How would you describe your artistry?
NN: Pretty different than most. I switch genres on almost every track. I am primarily a hip-hop artist; however, I have released country and R&B albums. I also do pop, and will be adding other genres to my resume soon! I like to keep people on their toes to the point that they never know what to expect when turning on a Nick Nittoli song or album. So, I would describe my artistry as eclectic!
What recording artists are your influences? How are you similar or different from them?
NN: I am heavily influenced by Michael Jackson, Eminem, 2Pac, Blink 182, Bush, Nofx, and various others. I think that my music causes social change, and because of that factor, it resembles Eminem and 2pac. I also think that because of how different my music is, it can resemble a lot of different artists all combined into one. I take a bit from all of my influences and kind of make my own thing with it. I think the thing that separates me from these artists is my willingness to experiment, truly dive into different genres, and make people think...keep them guessing as to what's coming next.
NN: There is not another hip-hop artist doing what I'm doing right now. No one switches genres successfully. I am also the first artist to place songs on the iTunes Top 40 charts in three different genres (i.e. Metal, R&B, and hip-hop)! I like being unique and different; that's honestly how I have felt my entire life. I want to be the first to do something, and not copy what someone else is doing. It's very important to me to stick out from the pack, and to be a lone wolf.
Editor's Note: JSaysOnline.com did not verify the chart records mentioned.
What are the pros and cons of being involved with a reality music competition on television?
NN: I think that the pros of being on a reality competition show are that you get an audience that you wouldn't have by just performing live, promoting yourself on Instagram, etc. The whole world can tune in, and you can gain a lot of fans in other countries...However, at the same time, an artist can benefit from having some mystery...That is truly not an option when it comes to being on a television show. You are fully exploited, and the audience needs to know literally everything about you in order to fall in love with your character.
Why should people listen to your music?
NN: I think that people should listen to my music because it talks about some serious topics in our society. It's not just music to nod your head to. It really asks you to question things happening in the world. I talk about the deaths of certain celebrities, our government, the food that we eat, aliens, and various other topics that affect a vast amount of human beings on earth. I think that by listening to my music, you can skip a couple of great books that would lead you to the same concept or idea of what I am saying. I also think that consciousness overall is greatly increased by tuning into my music...My main goal is to enlighten people who would not find this information elsewhere. I am also trying to restore the power back to the people...by listening to me, you are strengthening an artist that will give back to the community; not just buy some gold chains and flash them in your face. I'm one of the good guys!
You can learn more about Nick Nittoli and his music at http://www.nicknittoli.com/.