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The SkipFiction review of Bald Since Birth by Nixon & Rick Chyme

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The SkipFiction review of Bald Since Birth by Nixon & Rick Chyme

The good folks at SkipFiction have spent their minutes digesting, dissecting, and discussing our newest release Bald Since Birth. I’ve been told that it is “thoughtful and detailed”. You can read it here. Thank You, Ryan Nehring for shining light on what we’ve created....

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A conversation with Gonzo of Mlive

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A conversation with Gonzo of Mlive

I sat down with Gonzo of Mlive this morning at Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge to discuss a variety of things. I wish you could see the faces of the women who froze up when I called their bluff and asked them to speak into the microphone. topics touched include tomorrow’s show at Founders, working with young people, 5iveit, and more. Check it...

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We made a short film w/ Joshua Burge from The Revenant & Buzzard

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We made a short film w/ Joshua Burge  from The Revenant & Buzzard

We made a short film called “Pull Me Back”. The trailer is below these words. It’s another new step on my journey as an artist. I’m acting alongside of my friend Joshua Burge. He’s in the film The Revenant with Leonardo Dicaprio. It’s been said that I did a good job acting in the film, this means that it’s only a matter of time until I am in films with Leo. TRAILER: “Pull Me Back” (at UICA) Posted by Artpeers on Monday, 11 January 2016 You can only see the film at the UICA in Grand Rapids,...

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Talking with The Rapidian about our short film “Pull Me Back”

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Talking with The Rapidian about our short film “Pull Me Back”

The good folks at the Rapidian sat down with us to talk about our upcoming exhibition at The UICA. Click here to read the article.  A short film featuring three new songs from our soon to be released album, Bald Since Birth, will debut tonight at 7pm. The film features my friend, Joshua Burge (pictured above) and will run from 1/8-1/17. Josh is also featured in the blockbuster film, The Revenant, also in theatres today, which features none other than Leonardo Dicaprio....

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Hip Hop Lyricism & Production Lessons | Triumph Music Academy

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Hip Hop Lyricism & Production Lessons | Triumph Music Academy

Things continue to move forward! An exciting announcement was made at the beginning of the month. 5iveit Entertainment will be leading the Hip Hop wing of Triumph Music Academy. I will be teaching Hip Hop Lyricism, while Nixon will focus on Hip Hop Production. I originally worked with one student, Blake, for a few months to see how things went…He did a great job(and continues to), teaching at the academy immediately felt natural and we have since decided that Triumph is the right place to partner with for our program. Revue Magazine...

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How The Hell Did Brent Rose End Up In Michigan?

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How The Hell Did Brent Rose End Up In Michigan?

This Summer while in Traverse City, Michigan for a performance with AOK at The Traverse City Film Festival my friend Brett and I met a man named Brent Rose who is currently on an adventure across the United States in a converted Sprinter van. He is documenting much of his experience, much of it being published in a column on Gizmodo. Check the piece he wrote based on his time in Northern Michigan. It includes a photo of my performance, some information about the book Brett Karis is soon to publish and more. It’s ironic that we crossed...

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

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

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. Thank You Ralston for introducing me to such fantastic humans &...

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Holland, MI at the Park Theatre by Nic Kasten

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Holland, MI at the Park Theatre by Nic Kasten

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 night including photos, commentary regarding each set, and a few...

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Hour Detroit Shows Love to The Ark

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Hour Detroit Shows Love to The Ark

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

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Rapid Growth Talks West Michigan Hip Hop

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 viable. If they were booked, it was packed..and that was at Billy’s.”...

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