A few years before 2DBZ was created, I found myself in Minneapolis each year for the always-epic Soundset Festival. Now, with the 9th annual event set to go down next week, I’ve been trying to absorb some of the local talent that I haven’t heard yet.
Enter Nikko Lafré, a native to MPLS, who’s name has been popping up sporadically as of late. Already a fan of previous leaks “TTINM” and “Momma Said,” I wanted to wait until Nikko dropped his Troubled Soul: Blame The City project to make a proper analysis. That time arrived rather quickly, and the 16-track project – equipped with a DJ Skee interview and contributions from K-BeatZ, Johnny Rain, Drew Love and Maria Simone – can be streamed and downloaded below.
Check it out and let us know what you think.