Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nivla - "Feet on the Ground" Music Video

Have you ever heard the song "Everybody Wanna Be A Star" by Beanie Siegel? There's a line in the song where he says, "You think it's just rhymes and beats? Man, this s**t is stress, time and heat. Deadlines to meet." One of the most honest songs in history about what it really means to be in the "Rap game."

In the spirit of that effort, whether he knew it or not, Nivla puts "Feet on the Ground" in the market. The song and exceptionally well done music video tell his story of pain and struggle with alcohol abuse since signing to Interscope 4 years ago. The reality of the stress, pressure, broken promises and lies of the music industry are not for the faint of heart. You have to really want it. That's what separates the Pros from the Joes. Producer DJ Corbett provides a stirring backdrop for Nivla to tell his story on. It's definitely on the level.

Nivla is a very interesting talent. Here's hoping that he exorcised these demons with this song. We definitely don't need any more bright stars going before their time. Get into this power and, of course, let me know your thoughts in the comments.

If you missed my first coverage of him, check it out here.

Tristate Inventory - "Tristate of Mind"

In June of last year I brought you the "Tristate of Mind" Suite exclusively here on RoxFontaine.com. After some serious fundraising and a couple of performances with a full orchestra, Tristate Inventory has finally released the full "Tristate of Mind" composition.

The first original Classical Hip-Hop piece ever written!

Hearing the vocals on this, sung by Nicole Yazolino, really takes the movement to another level. You really have to sit with this from start to finish and SUPPORT the artist by purchasing it. This is an incredibly ambitious project. It deserves a physical show of appreciation.

Stream and purchase below. Spread the word. Hip-Hop is up to something....