Audio: YoAstrum – Wishing

IMG_0388South Jersey Emcee YoAstrum makes his return on NikkiSiixx.com with his track WISHING. Last time YoAstrum was featured it was with his track MEGAMAN-X. WISHING track truly embraces that feel-good electronic groovy sound. YoAstrum is able to deomonstrate what do dreams sound like. Amazing production by @Geotheorymusic, he was able to grasp synth-heavy sound. Currently, YoAstrum has been on the road performing from Pennsylvania and New York City. You can tell he’s trying to stay busy! Be in the loop and follow YoAstrum on his social media links, if you become a fan let him know we sent ya!



New Music: YoAstrum – Megaman X

IMG_04452Check out the latest track from South Jersey Artist YoAstrum with MEGAMAN X. Front runner of Jersey based collective ZERO SAGA and a member of clique Organic Geniuses as well. YoAstrum is able to maintain his own lane with his music. Being able to produce, mix, engineer, and write… he is able to stand alone. ABJO killed this track with the Megaman infused beat. YoAstrum is a fan of art, anime, and anything that inspires him in his life in general. If you’re a MEGAMAN fan you’ll appreciated this track for it’s references and the amazing production. Don’t forget to press PLAY and follow YoAstrum on his social media links below:

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

red-and-black-imageOver the last decade we have seen various underground artists rise to stardom and put their city on the radar. Think about it. Most states or major cities have a rapper that’s on the rise. Kendrick Lamar, and YG have been holding it down for Compton while Chance the Rapper, Dreezy, Chief Keef and Lil Herb have us talking about Chicago. The south has always been hot, but isn’t as big as the days when we had ’07 Lil Wayne spitting over DJ Khaled’s “We Taking Over” record or even ’04 Ludacris yelling “Get Back, Get Back!” Regardless, we are still bumping Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Kirko Bangz, and Young Thug like no tomorrow.

New York has always been known for breaking the next big thing. Bobby Shmurda and Troy Ave are two recent artists to blow up that come to mind. Often, when I try to share local music with hip-hop fans, I eventually bring up the artist’s location. At which point I begin to say, “New…” and typically people cut me off and say “York.” Then I awkwardly say “Jersey.” New Jersey is one of the most slept on places when it comes to music, and New Jersey rappers know this. A majority of NJ talent think this: “If you are from South Jersey, you go and get your buzz in Philly. If you are from North Jersey, then you go and grind in NYC.” Despite the barriers that NJ rappers face to get exposure, there are quite a few that are really making a name for themselves. Below are 10 rappers from New Jersey that are likely to blow up. These guys are creating their own lane, building their fan base, and of course, repping NJ wherever they go.

Apollo the Great

Apollo the Great – Camden, New Jersey


Derek – Long Branch, New Jersey

NJ Rebels

NJ Rebels -Rahway, New Jersey

Mir Fontane

Mir Fontane – Camden, New Jersey


H’z (Da$h & Retchy P) – Hackensack, New Jersey


YoAstrum – Winslow, New Jersey


Sule – Englewood, New Jersey

Topaz Jones

Topaz Jones – Montclair, New Jersey


Guy Harrison – Voorhees, New Jersey


DEF- Bananas – Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Audio: YoAstrum – Space Invaders

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Credit Cover Art: animblebranch

I came across this track from Winslow, New Jersey hip-hop artist YoAstrum with SPACE INVADERS. He is also apart of the Hip Hop collective Organic Geniuses, a group that consist of other artists and producers from across the Eastcoast and Midwest. SPACE INVADERS is the first track off his upcoming project called Alchemy. Production by Ta-Ku brings the whole video game sense to the beat. YoAstrum’s delivery is strong and witty. He definitely provides a sense of being zoned and especially with the unique production on deck. YoAstrum musical influences are Japanese culture, Nujabes, NERD, MF Doom, Charles Hamilton, Kid Cudi, Outkast, and Flying Lotus.