Orlando by way of Brazil upstart NIKO IS has enjoyed a quiet, but potent ascent in the world of hip-hop. Over the months, he’s graced us with cut after wavy cut, but today we’ve got another new clip from the Floridian mic terror and mentor/label chief Talib Kweli for their new collaborative single “Carmen,” produced by NIKO’s frequent crafter of frequencies Thanks Joey. The clip echoes the intimate vibe of this bossa-touched cut, chronicling the pursuit of a stunning love interest, but never quite catching up. “Carmen” marks just the latest single from NIKO’s recently released Brutus LP, which is available to purchase on iTunes today. If you’re unfamiliar, be sure to jump back and get acquainted with one of the most unique voices we’ve come across in some time, who also just finished touring with the BK MC and Immortal Technique, only adding to an already stellar résumé that just seems to get more and more impressive. Peep the video for NIKO IS and Talib Kweli’s “Carmen” below and stay tuned for the latest from the spry MC in the weeks and months to come.
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