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River Nelson


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Brooklyn based MC “River Nelson” began his recording career back in the early 90’s when he joined up with the Boogiemonsters collaborative and was featured on the Boogiemonster’s first classic album “Riders Of The Storm: The Under Water Album”. Noted for his ability to flow on the mic, he has gained much love and respect from playing the NYC underground circuit as well as performing around the US and overseas, with the likes of Talib Kweli, Common, Peoples Army, WordsWorth and more.

“The Rise and Fall of River Nelson” (Forth coming album on The World Of Dusty Vinyl, produced by Lewis Parker)

Being introduced to each other at a Medina Green listening party in downtown Manhattan, November of 2004, it was then where River Nelson and Lewis Parker would first meet. A connection was instantly made and Lewis handed River his Beats CD. River was blown away by the beats, and not long after their first hook up, he was at Lewis’ studio in Queens, where they recorded down strong material and both felt they had some special chemistry with their music. They then went on to record a whole album together “The Rise and Fall of River Nelson”.

This album paints a picture of the daily triumphs, failures, wins and losses River encounters trying to grow and to become a better person. The constant rise and falls of every day life. Many songs on the album speak about daily life struggle, but intend to sound hopeful too, which is why song names are entitled Hold On, End Of The Day and Beautiful Life to name but a few. They both wanted to make a Hip-Hop album that made people feel good. Not make happy music, but to create feelings of emotion and hope, this was the lyrical and musical approach.


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