About Nikko McFadden
After his mother took custody, he quickly became familiar with the wrong end of the law. Then being kicked out of his mother’s house at the age of 16 led to a full time criminal lifestyle trying to get to his next meal and find somewhere to sleep. He went in and out of juvenile halls before he turned 18.
Homeless at 17, and turning 18 in August of 2007, he realized the trouble was more severe in punishment. In October of 2007 his home was raided and 7 felony charges were placed on him. 6 months later he was sentenced to an 8 year state penitentiary bid. He sat the mandatory 30 months and was paroled in May of 2010.
This was the point in his life where he decided to reevaluate his priorities. Raised by his mother, and the oldest of his siblings, becoming a man was a journey made alone. He’s now held full time employment and made family and music his main priorities. With an independent EP and a popular DJ out of DC hosted mixtape, he’s released a full length LP and is in the process of writing the softmore follow up.
“Real Life Music Volume 1: Reflections of an Underdog” Is a 15 track LP, with a mixture of thoughtful, creative, and authentic lyrics over original instrumentals. The album release party was a SOLD OUT event at a 400 person capacity venue. He has multiple performances with National artist, in an out of South Dakota and is known for charismatic stage presence.
This man has had poetry featured in Newspapers and an article in the statewide “605 Magazine”. He has three High quality music videos on YouTube “Got u like”, “Modern Day Blues”, and “Still Me”. He also has old and new videos of freestyles and performances. He has received a sponsorship from and clothing company out of Florida also.
While his past is a huge facet for his music, he doesn’t let it weigh him down. He’s been involved with multiple non-profit fundraisers, and also worked hand-in-hand with troubled children since his release and is passionate about seeing a change. This is one man\artist that is constantly reminded that you can come from the gutters and make a positive environment for others with similar struggles. He will be someone to watch for in the near future.