Chicago native Nikko Grey is busting out with logic on life, political aspects, and his opinions on the economy. The beats are busting out on “Lavender” without a doubt. It’s great to hear a hip hop artist like Nikko Grey whose lyrics make you think beyond the “gangster” retrospective. The meanings are deep behind the songs, “My Departure,” “A Leader” and “Dreams.” This album pushes beyond the bullsh*t. Nothing better than a great party hip hop summer album for Chicago. I salute you to Nikko Grey’s “Lavender.” Pick it up now or you will be sorry.