In an industry where both longevity and productivity can be fleeting, few producers can claim the continued diligence and success of Nick Wiz. Born in NYC, but raised across the river in nearby Teaneck, New Jersey, Nick Wiz has been a Hip-Hop mainstay since his teenage years. Having first impacted the early 90’s Hip-Hop scene with his beat contributions to Ecko Unlimited’s Underground Airplay cassette series (which are now highly collectible); Wiz’s sound was (and still is) a considerable part of the early Lyricist Lounge movement. Working with Lounge alum, The Cella Dwellas, on their classic 1996 debut album, further cemented Nick Wiz as an up-and-coming beat phenom. From there his unique fusion of filters, horns, smacking SP-1200 drums and dense bass-lines were soon heard on projects from Mad Skillz, Darc Mind, Chubb Rock, Chino XL, Rakim amongst others.
More recently, Nick Wiz released a compilation of hip hop instrumentals which has been appropriately titled Nick Wiz Unreleased 90’s Hip Hop Instrumentals. These instrumentals are now being exclusively sold online and to date, the album has garnered positive attention. If you’re a true Hip Hop fan and have not bought the album yet, you’re truly missing out.