NIKO IS Has a New ‘Tito Crack that Dutch’ Video (and Talib Kweli’s Seal of Approval)
Brazilian MC's new album is on the way via Kweli's Javotti Media label
Talib Kweli has an eye for talent, so when he puts his full support behind someone, we best pay attention. Now, NIKO IS — a Brazilian-born rapper who gained some acclaim with his two self-releases, Chill Cosby and Good Blood — is getting Kweli’s endorsement. The two are going on tour together and Kweli’s label, Javotti Media, is releasing NIKO’s newest album, Brutus, on February 3. In advance of the upcoming record, we have a new video for “Tito Crack That Dutch,” a commanding track that premiered on Niko’s Good Blood but is set to appear on Brutus.
“Tito Crack That Dutch” gets a lot of mileage out of the alluring disconnect between the sweeping, high-brow string instrumentals and NIKO’s grizzled, half-shouted vocals. The glossy new video features the rapper performing and enjoying the good life amidst lights that shine and glare way more than usual. It’s almost as if it’s trying to say that his future is bright, and when you’ve got support like this…
I had Kendrick on my album 2013. I had JCole & Jay Elec on my album 2010. I had Ye on my album 2003. So when I tell u @nikohigh is next…
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) January 22, 2015
…that’s a pretty safe assumption. Watch the video for “Tito Crack That Dutch” above.