News: Wara From the NBHD Announces Album Release Date and Reveals Cover Art

With Features From Two-9, Grande Marshall, the Brooklyn-bred, Atlanta-based Rapper’s Debut Album Releases July 29th



Critical Praise for Wara From the NBHD:

“Lyrically he comes across as both book and street smart and has the direct cadence of a great live performer.”XXL

“Wara… has nearly bled mind, body and emotions dry in writing and scoring his audible biopic.”Passion of the Weiss

“Take him lightly at your own risk.”Complex

“One of Atlanta’s best kept secrets – though not for much longer.”PotholesInMyBlog

“One of Atlanta’s most promising acts of the new wave.”Ashley Outrageous

“The gloomy, minimalist production… is perfectly suited for a late-night ride through town.”  – The FADER 

“His hook and verses are on-point.”MissInfo.TV

Keeping the mood as murky as possible, Wara makes his presence known over a spooky backing voice positioned against a secluded guitar and drums.”OnSMASH

“Wara is not a bouncy or ‘fun’ rapper, he’s kicking hard-as-concrete street tales here, and ‘Scrilla’ is jagged and sharp to the touch as a peeled-off tuna can lid.”Wondering Sound

The News:

Taking influence from N*E*R*D‘s groundbreaking In Search Of… album, Brooklyn-born, Atlanta-based rapper/producer Wara From the NBHD will be releasing his debut album, Kidnapped, on July 29th. In addition to the release date, HipHopDX reveals the cover art and tracklist, which includes features from Fools Gold artist Grande Marshall and Two-9 rappers Rell and Light Skin Mac-11.

Earlier this year, The FADER debuted Kidnapped’s first single, “Squeal (Peel Off),” which was accompanied by a music video showing Wara and a partner shooting dice in an alleyway. “The beat is perfect for Wara to go in against the competition,” said Complex, “take him lightly at your own risk.” And just a few weeks ago, Wondering Sound premiered the second release from the album, “Scrilla.” Pigeons & Planes says the single “comes at you full force,” adding, “there’s a lot to look forward to.”

Check out the HipHopDX album announcement:

Listen to “Scrilla”:

Watch “Squeal (Peel Off)”:

Listen to “Squeal (Peel Off)”:

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Wara From the NBHD – Kidnapped tracklist:

01. “Get In”
02. “Piano Lessons”
03. “Slangin”
04. “Beige”
05. “Raw” (feat. Grande Marshall)
06. “Hot Boy”
07. “Fuck You Mean Composure”
08. “Scrilla”
09. “Annoyed”
10. “Squeal (Peel Off)”
11. “Gone Baby Gone” (feat. Rell & Light Skin Mac-11 of Two-9)


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Wara From the NBHD Background:

Wara From the NBHD might be ATL’s next rising star. The Brooklyn born, Atlanta-based rapper serves as an embodiment of both of the areas he grew up in. An artist with a unique ability to blend both cultures seamlessly with striking lyricism and impressive production. This sentiment is highlighted with Wara’s latest release The Ill Street Blues a mix tape garnering critical praise from notable outlets such as The Fader, Complex and XXL. The project portrays a dichotomy of the good and bad Wara has experienced in his life, notably personified by his son sitting next to a gun on the mix tapes cover. His upcoming release Kidnapped, will serve as a concept album produced entirely by himself and will be released later this summer.

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“When The Sun Goes Down” (Instrumental):

“Squeal” (Video):


“98 Rocafella” (Video):

“98 Rocafella”:

“Belly” (Video):

“Show You How To Hustle” (Freestyle):


The Ill Street Blues

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