Hip Hop recording artist Nick Javas is proving to the world that he BElongs! With his mixtape entitled, Detour, which dropped May 27th, the New Jersey native is another young star that is making his dreams reality! Hard Work, dedication and commitment are just a few of the characteristics that descriBE Nick, and passion is a key element in his formula for success. “When I finished college, I just went into the studio hard! I started doing shows and when I felt like I had a strong demo, with me BEing out in New York, I made sure that I was at all of the industry events. I eventually ran into DJ Premiere, who took a liking to me and my music. He was starting a new record laBEl called Year Round Records at the time, and that’s where it all BEgan”. Nick admits, however, that music was not his first love. “I have always BEen a hip hop fan but not necessarily a hip hop artist. When my athletic career was cut short due to a knee injury, I found my new sport, which is writing. This was my new passion, which BEcame a hip hop career.” And what a career it is turning in to BE!
Outside of blazing the stage, Javas’ writing skills paid off when he was asked to perform his rhymes for the NFL. “I started this week one of the 2010 NFL season. What I did was I wrote a rhyme every Sunday night, recapping the highlights of the game. It would BE a lyrical highlight rhyme that I would put together over night and make a video with it. I would drop it every Monday by 8am. This got the attention of ESPN, who aired one of my episodes on Sports Nation. The NFL reached out to me, and my episodes got played at all the playoff games. I got to work with guys like Big Boi B.o.B, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, and Snoop Dogg to bring this project together.”
Nick is currently working on his debut album Destination Unknown, which is executive produced by DJ Premiere and set to release this fall, with guest appearances such as Royce da 5’9’’.
As Nick continues to build his brand, he wants his fans to rememBEr him for what he BEcame. “In five years, I want everyone to not realize I started out as rapper. I see myself as entertainer who just knows how to rap.” Nick is example that if you BElieve in yourself, BElieve in your craft, and BElieve your passion, you can succeed!