MP3: Noelz Vedere – “Blackout”

Northside Chicago Rapper Noelz Vedere Releases New Single, Premiered By DJBooth, From Upcoming Album, Bittersweet Victory


Noelz Vedere - Blackout from Bittersweet Victory Northside Chicago
Critical Praise for Noelz Vedere:

“He raps with the strength of a thousand emcees. He steps to the mic and delivers his potent bars in a feverish, aggressive, cutting flow that drives the record more than the prodigious boardwork.” – DJBooth

“Advanced song writing skill, sharp delivery presence, unorthodox rhyming and smooth melodics.” – Hypetrak

“…it’ll become quickly apparent that he fits in with the realm of recent rap studs coming out of the city (Chicago).” – Potholes In My Blog

“This is an awesome display of rapping right here.” – Kevin Nottingham

The Song:

Simple, yet powerful. That’s exactly what Chicago Northside rapper Noelz Vedere achieved in his latest single, “Blackout.” Premiered by DJBooth, “Blackout” marks the second single from his forthcoming album, Bittersweet Victory, due May 19th. Over minimal production and a futuristic beat, Noelz builds and builds energy, releasing it upon listeners through thunderous delivery and compelling lyrics. Striving to break boundaries, he balances the gritty, lyrical side of rap with a new age, innovative sound. Says Noelz, “I was aiming to make a song that caters to multiple aspects of music, while at the same time acting as a wrecking ball to the mainstream format.” As DJBooth states, “He raps with the strength of a thousand emcees. He steps to the mic and delivers his potent bars in a feverish, aggressive, cutting flow that drives the record more than the prodigious boardwork.”

It can be tough to make noise in Chicago over talents such as rising star Chance The Rapper and international powerhouse Kanye West. Chicago’s Northside, specifically, has stayed relatively quiet. Noelz Vedere plans to change that entirely. Seeking an opportunity to impact others with his creativity, Noelz continues to push himself each and every day. In his HipHopDX interview, he speaks to these ambitious aims: “I want to be looked at as one of the greats, and all of the fame and fancy stuff is cool if you choose to move that way, but ultimately I want to be remembered for pushing the limit with timeless music that touches people.”

Listen to “Blackout” here:

Check out the DJBooth premiere here:

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Noelz Vedere Background:

ChicagoIllinois has hip-hop’s spotlight for 2014. From a global superstar like Kanye West to emerging talents like Chance The Rapper, the crossroads between the East and the West has a colorful youth movement with new approaches to music-making. That is especially true of Noelz Vedere, a 24 year-old hip-hop artist from the rarely chronicled Northside of the city. “I literally have friends who own houses in the hundreds of thousands, and I have friends who are below the poverty line,” he explains, of his music’s place. “Me being in the middle, it exposes me to so many aspects of life. I can relate to what Chief Keef is saying, what Chance is talking about, and what Rockie Fresh is creating. There’s so much beauty in Chicago right now.”

The Windy City’s complexity plays well against Noelz’ upcoming studio debut, Bittersweet Victory. The album, featuring Freddie Gibbs and The Cool KidsSir Michael Rocks, is heavy on both inspiration and aspiration. “My first project (Popular Kid) came out and I got a lot of local recognition, but at the same time it wasn’t where I wanted to be. There are still a lot of gatekeepers and doors with keys I’m trying to find. So I feel that I’m blossoming into my glory, but it’s still a bittersweet feeling.” In 2011, Noelz burst onto the scene in a way that was even shocking to him. A song he recorded with would-be Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh and Kids These Days frontman Vic Mensa mysteriously leaked to the web, with sites large and small showing “King Me” to the court. “I had never gotten so much exposure in my life,” Noelz admits, as he rushed to feed the masses a body of work. Popular Kid, a reference to the overnight exposure, dropped quickly after. Vedere now says the hasty process made him adopt a slower, refined approach to his sophomore release.

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“King Me” (ft. Rockie Fresh & Vic Mensa) Video:

“High Class” (ft. Sir Michael Rocks):

“Road to Popularity” Video:

“Fly Away”:

Bio, pictures and streams available here: