Tagged: the niceguys

listen: yves – sipcerely, yves (chopped not slopped)

yves (the niceguys) and his latest release, sincerely, yves have been given the dj candlestick and OG Ron C treatment. the six track affair is drippin with the purple and is primed for your evening to zone out.

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easy yves saint – sipcerely, yves

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listen: free of the niceguys – yours (instrumental)

while yves of the niceguys is exploring things in a solo arena, one of his trusted colleagues is doing the same. one of the producers of the niceguys, free, is doing a weekly instrumental series, #bettergetaplacementsoon. each week, he’ll drop off a new one. start with “yours.”

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listen/buy: easy yves saint – sincerely, yves (full EP stream)

the day’s here. at first, yves (of the niceguys) was plotting out a solo mixtape, clockwork. after plenty of buzz and single releases, the release was scrapped, but we’re getting a much bigger and better deal now. sincerely, yves is the first of three incoming EP releases from yves, and it’s out today. you can stream the whole thing on soundcloud above (via the source).

we’re definitely encouraging you to click “buy” and purchase the goods on itunes.

head over to the source to check out their premiere, which includes an interview.

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listen: free (the niceguys) – happy new hangover mix

free of the niceguys has been holed up for a while, working hard at finetuning and perfecting his craft. throughout the process, his main inspiration was rejection. he played his beats for a lot of rappers, labels, artists, etc. only to be on the receiving end of rejection. that fueled the fire behind this uptempo beat mix, just in time for the new years eve parlaying. mixed by the trusty and talented dj candlestick helped this project come around full circle, and basically gives the ol’ “fuck you” to those in his way.

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listen: free (the niceguys) – thirty

free of the niceguys has been holed away, quietly working on and mastering his upcoming project, grandior, a production-fueled and instrumental project. his latest release is “thirty,” a track he created to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of his parents. what a feat, huh?

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free (the niceguys) – grandior beat mix

last year, the niceguys released a superb LP in james kelley. and while shows have been a little scarce and it may seem like the boys are a bit idle, they’re all working on respective projects. yves is working on his solo effort, clockwork, candlestick is off choppin’ not sloppin’ tracks, and my man free here is cookin’ up beat mixes like this one here. “grandior” comes to

you by way of free’s studio sessions, in between collaborations and working on beats for yves’ solo outing. check it out below, and stay tuned for (hopefully) more.

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watch: the niceguys – nice shorts [sxsw edition, 'right hook']

the niceguys had a grand time at this year’s sxsw festival. free’s brother and our buddy greg noire was along for the ride, filming all kinds of great footage for this installment of “nice shorts.” catch performance footage, yves gold teeth on camera for the first time (that i know of) and a lot more shenanigans that you’ve come to expect from the houston fellas.

oh and go listen to/buy/spotify/etc james kelley, just cause it’s been a while.

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listen: easy yves saint – smart

yves (the niceguys) keeps the good times rolling and releases his second song in a handful of days to keep his promotional run fueled up as he moves towards c l o c k w o r k, which is slated for release in the coming months. “smart” puts yves effortless flow over the classic “who shot ya” beat, so you already know what kind of vibe to expect.

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listen: easy yves saint – queens (look to the east) (2013)

our friends in the niceguys had a great 2012. their new album, james kelley, passed with flying colors and did quite well for them to gain a little bit of national momentum and recognition. that being said, frontman yves is still hungry and thus, clockwork is born. clockwork is the planned solo outing of the niceguys frontman, slated to drop this coming year – and will feature the likes of bun b, killa kyleon and surely others. for now, here’s a preview with “queens,” a verse of the beastie boys’ “paul revere.”

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video: noisey’s ‘the backdrop’ feat. bun b, the niceguys, fat tony and more (2012)

this is a great look for our town. uncle bun, scareface, fat tony, uzoy, the niceguys, doughbeezy, rob quest, and much more in this clip – as they take you through a quick oral history of our wonderful city. check out this neat write up by brando (of day and a dream) for rocks off.

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video: the niceguys – live a little (2012)

yves introduced this song as one that was influenced by good ol’ moonshine, given to the guys by their engineer and new project namesake, james kelley. the boys have been moving swiftly, putting out videos and singles (“ari gold/ari gold remix,” “overtoast,” “magick”) from james kelley long before its release, and as always, danny ocean and evesborough films did a fantastic job with this set of visuals. much like the set of toast, the niceguys go for authenticity here. so why not throw a house party and get footage of that as the video for this track? just remove the suits and champagne, throw in some sole purpose and whiskey.

james kelley is out now. buy it or at least stream it via bandcamp.

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the niceguys – 1996 (2012)

a few weeks ago, the niceguys hosted a listening party for their new album, james kelley, which i’m sure you’ve heard plenty about here on WWM. at the event, the group premiered “1996,” which was initially slated to be a bonus track. “1996″ is an ode to texas chopped and screwed movement, and more important, this whole thing. remember when drake made his own take on so far gone? well the niceguys wanted to one up that whole situation and go all out with the situation.

chopped and screwed by houston legend OG ron C was a nice touch, too. as an added bonus, hit the jump for the video after you download the track.

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album review: the niceguys – james kelley (september 11, 2012)


photo credit: todd spoth

If you know me, you know I’ve stood by these guys for years. There’s no need to make it a fluff piece or anything like that, but there’s honesty in the bias. I believe what these guys are doing is worthwhile of changing the landscape of hip-hop music and the production of said music. Hit the jump for my review.

Buy it at Bandcamp for $5 TODAY only.

Stream it at Soundcloud.

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buy: the niceguys – james kelley [full album stream] (2012)

It’s finally here. After all the setbacks and delays, EPs to tours to scrapped songs to right now. James Kelley, The Niceguys’ proper sophomore LP, is finally here. The group is running a special. For 24 Hours only, you can purchase the album digitally for $5.00 via Bandcamp, and it’ll return to $9.99 the following day. Of course, you can stream the whole thing at the bandcamp and Soundcloud pages, respectively. Now, a full review of this album will be up in the morning, but rest assured, this is worth the money. This is a group of hard working dudes that got this thing kicked off in a small apartment on the University of Houston campus, and they’re on the brink of something special. Proud to know these dudes and proud to promote this record.

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The Niceguys – James Kelley [Full Album Stream]

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video: the niceguys – new york minute [nice shorts] (2012)

yeah, boi. nice shorts are back!

in the latest installment, follow the crew and their big apple-sized shenanigan while they do a press run in NYC over the past week or so. they’re back now, and ready to drop james kelley on everyone’s bitch ass on 9/11. stay tuned for a review (yes, i’m album reviewing it or whatever it’s called for a limited edition time or something).

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