Nolan dropped off some more newness off to me called 'So Ummmm Yeah" prod. by ArtCLass the rhymes and production are on deck! This has a real up beat feel and vibe to it...dont think this will be on Ninja Town but till then hes dropin hits till it drops!! (side note: this better not end up begin a Dr. Dre "Detox" Nolan lol)
My homie Nolan dropped this new joint off to me ( he got this to me a long time ago and he probably going to kill me later on in life for posting it so late) Ted Williams [prod. by $uperstar AM] check it out!
Sorry for the long as hiatus there no excuse other than be being lazy as shit...well im back and I brought back a treat! Fat Ho burger wit cheese..you know i gotta look out for my peoples! shouts out to D Brown for the link
The self proclaimed “G.O.D”(Greatest Out Detroit) CrackKillz has dropped another timeless record. This time he pays homage to the late great Frank White(Notorious B.I.G) I more of a Pac fan but BIG is still cool R.I.P. still one of the greats
Here is some newness from my favorite ninja Nolan (other than Shinobi and Ghost Dog...naaa Nolan's waaayy better he got bars...& ninja starts) feat Stevie Soul Single (Right For Me) been waitin for this track for a min and now its here!
Sup peoples today we have one of Detroit's finest artistes Chavis Chandler. I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite mixtapes. This whole mixtape has a great vibe to it and it really is a breath of fresh air. The reason why I say that because it truly is...it takes you away from the normal bang bang shoot em up that goes on in most music. Check it out!
Sorry for the mini drought but been cookin up stuff for Inner-City's spring and summer promotion. We plan to drop a promo video every week till the spring comes here are the videos from the last 2 weeks!
Crackkillz has released his pre-lude EP Good Rhymes Good Times. This EP is packed with jus that good rhymes, good times, and packed with dope soul beats. Crack also released his freestyle Da God Freestyle check em both out
This goes as one of the longest group names in rap history.... Pulled Over By the Cops is composed of The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Chip Tha Ripper and occasionally Bun B. All together is a pretty dope combination and a nice supper group!
Here is some audio dope for your ears....this is from one of my hommie Crackkillz called Janine. He let me hear a rough draft of this a while back and i had it on repeat..that and another song that hopefully he will let me release lol. But on another note this is premiering his next solo project, Good Rhymes, Good Times: The Pre-Lude EP which will be droppin soon but until then check this joint out im sure we can all relate enjoy.
The New Year...and by this being a new year and all I figured new year new place!! So I have packed my bags and moved on to a new place!! and when I mean new place I mean on the first floor of the building lol. But...just as was getting excited to move in the new unit I knew that I would have to go threw the Energy Nazis to restore power to my place of residents (To see full story see season 1 episodes 17 & 18 to bring you up to speed).
I called them to set up an appointment to come out and turn the power and the gas....and just as I expected they took there fuckin time with the whole process...but sadly to say that was not the low point. turns out U have got a busted ferniest that jus makes noise and lights up. So know I must chase my land lord around to get that BS fixed. But other than that this place looks dope...the old loft screamed party spot...and this place screams this is my house respect it lol. It will take some getting used to.
Starting the year out on a good note..found out a few weeks ago that I was featured in January's issue of B.L.A.C. Magazine (Black Life Arts & Culture) for represent a significant subculture of young, male, Black skateboard fanatics and a spot on April Calendar
Today I would like to shine some light on Clothing Line SERCH N D-STROY by ScootieMCB. There first shirt was released along with the Jordan 3's that came out last week check it out its a dope tee and line!
Here is Merlie Merle latest project Kung Foo Treachery! This is one of the projects that I have been waiting on for a min and its finally here...Merle produced the whole project as well check it out...I give you all Kung Foo Treachery!! Judo Chop!!!
Today we have Najee and one of my favorite MC's Nitty Scott feat. on this track called To Tomorrow dope sound and vibe to it and I love it..also check out here interview that she did with Alee's blogas well
Its been awhile since I have done one of these (been super busy) but anyways with so much that has been goin on in the past year im happy to say that 2010 was a great year for me...despite that threw out the year I was without lights and gas...and a whip I still was able to have a great year and to stay positive. Taking a look back at all of my accomplishments that I have achieved from my business (Inner-City Skateboards), making it on People of Detroit, having Inner-City at the MayDay Fashion show 2010, getting on the back of Real Detroit Magazine releasing of our latest board designs, and getting them in stores for the public.
With keeping everything in a positive state of mind I cant wait to see what 2011 has in store for me...im still working diligently to get Inner-City were it needs to be and looking forward to moving into my new loft....New Year new place new experiences.
You can go anywhere in the Downtown Detroit area and hear about Nolan aka Nolan The Ninja. Weather it’s him getting on a new track, doing a show at BOB’s (Bobs Classic Kicks), The Kick Back or just people asking the question…yo.. who is Nolan? The 18 year old super talented emerging MC sits down with me to give us some insight on his music, who he is, V.V.E. and to give everyone a small tour of Ninja Town.
Delon: So tell us who is Nolan?
Nolan: Simply, I’m just an 18-year-old chico who has a strong love for music….
So I noticed on Twitter your name is @NolanTheNinja. What’s the ninja part about?
haha Well, it all originated from the Shawnimals’ Ninjatown series. I’m a huge fan of it. But for more information on that, you can go to www.ninjatown.com or www.shawnimals.com....
Are you a real Ninja?
Well, I’m a wee-ninja….
Ninjas in the D that’s new to me lol so you’re in school right? How are you handling school and music?
