MP3: Noelz Vedere – “Promise Land” 

PotholesInMyBlog Premieres Uplifting Single From Bittersweet Victory Album, Releasing May 2oth


Bittersweet Victory 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 Song:

Rising from a chorus of angelic voices, Chicago rapper Noelz Vedere recites powerful messages in “Promise Land,” the latest single from his Bittersweet Victory album, which is set to be released on May 20th. Artistic perfection is utterly imperative for Vedere, who spent almost 5 months in the studio just for this song. Premiering via PotholesInMyBlog, “Promise Land” is beautifully arranged, starting with a soft piano playing soft minor and major 7th chords. The track slowly builds string layers and with a Hans Zimmer-esque build up, you get booming, reverb-intensive percussion. Says Noelz about the song, “I wanted to create something powerful that takes the listeners on an extreme roller coaster of emotions – both production and true content wise.”

“Promise Land” follows the impactful MP3 release of the Freddie Gibbs-featuring “Out of Focus,” debuting on Earmilk before the song’s hazy video premiered on Noisey, garnering the attention of hip-hop fans across the board. This latest single release relays Vedere’s sincere message of not settling for anything less than you deserve. “This record boasts a message saying we can all fight to be at a higher position in life, no matter what negative situations we may face,” he states. Striving for excellence, Vedere has been working toward his goal of affecting millions with his music.

Listen to “Promise Land”:

Check out the PotholesInMyBlog premiere:

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Noelz Vedere.

Noelz Vedere 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 KidsSir 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”:

“Out Of Focus” (ft. Freddie Gibbs):

“Out Of Focus” (ft. Freddie Gibbs):


“King Me” (ft. Rockie Fresh & Vic Mensa) Video:

“High Class” (ft. Sir Michael Rocks):

“Road to Popularity” Video:

Bio, pictures and streams available here: