A 1,000-point scorer in high school and college, Nik transformed his passion for the game of basketball into a love for the pen. Long Island’s Nikmoody has been writing his entire life. Short stories, poems, screenplays and lyrics have flooded his notebooks from an early age and helped earn him a masters degree in English Literature. His love for writing transitioned into music after he tore his ACL, thus ending hopes of a continued basketball career overseas. Hip-hop became his outlet.
He released his first EP, House Of Mirrors, in 2017. Since then he has released 3 singles and 3 music videos. He performed at SXSW, headlined at SOB’s, freestyled on Shade 45 and opened for artists like Wyclef Jean, Dizzy Wright, Raz Simone and KOTA The Friend.
Recently, Moody released the music video for “Keepin Score.” A song torn between the poetic rhythms of old school hip-hop and the head banging bass of new school trap. He created an equally hauntingly video to go along with it. According to Buzz Music, “as the theatrics began to enhance and become more dynamic, the beat drops and Nikmoody’s aggressive delivery strikes the listener. With impressive wordplay and a cohesive flow, Nikmoody can equally compete with the best of the best in the rap game right now. Not only are his skills impeccable but his appeal to the multi-faceted audience of hip-hop was interesting.”
The likes of Kendrick Lamar, Atmosphere and J.Cole fuel the aggression of his conscious lyricism. But it’s Nikmoody’s love for Nirvana that evokes his soul. Blending the heart of grunge rock, boom-bap hip-hop, and heavy lyric content, Nik started to find himself as an artist.
His next project, The Quiet Ones, embodies the turbulent journey his life has taken. After experiencing the loss of a close friend and a near-death experience, Nik struggled with the highs and lows of his addictive personality. Working closely with only a few producers, Nik aims to get more personal in his new music and encourage people to flaunt their most manic feelings rather than run away from them. He takes aim at the establishment. He rallies every misfit, quiet kid who feels overwhelmed by the world to cross their fingers, and find hope until the bitter end.
The Quiet Ones is set to be released in parts throughout 2020.
Visit nikmoody.com for more info regarding shows and new releases.