Parking Lot (remix) w/ The Accidentals + Marshall Crenshaw, Ralston Bowles & More

Parking Lot (remix) w/ The Accidentals + Marshall Crenshaw, Ralston Bowles & More

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 in blog, Collaborations, Press, Video | 0 comments

video courtesy of Steve Miles Earlier this week I joined The Accidentals, Marshall Crenshaw, Ralston Bowles, Mark Lavengood, Peter Mulvey and more for a performance at The Fredrick Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. Above is a clip of my collaboration with The Accidentals on their new song, Parking Lot. BONUS: The good folks at Local Spins documented the night with some photos, a video recap including some more collaboration and an interview with Mr. Marshall Crenshaw, HERE....

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Holland, MI at the Park Theatre by Nic Kasten

Holland, MI at the Park Theatre by Nic Kasten

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 in blog, Press | 0 comments

Not too long ago I was fortunate enough to perform on a great bill in Holland, MI at the Park Theatre. There was a phenomenal projection show occurring during our sets. There was great energy in the room that night including performances by MC Friendly Brother Adams and more…I felt very connected to the music during my set and was blessed to join AOK for a few songs that bridged our performances together. Glen Forbes and Nic Kasten have put together a recap of the...

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Hour Detroit Shows Love to The Ark

Hour Detroit Shows Love to The Ark

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in blog, Press | 0 comments

photo borrowed from Hour Detroit. Check this article by Hour Detroit about legendary Ann Arbor venue,The Ark. The piece speaks about The Ark’s history, present and possible future including a list of previous performers including Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie. I was blessed to grace The Ark’s stage with The Accidentals, Appleseed Collective and Abigail Stauffer. It was memorable night, cemented into my memory and described a bit in the linked...

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Rapid Growth Talks West Michigan Hip Hop

Rapid Growth Talks West Michigan Hip Hop

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in blog, Press | 0 comments

Rick Chyme & Nixon Photo Credit | Adam Bird Rapid Growth Media published a story today speaking about the growth of Hip Hop in West Michigan. Below is a quote from the piece, which was written by Audria Larsen. You can read the entire article HERE. “We might have been one of the first hip hop acts that played at Founders [Brewing Company] and now it happens regularly,” says Chyme. “You can credit Mike G. from La Famiglia to showing that a hip hop act can be financially...

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5iveit EP nominated for multiple 2015 WYCE Jammie Awards

5iveit EP nominated for multiple 2015 WYCE Jammie Awards

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in 5iveit Family, blog, Press | 0 comments

Our friends at WYCE have released nominations for the 2015 Jammie Awards. Last year we took home three awards for the 5iveit LP. This year our follow up, the 5iveit EP (Album Of The Year, Hip Hop Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year “Better Days). You can request all of the songs from both projects at any time, no matter where you are in the world. Request Online or  Call 1-616-742-9923. Below is a look at the video for the Jammie nominated, Betters Days, created with...

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Revue Magazine Music Issue Cover Story

Revue Magazine Music Issue Cover Story

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 in blog, Press | 0 comments

Nixon and I had a conversation with Revue Magazine for their 2014 Music Issue. They were also gracious enough to feature us on the cover. You can check the entire issue out HERE. West Michigan Music Sampler by REVUE The Issue also features a music sampler including a new song from The 5iveit EP, “Cook Out” featuring Ryan K. Wilson & Griff. The song is produced and mixed by Nixon and mastered by Sir Manley. You can hear it above… 5iveit- Push It Past...

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