Thursday, November 25, 2010
Be On The Look-Out: Artist of the Week- Young Nik
Hailing from Fort Greene Brooklyn, Dominique “Young Nik” George has staked her claim as a renowned talent in the hip-hop industry. The 21-year-old female emcee’s captivating flow and witty lyricism is a breath of fresh air for female emcees and hip-hop connoisseurs alike. Growing up in the heart of hip-hop (NYC), Nik fell in love with word play at a very young age. The very essence of Nik’s hipclectic style of song and rhyme brings a very distinct voice to the hip-hop culture. Her unique sound has been influenced by an all-inclusive repertoire of music. From Nina Simone and Jimmi Hendrix to Lauryn Hill and Cold play, Young Nik’s adoration for a diversity of sounds is made manifest in every song she writes. “I grew up surrounded by hip-hop,” recalls Nik. “It was inevitable that I’d eat, breathe and live it". As a lyricist, performer and model, Young Nik has explored many faces of the entertainment industry. After a short stint with an all girl group, affiliated with G-Unit, Young Nik decided to step out on her own. Her talent has catapulted her into numerous features. Working with a host of DJ’s including, DJ Megamillz, DJ Nina 9, DJ Boof, Fully Focused, DJ Uneek (G-Unit), DJ Finesse (Bad Boy), and DJ Self, Young Nik has proven to be a producer’s dream come true. As the once heralded Source Magazine’s “Unsigned Hype”, Nik has an array of accomplishments. A few of her credentials include October 2008 Straight Stuntin’ Magazine’s Future Female Emcee and Kay Slay’s “Hottest Female Emcees in the Tri-State Area”. Young Nik, the winner of February 2008“Faces in the Crowd” is pound for pound, a force to be reckoned with. Currently, Young Nik is featured with the most influential female emcees across the country, in the Femcees Mix tape expected to release Fall 2009. Utilizing every aspect of her creative spirit, YoungNik has developed a clothing line of designer tees expected to be available nationwide soon.
Be on the lookout for the interview next week.