Review by: Justyn Brodsky
The collective at Simple Functioning Solutions have put together an incredible platform of rising musicians determined to bring other artists together to collaborate, innovate and take their realm to new ideas and greater heights. One of SFS‘s anchor musicians, Nick Ivey, a versatile Hip Hop artist with his own multifaceted signature sound, has recently dropped a track that is lyrically dynamic and compellingly visceral.
This single is called “Grew Up With Nothin'”, an amazing concoction of clever punchlines, witty rhyming techniques and an ambient beat that fits beautifully with today’s more modern spectrum of Hop Hop. The track is crafty and has great beat structures. It has nostalgic production techniques and textures that really brings Nick‘s vocal approach to the forefront and gives you a sense of his authenticity and artistic merit.
The song flows well – it is t convoluted and really delivers up an aura of Hip Hop that touches on both originality and familiarity, giving the listener a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable; and especially relatable. You can hear his lyrical narratives very clearly, and doesn’t bombard his rhymes with strong accents that are hard to understand. His voice is clean, smooth and really gets his message across.
Best of all, this track is one that is easily likable. His musicianship factors are anything but ordinary and the self-production makes it all the more authentic and real. Nick, as well as the platform at SFS, are expanding their network to reach out to other rising musicians with the desire to head in the right direction. If you’re an artist looking for a crew to collaborate with and make magic, then SFS is the perfect outlet for that. “Grew Up With Nothin'” as well as other music in their discography can be heard on their SoundCloud page below. You’ll be more than happy we sent you there.
Connect with Nick Ivey and SFS:
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sfssound/
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