Rocc releases new EP album ‘Community Service’

The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Rocc has released his latest official EP album, “Community Service.” The EP album contains seven original Rocc tracks for an approximate total listening time of 25 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Blue Collar Music Entertainment record label. Gritty, direct, and bringing urban poetry on par with the West Coast’s best, “Community Service” showcases Rocc as one of the most intriguing hip hop artists of the year so far and promises we can expect plenty more in the years to come.

Long Beach’s Rocc cites as main artistic influences Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, J Cole, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Vince Staples, and Lil Wayne. Rocc’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result which continues to keep hip-hop fans coming back for more. With an emphasis on wordplay, back beats and rock-solid bass lines, “Community Service” by Rocc has a little something for every avid hip-hop listener.

Neither is Rocc’s “Community Service” simple music for it’s own sake. The title being more literal than figurative, Rocc makes a point on his new EP to bring socially conscientious songs at a time when many think it’s needed more than ever.

My message is simple,” Rocc writes. “You can come from the hood/ghetto and still end up on top with an intelligent mindset, ready to win. No matter how much we go through in life, as long as you stay focused and positive, nothing can stop you.”

Community Service” isn’t all sunshine and empowerment, however. Rocc has a bone to pick with less sophisticated hip hop, and he picks it.

In this EP,” he says, I expose the insecurities of the average ‘hood nigga’ and these uncultured rappers, while providing light solutions that might help some of the problems in the black community.”

Like Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G before him, Rocc also identifies as an artist of the LBC, but one with a mission.

Rocc writes, “The way I see it, Compton has Kendrick – Long Beach needs one.”

“Community Service” by Rocc on the Blue Collar Music Entertainment label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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The New Orleans rapper and songwriter known as E.D. Nix has released his latest official LP album, “Community Service.” It has been proudly published on the Blvxk Supremc Creative Collective independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It features the additional talents of Jambalaya Johnny, Shayne Tone, T.Y., Kendal Banks, and Nem Venom. A rolling groove pumping with bass and packed with polished lines and rhymes, “Community Service” is an LP album to put E.D. Nix on the map not just in the bayou, but in the global hip-hop community at large.

E.D. Nix is a southern rapper who doesn’t feel obliged to perform the “dirty south” sound. Asked to cite some main artistic influences, he writes, “Everything. I’m pretty open minded. I literally will give anything a chance. Artistic influences are too many to name. But I’m hugely influenced by where I’m from.”

His style comes largely from the mid-late nineties when lyric delivery reigned supreme, long before ubiquitous autotune and nonstop digital effects seized hip hop. Nix considers his music self-explanatory, which it is, and presents himself with a mellow, humble attitude, both of which he also is.

“I’m an open book on top of the private shelf,” E.D. Nix writes of the themes of his new album. “The knowledge is there, the substance is there, the lifestyle is real. I’m not perfect but I ain’t stupid. This music provides a little substance with dope beats. I’m just telling real stories on some gangsta-ass tracks and people miss that shit.”

E.D. Nix can wax modest, but he’s also a very successful artist in 2018 with much more to come.

“I’m not trying to change the world,” Nix says, “I’m just vibing everyday trying to put it together. I used to be in the in the 7th ward plotting on 6 figure ‘licks.’ Now I’m a major piece in a Fortune 100 company, and I own my own. Things could be so much different for me, but I get to make music, movies and do dope sh-t, and I think anybody that listens to my music should be able to grasp that perspective.”

Another source describes E.D. Nix as the “Self-made underground King of New Orleans.” In a review of his third solo release, an LP titled “Sözè,” the author says Nix “has developed into one of the budding stars of the entertainment industry. In Film Beaucoup de Force Nix stepped into the role of Music Supervisor. Since the August release of this short film, 3517 Law Street Productions and Nix’s company, Grande Scheme GG, have worked tirelessly on such projects as Neutral Grounds, which provides cinematic visuals for ‘Sözè.’”

In his hometown of New Orleans, E.D. Nix is most renowned for his spot as a radio personality on the area’s first black-owned station, WBOK 1230AM. His Sports Revolution program boasts an average daily audience of over 60,000 listeners.

E.D. Nix’s style has been called “influenced by the jazzy heritage of his hometown while having been raised in the classic nineties era” and notes that Nix has introduced what he calls “New Age Hip Hop.” Nix has ascribed his first two projects, “On My Way Home” (2011) and “Higher Earning” (2012) to this category.

Elsewhere Nix is described as “not your average ‘rapper’” but also “an extremely shrewd businessman and very witty merchandiser.” The New Orleans hip-hop performer is supported by such brands as BXBC Luxury, the legendary DJ EF Cuttin, 2520 NYC, Hip Hop DNA, the Cigar Factory, Mixtape108, and the Urban Push Movement.

“Community Service” by E.D. Nix is available from Blvxk Supremc Creative Collective at over 600 quality digital music retailers online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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