reach those out there who are like me.” After listening to his project, I feel I can relate to Dezzy and I think everyone should listen to this project with open minds. Stay in the loop with Dezzy Yates and make sure you follow him on all his social media below.

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[UPCOMING EVENT] 7/23 – @PropsAndBonds Presents Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst Miami

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SATURDAY JULY 23rd. This month marks the return of our Producer Battle in a very different way. There will be no month worth of prep, all producers who join the battle will flip a sample LIVE! Email us now if you’re interested in joining!
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SATURDAY July 23rd
9PM – 2AM at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
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🎤 Freestyle Cypher
🎮 Classic Video Games
🙌🏽 Networking Event
🎟 Good music, cool ass people and unforgettable memories
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[AUDIO] Chri$ Gwappin – Sonic

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[PENNSYLVANIA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com Chri$ Gwappin bring us his previously released first single of 2016, entitled SONIC. Based off the infamous Sega Genesis Character Sonic The Hedgehog. Chri$ Gwappin is able to bring nostalgia with his references on this classic character and the beat produced by Tristan. Which so far I think is the best Sonic sampled track I ever heard. Chri$ Gwappin gives us a catchy hook that makes it difficult not to press repeat. Stay tuned for more content from Chri$ Gwappin and be on the lookout for his #LOEBROS Album collaborating with Miami Artist Blizzi Boi.

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[UPCOMING EVENT] April 23rd – Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst

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Hey guys make sure you go follow @selfmademiami305 to check out our FIRST main event of the year! It’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these but trust us, the wait has definitely been worth it.

Every 2nd to last Saturday of EVERY month, Saturday Mic Live goes down! This month were back at our home base in @catalyst_hh but this will be our biggest SML yet! 3 rooms, live music, live art, a dedication to Guru of Gangstarr and fundraising for His House Orphanage! Best of all, it’s all FREE. So give what you can, if you can and make sure to come thruuuu!!!
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Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY APRIL 23rd
9PM – 2AM at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
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🎹 Producer Battle
🎤 Freestyle Cypher
🎮 Classic Video Games
🙌🏽 Networking Event
🎟 Good music, cool ass people and unforgettable memories
✅ Producer Battle slots now open
✅ $30 Entry | $100 Cash Prize
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[GAMER TIME] – Pokken Tournament || Hosted by @SpiegelDFE

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Looks like Nintendo fans have more than just Super Smash Bros. to give them their Pokemon fighting fix. Coming from a collaboration with Bandai Namco, Pokken tournament just might be the fighting game that Pokefans have been waiting for. If you grew up playing Pokemon on your Gameboy, then you remember the simple animations on the various moves. Pokken Tournament fully renders out these fantastic attacks and the aesthetics are sure to please new and old fans alike.

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Machamp giving the the hands

You pick a trainer, you pick a partner Pokemon and you go on a journey to conquer the Ferrum league. The story isn’t nything outside of the typical Pokemon fare, but the story is not why we’re here. You make your trainer and there are a lot of customization options available for them through the use of in game money or by tapping any Amiibo figurines you might own.

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Got my trainer swaggin’ hard

The fighting is fluid and does things differently from your typical fighting game. If you come into this playing like its Smash Bros. or Street Fighter then you’re in for a rude awakening. The moves have a feeling of weight and connection behind them which is very important to the genre. It feels very responsive when you’re handing out whoopins.k

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Pikachu comin’ at ya from the top of the turnbuckle!

I had a lot of fun with Pokken tournament so make sure to check out the video above for more thoughts and see me go toe to toe with another trainer online in order to test my skills.

Stay tuned to Gamer Time and follow me on Twitter @SpiegelDFE

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Video Games: [First Impression] The Division

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 Just played the beta test for The Division over the weekend. I’d seen a lot about this game but I wasn’t 100% sure if it would be for me. I can safely say that i’m beyond impressed. Everything felt so good in it. If you haven’t checked out the gameplay for this game, check out this 10 minute First Impression video I made about it and be sure to keep it locked to nikkisiixx.com for all your indie hip hop, gaming and geek culture needs.

