NU-Ricks is the highest volume independent live music company in the SF Bay Area.


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


NU-Ricks can drive foot traffic to your venue. This leads to increased bar sales, better notoriety, and repeat customers


Ensure your artists gain the necessary exposure and notoriety they deserve. With our promotional strategies, you can be assured that your artist will be treated and promoted in the most professional of manners.

#NUArtist: Young Alien

Young Alien is an upcoming artist from the Bay Area. His high energy is clearly expressed through his music. Young Alien preaches to always be positive and that love wins everything. He said, “We can create our own reality, come follow as my life manifest and unfolds into becoming your favorite artist!” Check his music out below and watch him perform with J. Stalin on 3/25 in San Jose!

#NUArtist: Solrak

With clean production and fresh lyrics Solrak, a San Jose native, is taking over the bay area scene highlighted by his high production skills. This self made, uniquely styled rapper, is bound to catch your attention. A featured artist on, his recent single “Bounce” is ripping through the charts. Check out his SoundCloud below:

#NUArtist: Swift Homicide

Hailing from Stockton, Swift Homicide are making a mark in the Bay Area and Sacramento rap scenes with their sick mixture of styles and beats. Swift Homicide’s music is brilliantly haunting and full of eerie emotions. It’s a rare twist on traditional rap music since Swift Homicide adds in a horror movie vibe to their songs. They will be performing with Mac Mall at The Blue Lamp on March 11! Check out their music below:

#NUArtist: Klass AKT

Klass AKT is a group of two artists from the Bay Area, King Klydus and Twitch. Both Klydus and Twitch are both veterans in the music industry, constantly evolving their revolutionary sound as to generate excitement for their fans. Originally signed with Stoner Gang Ent., Klass AKT has performed in multiple cities all over California including Santa Cruz, San Diego and Chico.

Klass AKT has a strong positive message for the youth, promoting hard work and progression with each track. Poetic lyrics that paint a vivid picture in your mind delivered in a wavy yet perfectly calculated flow, Klass AKT has a unique sound that separates them from the competition.

They are going to perform in Oakland with Mac Mall on March 12! Check their music out below:


KIINGQUEEN is a fierce upcoming rapper coming from Sacramento. She has lyrics and beats that are sure to make any crowd dancing. KIINGQUEEN is definitely a rapper that can stand out in any show because of her talent and personality. You can sense her unique vibe in her singles “Money Ova Erry Thing”, “Mix A”, “Simple”, “Attention Haters”, and “Super Cali Fresh”. Check out her music below and catch her performing with HBK Skipper in Oakland on February 26!

“I’m the king of all queens.”-KIINGQUEEN

#NUArtists: Smoke Da Bandit

Smoke Da Bandit was born Antoine Towers in East Oakland. He started rapping at an early age and loved performing on plays and doing talent shows. His music was heavily influenced by LL Cool J, NWA, DMX, E,inem, and Drake. Smoke Da Bandit began writes his own songs and enjoys freestyle Battling. He found it to be an effective way to express himself and his deepest feelings. Now you can find this Oakland native rocking the microphone in many events. He has done countless amounts of club dates, open mic sessions, etc.  Smoke Da Bandit takes every opportunity he’s presented to win a crowd over and strengthen his fan base. He loves spending time recording records in a calm environment where he can express himself and make sure his records are clear and well thought out. Smoke Da Bandit has worked with some very great artist Kali Kash, Kafani, Jon Nash, Chase Banks to name a few. He’s constantly working to perfect his craft. So stay tuned as this hard working Bay Area native takes the industry by storm. Check out some of his music below!

#NUArtist: Mystery Chissell

At the age of 8 this #NUArtist already knew that she was destined to be a rapper. Heavily influenced by Prince, Mystery Chissell started writing her own songs at only 16 years old. Mystery Chissell has collaborated with several other Bay Area natives including Sunrayz W. Beamin, Papa Don, KMX, Enearas Blue, and Legacy. She may have been born in Texas, but Mystery Chissell has become one of the most well known female rappers in the Bay Area.

“Famous without a check!! Long over due!! Unique and Rare!! Not Ordinary!! True Artists!!!”

-Tracey Parks Trunk Ready Records

Check out some of Mystery Chissell’s music below:

#NUArtist: VerseBorn

VerseBorn is an American artist hailing from San Francisco, California. He has amassed a worldwide following and is a member of the “KonQuest”, a uniquely talented group of artists that he works with.

“These guys right here are the future because their edgy, creative, and make good music. Get tuned in!”
– TradeMarrk,

VerseBorn has had the privilege of writing and producing for many popular artists associated with major record labels including Universal Music Group, Def Jam Recordings, E-One Music, Interscope and more.

In early life, VerseBorn was raised on Wu-Tang and Souls of Mischief while heavily influenced by Black Thought and Talib Kweli as a young mc. VerseBorn is able to play many instruments by ear (without formal training) and took inspiration from RZA, Hi-Tek and Scott Storch as he began producing his own instrumentals.

VerseBorn is most notable for his production of the KonQuest hit single “Kick Rocks”, which has been featured on NBC Sports, World Series of Fighting and various other cable network television programs.

“Really feeling the style man, def on ur way to the top!”
– Watzreal, Recording Artist

Recently, VerseBorn has been a global buzz in the world of Underground Hip Hop. As a Co-Founder of KonQuest Now, VerseBorn has gained recognition for his overall captivating musical capabilities:
Clever Lyrics, clean production, engineering, song arrangements and more…

“Sounds and lyrics are tight man…keep up the good work…best thing have heard in some time!!!!”
– Eliot Rivero, Automo VXF

As one of the Bay Area’s most talented gems, VerseBorn has been able to carve and stretch a unique path on the road to following his dreams while creating and sharing thought-provoking material along the way.

Check out some of VerseBorn’s hit singles here:

#NUArtist: Brig

Brig is a Hip-Hop artist from the Bay Area that needs to be watched out for. Every week he continues to drop self engineered, self written songs accompanied by Bardo Beats on production. He continues to push his personal values; self belief, positivity, hard work, & motivation in all of his music. As he’s been perfecting his craft for over 10 years, he’s finally started to push and pursuit , dropping 40 tracks in 2016. On his 30th track “On My Own” The strong lyrics about his struggle & climb to success are also accompanied by an equally strong beat that gets your blood pumping. Check out the official music video for “On My Own” and his other videos & songs below.