Today, we sat down with our artist Nike Nick for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
My hometown gave me diversity in the music industry, I started playing guitar in bands. I played battle of the bands in high school and placed 3rd. I’ve always been a fan of hip hop and that was a lot of it in Duluth/superior area. I just recently chased on the seen of hip hop threw my recovery from the struggles of addiction.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
This question changes often for me because the music business is growing and with that comes different types of talent so there are man answer to this question for me. I’d have to say from the beginning of my music scene I’d have to say Led Zeppelin was a big inspiration for me.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
If I won the lottery or become successful enough to be able to afford anything I’d have to say one of the first things I’d buy or build is a rehab facility for musician base, there is more to life than drugs and alcohol and one addict helping another goes without parallel.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Just be yourself and do what you love. Never stop striving to level up your talent and chase this passion for music that so many of us share, music is powerful, it’s healing, and nothing beats the feeling of doing what you love.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
Stay on topic. Pick something to write and be creative about, I understand it’s the entertainment business so giving listeners something they can look forward to is essential but as well relate to your own life and apply things that you’ve really been threw and tap into this emotions.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
Some have been there from a distance but most have left my life. I was defiantly to blame for some things but it shows who really is there for you. The pain of some of these struggles is what makes a good musician I believe and I wouldn’t take it back for anything.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
I would open up for The Migos. Quality control is hot right now and I like their style. It would attract a big crown and therefor give me a bigger data base of fans as an upcoming artist.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
I would have dinner with Jim Morrison. Back before he got too heavy into being a drunk fool. Back when his poetry and passion for music were on point. I’d love to see things from his perspective I named my son Morrison as well.
9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
I like the fact that Ryan Katz gives you what you need to be successful and gives you one on one interaction. It’s more personal and and for someone new in the industry it’s a positive step forward. It’s up to you whether or not you take LiquidSound Records’ direction and how far you can go is limitless.
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
I see myself becoming known and successfully financial enough, where I can do what I really love, to help people. Weather that be through my music or one on one I just want to make the world a better place.