MP3: Noelz Vedere – “Out Of Focus” ft. Freddie Gibbs
Chicago Rapper Noelz Vedere Unleashes Third Single From Forthcoming Bittersweet Victory Album, Premiered by EARMILK
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
“This is an awesome display of rapping right here.” – Kevin Nottingham
“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
“Noelz Vedere is ready to represent Chi-Town… This is a name to watch this year.” – Earmilk
“This right here is tough as hell… Noelz has our attention.” – OnSMASH
Hailing from Chicago’s less publicized Northside, rapper Noelz Vedere teams up with Freddie Gibbs for the release of “Out of Focus.” “The eerie sample, twisted synths, and strong double-time drums reminded me of the classic Chicago hip hop I grew up listening to, just with an updated sound,” says Vedere, whose vocals change pitch and rhymes change pace throughout this latest single. Gibbs continues this theme, harmonizing on the opening bars of his verse before taking a more aggressive approach, rapping “We sell dope in the daylight, rob mothaf*ckas in the night time.”
Premiered by Earmilk, “Out of Focus” is the third single from Vedere’s forthcoming Bittersweet Victory album, which is set to be released on May 20th. “Noelz Vedere is ready to represent Chi-Town,” says Earmilk, before stating that “this is a name to watch this year.” Earlier this year, HipHopDX debuted the video for “Bittersweet,” while DJBooth later introduced the “Blackout” single. In addition to Gibbs, the album features Sir Michael Rocks and Sunni Colon. The album is produced entirely by German producer Alex Isaak.
Listen to “Out Of Focus” here: http://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/out-of-focus-ft-freddie-gibbs/
Check out the Earmilk premiere here: http://www.earmilk.com/2014/04/01/noelz-vedere-and-freddie-gibbs-team-up-in-out-of-focus-premiere/
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Noelz Vedere Background:
Chicago, Illinois 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 Kids’ Sir 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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“Out Of Focus”: http://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/out-of-focus-ft-freddie-gibbs/
“King Me” (ft. Rockie Fresh & Vic Mensa) Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ZI7g6DIFk
“High Class” (ft. Sir Michael Rocks): https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/high-class-feat-sir-michael
“Road to Popularity” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRNMTgo8umY
“Fly Away”: https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/fly-away
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/noelz-vedere/