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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Interview with singer Nikia




South East Hip Hop catches up with singer Nikia to discuss her new single "The Drug Song", her history as a singer, working with Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band, getting a song stolen from an artist, and other experiences.  Read all about what she has to say here in this exclusive interview.  





South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Hey Nikia, how are you doing?
Nikia:  I'm doing good.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  You are a singer, with a little bit of hip hop influence in your music... how would you describe your sound and flavor as an artist?
Nikia:  I would say I'm an R&B soul songstress with a pop edge.




South East Hip Hop Magazine:  How long have you been singing?
Nikia:  I've been singing since I was 3 and professionally 13.




South East Hip Hop Magazine:  What inspired you to want to become a singer?
Nikia:  Just hearing other great singers, and the emotions in their songs inspired me to be a singer.




South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Who were some of your favorite artists coming up?
Nikia:  My favorite artist were Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle Charlie Wilson, En Vogue, Mariah Carey.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Who are some of the artists you listen to now?  What's in your iPod?
Nikia:   Well in my iPod, I have.... its a lot (laughs), Trey Songz, Tamia, Jamie Foxx, Miguel, Alicia Keys, Teyana Taylor, J Holiday, John Legend, K. Michelle, Usher, Tyrese and Toni Braxton.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Who are some of the people you've worked with?
Nikia:   I've worked with Shawn Keyes (Just Awesome Music), Charlie Wilson (Gap band) Melissa Morgan Gregory Fields Jr. (AMS Music Entertainment)



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Who would you like to work with in the future?
Nikia:  In the future I would like to do a song with Miguel or maybe August Alsina.




South East Hip Hop Magazine:  How would you describe your current single, "The Drug Song"?
Nikia:   The drug song is a fun love song about being addicted to someone like a person would be to drugs.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Who are the types of people that would mostly enjoy listening to "The Drug Song"?
Nikia:   I think everyone would enjoy listening to "The Drug Song".  It has a new school feel and a little 90's flair.  



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  What was your worst experience as an artist and how did you bounce back from it or what did you learn from it?
Nikia:   My worst experience as an artist was someone stealing a song from me.  I learned that artist have to know the business side of things as well in order to be fully successful and understand the business.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Where do you see yourself in 5 years as an artist?
Nikia:   In five years I see myself releasing 5 more albums and maybe writing some songs for some other artist.  A few Grammys (smiles) and a successful empire, clothing, make up ect.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  What plans do you have for the rest of this year, in 2015?
Nikia:  For the rest of the year I will be finishing the album and promoting the single.



South East Hip Hop Magazine:  Is there anything you would like to plug?  Any shout outs?
Nikia:  I just want to shout out my team #teamnikia and everyone who believes in my craft, and yeah god my mom anyone who worked on the project, my publicist, manager and the fans.  Look for updates on www.soundsofnikia.com 

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