Sunday, March 13, 2011

Re-Introducing The Forgotten: Nyle

Nyle, a Philly born veteran of the New York City Underground, has spent the past half-decade unfolding an interesting journey through rap. A New York University student, Nyle would became a staple within New York City’s SinSin Circuit, one of the city’s most respected collections of rappers, winning the Off-the-Head Game Show Battle, and 2006 Best Freshman MC award. In 2007, Nyle released his debut album "Frosh".

The album was well received and found its way to the top of college charts as Nyle began to fill venues around the East Coast from clubs to college auditoriums. Nyle closed out his college career headlining a sold-out concert which featured Hip Hop staples Asher Roth, Kidz In the Hall, 88 Keys, Izza Kizza, and Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg. The next day, Nyle released a music video for his hit cover single ‘Let The Beat Build’, which was immediately proclaimed as one of the year’s most innovative music videos. The song can be found on his "Capstone EP".


Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

This video was filmed in one take, with audio being recorded simultaneously with the film. The video features Nyle vs the Naysayers and was produced by Last Pictures and 194 Recordings

Nyle has translated his growing buzz into performance success. In 2009 Nyle performed at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival alongside legendary acts such as Dead Prez, Black Thought from the Roots and Pharoahe Monch. The following week, he was premiered his new song ‘GangReal’ in a live performance/interview on MTVs ‘It’s On With Alexa Chung

Now, a well-respected NYC artist with a steadily growing following, he is ready to capitalize in the music industry. He has recently released his fifth mixtape titled "Trailer" which is full of promise and integrity. The leading single is titled "Dundiddit" which features Fresh Daily and Mic-L.


Nyle - Dundiddit ft. Fresh Daily & Mic-L (TRAILER*) from Nyle on Vimeo.

Below you'll find "Trailer" courtesy of Bandcamp.


2 comments:

okatea. said...

I'm glad to see he's making new music. This is a very informative post, I didn't know he had that much music out.

Florind Metalla said...

Neither did I. A little research revealed everything. His mixtape, Trailer, is pretty great. I really like it.

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