Shawn Harris Songs

  • Dance
    Shawn Harris has been leaning into a more R&B-influenced sound on his last few records, and his latest track "Dance," is no exception. The record begins with a driving drum beat that accents some cloudy synths, while Harris pushes his melodies forward, following the lead of the rhythm before pulling the percussion entirely on the hook, as a Kanye-esque auto-tuned distortion enters as a backing vocal. 
  • Dear Damisha
    Dear Damisha
    Shawn Harris, the Minneapolis rapper formerly known as Nikko Lafre has been slowly transitioning from hardened street rap to something a little more songwriting-oriented. "Fifth Of Henny" found him working with different dynamics in his voice, and "Dear Damisha" continues that tangent.
  • Fifth Of Henny
    Fifth Of Henny
    Shawn Harris has been abnormally quiet lately, the rapper seemingly took a step back to polish off his new sound and a new direction. With that being said, he's returned today with a r'n'b-ish banger, "Fifth of Henny." While we've seen Shawn move back and forth between street-heavy records and joints that are catered to the ladies, this one falls more in the latter category. With slow-moving production, a few electric guitar riffs and a deep permeating bass, Shawn entices a woman to come over by promising a fifth of Hennessy and a little kush. 
  • Dying To Live
    Dying To Live
    As if “All Black” wasn’t dope enough, Shawn Harris, formerly known as Nikko Lafre, decided to share a second song on his soundcloud page Wednesday night called “Dying To Live.”
  • All Black
    All Black
    Shawn Harris, aka Nikko Lafre, is getting ready to drop off a new album at the end of the year, but before he does so he’s got a couple loose singles he wanted to share on his soundcloud page first. Here goes the first of two new joints from Shawn called “All Black.”
  • Love Like Drugs
    Love Like Drugs
    Shawn Harris, the rapper formerly known as Nikko Lafre, has been going through a transitional phase that extends beyond just the name change. Since delivering his last mixtape, Troubled Soul: Blame the City, he's experimented with his sound and style.
  • Forgive Us
    Forgive Us
    Fresh off the release of his Troubled Soul project and its recently-released bonus cut “Still Geech”, the artist formerly known as Nikko Lafre, GU$TO GEECHI, continues to keep the new music coming.
  • Still Geech
    Still Geech
    If you've been following Nikko Lafre's rise and his string of mixtapes that propelled him, you are familiar with an important person in Nikko's story and struggles-- Geechi.
  • Way Too Long
    Way Too Long
    After a few false starts, Nikko Lafre finally blessed us with his mixtape/album Troubled Soul: Blame The City. The 16-track offering is limited to Nikko and his tight-knit circle, meaning, a lot of K Beatz and Johnny Rain-produced beats, as well as features from Johnny Rain and Drew Love. There's a few bangers on there, like "How It Look," but for the most part, this project has a much more r'n'b and downtempo vibe. "Way Too Long" is a prime example of that, with a hook from singer Drew Love and K BeatZ on the boards.
  • She Know
    She Know
    For the past couple weeks, Nikko Lafre has been dropping off some impressive records leading up to the release of his highly anticipated Troubled Soul album. Set to arrive later tonight, here goes something new to hold the fans over with called “She Know” featuring Drew Love.
  • Momma Said
    Momma Said
    Nikko Lafre continues to keep the new heat coming. Yesterday we caught his Johnny Rain-featured cut “TTINM”, and now tonight he’s giving us the green light to premiere yet another new impressive leak for us titled “Momma Said”.
    Before Nikko Lafre drops off his Troubled Soul mixtape, he's got one last leak to share with us, which we are more than happy to premiere for you tonight. Serving as the follow up to last month’s “4 AM” single, here goes “TTINM” featuring Johnny Rain.
  • 4 A.M.
    4 A.M.
    Nikko Lafre has been supplying us with steady dopeness for well over a year now, and oftentimes, it's alongside his production team of K-BeatZ and Johnny Rain. Today, the three close collaborators are back with "4 A.M.", another beauty. 
  • Kill The Lies
    Kill The Lies
    Nikko Lafre has proved himself a surgically precise street rap lyricist, a style his talented collective of in-house producers has colored with atmospheric but genuinely-banging instrumentation. On "Kill The Lies" however, he demonstrates a wider palette, changing up his setting from the corner to the bedroom, as K-BeatZ and Johnny Rain provide a more melodic, but still very textural backdrop.
  • Guilty Of Dedication
    Guilty Of Dedication
    Nikko Lafre is back at it today. The 300-signed rapper is currently prepping two projects, and after giving us "How It Look" as a taste off In My Own Words, he returns with another new single for a different project.
  • Zach Lavine
    Zach Lavine
    Nikko Lafre may call Miami home these days, but he's nonetheless still repping Minneapolis, where he was raised. After giving us a leak off his debut album "How It Look" the rapper returns this morning as NBA All Star Weekend takes effect. "Zach Lavine" has Lafre supporting the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie, who is also a good homie.
  • How It Look
    How It Look
    Nikko Lafre is prepared to make 2015 his biggest year yet, with a deal under his belt thanks to Lyor Cohen's 300 label and a debut album on the way. After a false start with "Pro," Nikko is officially kicking off his album promo today. He sent us over his first leak off the upcoming debut album called In My Own Words. While this song will appear on the LP, don't consider it a lead single, Nikko tells us he's still got those coming (soon).
  • Pro
    Nikko Lafre has really shown and proved over the last year. The rapper has became an HNHH favorite, with weekly Sunday drops for the fans and no lack of free music. We just got the latest Sunday track two days ago with his haunting story on "The Corner," and today he's back at it, giving us the premiere of the very first single off his upcoming album, Guilty of Dedication.
  • The Corner
    The Corner
    Nikko Lafre delivered his breakthrough mixtape, MPLS: West End Stories in September, and while the consistent record has not left our phones since, Lafre has been dropping sporadic records of the same level of craft ever since. Today, we're premiering another #LafreSundays record, which is once again an outtake from MPLS, but could have easily sat comfortably beside the other dark, ferocious records on the tape.
  • Never Going Back
    Never Going Back
    After dropping the phenomenal MPLS: West End Stories project in September, Nikko Lafre's given us a few loose tracks in the wake of his deal with 300 Entertainment.