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GAMER TIME – Transformers: Devastation || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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Coming from the folks over at Platinum Games, Transformers: Devastation is something like a shot of straight adrenaline to your Xbox One or Playstation 4. The game is a wild ride from start to finish and has some of the slickest action and most popping visuals I’ve seen in a really long time.

It features an addictive battle system that I couldn’t stop playing. I kept saying “just one more mission” and would end up playing at least another three or four.

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The game is an absolute joy to play because of its gameplay variety. I can’t recall feeling bored while playing this game and I never felt that there was only one way to solve a problem in front of me.

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Make sure to check the YouTube video above for my full review! As always, keep it locked to NikkiSiixx for more indie hip hop and game related content.

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Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015

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2015 has been one hell of a year and the most viewed post are here for your viewing pleasure! We have from music videos, artist advice articles, album reviews, even one of my unboxing videos makes it mark on the Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015:

25. The AWKWORD – Approved Female Rappers List

24. Interview: JamalG

23. Interview: Aviant Redz

22. Beat Tape: IAMNOBODI – Elevated (Soulection) – Instrumental EP

21. Album Review: Shottie – The Blackest Rose

20. Artist Advice: How To Approach A Producer With Or Without A Budget

19. Music Video: Ziggy Lovah – Undercover featuring D-Locz

18. Download: MyVerse – State of the Art Album

17. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: How To Promote Your Music Through Social Media Outlets

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

15. POLL: Who Sampled It Better? Kingdom Hearts Utada Hikaru – Sanctuary

14. Artist Advice: Avoid Being Just Another Soundcloud Rapper

13. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: Submissions 101

12. Music Video: wiLLThaColdest – Find Out

11. Videogames: Pokémon Go App Overshooting It’s Capabilities?

10. Download: Kal-L – To Paris With Love

09. LOOTCRATE: NikkiSiixx Unboxes December’s (2014) Theme Anniversary

08. Music Video: Yuh Boy 85 – IDGAF

07. Exclusive Leak: Does Tink Take A Jab At Nicki Minaj?

06. Music Video: Jay Guira x Da Heist x Young Breed – ISSUES

05. Music Video: White Blake – Double Cups

04. Download: Eric Biddines – Planetcoffeebean 2

03. The NEW Music Scene: 10 New Jersey Rappers That Are Likely To Blow Up

02. Music Video: SEYI – Wanna Be

01. The AWKWORD – Approved Top 10 Hip Hop Artists to Watch in 2015

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Upcoming Event: 12/19 – Art Central Miami Presents Ugly Sweater Party x Toy Drive

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Art Central Miami
Saturday December 19th
8pm-4am
$5 online | $10 door admission

Presented by Vanguard House and The Foul Hundreds:

This Saturday is extra special because not only are we having an Ugly Sweater Contest but we’re also collecting toys new and old for the kids in unfortunate circumstances.

Calling all who love the aesthetics of Fine Art, Music, Food, and GOOD VIBES. Act Central Miami can offer affordable art, great drinks, games, interactive art activities, genuine vibes, and food to crave for, all we have is our culture, come be apart ours from 8pm-4am

2 Indoor Rooms & 1 Outdoor Gallery
17 Showcasing Artists
10 live paintings (Raffles)
Live Paintings RAFFLE AT MIDNIGHT (10 Winnners! One Can Be You!)
MENU: Zesty BBQ Or Italian
HOUSE DRINK SPECIAL: Mulatta Twist
Video games(Projector Style)
Skateboard Ramp
Outdoor Music
Jewelry Available
Smoking Area Available

RSVP – GET TICKETS!!!

