New Music: Nicky D’s – “She Could Be”
What’s wrong with a throwback attitude? Nothing at all, as long as you step correct. On his latest single from the upcoming The Grey Area, Nicky D’s does just that. Rhyming over some good old, comfortable NY boom-bap–with Rick Hughes sampling The Pharcyde for the hook–Nicky D’s rhymes to an unseen potential lover with wit, charm, and earnest sentiment. As an MC, Nicky doesn’t overpower or overreach, he rides the beat like a comfortable veteran, letting the simplicity of his message strike with clarity. It’s not hard to picture Nicky dropping some of these lines to a girl on the street. At first, the attempt might seem corny, but Nicky‘s laid back, yet confident maneuvering of his sentences–”I can tell by your smile that your mind’s made up / So I’ma steal your heart just to boost the crime rate up”–could win over audiences of all types.