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NU-Ricks enables artists to grow their networks, get on stage and build a performance resume all while making money while performing.


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#NUArtist: Alpha Skywalker

Alpha Skywalker’s flow may have a laid-back vibe, but his tracks are always a party. With a staccato rap style, reverb of his voice playing in the background, and fast beats (some produced by none other than himself), Alpha Skywalker has elements of both Kid Cudi and Migos. Catch him playing at Yukmouth’s Record Release Party on Sunday in Oakland!

Get tickets here: Yukmouth Live in Oakland 3/18/18

#NUArtist: Mu

Mu is a San Jose rapper with a flow he accurately describes as “spazztastic”. He raps circles around whatever beat is behind him. Combined with thoughtful lyrics, Mu’s tracks bring to mind Kendrick Lamar. He’ll be opening for Show Banga this Sunday in Oakland! Check him out here:

Get tickets here: Show Banga Live 3/11/18

#NuArtist D’Wyze of The Bums

D’Angelo “D’Wyze” Smith was born and raised in Oakland, California. D’Wyze is 1/2 the group of The Bums. His fluid flow of rapping is attention getting and keeps the listener captivated! He raps about real life struggles and gives his audience something to relate too. D’Wyze spits game and isn’t afraid to shed knowledge on his listeners. Come and vibe with him on 2/16 in San Jose Back Bar opening up for Loverance!

D’Wyze. O-High Playa To Spit from D Angelo D’Wyze Smith on Vimeo.

#NUArtist: Kenny Maxx


Born in Berkeley and raised in Richmond, Kenny Maxx has been in the rap game since 1989. Rap started as a family affair with his cousins, but he later went solo. Kenny’s old-school West Coast rap style fits well in the Bay Area hip-hop scene and is reminiscent of artists like Too $hort. Catch him opening for Nef the Pharaoh in Oakland on Sunday, 12/10! Listen to his music here:

#NUArtist: Lil Ricky

Lil Ricky is a heartfelt rapper with a lightning-fast flow who writes about personal struggles and life on the street. The serious topics covered in his tracks as well as his husky voice bring to mind J. Cole. He’ll be opening for Husalah in Oakland this Saturday! Check him out here:

#NUArtist: O-Ak Coole

O-Ak Coole, an artist and producer from Oakland, switches seamlessly between quick bouncy rap and catchy Auto-Tuned melodies. Destined for the radio, his music is reminiscent of Lil Yachty, iLoveMakonnen, and Lil Uzi Vert. His name stands for:

K.ush ……… Coole”

Catch him performing with Husalah on 12/2 in Oakland! Check out his music below:

#NUArtist: OMF Posse

OMF, a.k.a. Original Masters of Flow, are an old-school hip-hop group from San Francisco. They were founded by London-born The Rebel, whose musical influences include James Brown, Grandmaster Flash, and Run-D.M.C. OMF Posse’s laid-back rap music is definitely in the same throwback style as the legends that inspire it. They’ll be performing with Mac Mall in Oakland this Sunday! Check out their music below:

#NUArtist: TJ Marion

TJ Marion is a rapper reminiscent of Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, effortlessly switching between soulful R&B melodies and storytelling rap lyrics in his songs. His voice is at home in both R&B and rap genres. He’ll be performing with Nef the Pharaoh in San Jose this Saturday! Check out his SoundCloud below: