Nick Grant Pays Homage To The Golden Age Of Hip-Hop On His Debut Mixtape, '88

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After showcasing an epic freestyle on Sway In The Morning that captured the public's ear, Nick Grant formally introduces himself on his debut mixtape, '88.

Although the project name comes from Nick's birth year, it also evokes that specific era in hip hop, "The Golden Age of Hip-Hop," where individuality, storytelling and diverse subject matter was embraced and respected.

There aren't a lot of features and collaborations on the 13-track mixtape, however, Nick grabs some influential and buzzing artists like Young Dro, BJ The Chicago Kid and Stacy Barthe, and Southern heavyweights like Killer Mike and Big K.R.I.T.

Praised for his clever bars that were well-documented by multiple media outlets, tastemakers and fans, Nick's rapid rise has been earned over time, steadily growing track after track.

He drew inspiration from different music styles such as Nas, Jay Z, OutKast, Scarface, Snoop, Erykah Badu, Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder, which is evident in his music. As a result, Nick seamlessly bridges the gap between cool and conscious.

Recognized as someone who's helping to push the culture forward, the ambitious MC plans to take his talents on the road this spring. It's only up from here for Nick, and best believe, he's already starting off on a high note.