Nicky Will - Summer Love EP



pop/hiphop

atlanta
georgia
usa


Band Description
 
A cross between your modern day pop and a little bit of Hip Hop, "Nicky Will" has that edgy style with catchy lyrics and real substance.

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Artist Biography
 

NickyWill (Nick Hargarther) is a suburban rapper/Pop artist from Rochester, New York, currently based
in Atlanta, Georgia. As a teenager, he began artfully crafting a unique style of lyrical flow to
accommodate his in-your-face delivery, drawing inspiration predominantly from the likes of mainstream
performers such as Eminem, Asher Roth and Ludacris. NickyWill’s first album, self titled, was released
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ndependently, having been written and produced completely by NickyWill himself. The project was
well received by local critics, prompting NickyWill to immediately begin work on the 2010 release of his
second full length album, “On A Mission”. Utilizing the exposure opportunities of social networks such
as Facebook and Twitter, the album’s breakout single, holding the same name, gained recognition from
top promoters in Upstate New York, offering NickyWill various opportunities to perform alongside top
touring industry acts such as The Cataracs, Maino, Donnie Klang, MC Lars and Hoodie Allen.

After taking some time in 2011 to perform and promote himself as an artist within the underground rap
scene, NickyWill began constructing his most recent project, the “Write Around The Block” mixtape.
Wanting to make a true impact on the hip-hop community, NickyWill wrote and produced the album to
take influence from the roots of jazz, folk rock and blues, blending it with the contemporary sounds of
today’s rap. With the mixtape’s digital release in summer of 2012, NickyWill was praised equally for his
matured sound and the creativity of the instrumentals by a variety of critics in producers, DJs, artists and
most importantly, his fans.

Having successfully generated an underground buzz for his work, NickyWill has since begun to gauge the
interest of recognized talent management companies, agents and producers. Taking advantage of the
opportunity in fall of 2012, NickyWill moved to a larger market in Atlanta, Georgia, working closely with
top artist developers and Producer Brad Cox who is helping to ensure his upcoming breakout into the national spotlight.

Press Release
 
 
Summer Love Named "Song Of The Month" March 2014 by Songwriteruniverse.com 
 
Nicky Will, a young hip-hop/pop singer/songwriter based in Atlanta, GA, has won the SongwriterUniverse “Best Song Of The Month” Contest for March, for his song “Summer Love" (co-written by Brad Cox). This song is the title cut of his EPSummer Love, which he released independently last September (2013).
“Summer Love” is a fresh, contemporary tune which combines a energetic music track and catchy pop hooks with a descriptive rap story. The song's highlight is an infectious chorus which is easy to sing along to. Will impressively handles both singing (in the choruses) and rapping (in the verses). This recording was expertly produced by Brad Cox (who is the lead singer & songwriter of the rock band Grayson Manor) and it sounds ready for pop radio airplay.
 
Will grew up in Rochester (in upstate New York), where he lived until moving to Atlanta 18 months ago. He has been inspired by listening to a wide range of music artists, and his current favorites include Travie McCoy, Asher Roth, Eminem and Mos Def. Will played in punk rock band for awhile, and during high school he started to write songs, and recorded demos with his home studio equipment.
Gradually, Will learned how to produce his own recordings, and he released a self-titled, debut album. Then in 2010, he released his next album, called On A Mission. "I learned how to produce myself, and I became more comfortable with my music," Will explained. "I also started booking my shows in New York, and I went to hip-hop conventions, to network and meet people." He also was the opening act for several known artists such as the Cataracs, Donnie Klang, MC Lars and Chris Webby.
It was in the summer of 2012 that Will decided to move to Atlanta, and in the fall he met Brad Cox, who would produce "Summer Love" and the song 'Hands High" for Will's EP. "Working with Brad has been great," said Will. "He's a mentor and he's like an older brother. He's guided me and helped me make the right decisions."
 
Will continues to collaborate with Cox, and they've recorded a new song called "Feelin' It," which will be Will's next single. In addition, Will has been performing live shows, and he's filmed an excellent video of "Summer Love," which was directed by EJ Alvarez and produced by his company, Digital Dinosaur.
Will has been keeping busy and making good progress in Atlanta, but he also wanted to say thanks to his friends and family in New York. "I really appreciate my friends and family back in New York for supporting me and believing in me," he said.
  
 

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