Jay nickels born in Harvey ILLInois came to minnesota in the late 90's Nickels fell in love with music at a early age. By third grade he wrote his fist rap..He recorded his first song at age 10 with a simple beat machine, bass, keyboard. Nickels stands for Nigga Idolize cause knowledge equals longevity& success. Coming from public housing projects and alot of drug paraphernalia having nothing was a part of nickels harsh realities. "Music is one them drugs,..its like a drug that eases my soul"-Nickels I was influenced by 50 CENT, NAS, TUPAC, EMINEM, MICHAEL /JANET JACKSON, JAY-Z, BIG DADDY KANE, METH AND REDMAN, J.LO, IT'S SO MANY MORE. What sets me apart from other rappers is i dont feel im better than nobody but at the same time i feel i have alot more talent, witt, and smarts as well as a solid back ground that allows me to give you the real me with adventures and storys. my story is i had so many dreams my main was the NBA but i always came back to rap and thats why im still doing this because of my love for the game and i been through hell drug addict parents broken home, family jail bids drug sales the whole nine and i want the world to hear my story..