Posted on 15 October 2010 by admin
When did your 1st cd come out?
My first solo project dropped in 1996. 5 song maxi single. It was actually a cd too. Back then fools were still dropping tapes. I think I was the first solo artist here in Denver to drop an actual disk and not a tape so that was real big!!
Your name got some recognition as Nyke Loc was that with your 1st cd or tell us about how that went down?
Well the first thing anybody ever heard me on was the “No Coastline” compilation. I did a song on there called “Everyday Thang”. Everyone liked the flow and I was giving it up for my city. So people felt that.
What was the change from Nyke Loc to Nyke Nitti about?…
kinda time for some change thing like Puff Daddy to Diddy?
Why change a name that already has a name?
Nyke Loc is gonna always be the name. That’s not going anywhere. Just like the Mile High Hitman which is also my AKA. But I changed my name to Nyke Nitti cause like you said it was time for change. To stay in this game you have to reinvent yourself. Not really changing who you are but stepping your game up. I felt Loc was old like Dog or MC such and such, So I changed it to Nyke Nitti. It was more gangsta and more like me. Pretty soon all the “young’s” aren’t gonna be young no more. So they’re gonna have to change their names too! Nyke Loc Or Nyke Nitti is still around. He is and is always gonna be one of the biggest selling artist in CO period. If you ain’t heard of Nyke Nitti you been living under a rock! You can Google ya boy and my face will pop up. Ya boy global! I get hits from France, Germany, places I aint never been but someone has my disk out there and they love ya boy!! That’s whats up!!
Who all is affiliated with Str8 Chek’n Records label?
I am the founder and C.E.O of Str8 Chek’n Records. My boys Baby Dip, Moh, Dro and D.C helped me launch my label back in 96 and I been putting it down ever since. I have a few artist on the label like Twizz Loak, Staflo the Don, Killa Keezy, Baby A, & Ty, just to name a few. My lil bro Moheat and myself are the producers for the label. We are getting ready to do a Str8 Chek’n compilation, just featuring all the guys from the label. Showcasing what we’re doing. Moheat just got a few beat placements with some majors in the game so thats real big.
If Boozilla never went to jail how would that of changed the game in Denver today?
If Boo had never went to jail, we would have been in the industry right now!! We would be the industry!! Meaning, everyone would be following our lead!! You know everyone has their chance, just like Down South. They holding the game right now. But if Boo had never went to jail, I believe that would have been our spot they(southern rappers) are sitting in!! No disrespect!! I like southern rap, but I feel they just filled the void that we should have filled. That’s just my opinion.Boozilla should be gettin out sometime in June or July last I heard. Everybody cant wait for that, it’s gonna be a celebration when he touch!
You’ve seen the ups and downs and been in the game for a minute. What has that taught you?
Nothing comes easy. Not just anyone is gonna help you!! Any and everything you want in this game you have to work hard for and do it yourself. Most of the time it’s not what you know but who you know!!
What should we expect from Nyke Nitti in 2010?
In 2010 I will be dropping a few projects from my label. My album entitled “Hustle & Tymin” will be comin out early spring around April or May. I have my group the Bred Boiz(Staflo the Don, Killa Keezy & Nyke Nitti) Album entitled “Backround Chek”. Also me & Dae Dae are doing a album
together, kinda like some best of both worlds type shit. It should be nice. Then we got Baby A about to drop his new album entitled “Money Tree”. We have our Dj D Rhodes about to drop a few mixtapes for the label. So we are gonna be busy this year tryna stay in everybody ear. Str8 Chek’n Stay Chek’n is our motto!!
Posted on 01 October 2010 by admin
Undastream Magazine, backstage here in Denver Colorado at The “Happy Daze” Tour with a good friend, Psychological Records Mr. Hyde.
Sup Hyde? We both know that I have your newest cd, “Chronicles of a Beastman”,
how were sales?
“well it sold like shit, I mean, first the masses aren’t into the brutal shit and I am brutal madness, secondly the distributor Koch is Terrible; Necro mentioned Fifty cent saying “Koch is where rappers go to kill there career.” so now Necro, and Psychological Records will be doing deals through RBC Fontana, my next album will be through them. So, it’s all about Universal RBC Fontana, alot of dope artists are on there Tech N9ne, Insane Clown Posse, Eight ball alot of big names.
