Rob Niece is a Hip-Hop artist born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past year Rob has become a big figure throughout his city working with the up and coming artists but also Louisville legends who have been prevalent in Louisville music for decades. His brand and corporation “Not Another” has also been taking off lately with their main motto for people to just “Be Not Another”.
Rob Niece has been working around the underground trying to create a new style and carve out his own lane. Now his album “Soul and Hip Hop” is finally here and definitely delivers. If you were one of those people that liked Rob Niece, knowing that he can rap and he make good songs but never considered yourself a true “fan”, then after hearing this effort you’ll feel compelled to purchase this man’s album.
Rob Niece does his best work on slower soul influenced beats such as “Century”, “Addiction”, “The Good Girl”, “The Double Standard”, “Still Love” and “Here For You”, while the Production by Mike Chops and The Aqua League is top notch and the lyrics are definitely on point. Overall all the songs are extremely enjoyable.
I was pleasantly surprised by this album, and think that Rob Niece will be around and a big player in the Rap game in the near future. Throughout the album Rob really focuses in on emotions within his raps by altering his vocal inflections. His tracks are comprised of clever verses and a couple of sweet singing interludes which keeps the interest factor running high all the way through the eight songs included into “Soul and Hip Hop”.
This album really struck a chord with me because the beats and flavors definitely remind me of old school Rap stamped with classic Soul elements all over it. Most of all Rob’s songs are not pretentious; honesty, humility and graciousness prevail throughout…except maybe for “The Good Girl” which goes down harder than the rest.
In the end, I felt like Rob Niece really poured out his heart and soul on this album because he speaks about love’s reality through his eyes and he also shows somewhat of a softer side on one or two tracks. The central theme of “Soul and Hip Hop” is consistent throughout, but each track has its own identity.
The absolute truth? This album is straight play and repeat action! Good job Rob!
Greatness is not given at birth. Talent is. Greatness is achieved through dedication and work. It is working on your weaknesses at 7:23 in the morning when everyone else is sleep. It’s having the ability to with stand people telling you who you are and what you need to be doing. Only do what your heart says. Trust the heart. Have strong beliefs. Don’t be afraid to say what’s on your mind even if it may hurt people that you love. If there is truly mutual love they will eventually understand and respect your views and decisions. If not. You do not need them. Live each day to better yourself and better the world around you. Love. Be loved. Motivate. Be motivated. Take nothing for granted. Make every moment in life Not Another Moment. Listen, Enjoy…Love,” – Rob Niece