Carolina Rapper Nick Grant is one of the premiere guys in the rap game and has held down his spot since 2010. With his quick delivery and storytelling rhymes he will forsure be in the game for many more years to come. Keeping rap greats on his inspiration bar he draws inspo from legends such as 2pac, Jay-Z, Nas and Rakim to name a few. In 2017, he released the Return Of The Cool which featured acts such as BJ The Chicago Kid, Ricco Barrino and many more. The album hit Top 30 on the hip-hop charts and just last year he gave fans the Dreamin’ Out Loud mixtape which featured Yo Gotti, DJ Khaled, DRAM and many more. If you haven’t purchased the Dreamin’ Out Loud mixtape you can here.
“I grew to learn life is about experiences,” Grant says about his new collection. “Everything that I created I was inspired by something, from going on tour with Nas, to having conversations with different people that I love or respect. Things that I experienced opened the door to create when inspired or led me through something to talk about it.”
We caught up with Nick during Luda Day Weekend at the celebrity basketball game to talk hoops and how RESPECT was one of the first magazines to show him love. Check out the interview below.
Respect.: Are you a fan of basketball?
Nick Grant: Yes! This is what I do on my off-time, alot of my friends are on this court. I be bustin they a**. (Laughs) I’m a huge fan of basketball looking forward to the NBA season this year also.
Who are you looking forward to watching hoop today?
One of my good friends, John Thomas. We made a bet for him to score at least 20, but I’m a fan of everybody. He’s really good, he makes me better every week so I’m excited to see it.
Excited to see John Wall?
That’s Carolina too, so anything Carolina; you know I love. I’m a big fan of John Wall.
Last words for RESPECT Mag:
Y’all supported me since day one. I remember doing the freestyle cypher with Sway like the day after y’all posted it and that was like my first major post actually so I was excited about that. Thank you.
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