“When can we expect the next Mr. Hyde album?
” Well, I hope next April 2011, right now we’re doing tours, this one we with I.C.P., Coolio, Goast, K.M.K, Blaze ya Dead Homie, and Kitty. so, we destroyed Denver tonight, for Memorial day.
“So what happens after Tour when you get back to New York?
” I have been collecting beats, for my album, so i’ll be working with Snowgoons, Sean Strange, probably Q-Unique and Ill Bill, alot of motherfuckers are comming with beats, I’m looking for that “Barn of the Naked Dead” feel, where Necro produces most the album, We got beats on tap, but, at least 8 beats will be Necro and then me tearing the shit out of all of them, basically, i’m going to stitch together a Frankenstien Monster for you, in 2011.”
I know alot of family that you have done collabs with, how about fans that want to work with Hyde?
“They can contact me through Facebook or My Space, but if your not fam or a fellow artist like Sean Strange or Ill Bill then, it’s comming out of pocket, It might cost them literally a bloody arm and a leg.” (lol)
You have been on almost all Necro’s CD’s , but “Die!” was different, can you tell us about that?
“Yeah, “DIE!” Necro wanted no cameo’s, no guest appearences showing he can hold down the mountain, most artists are flooding the market with all these posse tracks, instead of holding it down as a solo artist, so I respect Necrofor doing that and “DIE!” came out just as tight as the rest, i love “DIE!”
What is in your ipod this tour?
“Right now, I’ve been rockingthe new “DIE!” and then my boy Goast from Coolio’s camp gave me his CD, thats on thereand Kutt Calhouns new shit, we peep alot on touri got some “Death Magnetic” Metallica, some Slayer, before tour I make a list of a 1000 or so songs so it could be Ghetto boys, maybe Ghostface from the 1st album or maybe ” In the streets of New York” by Kool G Rap or Kool Kieth from the “Black Elvis” record.”
You were recently married and Karine is on tour with you, working merch, how sick is that?
” yeah, it was our 6 month abnniversary on march 24th, Karine is becoming famous on Necrohiphop.com there is even a thread about her. saying yo Hyde’s girl is cool as fuck and is working merch, then the grimmey motherfuckers asking us to post pix of her ass.(lol) I’m like yo, the girl is mine…like that Micheal Jackson and Paul MacCartney song, “The girl is mine”, she’s mine.”
Tonight there was a stabbing outside the Fillmore, is there any riots or crazy shit that sticks out?
” yeah, Necro headline tour in Seattle, Washington, Necro was sick, so the guy goes on stage to tell them Necro’s not performing and they started throwing bottles at his head, people were stabbed so ya, they started rioting, so shout out to all the die hard PLR fans.”
What is up with the whole Best Buy banning Necro?
” well the CEO banned him because of the video “White Slavery” video, I mean it has a parental sticker, what else do they want? There fucking with our 5th ammendment rights, but fuck them!”
We both have signed the petition to get Necro on the Howard Stern show, how can PLR fans help out?
” Go sign the petition on My Space, Facebook or tell Howard at HowardStern.com get Necro on and we can all go tailgate outside the show, Howard would love that, BBQ beat the shit outta people, maybe kick out a few of Beatle Juices Teeth.(lol) Let Necro do Tabloid update, just shit on everybody, do some more porn rhymes, bring some strippers smack them around.”
You were a Golden Gloves Boxer and actually still box, right?
” Yeah, now I do MMA as well my friend Mike MMA and I traded skills so, ya that’s what’s up.”
Alright Hyde, Unadstream Magazine thanks you for taking time to chill, is there any last words you have for our readers?
“Shout out to all the homies, the Juggalos and Jugglets, ICP, Coolio, all the fam, La Coka, and thanks to all the loyal fans buying Merch, getting tickets, Necro or Hyde headliner shows, let’s build an army, lets get Necro on Howard Stern, so we can blow up, We aren’t sale outs so the more yall buy the more you’ll get back! so the strippers will turn into Scarlet Johanssen, and if she get’s naked her head is going on my mantle next to Teena’s art, Tee’s drawing, so Scarlet I know you went NYU, get at me.(lol) but, thanks to the PLR Army.”
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