(I hate talking about myself in these lil blurbs so I'm just gonna put my bio here.)
In 2010, Nikki Lynette received her first nationwide recognition after
her unique sound, which is equal parts hip hop, rock, and pop, won her
the 2nd place spot in Ourstage/New Music Seminar’s “Artist on the Verge
Competition.” As a result, MTV offered her a music licensing deal,
landing her music on several of the networks top rated reality shows.
Her subsequent release, “Roses N’ Guns: The Totally Bad Ass Mixtape That
Rocks,” quickly racked up thousands of downloads online. Soon Nikki
Lynette’s fans formed a movement around her music and dubbed themselves
Team Bad Ass. “We call ourselves Team Bad Ass because we’re not like
everybody,” Lynette explains. “We do what we want to do. We don’t care
what anybody thinks.” It is this same profound sense of individuality
that has been the cornerstone of Nikki Lynette’s existence, earning her
accolades from industry heavyweights from producer Rodney Jerkins and
Detroit crooner Dwele to Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco and Justin Tranter of
the rock band Semi Precious Weapons.
Following the success of her mixtape, Lynette released a second project,
“The Strong Survive EP,” which she wrote and produced herself. Soon
after the release, MTV and VH1 opted to license the entire project for
use on their networks. To date, Nikki Lynette has placed music in shows
on MTV, VH1, Fox, and Showtime. She recently licensed over a dozen of
her original songs to Viacom Media Networks, making them available for
use on all of the broadcasting networks under the company’s umbrella.
Lynette’s most recent release, “Roses N’ Guns 2: The BADDER ASSED
mixtape that rocks” has garnered her significant press, including being
feature in XXL Magazine in “The Break” column and bookings on the
official line up for the A3C Hip Hop Fest in Atlanta and CMJ in New
York. Nikki Lynette is currently in the studio working on her first full
length album. A release date for the project has not yet been set.
Ummm...I've had my dreads for almost 15yrs & haven't gotten tired of them yet, I've had a vegan diet for about 15yrs (I got into all this stuff while I was a kid, it drove my mom nuts,) my nephews get really good grades & are awesome athletes, I am a crazy cat lady in training, I sing, rap, produce, draw, sculpt, and do Indian seed bead looming. And my music gets played on tv. Yeah.