NICKY MAY's love for music has been a life long obsession. Hailing from Chicago, IL Nicky May feels he has a standard to live up to within his own music from the soulful, passionate, and poetic words of Common, to the creative and outspoken presence of Kanye West. " If you ask anyone thats experienced my music, who does Nicky May sound like? I guarantee they would have a hard time defining the answer." -Nicky May
As an aspiring up and coming Hip Hop artist it is a constant grind to get heard. Lets be real, I'm writing my own bio because who else is going to do it? Growing up in a variety of different areas, moving from place to place, the mix of social classes, harsh realities, and domestic issues faced as a young man all became inspiration to the music I create. I live for realistic, relatable, and thoughtful hip hop, and won't put out anything less then that. Bridging the gap between new followers of the genre, and traditional fans that have always kept hip hop dear to their heart is exactly what I am set out to achieve. The stereotype for many young artists in the last few years, is that young artists have nothing to say, and at 20 years old my music is everything that proves this completely wrong.
In 2010, I decided to attend McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN to get a better grasp on how the music business works, focusing on a BA in Music Business. What I quickly learned is that boxing myself in a classroom wasn't the best way to seek out this knowledge. Still seeking a BA in Music Business online, I have
currently been featured on over 30 national and worldwide blogs such as Kevin Nottingham, along with interviews on Fox 9 news, and CBS, as well as performed with national acts including hip hop legend Bun B, and Asher Roth without an official EP release. I plan to drop my first EP "To Whom It May Concern" in the near future when the time is right, I hope you stay tuned to experience what has yet to come in my early but moving forward fast pace career.