San Diego-based rapper Ill Nicky presents the Leto Films-directed music video for ‘Young’, his Taylor King-produced single from ‘Beware The 8’, his forthcoming album set to feature Westside singer TQ as well as production from Snoop Dogg/Rick Ross producer Anno Domini.
A Boston-born Italian-American, Nicky’s 2015 single ‘Perpetrator’ reached #4 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Sales Chart (watch the music video). Nicky has shared stages with KRS-One, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Waka Flocka Flame, IAMSU, Nipsey Hussle and more. Nicky’s previous projects include Hungry, My Name Is Nicholas, Breaking and Entering, The iLL Nicky Experiment, The House With No Pressure, Crescendo and Angles 2 Angels.
Nicky describes ‘Young’ as, “much more than just a song for me. After losing several close friends to tragedies, watching my mother fight for her life, and dealing with failure after failure, I knew I had to rewrite my album. ‘Young’ was the first, and I was able to bare it all and just be honest and vulnerable with my fans. This song was the result of all that darkness and my departure into a new life, a more confident and driven artist and man”.