Germany-based Hip-Hop artist NICKELS grew up with major influence coming from U.S. Hip-Hop culture–studying rappers like DMX, Tupac, , 50 Cent and Mobb Deep. Having been raised in South Africa for most of his life and later relocating to Berlin, Germany, he’s picked up a ton of versatility that eventually translated into his own music. Rap has given NICKELS, who was aptly named after his skillful ways of ‘chasing the bag’, a sense of identity throughout his life’s trials & tribulations. His reflects on that with the release of his latest music video, Take a Ride.
I been through a lot of bad times and went through hell and back. I used to be in a lot of trouble as a kid and had to move a lot. Rap definitely helped me to give me a voice to express myself and be heard. In the song ’Take a Ride’ I’m speaking about these dark times that I been through. -NICKELS
“Take a Ride” is a smooth and honest offering coming in from the international emcee. Take a look & listen to his new effort, and stay tuned for more heat soon to come.