Sometimes an artist comes along who is genuinely unique, Jimi Nu is definitely one of them. Jimi Nu was born in Huntsville Alabama, but based his hip hop musical career in Tallahassee, Florida. He doesn't take the road less traveled, Mr. Jimi Nu paves his own path.
Since the age of 14 Jimi Nu has been a standout and now at the age of 23, the young veteran has reigned supreme as the Tallahassee Freestyle King. Like many artist who make their mark, Jimi is inspired by his surroundings and the people in his life.
"My life, my mother, watching people struggle and watching people overcome their struggles, this is what inspires me."Jimi Nu states.
Some artist are born, some artist are made, and then there are artist like Jimi Nu that dare to be different.
So be on the look out and be blown away by Jimi Nu. He has a new mixtape out, "Lyrically Poetic" hosted by Dj Luminati, that is being called a mixtape classic on all levels. Jimi has gained respect from many of his peers. Jimi Nu has also garnered the respect from industry A&R's and executives. He is most definitely on the next to blow list.
So we introduce to the world Jimi Nu. Check out Jimi Nu's website www.jiminu.net and make sure you follow him on twitter @the_real_jiminu
At what age did you decide to become an artist? I decided I wanted to be an artist when I was about 13 or 14. I was riding the school bus home and I heard someone making beats on the side of it. At that point everyone started to freestyle. Even though I had never done it before the bass drove me to try anyway. Needless to say every said I suck and to never pick up another mic. I hate when people tell me I can't do something, but I love proving them wrong. I went home and studied every artist and their style which led to me forming my own. I later went back and showcased my skills to the school and got a standing ovation. I loved the way it felt to be the one everyone wanted to hear spit. I decided from that day that music would be my life. Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop? Some of my biggest influences in Hip-Hop are E-40, 2Pac, Mystical, Biggie Smalls, Busta Rhymes, Twista, and TI . I love just about all music, genre wise anyway. One of my favorite artist of all time is Lenny Kravits. What are some of the things you’re working on right now? As of right now, I am currently working on building a name for my productions company ( Sk8 Nation Muzik ). I do video/audio production, photography, graphic design, and I also DJ. I love knowing how to do it all so I learn what I can. I am also working on my next mixtape titled Release. I will be spitting more about my life experiences on this one. What advice can you give other upcoming artists? The advice I have for upcoming artist is to never give up. Don't let people tell you what you can an cannot do or allow them to change how you view yourself. How has life changed for you since becoming an artist? Since becoming an artist my life has been nothing but amazing. Sure I have my bad days, but the moment I hit any stage or venue I lose myself and become one with my craft. I have accomplished more then I ever thought possible and seen places/things that otherwise would have never had the pleasure of coming across. Have you had the pleasure of performing yet? I have preformed a few times as an artist, but more recently I have preformed a lot of gigs as a DJ in Louisiana. (Keep in mind that I'm from Alabama , but I live in Arkansas now. With that being said I feel things are going extremely well.) Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching? I have worked with a multitude of artist. Most of which if you haven't heard you need to hear! Shoutout to Prince Dre (Royal-Tee Records), Young Grimm (SMG / UPS), Pha-Ro (Royal-Tee Records), Yung-Ro (Sk8 Nation Muzik), Ca$h Flow (Sk8 Nation Muzik), and Kiid Miller ! Media Contact Nicholas Shawn P. Sk8 Nation Muzik, El Dorado, Arkansas Phone: 8703123754 Email: email@example.com Website: http://sk8nationmuzik.wordpress.com Social Media: http://www.twitter.com/sk8nationmuzik http://www.facebook.com/sk8nationmuzik http://www.instagram.com/sk8nationmuzik http://www.youtube.com/sk8nationmuzik
At what age did you decide to become an artist? I ALWAYS RAP WITH FRIENDS THATS AROUND ME, SINCE I WAS IN MY TEENS BUT NEVER TOOK IT SERIOUS TILL THE AGE OF 22. Name a few of your biggest influences in hip hop? JAY-Z COMING FROM THE SAME BOROUGH HE CAME FROM AND TO SEE HOW FAR HE WAS ABLE TO ELEVATE IN THIS BUSINESS, IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST MOTIVATIONS. What are some of the things you’re working on right now? I PLAN ON DOING A STRIP CLUB TOUR WITH THIS SONG I GOT CALLED "UP AND DOWN". BEING INVOLVED IN THE NIGHTLIFE FOR THE PASSED 5 YEARS IT SHOULDN'T BE TO HARD! What advice can you give other upcoming artists? BRAND YOURSELF!! NO RECORD LABEL WANTS SOMEONE THEY HAVE TO PAY AND BRAND. EVERYTHING IS VIRAL PROMOTE. WORK HARD. SPREAD THE WORD. GROW A BUZZ. How has life changed for you since becoming an artist? IT HASNT I DO THE SAME THINGS. AND HOPEFULLY WHEN I GET A DEAL ONLY THING THAT CHANGES IS MY BANK ACCOUNT AMOUNT AND ZIP CODE. I STILL WANT THE SAME PHONE NUMBER. Have you had the pleasure of performing yet? YEA I DID IT WAS DOPE. CHOPPA ZOE WAS THE HEADLINE ARTIST BUT I HAVENT DONE ANOTHER ONE SINCE. Are there any artists/talent that you’ve worked with that we should be watching? YEA CASH FROM SOUTHSIDE QUEENS HE IS DOPE. ALSO GREENLINE YUNG WHO IS FEATURED ON MY SINGLE LIKE THAT. BESIDES THAT THERE IS OTHERS I WANT TO WORK WITH AND WILL WORK WITH THIS YEAR.