SummaryNigel "Hollywood" Holt is a part of new breed of Hip Hop. When Frank Zappa asked, "What ever happened to all the fun in the world?" on 1976's Sheik Yerbouti, he didn't have 80s baby Holt in mind, but the 25-year-old south suburban Chicagoian is doing everything he can to bring that fun back to the Rap game.
The lead single entitled "Hollywood" is produced by cousin Million $ Mano with scratches from DJ Rude 1. It's the perfect introduction to Holt's many loves - among them, women, wine and mopeds - as the young MC tells tales of traveling the world, rocking crowds, and spreading his swagger with an energy that few possess. The B-side, "Ode to Relationships" is an everyman story of love on the rocks that showcases Holt's storytelling ability and what happens when a live-in romance reaches its breaking point. "I'm a true rapper and I rap about whatever I feel like," he explains. "If I get a new hat, I might write a song about my hat."
And a lot of people wear hats, which makes Hollywood Holt something of a people's champion. His humor and vibrant personality shine throughout everything he does, and these, his debut singles, are no exception. With a conversational style we can all relate to, both songs are an invitation to live the bright lights and big city lifestyle vicariously through the man known as "Hollywood."