Nicolay City Lights: Volume 1.5 - XLR8R

Nicolay City Lights: Volume 1.5

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After critical praise for the landmark file-swap creation Foreign Exchange, it was inevitable that Dutch musician/producer Nicolay would shop his beats Stateside. And what better way to do so than by serving up a batch as an official release. Intertwined with vocal drops, shout outs and cross fades, it plays more like a mixtape than a beat reel. Following a trend set by sound smiths like Pete Rock, J. Dilla, Wajeed and 9th Wonder, this instrumental crop of mellow, head-nodding tracks is just the kind of fix that aspiring MCs fiend for.