The Break Presents: Nikki Lynette
Breakout: “Pick A Side” featuring Dwele
Also Check: “The Beautiful People”
And: “Nobody Loves Me”
Name: Nikki Lynette (aka Rosey Gunz)
My style and/or skills have been compared to: Wale, Pink, B.o.B., Left Eye, Gwen Stefani
I started rapping: When I was about 10, my big sister brought home an old movie called Krush Groove. When I saw Sheila E do “Holly Rock,” I knew what I wanted to do for a living.
My standout records and/or moments have been: When I licensed my entire project The Strong Survive EP that I wrote & produced myself to MTV and VH1 for use in TV shows & film. That rocked. As of now, music from that EP and from both of my Roses N’ Guns mixtapes are licensed to four major TV networks.
I’m gonna change the game by: Helping to usher in the new school of music that isn’t limited by genre or afraid to be creative. For a long time, I got held back because I was told “You can spit, but your sound isn’t ‘urban’ enough.” Now the fact that I embrace Rock & Pop helps me get ahead. In fact, fans of my music started a movement called Team Bad Ass because they identify with me and believe in what I’m doing. The new school is all about creative freedom. Folks are gonna have to get on board or get left behind.
My goal in hip-hop is: To become a musical powerhouse like Missy, Kanye, Pharrell, Queen Latifah, Timbaland, Will.I.Am, and the other genre defying artists who are both performers and producers, like I am.
I’d Like to Work With: N.E.R.D., Kanye,Tech N9ne, Will.I.Am, Travis Barker, Foxy Shazam, M.I.A., LMFAO, Lenny Kravitz, Justice, and Paramore, for starters!
I’m gonna be the next: The next Pharrel Williams; the first Nikki Lynette.