Nick Pratt – Trying [VIDEO]

The hip-hop landscape has grown cold; largely devoid of any honest and original concepts or the artists that create them. The days where albums were ingested by the listener has given way to half-baked singles, web content, and marketing schemes. Yet the audience who once appreciated a great project still exists, and they make their voices heard when an artist comes around that can make them listen instead of just glance over. With his upcoming project “The Badu Sessions EP”, Nick Pratt is catching the attention of the true listener. The type of person who wants the music to consume them and grab their soul, and not just briefly dance on their computer screen.

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Nick Pratt’s “The Badu Sessions EP” is a concept album years in the making, and it’s a perfect ode to his roots and his appreciation for such a captivating artist like Erykah Badu. Before relocating to Los Angeles, the Fort Worth, TX artist made sure to complete his latest work, carefully crafting everything from the Badu-sampled production, lyrical concepts and themes, the tracklisting and vibe of the record, and its immaculate cover art. Being from the Dallas area, Nick felt it necessary to pay tribute to such an influential artist who’s had a profound impact on hip-hop in addition to soul and r&b. Erykah’s style, beliefs, and presence can be felt even through just a picture of her, and Nick is able to harness that energy into an honest and skillful emcee’s version. When a true artist meets a great concept, it usually spells the recipe for a remarkable piece.

Check out the second visual release from Nick Pratt, entitled “Trying” below.

“The Badu Sessions EP” will be available for free download exclusively on DJBooth.net on April 15th, 2013. It is the follow-up to his acclaimed projects “Middle Finger Music” and “The New Cool”, as well as the predecessor to his original album coming late 2013. Look for Nick to make waves in the hip-hop and soul communities with this project, and continue to rise as one of the most interesting new artists this year. For more information, visit nickprattmusic.com. For all press inquiries, please contact Ben Rhinesmith at ben@uncoveredthird.com. For all business inquiries, please contact Barrett Warden at WTFisCSB@gmail.com.

http://www.nickprattmusic.com

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ALSO: NICK PRATT – VICES [VIDEO]

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Nick Pratt – Vices [VIDEO]

Straight outta Funkytown, rising emcee Nick Pratt is back with a crisp visual entitled “Vices,” where he tells us his story in an intimate setting, a simple day’s journey through the Texas streets.

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 If the sample in this Cassius G produced record sounds familiar, that’s because Nick’s upcoming project The Badu Sessions EP is an entire concept album with production and lyrics inspired by the great Erykah Badu. Be on the lookout for it when it drops on my birthday, April 15th, exclusively on DJBooth.net.

PREVIOUS: NICK PRATT – THE SOUTH [LISTEN]

ALSO:  NICK PRATT – MIDDLE FINGER MUSIC [MIXTAPE]

We Stole The Show – Turn It Up [LISTEN]

New gem from my favorite Buffalo tandem, We Stole The Show, comprised of black nerd, Rhyson Hall & funny man, Grand Phee, entitled “Turn It Up” with production by Alex B.   This track is off of We Stole the Throne, the latest project from the gents since the release of their self-titled debut We Stole The Show in April 2010,  which is set for release July 16th.

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Listen Here: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/we-stole-the-show-turn-it-up/

PREVIOUS:  Good Fella Radio Chats with We Stole The Show [Interview]

2012 Scolla SXSW: Nice Kicks | Shangri La | The Collective | District 301 | Emo’s [Weekend Rundown]

My lovebug, soulful vocalist and hip-hop emcee from the “Motor City,” Scollaship, is gettin’ around.

For all you lucky folk in the Texas area this weekend check him out at one of the following spots:

|  2PM- Nice Kicks, 845PM- Shangri La, 12AM- The Collective (Thurs 3/15)  |

|  830PM- DISTRICT 301 (Fri 3/16)  |

|  935PM- EMO’s  (Sat 3/17)  |

PREVIOUS: Huey Mack feat. Phil Ade & Young Scolla – Peaceful Riot (prod. JayB)

ALSO:  Consequence, Sir Michael Rocks, Killa Kyleon, Young Scolla & More Live at The DJBooth SXSW Showcase!

Consequence, Sir Michael Rocks, Killa Kyleon, Young Scolla & More Live at The DJBooth SXSW Showcase!

Austin, Tx. – In just ten days, up-and-coming artists from across the map will converge on Austin, Texas to participate in the 26th annual South by Southwest festival. As part of the week’s festivities, The DJBooth has come together with A3C to present a star-studded evening of music at local venue Emo’s.

Going down Saturday, March 17, from 8 PM to 2 AM, the Terry Urban-hosted showcase will feature 20+ Booth-approved artists performing live on two stages, including FreewayBrother AliMobb Deep,ConsequenceSkyzooWax and many more!