by The Alchemist
I’ll Explain Later is a sentiment that Nico has fully embodied on his quest to design the world in which he wants to live in, all while undoing the negativity around him. This state of mind is fittingly the name of Nico’s forthcoming album. A year and a half in the making, Nico allowed himself time, space and clarity to write I’ll Explain Later, with the intent and fervor he required.
Raised in Prince George’s County, MD, directly adjacent to Washington, DC, Nico was a witness to the unsightly truths of the economically weakened communities. With many people never expecting to ever find a way out, Nico refused to be complacent and watch the people in his city live a life absent of hope. At age 16, Nico made a commitment to use his talent for poignant writing, in conjunction with the musical brilliance the DMV-area is known for, to go find hope and opportunities to bring back to the communities that shaped him into the man he is today.
Nico’s time in Brooklyn, NY from 2015-2019, studying and pursuing music helped him shape a sound that completely encompasses east coast rap and soul. In a genre heavily sedated with mindless antics and distressing messages, Nico’s goal is to bring soulful, enfranchised hip hop to everyone that seeks a soundtrack to the ebb and flows of life.
He has recently dropped a video titled, “Look Up” which is the first single off his upcoming EP, I’ll Explain Later. The energy in his lyrics is what stands out to us most, as you can hear the passion in every verse. The beat has a lively feel to it, but leaves a lot of room for this phenomenal lyricism to stick out. The video was directed and produced by Best Case Scenario, and shot by kareemwashere. Check out the video below.
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Tiny.blips is an artist that is currently based in South Florida, but originally is from Wilmington, Delaware. Although that might not be the DMV, it’s a neighboring community that we look to support! Tiny.blips also went to the Unviersity of Delaware, and since his graduation he has been growing in his music ability.
His newest track is called, “Heart-Shaped Box” and it has an amazingly calm lo-fi feel to it. It’s a Nirvana cover that has some very diversifying elements compared to the original. It’s the first single of a lo-fi covers EP that he will be releasing in the near future. All instruments, vocals, productions arrangement, recordings and mixing wsa all done by Tiny.blips. Check out the track below.
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In the music video of his new single “DO IT”, Shem Thomas shows people who pursue their passion and are not hindered by handicaps or social ideas. These are courageous people who go their way unwaveringly because they love what they do. All characters in the film are real life stories, not actors.