The Niceguys Release Debut Album, The Show

Posted: September 29, 2010 in hip hop
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The wait is finally over. After a string of singles, a handful of visuals, and live performances alongside the likes of Talib Kweli, Big Sean, Mickey Factz, and more, the time has come for the official release of The Niceguys‘ widely anticipated debut album, The Show. Releasing the album for free, the four man Houston-based group comprised of rapper Yves Saint, producers Cristolph and Free, and DJ Candlestick is also making the album available for sale through digital retailers for fans who would like to support the music.

A group with southern roots and worldly musical sensibilities, The Niceguys first burst onto the national scene with the late 2009 release of The Green Room EP, spawning the popular single and video “Not At All,” and leading a seamless transition into the group’s debut full-length.

The album is a testament to the group’s development. The album that was originally aimed at being a jovial, lighthearted party album saw a metamorphosis during the production that resulted in a multilayered offering, ranging from the celebratory braggadocio of tracks like “Toast,” to the powerful, rock-inflected “Mr. Perfect,” and the word play flipping “Good Shepherd.” On the production side, the album also shows a progression in the group’s sound, as Cristolph and Free deftly mix samples and live instrumentation to give the entire project a cohesive feel.

With The Show dropping today, fans can also look forward to The Niceguys making their New York debut during CMJ 2010 and can look forward to Yves Saint’s musings on the forthcoming New York Knicks’ basketball season as he prepares to kick off his own blog with leading basketball publication SLAM Magazine’s SLAMonline.com.

The Niceguys’ debut album, The Show, is out now  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-show/id395148098

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