Nicky Da B at Shadow Lounge
While Pittsburgh is mainly acquainted with Big Freedia when it comes to the New Orleans bounce movement, the Queen Diva isn’t the only one making booties shake and p’s pop. New Orleans-based Nicky Da B has been making waves in the scene, with a recent release alongside Diplo, who has introduced elements of Brazilian funk, Baltimore club, Angolan kuduru and Jamaican dancehall into his edgy brand of eclectic electronic music in the past. The track is entitled “Express Yourself” and you can check it out below.
Nicky Da B is touching down in Pittsburgh this Friday night at the Shadow Lounge. While there, you might recognize a familiar face – none other than Rusty Lazer, who is no stranger to our fair city, as he’s been here many times before alongside Freedia and is now working with Nicky. He also played a set at AVA Lounge last year. He’ll be breaking it down in conjunction with Nicky’s bootylicious dancers – a must when it comes to performing bounce music.
According to his website, “Nicky Da B is at the forefront of the next generation of New Orleans Bounce rappers, earning huge accolades for his most recent work with Grammy nominated producer Diplo on “Express Yourself”, his ground-breaking video for “Hot Potato Style” and his sold out headlining performance at the Sydney Opera House this past June. His style is deliberately smoother than many of his Bounce contemporaries (though his lyrics are no less explicit) and his delivery is very unique…lying somewhere between the rapid fire vocalizations of Jamaican Dancehall and the call and response party-style chants of NoLa Bounce, complimented by a rap lyricism not usually associated with the genre. He uses his voice naturally (and unnaturally!) to create the chopped vocal sound that many other rappers do via the producers’ magic fingers.” Hot potato FA SHO!
Local deejay Noetik Five Thousand, who started out as an emcee and is now a full blown promoter, will be opening and getting the crowd warmed up. He has opened up or performed alongside major to indie artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Kool Keith, Steel Town Sounds (his hometown crew of producers, djs and remixers), Justuce Street Poets, Divine Seven, Louis Logic, 2 Mex & various local & regional showcases with artists alike from the city. With a resume like that, you know he’ll get the crowd lubed up proper.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show. This 18+ event has a door time of 9:30 and starts at 10. See yous Friday night at Shadow Lounge! Warm up them rumps!