Young Nick

Gone EP (Dirty Politics Entertainment)

Texas Platters

Young Nick

Gone EP (Dirty Politics Entertainment)

With the souled-out "Don't Feel It" dropping ill communication on rappers "spitting that nonsense, all violence," Young Nick's Gone EP, his first, crosses over to the local's eclectic tendencies. The Dirty Politic head honcho spits (throughout) and spins his way through seven of 11 bangers, fronted by the sweeping swagger of "Back to Hip Hop" and the playground-stomping title cut. That's where the uniformity ends. Shifting from cruise to crawl, the intergalactic minimalism of "N*ggas" cuts out of L.A. to "Act Hood" for Houston, while Dresta's bullish growl that tremors "The Madd Bomber" finds itself in one corner opposite the Track Bangers' "Drop," nodding to Swizz Beats with its New York bounce. It's Nick's way of flashing his deep arsenal. On the mic he fills bars relentlessly ("Needed You"), and the ATL-soaked "Dirty Politic Boys" gets Gone on another laudable journey.

***

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
White Ghost Shivers
Need to Shake It (Record Review)

Kevin Curtin, June 1, 2018

Texas Platters
Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Hard Times Are Relative (Record Review)

Tim Stegall, June 1, 2018

More by Chase Hoffberger
Brian Manley: “Austin’s Next Police Chief”
Brian Manley: “Austin’s Next Police Chief”
APD vet expects appointment Thursday at Council

June 15, 2018

Stratford Plan on Hold?
Stratford Plan on Hold?
Environmental Commission throws wrench in PARD’s progress

June 15, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Young Nick

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2018

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle