Nick Speed lived a childhood steeped in music. Being exposed to his father’s work at BET, Speed began thumping on the MPC and working with everyone from Phat Kat to Proof, and Danny Brown. His demo soon fell into the hands of G-Unit President, Sha Money XL, who offered him an in-house production contract, and management deal. Speed used his love of Motown soul and Detroit hip-hop to contribute to the signature sound of G-Unit’s platinum dominance. He has worked with artists like 50 Cent, Talib Kweli and Lloyd Banks.
Nick Speed has released four studio albums, including ‘The Beat Down’ released on Moodymann’s Mahogani Music, which landed #1 in the UK, and his most recent, ‘D-Cyphered’ which he self-released in 2017. Speed scored the 2017 Detroit Free Press movie ’12th And Clairmount’ a documentary about the 1967 Detroit Riots.
Speed also garnered two awards in 2018, as MVP at the Underground Hip Hop awards, and Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Rap Recording for D-Cyphered. Frequently a guest DJ on Eminem’s Shade 45, Speed is developing his own custom portable turntable with Crosley radio, all while being a host, and face of Red Bull radio.
Speed was among the first ever hip-hop artists to appear on the walls of The Detroit Institute Of Arts in their exhibit ‘Detroit After Dark’. That exhibit opened the door for the 2017 exhibit ‘D-Cyphered: Portraits by ‘Jenny Risher’ featuring Eminem, Big Sean, Kid Rock, and more. Having established himself as a platinum producer and DJ, Nick now returns to his roots as an artist.
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