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The__NME Has a Point to Prove on New Debut Mixtape ‘Straight Outta Hate’
Previously collaborating on ‘The GTA Tape’ with Shuey Hendrix, Stack Souloh, and Flvcko,
which he entirely mixed and mastered, Southside Chicago’s The__NME returns with his own
body of work, ‘Straight Outta Hate.’ According to the self taught producer, graphic designer and
artist, “I gave it this name because I feel this kind of music and wordplay represents an
upbringing that many people go through, allowing them to change into people that have no love
for others, or even themselves.”
Coming correct on “Go In” (as an intro track should), the 8 track project progresses nicely as
The_NME highlights his lyrical ability to the backdrop of smooth, hard hitting production.
Whether he’s flexing supreme storytelling skills on “Off The Drank,” repping indie life on
“Carvings On The Wall” or spitting that real over ill production on “Been The Same” and
“Consistent,” ‘Straight Outta Hate’ has a vibe for the everyday life of anybody on their grind.
It’s not to often an artist splashes this hard on a debut project, with no features or need to resort
to gimmicks and other attention seeking behavior. So, for The__NME to come through with
‘Straight Outta Hate’ is the breath of fresh air and new sound the game needs in its current
state of clout chasing and imitation. Even though ‘Straight Outta Hate’ serves as his first solo
effort, The__NME makes it clear there better be room made for his presence.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, but mostly raised in the suburbs, The__NME is a self
taught producer, graphic designer, and independent artist. One visit to his personal website
(thenmebeats.blogspot.com/), where visitors can buy beats, view artwork and stream his latest
music, makes it clear The__NME is not not playing when it comes to his craft or commitment to
The__NME’s journey began at the age of 18, when he first started making beats, mixing,
mastering, and writing music. Fast forward to today and the now 24 year old has forged multiple
relationships with local artists,with plans of collaborating with many more. One recent example
includes the ‘The GTA Tape’ mixtape with Shuey Hendrix, Stack Souloh, and Flvcko, which
The__NME mixed, mastered and developed artwork for.
With ultimate goals to not only make music a full-time career, but to to uplift other independent
artists by showing them that consistency and a lot of research is key, The__NME is well on his
way to paving that road, as he remains hungry, humble and dedicated to nothing short of going
down as one of the greatest to ever do it.