Upon first meeting the members of Nikki & Rich, the two come across as the prototypical odd couple. Soft-spoken and sophisticated pastor's daughter Nikki Leonti is a Corona, CA-born former Christian music artist who grew up singing in church and wasn't permitted to listen to anything but gospel music as a child. Talkative extrovert Rich Velonskis is a Queens, NY-born former DJ and established hip-hop/R&B producer who got his start spinning in New York City clubs at the age of 16. On the surface, it might seem as if these two have little in common, but listen to the music the pair have created together and it becomes obvious that when opposites attract, it can yield some pretty amazing results.