News: Noelz Vedere Reveals Cover Art and Tracklist 

HipHopDX Shares Bittersweet Victory Cover Art and Tracklist Set To Be Released May 20th 

05.16.2014

Bittersweet Victory (Front Cover)
Critical Praise for Noelz Vedere:

“He raps with the strength of a thousand emcees. He steps to the mic and delivers his potent bars in a feverish, aggressive, cutting flow that drives the record more than the prodigious boardwork.” – DJBooth

“This is an awesome display of rapping right here.” – Kevin Nottingham

“Advanced song writing skill, sharp delivery presence, unorthodox rhyming and smooth melodics.” – Hypetrak

“…it’ll become quickly apparent that he fits in with the realm of recent rap studs coming out of the city (Chicago).” – Potholes In My Blog

“Noelz Vedere is ready to represent Chi-Town… This is a name to watch this year.” – Earmilk

“This right here is tough as hell… Noelz has our attention.” – OnSMASH

The News:

With his album slated to be released next Tuesday, May 20th, Chicago rapper Noelz Vedere has decided to reveal the Bittersweet Victory cover art and tracklist. This announcement comes via a HipHopDX  news story, and is accompanied by thoughts from Noelz regarding his position as a rapper coming from the city’s less heralded Northside. Listeners can expect to hear features from Freddie Gibbs, former Cool Kids rapper Sir Michael Rocks, California singer Sunni Colon, and Kiara Lanier, a former American Idol contestant who made a popular appearance on the intro of Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap.

Having released a series of singles and videos leading up to the album’s release, critics have shared high praises of Noelz. “He’s been steadily showcasing his advanced song writing skill, sharp delivery presence, unorthodox rhyming and smooth melodics,” says HYPETRAK, who debuted “High Class,” the first single from Bittersweet Victory. As the buzz continued to build, anticipation flew through the roof with the release of “Out of Focus,” which premiered in its audio format with Earmilk, who said of Noelz, “this is a name to watch this year.” “‘Out of Focus’ is one of those smoking songs that makes you feel like if you had to you could jump somebody in a really stoned haze for jacking your Rap Snacks,” claims Noisey, who first shared the visual, which shows Noelz and Freddie Gibbs trading verses in a hazy, smoke-filled room.

Other singles from the album that have been circulating include the hard-hitting, aggressive“Blackout,” the melodic, uplifting “Promise Land,” and the conflicted “Bittersweet,” which first appeared on HipHopDX along with an interview. When asked by HipHopDX about his mission in hip-hop, Noelz said “of course someday I want to be looked at as one of the greats, and all of the fame and fancy stuff is cool if you choose to move that way, but ultimately I want to be remembered for pushing the limit with timeless music that touches people.”

Check out the HipHopDX news story: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.28776/title.noelz-vedere-bittersweet-victory-release-date-cover-art-tracklist/

Tracklist for Bittersweet Victory:

1. “Promise Land” (ft. Kaye Fox, Ben Official & Kiara Lanier)
2. “Let Me Burn”
3. “Blackout”
4. “Out Of Focus” (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
5. “Bittersweet” (ft. Sunni Colon)
6. “So Blessed”
7. “Censored Love” (ft. Kiara Lanier)
8. “High Class” (ft. Sir Michael Rocks)
9. “Garden Of Eden” (ft. Jahzel, A-Cross, & Chris Alonzo)
10.”Fallen Soldier”

Bittersweet Victory (Back Cover)

Noelz Vedere’s Background:

ChicagoIllinois has hip-hop’s spotlight for 2014. From a global superstar like Kanye West to emerging talents like Chance The Rapper, the crossroads between the East and the West has a colorful youth movement with new approaches to music-making. That is especially true of Noelz Vedere, a 24 year-old hip-hop artist from the rarely chronicled Northside of the city. “I literally have friends who own houses in the hundreds of thousands, and I have friends who are below the poverty line,” he explains, of his music’s place. “Me being in the middle, it exposes me to so many aspects of life. I can relate to what Chief Keef is saying, what Chance is talking about, and what Rockie Fresh is creating. There’s so much beauty in Chicago right now.”

The Windy City’s complexity plays well against Noelz’ upcoming studio debut, Bittersweet Victory. The album, featuring Freddie Gibbs and The Cool Kids’ Sir Michael Rocks, is heavy on both inspiration and aspiration. “My first project (Popular Kid) came out and I got a lot of local recognition, but at the same time it wasn’t where I wanted to be. There are still a lot of gatekeepers and doors with keys I’m trying to find. So I feel that I’m blossoming into my glory, but it’s still a bittersweet feeling.” In 2011, Noelz burst onto the scene in a way that was even shocking to him. A song he recorded with would-be Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh and Kids These Days frontman Vic Mensa mysteriously leaked to the web, with sites large and small showing “King Me” to the court. “I had never gotten so much exposure in my life,” Noelz admits, as he rushed to feed the masses a body of work. Popular Kid, a reference to the overnight exposure, dropped quickly after. Vedere now says the hasty process made him adopt a slower, refined approach to his sophomore release.


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“Promise Land” ft. Kiara Lanier, Ben Official, & Kaye Fox:  https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/promise-land

“Out of Focus” ft. Freddie Gibbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSpaypMWn98

“Out of Focus” ft. Freddie Gibbs: https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/out-of-focus-ft-freddie-gibbs 

“High Class” ft. Sir Michael Rocks: https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/high-class-feat-sir-michael

“Bittersweet”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmTN_lLWxo8

“Blackout”: https://soundcloud.com/noelzvedere/blackout

Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/wells/