02-17-2013 § 1 Comment
Done as a “Thank You” to his longtime fans, ‘Vices‘ dropped a few weeks ago and it’s been getting pretty heavy rotation from me ever since. The project is also available for retail on iTunes if you want to support the artist (I suggest doing so!)
Drake makes a feature appearance, but only on the mixtape version and after working together much previously in their careers it’s a welcome sight to see the two back on one track. Drake is definitely an artist who hasn’t pulled his underground collaborators up with him (other than his producer) as he has certainly risen to the near top of Hip Hop over the last few years. I’ve been waiting for a Little Brother collaboration, J. Cole and Nickelus F too on a Drake album – why not share the spotlight with some of the artist that got you there?
Nickelus F, who has seemed to change identities into “Sweet Petey” as well as changing to a blunt-thrashed voice over the years has always put out great music be it mixtapes, or individual tracks to the masses. I’ve done one or two posts over the last year regarding his recent studio album “Faces” available on Faces, and some other projects spin-worthy. Check that post out here.
02-04-2013 § Leave a comment
Just enjoy this one, Phonte proving he’s one of the most underrated MCs around and this was 2004 – only a few years removed from Little Brother’s debut album “The Listening.” He’s got the first and third verse, while frequent collaborator Joe Scudda has the middle verse. Nicolay produced this entire project including a couple remixed tracks.