In a rather thin rasp and at ease manner, Nique drops the video for “Don’t Try”. The piano and synth double-down from the 6 AM rapper offers plenty of honest truths and facts about his neighborhood, Sunnyside, Texas. With a gold finger ring, a nearby bottle of Hennessy and plenty of thoughts in his head, Nique runs through three quick verses declaring who he hangs with and what he doesn’t go for.

There’s not too many ways you can make a laid back street record but then again, Nique’s always played life like a dreadlocked rapper who only pulls on manicured blunts to escape. Or find a better place to stand for WhiteXGold. The opening verse from his 6 AM tape released last May begins, “Gotta find a way to start rolling in dough / Upper Marlboro cold, shovellin’ snow …” and over simple drums he sketches out his life, wants and needs. Just goes to show you, some aspects of the street don’t necessarily gravitate to heavy hi-hats, sirens and baroque drums. Some just want a little soul underneath to hide the bullshit. Watch Nique’s “Don’t Try” video now and grab his 6 A.M. tape for a refresher course here.

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