Filed under: 20 Watts Video, On-Campus Artists | Tags: Delirium, dj, Music production, Myles P, Nick Cicero, Wiz Khalifa
PREVIEW: Nick Cicero’s MySpace
Nick Cicero is a musical phenom on campus, and no one knows it. He’s a hustler in the competitive world of hip-hop, and he loves every minute of it. He’s a shape-shifter too; he makes beats, sells them, and collaborates with big-time and small artists. Call him driven, call him determined–whatever it is, it speaks to him. Currently, he’s a grad student studying at Newhouse in advertising. He’s been actively working with Myles P and Delirium, who are also young risers themselves.
Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: Binghamton, Editor's Picks, Emerging Artists, hip-hop, Myles P
PREVIEW: Myles P’s MySpace
DOWNLOAD: LMP Mixtape
LISTEN: “Hip-Hop’s Last Hope” by Myles P (Produced by Nick Cicero)
SU grad and professional music producer Nick Cicero has worked with big names labels and artists like Drake, so Myles P must have been licking his chops once Cicero agreed to work with him on his latest free for download mixtape. Myles P is a Binghamton, NY native and brings some unforeseen attitude and grit to an largely undefined music scene. He sounds more refined than SU’s very own Delirium, but that same kind of nerd-rap style people love about Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
Filed under: Scene Around Town | Tags: 808s and Heartbreak, C.R.E.A.M., DJ Afar, dj premier, Ghostface Killah, hip-hop, just blaze, M.O.P., Michael Jackson, Myles P, Nas, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Scene Around Town, Skyzoo, The ODB, Westcott Theater, Wu-Tang Clan
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Hip-hop shows always seem to be hit or miss. Either the performer’s on point and the crowd’s loving it, or it’s a gaudy free-for-all onstage and the music just doesn’t live up to how it sounds on record. Last night’s Ghostface Killah show at The Westcott was a little bit of both, with late appearances, brutal performances and a considerable amount of trash-talk. But what would you expect from a Wu-Tang member anyway?
The show started with a string of local openers, beginning with Myles P, whose jagged flow and attempts at 808s and Heartbreak R&B vocals made me walk out on his set, regardless of his mystifyingly dedicated fanbase, who rocked with him for the whole show. A strangely captivating but ultimately questionable local group followed, whose name I couldn’t catch and who didn’t appear on any showbills. They made a lot of noise about local hip-hop, but it was hard to buy. Continue reading