Born in Buffalo, NY, Nicholis has been writing since middle school, developing a love for the art form of words over beats, imagery and metaphors. As a teenager, he sat at the table watching other students rap their lunch away. The more he listened, the easier and easier it sounded, and the less he was impressed by everyone else. Later on in the school year, he went out on a limb and introduced his self into the cypher, captivating everybody. Soon after, he formed an odd obsession, to be the best. Nicholis would listen to beats and take his experience from the streets and create a harmonized puzzle. In 2005, he had dealings with a national record label that ended poorly, discouraging him from pursuing a musical career. In 2009, his passion for music returned when he received an e-mail from an individual who was familiar with his music. Upon inquiring if Nicholis had released any new music, he realized that his impact wasn't the results he didn't garnish nationally, but the ones he did on an individual basis. Recharged with a new vigor, some of the hottest lyrics and an uncanny ability to reach any demographic, he began working on music again. In 2011, Nicholis completed his mixtape “A Kingdom In Ruin” locally in Buffalo to secure a proper introduction with over 1000 in sales hand to hand. He has worked with artists such as: Benny, Dunny Gage, Conway, Miilkbone, Keith Murray, Nino Bless, K-Rino, Kelsey Nykole, and Ness Lee. Having performed in New York City, Charlotte, Buffalo, Rochester, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Montgomery, Miami, Boston and Chicago, SpiderdaGod is an artist to look out for. As he prepares for his debut album "The Dead King", his business acumen and ability to captivate the market ensures a bright future.
Q: What's it like growing up in Mpls? Does the city have interesting stories about Prince? A: I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it. Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis. I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows. Prince put us on the map for music. I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota. I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories. I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around