Eh, it’s frio (cool) I suppose. I’m just trying to finish this education thing so I can do what I REALLY want to do….
So what is it that you REALLY want to do when you finish school?
Music of course….
Of course right duh…what or who inspired you to become an artist?
Artist-wise, nobody did. I just love the artistic expression through use of words over beating basses & melodies….
So one day you were just like huummm I love artistic expression, beats & melodies I think that I will start rapping.
haha Not at all. Actually, it’s somewhat difficult to put in a words. It’s an emotion I gained from audio one day. Therefore, I feel as though my emotion(s) can only be described through my expression(s). In my case, my expression(s) is made through song….
How would you define your style of rapping?
It’s distant. By ‘distant’, I mean beyond the limited skills I’m hearing now. I’m not a cocky or arrogant person at all. However, I feel as though this shit is easy. I’ve been doing this music shit for years now. It feels like practice to me. When will the game start? haha Damn, that does sound cocky, huh? Hmph….
Now that you say that it kinda does..but I wont go into that lol. As far as Detroit Rappers or just rappers in general what separates you from everyone else?
My musical outlook & presence as a whole. I’m only 18 but I swear I’m 36 musically. haha Plus, nowadays, a lot of artists based their rapping images &/or style off of a popular or well-known artist they look up to & whatnot. But like I told you before, I don’t have an influence based off of anyone. I found my love for music through my own outlook & observation(s) of it. Therefore, I can only be me. All I know is ME. I don’t know, it’s somewhat of my own philosophy. haha I could teach a class on this shit….
Can you tell me a lil bit about V.V.E.? Is it something that you started??
Naw, I didn’t start amigo. Actually, it’s Chavis Chandler’s music group. It’s been running for almost two years now. One day, Chavis caught me performing for a crowd & he was impressed. After that, he got me down with the crew & we’ve just been kicking it from there….
Who all is apart of V.V.E.
Me, Chavis Chandler, SirTes, Zelooperz, MC Marie, A-Minus & a few others….
Who are some of the artist that you would like to do a calab with?
It’ll either be Teddy Riley or Tony! Toni! Toné! but if I had to choose one, it’ll definitely be Teddy Riley….
Ok what’s with all of the Spanish are you part Mexican or somthin?
haha Not at all amigo. It’s just something I play around with. I know a little foreign language here & there though. I mean, I do plan on traveling all over the world. Why not get a head-start & learn some language(s) outside of American English? That way, I wouldn’t have to pay for a translator to assist me during my trip(s), you know?
Congrats on “Go In” & “Phat Tracks” getting over a 1000+ downloads!
How did you manage to get on those tracks?
It’s pretty much the common story of how an artist is discovered. haha Reason & Merlie Merle heard me somewhere & was interested in working together so we linked up for a joint or two. But as far as the downloads, I don’t think too much about them. I don’t do music for downloads, I do it because I enjoy & love it. Nonetheless, I truly appreciate the support I get from my Ninjatown residents…..
What made you come up with the album name Ninja town?
Like I stated earlier, the origin of my whole ninja-theme & interest is derived from Shawnimals & whatnot so that plays a huge part of the ninja-theme applied to my music….
What makes Ninja town different from any other mixtape that will be dropping?
Simply, it’s truly a piece of art & not a piece of bullshit. So many artists are just releasing ANYTHING (project & song-wise) just to say that they’ve done it before but in all actuality, their shit is horrible. That’s why I’m patient with all of my material. I’m not going to rush anything just so I can say I did something. You can either come correct or come off whack, period….
Yeah I understand were your coming from you can’t rush progress..in the end you will look back at your work and say damn that was kinda trashy guess I should have took my time with that one.
Can you explain to us..what is Ninja Town?
Well, it’s a small town populated by ninjas & it’s located in Shawnimaland….
Who is going to be on the album production and artist wise?...jus to name a few.
You’ll find all of that out when Ninjatown drops. haha
Outside of Ninja Town do you have any other projects that you’re working on?
Well, I have some guest spots for other artists’ projects coming up. But overall, I’m always working & I’m not trying to stop anytime soon. I love this shit so why would I stop doing what I love? Expect a lot from me in the future….
Jus out of curiosity will you be doing a few shows to promote the album?
Si, there are definitely some shows coming up. If you follow me on Twitter (@NolanTheNinja), Facebook (facebook.com/nolantheninja) & whatnot, you’ll get all of that information….
In a lot of pictures on the internet I see you rockin Freshman Clothing and DSE @ Grand what’s you affiliation with the two?
Well, Freshman Clothing is my second home. haha Everyone there is muy frio. Along with that, the co-owner Phil Simpson & I share the same love for hip-hop as well musical interest in general. We’ve had countless in-store cypher sessions & whatnot. haha As for DSE @ Grand, they’re frio too. James definitely adds to my wardrobe. haha Shoutout to E. Grand River….
With NinjaTown dropping as a whole what do you hope to accomplish with this project?
Ultimately, I just want to expand my love for music through my own audio sound. Nowadays, a lot of artist’s love for their craft have majorly decreased. It’s a bunch of bullshit. And due to me having so much love for music & what I contribute to it, I refuse to let it degrade like that. So through Ninjatown as well as anything you hear from me, I’d like to see it modify all of that bullshit….
That’s what’s up man so is there anything else you wanna leave us with today?
Si. Peep, shoutout to all my amigos & amigas over at Verbal Vomit, Freshman Clothing, Morbid Music, So Fresh In High Def, Inner City Skateboards, CMC, Uber Threads, etc. Muy special shoutout to Shawnimals. And of course, mucho love to all of my Ninjatown residents. haha Definitely….