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Signed to Sony Red, Nick Hissom is here to bring his pop roots from London and blend them with the hip-hop we love in the States. Now, he stops by Power 106 for our exclusive Now You Know series. During the interview, Nick reveals giving Zoey Dollaz his first pop record with “He Ain’t Better.”
Nick states, “Creating the record with Zoey was crazy. He called me up like, ‘Yo, I’m in The Hit Factory. Come to the studio, I’m going to cut the verse right now.’ It was like 2:30 in the morning. I got out of bed and came driving over there. By the time I got there, he already cut the verse. He posted it on Instagram, it went on XXL Mag the next day. They were like, ‘Yo, this is his first pop record. Who is this artist? Who is Nick Hissom? Why is him and Zoey collaborating? This is a dope track, we need to check it out!'”
Speaking on his upbringing, he states, “Being from London was really influential in my career. I was inspired by all the British artists when I was in high school. Craig David, Michael Jackson, that whole sound was really big at the time. Now I’m bringing the R&B/pop sound to America, working with a lot of rappers in the hip-hop industry. It’s really fun, it’s really exciting.”
In addition, Nick discusses on transitioning from model to artist, linking with Zoey Dollaz and Rick Ross, his go-to shows on Netflix, and more!