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Straight Official Sit Downs: NYREISHA

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Nyreisha

NYREISHA is an emerging R&B artist who took the hot seat this week for another edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. With @klassikceo serving up the questions, Nyreisha broke down her journey into becoming the next big star. Check out their one-on-one down below and click here for more Straight Official Sit Downs.

Q&A WITH NYREISHA

What is your Name? Where are you from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?

My name is Nyreisha and I’m from San Diego , CA. I’ve wanted to be singer my whole life so you could say I was born with the interest , lol. So when I discovered I had a talent for writing and singing, I knew there was no limit.

Who and/or what inspires you to create?


My music is heavily inspired by love. Whether it be newfound love, the loss of love, or the lack thereof, love is what inspires every song I write.

How would you describe your sound?


I think my sound is like old school rnb mixed w’ a little bit of the present. It gives you that feel good love song vibe that makes you feel something.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

What is your creative process like?


Most of the time it starts with a beat. When I hear a beat that speaks to me, the song pretty much writes itself, usually starting with the chorus. Other times it begins with a poem that I play around with to find a melody that I like and then I try and find a beat that fits it later on.

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?


I actually have a list on my phone of dream collaborations. My number one was always Michael Jackson. As far as right now, I would LOVE to work with The Weeknd, Josh Levi, Chris Brown, Brent Faiyaz, Lucky Daye & the list goes on. If I’m honest, but we can leave it there for now (laughs).

What is one message you would give to your supporters?


Oh man, honestly, just thank you. Thank you for being here for the journey. It’s nowhere near as magical if I can’t share it with y’all. & always remember that life only goes one way and that’s forward, so always move forward with love.

Nyreisha

Be intentional with your words. Speak only truth and love and positivity. You control the tongue, you control the world.

Nyreisha’s best piece of advice

SHIFTING GEARS

What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

I am REALLY good at modeling Sims characters after real people (laughs). I’m kidding, but a talent I possess is I’m really good at doing accents from around the world!

What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music?


Two goals of mine outside of my music are to become a Licensed Music Therapist and a Licensed Master Esthetician. Lucky for me, all can be achieved while also pursuing my music career. There is nothing you can’t achieve when you believe in yourself.

Who are some artists/people you admire and why?


Honestly, I admire anyone who has a dream or a goal that they’re chasing after. It’s a challenge to let go of everything you know and let go of the fear and just believe you can and then do it!! Life is meant to be lived & the world is way too big to be stuck living in your head.

Nyreisha

WRAPPING IT UP

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?


I wish it would be more accessible to artists who actually have an overall passion for the music and not just to people who have a large following / fan base.

What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself in the next year?


I couldn’t tell you what’s next for me. I know that I’m grateful for the moment and I’m enjoying every bit of it. In the next year, I see myself sharing more of my songs all over the world and connecting to people through my music.

What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

My Instagram , TikTok , and X can all be found under @nyreisha__ (my name with two underscores)

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Artists You Should Know | Skypp

Skypp
Photo Cred: SoundCloud

WHO IS SKYPP?

SKYPP is a cultivator of Hip-Hop that resides from the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Throughout his career in music, he has been the voice of reason using his Sophisticated Street Music to captivate his audience. With witty bars and cautionary narratives, he’s been a constant in the evolving Hip-Hop scene in the Circle City.

His music is mixture of boom bap, trap prophecies and braggadocious flows over modern production. So far left from the modern day standard in Hip-Hop, Skypp is the breath of fresh air that the game needs more so than often. His messages that range from self awareness and empowerment to introspection are a far cry from most aspiring rappers.

Byron Horton’s been immersed in Hip-Hop since the sixth grade. While not so bold at that time, his talent would be exposed through an incident that took place in middle school. A group of girls stole one of his notebooks and read his raps in front of the class. The attempt to embarrass him would backfire.

“They probably expected me to be discouraged, but it motivated me to make these people believers.”

Skypp

BODY OF WORK

Skypp has an impressive catalog with multiple successes including a Top 15 charting release on iTunes in 2020. His notoriety however, would begin years before that. In 2011, after securing over half a million plays on his Skypp Saturdays series on SoundCloud he was on the radar of the industry’s elites.

Skypp gained the opportunity to not only open for Yo Gotti, but the chance of a lifetime in another Naptown celebrity. Mike Epps approached him with a record deal and flew the MC out to Atlanta for a Tupac Anniversary Celebration. He would meet Meek Mill, Rick Ross and the late Afeni Shakur.

Although the label would dissolve and the deal never came to fruition, he again was not discouraged. As one door closed on Skypp, another would open. A change in management would bring Sid “Uncle Jamz” Johnson (Babyface, Field Mob, Mariah Carey) to his request. It’s been all gas and no brakes ever since!

Skypp

NEW RELEASE

Skypp Sorry 4 My Trauma
Skypp- Sorry 4 My Trauma

Skypp is coming out of the blocks fast in 2023. His anticipated project Sorry 4 My Trauma released on February 3rd. The album is currently in the Top 40 US Hip-Hop Albums on iTunes (#6). This places him amongst the ranks of Mount Westmore, Eminem, Drake & 21 Savage.

The twelve track album consists of production from Zero the Composer & The Megalodon. One of the hit singles “My HLF” is also making noise. It’s a smooth track that caters to the ladies this time around. You can check out the single down below.

Some have labeled 2023 as Skypp’s breakout year. While the debate is up for discussion, he feels as if this is moment in time is a milestone in his career. In a press release he stated, “S4MT is some of the most important music I’ve ever made. The transparency is refreshing but the music is just elite. This album will be highly revered and an instant classic. I’m sure of it.”

Skypp
Photo Cred: Phaysed Imagery (Al Hayes)

I have made many albums, over 15 of them and I can say that I have never made music quite like this.

SKYPP

EDITOR’S PICK

Skypp has always been on my radar of the Hip-Hop landscape in Indy. At one point he was hard to avoid. As well as being an artist, he is also revered for his work in his community. This gained the attention of the city. Soon after I would see the homie on the side of IndyGo buses all over the city!

Skypp
Photo Cred: WTHR 13

Make sure you download Sorry 4 My Trauma today on iTunes & Amazon Music. In anticipation of my full listen of the album, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite sessions of Skypp. Check out “Music In Transit” down below!

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