Nikko Lafre continues to improve and release hot tracks in the process. This time we’re treated to a cut from his upcoming project, MPLS: West End Stories. Realism is a reoccurring theme in Lafre’s music; the deportation of his uncle featuring as the narrative in “Geechi’s Story: Explosions”. Solid production from K. Beatz establishes a deep atmosphere which Lafre more than furthers with his strong lyrics. EARMILK last detailed the Minnesota artist a month ago when we listened to “Ridin’”, which was also produced by K. Beatz and showcased Lafre’s versatility with influences from Houston and Miami shining through the 19 year old’s moody flow. “Geechi’s Story” is a different beast though, as the unique soundscaping is still here but the FTF main man turns up the intensity with mature storytelling. He documents his uncle’s drug distribution and attempted murder counts amongst a plethora of hot bars.
“Now the kid getting’ rich and that’s by any means, from the rags to the riches ain’t no in between. Getting’ cream now the feds wanna intervene, and how I’m living got me feeling like I’m in a dream. ‘Cause I never had s*** but a little hope, I was broke so I had to push a little dope.”
A stirring performance is capped off by the clever inclusion of soulful vocals to take us home as we look ahead to more releases from MPLS. You can learn about “Geechi’s Story” below.