R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience) is the latest and most introspective
project from Richmond, VA artist Nickelus F. It’s a passion project that
delves into Nick’s thoughts about his career, life & music.
The inspiration for R.A.R.E. came from his discovery of Portishead’s music
from producer Ivory Snow, who sampled a Portishead song for a track off of
Nickelus F’s Heathen album called “Somebody’s Watching Me.” After hearing
that sample Nick purchased Portishead’s whole catalogue of music and started
to bubble with ideas for songs that have lead up to the creation of
This album is not a mash up or simple Hip Hop songs sampling Portishead
records… It’s exactly what the title states it is “Reliving A Real
Experience.” Nick takes the original music and relives the experience of the
musical ride Portishead has already put the listener through, while adding
his own personal touch to each track.
This will surely please any Portishead enthusiast and open up the minds of
Hip Hop heads to a new genre of music that hasn’t been named or defined yet,
but that’s what artists like Nickelus F do… They redefine music…
Sampler & Album Artwork by HustleGRL @ http://www.hustleGRL.com
Nickelus F & Portishead – R.A.R.E. (Reliving A Real Experience) coming 06.19.2009!
01. Wandering Star
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