[VIRGINIA] Making his return on NikkiSiixx.com, we have hip-hop artist LEW SID with his latest single BIG LEAGUES, features fellow Aspire to Inspire Music Group artist B.A.S.I.C. The last time we featured Lew Sid was with his music video Ain’t Gonna Work Out. BIG LEAGUES is a track letting the little dogs know not to mess with them. By working hard and establishing a level of Big Leagues. Lew Sid presents a diverse lyrical style and B.A.S.I.C complements the single. BIG LEAGUES hard hitting track was produced by Beatscraze. If you’re diggin’ this track as much as I am, you gotta make sure to stay in the loop with Lew Sid by following him on Twitter below:
We got a new episode of Nikki Hears It First! Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. This time on my fourth episode, I’m watching Hip-Hop Artist TruthCity with his visual to “Changes”. Take a look at what I thought about “Changes” and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual!
Changes was shot & edited by Matt O
[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
[LAS VEGAS] Hip-Hop Artist Elquan goes in on his latest single FAMILY. Elquan was born in Queens, New York and was raised in Roanoke, Virginia. When he was fiffteen he knew his passion was rapping and it grew immensely. He found more focuse on his career choice since he was nineteen. Finally relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada and beginning his life as hip-hop artist Elquan. This track shows the growth of responsibility and how life changes for you to get better. Elquan expressed the struggle of hustling, then comes the time a child is on the way, and marriage is on his mind. Positive moves for a better life from what Elquan was growing up on the streets. FAMILY is a single off his upcoming EP, Faraway. Elquan considers his sound to be considered as good time music.
[VIRGINIA] Sometimes with the path of relationships you go all in and become hopeful you found someone special, then it leads to something that just feels absolutely hopeless. Emcee Lew Sid is able to portray it on his first official single off his upcoming project in 2016, with AIN’T GONNA WORK IT OUT. The track samples Mayer Hawthorne’s “Just Aint Gonna Work Out“, and Howard Coolin was able to give that hip-hop style with some R&B. Lew Sid in his visual take on AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT you see two scenarios of what he dealt with in awkward relationship moments. You just have to watch the video for yourself to see what Lew Sid went through. The video was directed by Monte Battle and Andre Jones. The creative visual features Jasmine Garcia, Ladarrious Prim, and Kat. I thought the video was pretty funny. My favorite part is the DJ’s reaction to his first girl leaving him. What’s your favorite part of Lew Sid’s music video AIN’T GONNA WORK OUT?
This video comes our way from Northern Virginia, courtesy of Danny Ocean and DanVHefner. Right from jump, I was pulled in by the beat.; a rework of a popular A$AP Rocky joint will always catch some listeners. Anyways, the rework is on point, and their verses do the track some justice . I thought Danny Ocean’s opening verse was a bit catchier, but preferred some of the wordplay of Hefner’s. Either way, both rappers are solid and show some real potential to make some real waves in the industry if they keep pushing.
The music video is put together and edited by Inhail Media, and is professional through and through. Inhail did a good job of turning a fairly simple video concept into something cinematic and enticing. I think the editing does a lot to put the entire project on another level. Danny Ocean and DanVHefner do a lot to show that the new-school trill movement isn’t location based and still kicking. I’d really like to see what they can do over some original production, either together or individually. Good looks to the both of them, keep pushing. Be sure to follow them on Twitter and all that noise.
BrainStormers-Reason I Rise (Remix) by allaureate
The Wu Tang Clan, Task Force, The Arsonists, The Jurassic 5, Slum Village, and most recently Slaughterhouse paved the way for the development of hip-hop group The Brainstormers. Reason I Rise (Remix) is a feel good vibe that has you sitting just chilling. The Brainstormers consists of members Cayoz Da Beast (California) A.L. Laureate (Florida) Praverb the Wyse (Virginia) and Dj Grazzhoppa (Belgium).