WHEN
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:00 AM (EST)
WHERE
4600 E 11th Ave – 4600 East 11th Avenue Hialeah, FL 33013

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Videogames: LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Trailer Reveals the Game’s Open World

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Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 3.46.38 PMHow dope is this? If you’re into the LEGO franchised, next year we have LEGO Marvel’s Avengers! Featuring playable content from The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And the worlds are open and you can go anywhere on the map, to freely roam and explore. Brand new characters and gameplay mechanics to utilize while adventuring through the sprawling concrete jungle. Super jump off skyscrapers with Hulk, use Quicksilver to speed run over water or even play as giant characters like menacing Fing Fang Foom who can grow to the size of buildings. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Windows PC on January 26.

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Videogames: Playstation Experience 2015 Reveals Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer/GamePlay

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I’m seriously about to cry! The excitement that takes over me as I watch the official Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer with Gameplay footage! This gives me goosebumps considering now the game will have voices for the characters and its more interactive! The battle scenes remind me of Kingdom Hearts, and Cloud’s moves look insane!

final-fantasy-vii-remake-gameplayYou even catch in the trailer you’re playing as Barret too? It seems to be you’ll be able to switch over to other character during game play which reminds me of Final Fantasy XII. Final Fantasy VII Remake is what every RPG player is waiting for. The right way to play a classic is with a remake that surpasses the original format and imagery. It also seems to me they used the same guy Takahiro Sakurai to voice Cloud. Back in Final Fantasy VII Advent Children CGI Film, which is also epic as well!

Now, I’m just waiting for a release date! It should be 2016, I’m hoping its next year! Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available on the PS4 and than the Xbox One.

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Movies: WARCRAFT Official Trailer

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Check it out the first official movie trailer from an epic video game that thousands of mighty heroes in an online world of magic and limitless adventure, World of Warcraft. The role-playing game from Blizzard Entertainment is now coming to life on the big screen. WARCRAFT is a story with both sides that you can empathize with. This movie can really justify the franchise and bring in more of a buzz for the unknown WOW players. WARCRAFT will be released on June 16th, 2016.

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GAMER TIME: Tales of Zestiria || Hosted By @SpiegelDFE

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We’re bringing you another dose of epicness! On this episode of GAMER TIME Spiegz gives us his review on Tales of Zestiria. Press play and get the scoop of this Japanese RPG. Find out if the latest entry in the series is worth giving a try.

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Music Video: Alesso – Payday

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payday alesso[Stockholm, Sweden] Swedish DJ/Producer Alesso has hit us with a really cool piece of cross media art. The single Payday off of his album Forever has received visuals made up of scenes from a popular video game of the same name, Payday 2. What’s even cooler is that the video was actually done in Conjunction with Starbreeze Studios (the developers of Payday 2). Their collaborative effort doesn’t stop there either. There’s a 20 minute extended version of the song which was made for the Alesso heist in Payday 2. He’s got his own heist in the game, how’s that for full cooperation?

It’s refreshing to see the relationship between music and video games deepening. This goes beyond just having an artist sell the license for one of their songs to a game studio and become part of the soundtrack. Seeing the two parties work together to create something more is better for the fans and hopefully this is the start of a trend of deeper involvement when it comes to established artists working with game developers. The video is iTunes exclusive so, if you want to watch it, you’re going to have to click here.

Check out a trailer for the Alesso Heist from Payday 2 which includes some brief commentary from Alesso himself.

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Music Video: GiZMO TAiLz – Don’t Turn Around

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GiZMO TAiLz Dont turn around [MIAMI, FLORIDA] This ain’t your ordinary music video, this visual definitely grabs the title for unique and dope graphics. GiZMO TAiLz is an inspiring artist that creates music in many different forms of hip-hop and can tap into alternative house genres. GiZMO TAiLz is also the creative video director, editor, and producer for The Group RASKLz [PIZZV.LORDz]. His latest visual DON’T TURN AROUND begins at the start of a retro fighting video game that eventually turns into a real life ninja who is set to get The Pizzv Crest. GiZMO TAiLz transforms into Ninja Formation and Fights Dragoro. The visual also takes place at this years Florida Supercon 2k15. DON’T TURN AROUND is a music video like no other and definitely sounds like something new. Gamers can enjoy this visual.

