After dropping his ‘90s-inspired project The Grey Area, this West Coast MC is just now getting the attention he deserves. His name is Nicky D’s, so say it right.

Standout: "From The Sole"

Also check out: "She Could Be"

And: "Say It Right"

Name: Nicky D's

Age: 20

Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA

I grew up listening to: Nas, Jay Z, J Dilla, Kanye West, Dipset, Gangstarr, Wu-Tang, Little Brother, Tupac, G-Unit.

Most people don't know I: Featured on a song "Tried to Tell Em" with Marcus Moody (formerly known as Paypa), Raekwon The Chef, and JD Era, produced by Bink! last year in 2012. The song was featured everywhere and proved to everyone I could hold my own amongst some heavy spitters.

My style's been compared to: Nas, Big L, Blu, Phonte from Little Brother, Drake.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Getting my records from my debut project The Grey Area played on Shade 45 by the LA Leakers, making WorldStarHipHop by featuring on "Tried to Tell Em" with Marcus Moody, Raekwon, JD Era. "Serenity" with Marcus Moody and Emilio Rojas.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To be recognized as the greatest of my era and land in everyone's top 10 MC list. Also bring back the integrity of lyricism in hip-hop. I'm tired of hearing overly praised sub par bars on every record.

I'm gonna be the next: I'm gonna be the next great lyricist, but the first and only Nicky D's.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@NickyDsss)

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