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Legendary Rapper Andre Nickatina Releases Self-Titled Album Today


24 September 2013 No Comment

Born and raised in the notorious Fillmore district of San Francisco, legendary rapper Andre Nickatina aka Dre Dog has long been considered a rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, The New Jim Jones in 1993. Despite releasing almost 20 albums and touring public venues and colleges nonstop, Nickatina, the man, still remains somewhat of a mysterious figure due to the very few number of interviews he’s given throughout his career. Regardless, his classic showmanship and distinct voice and rhythm has earned him a fiercely loyal fan base across North America and he gains new supporters with every tour. He represents one of the last Bay Area legends who not only gave birth to the Golden Era of hip hop but continues to push and create the scene. Today, he releases his 18-track self-titled album which boasts features from guests that reflect both Nickatina’s tenure and his relevancy such as Krayzie Bone, Mac Mall, Clyde Carson, Problem, 100s and more.

Andre Nickatina is also leaking two new assets from the project. One is the lead single “Candy Paint,” featuring fellow West Coast legend Mac Mall and the up-and-coming prince of pimp rap, 100s, which celebrates rap’s age-old obsession with shiny, brightly painted donks, boxes, and bubbles. The other is part one of a cinematic music video for the song, “Ho’ Lat” which features Krayzie Bone on the song version. Nickatina, who has more than seven credits to his name as a director, co-director, executive producer, producer, and actor, executive produced and conceptually developed this video, which mixes the rampage ass-kicking elements of GTA 5 with Michael Douglas’ film “Falling Down.” Says Nickatina, “The video shows a person losing it, someone who’s just been pushed over the edge and  snaps and goes on a rampage across town. I really like the chemistry that me and Krayzie Bone have on this song, [and] I felt like [the video] fit the vibe.”

Listen to “Candy Paint” here: https://soundcloud.com/empiredistribution/andre-nickatina-candy-paint-ft

Watch Part 1 of “Ho’ Lat” here:

Order Andre Nickatina on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/andre-nickatina/id703233964

Amazon Music: http://tinyurl.com/o2ggcd5

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Andre_Nickatina_Andre_Nickatina?id=Bsldytvfv2lmey7nokegpwdpyge

Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/662O1IJBFIhh6YBlgGQzbK

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