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POLL: Who Sampled It Better? Kingdom Hearts Utada Hikaru – Sanctuary

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Anything can inspire a beat, you just need the right sample. Samples can be quotes from a movie, soundtracks to video games and audio of passed interviews. Its common to have a few people inspire by the same thing. I decided to create a Poll to who sampled it better. This session we’ll concentrate on Kingdom Hearts II Intro with Utada Hikaru Sanctuary. Here’s how the intro looks and sounds like:

Alright, so you have the feel for Utada Hikaru Sanctuary. I’m a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts Series and I love this song truly. What’s even better, I was able to find four artist who used this sample one way or another in their track. I was pretty impressed by the different versions of this track. Here are your options of Who Sampled It Better?

JAYOMEGA – SANCTUARY PART II – PRODUCED BY SYER


Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 7.23.06 PM Jayomega was inspired by the original song when he first heard it on the opening credits of “Kingdom Hearts 2”, a popular Disney inspired RPG that released for Playstation 2 in 2005. Jayomega originally released “Sanctuary” on his mixtape “Ready Set Go 2: Going Going Gone“, but could never fully promote it as it violated some copyright laws. Jayomega sent me the track and advised him he should really get to remaking that beat to generate the song. But instead of using the same lyrics, he went in. Jayomega’s flow meets the pace to Syer amazing production skills.

BLIZZI BOI – SANCTUARY || PRODUCED BY: UNKNOWN


Screen Shot 2015-07-24 at 8.17.31 PMBlizzi Boi adds to his Oceanic Music collection his track Sanctuary. This beat was sent to Blizzi Boi from a female vocalist. She wanted him to write the song and set the tone. Being a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts series, he couldn’t turn it down. Oceanic Music sets a smooth fantasy almost trap r&b type of love song. Inspired by ocean life, R&B music and fantasy. Blizzi liked it so much he actually ended up completing the song. One thing I really like was how he started the track.. “I feel alive, when I’m with you! Just want to be inside your sanctuary”. Its pretty dope he flipped Utada’s line and made it his own.

XV – WHEN WE’RE DONE || PRODUCED BY: SEVEN


XVEven though this track was created over 4 years ago, XV brings us his version of Sanctuary. I noticed there wasn’t any reference to Kingdom Hearts, but there is some type of reference I believe in his hook. See for yourself: “Not everybody lives, but everybody dies. So while a nigga here, I’m shooting for the sky. Landing on the moon, walking on the sun. Taking over the game, give it back when we done“. It’s more of an inspirational and motivational track. Titled WHEN WE’RE DONE, this track was the first leak off his Zero Heroes EP. Produced By Seven, I really like how that song inspired him to make this beat.

FRENCH MONTANA – SANCTUARY || PRODUCED BY: BLACK METAPHOR


french montana - mac and cheese 3We even have a mainstream artist using this sample. French Montana SANCTUARY off of his mixtape MAC & CHEESE 3. I find it doubt that Frech Montana mentions this in his track: “You know what I mean? Its sanctuary baby. You know they say it’s the game of life and you don’t get to play it twice.” I feel this can be a reference to the Kingdom Hearts 2 since he mention a game and playing it twice. Who didn’t play that game twice. Black Metaphor is the producer on the beat. I like how he was able to maintain the sample at the beginning of the track, which really set the overall tone. Thought it was cool how melodic French became with the hook and bridges. French emphasizes the growth of his network, and the capabilities to splurge it, living that good life.

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So here comes your job! Please pick one of your favorite versions of Utada Hikaru’s Sanctuary off of one of the biggest games in video game history Kingdom Hearts II. You need to decided from Jayomega, Blizzi Boi, XV, and Frech Montana. In 3 weeks I’ll announce who was your favorite!

Who Sampled It Best?
Jayomega – Sanctuary Part II
Blizzi Boi – Sanctuary
XV – When We’re Done
French Montana – Sanctuary

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