Lost In Space by NAY NAY


Though he is no stranger to the rap game, 20-year-old Virginia Beach resident Nathan Swihart, who prefers to go by his nickname NAY NAY, is on the verge of breaking out from unknown independent artist to local celebrity. In February 2015, he released his debut album Lost In Space, which combines his personal easy-going style with the various producers he worked with, including 6ix, who is the most well known having worked for the hip-hop artist LOGIC. The first track, “Star of the Show,” really sets the scene for the album, providing the listener insight into NAY NAY’s flow that’s simultaneously laid back and aggressive. The soul of the background vocalist’s voice provides a nice compliment to NAY NAY’s autobiographical rhymes about him coming up as an aspiring rapper.

The fourth track, “Daps and Pounds,” stands out as a reflection of the preceding and following tracks, showing NAY NAY’s style and swagger. Though at times he comes off as a bit nerdy, it is not necessarily a bad thing, and he uses it to his advantage. As a song about confidence, it shows through each verse, and it will surely get your head bobbing. NAY NAY’s album really hits a climax with the title track “Lost In Space,” which is easily the most hype and aggressive track. This song is a party song, and there is no mistaking that. Yet it will be enjoyable whether you are listening to it in your car on the way to work or getting turnt up at the bar.

Combining classical elements with a modern flair, NAY NAY is definitely an artist to watch out for. If you are a fan of MAC MILLER, KID CUDI, or CHANCE THE RAPPER, you need to listen to NAY NAY.

Joe Fitzpatrick

Joe Fitzpatrick

As editor-in-chief, Joe is very passionate about promoting music and culture in Virginia and DC. A resident of Falls Church, Joe enjoys going to shows, checking out local breweries, and trying new foods with friends.


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