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Frank Nitty Nill
Born and Raised in Spanish Harlem, NYC  Frank Zeno AKA Frank Nitty Nill Sinatra

 
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FRANK NITTY Nill
 
 

I grew up in Spanish Harlem, NYC
(El barrio)

as some of may know it as, s/o to all my people from the east side.

Where did you do your first show and how was it for you?
My first show or should I say our first show, I say our first show because I was in a group when I first started doing shows. I guess we will get into that a little later. My first show was an open mic at "pyramids" in the lower east side.  It was kind of a rush but at the same time not knowing how the crowd was going to react was on my mind, but overall I would say it was refreshing.

Describe your passion for music?
I consider my passion with music to be like a marriage. There are good times and bad times. Ups and Downs but in the end, the dedication and determination is what keeps me strong.  I can’t neglect to mention the reactions and love that I receive from the people that listen to the music and understand the story of rhyme.

What are some of the struggles you have went throught to reach this point in your career?
Some of the struggles I must admit were personal ones. "Believe in yourself" was a constant echo in my head.   Simply put. If you don’t believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else to?  So regardless of what ever was placed in my path I believed that I could overcome it. 

And you have your non believers out there and whose goals are to steal your shine, and to resonate nothing but negative energy towards you.  But I’m used to surrounding myself with good energy, strong energy, so struggling or not, Nitty Nill will not stop.

Spanish Harlem, home of the Puerto Rican day festival. I love my hood, my people. 

Its different now than it was lets say like 15 years ago but you still have a few out there that stood real.  Just like everything in life things change, people change, we evolve.  I stay around the way though you can catch me at "firey factory™" laying something down or plotting the next thing to body bag with the HLDF music group. I’ve been at this for a long time both in groups and alone.  I would say for about 15+ years.  Yeah, long time.

Who inspired you to get into music?
My inspirations I must say were my friends on the block who listened to my homemade mixtapes straight outta my mom's bathroom, no joke.  But before that I was blending records on the turntables my dude had at the hookie parties until listening to guys like Kool g rap, Big Daddy Kane, LL cool J, became a habit.  Man I remember  rewriting the whole "I got it made" song by Special Ed. I kept rewinding the tape trying to catch every word then I would spit the whole song verbatim, those were good times.

How is Rob Dinero influence the movement?
Rob Dinero, producer, engineer, writer, mastermind.  I love this guy!  When I met rob the chemistry was instant.  He would play a beat I would either have something already on deck or I would feel so inspired to create something new right on the spot.  Rob's wife and I went to grammar school together and thanks to the facebook gods we were able to connect.  The rest is history.

Behind every hit song there is a story.

Basically, we were doing nothing but recording and recording so by the time we got to looking at each other's music folders we were like yo, "we does this" and all the material, well not all but some of the material recorded was released on "we does this" vol. 1. Dinero/Nill edition. I personally like "To the top" & "Hater in you" feat. Rob Dinero because those were 2 of the songs we had the most fun recording. 

Lets talk about "We Does This" Vol.1 Dinero/Nill Edition.

"We does this" vol. 1 Dinero/Nill edition is a combination of original songs as well as song industry covers.  There are 10 tracks, no skits.  It took us about month to put it all together between the mixing and we reached out to a few people and got some collaborations on it as well.

Tell us about some of the featured artist?
Some of the artists we reached out to were my dude, my bro, and one of the members of the crew I rocked out with from the start "GBU/The good The bad The ugly" the big homie "Cspan" on the "Make it anywhere" we also got my fam "Jbiz Jerzup" & "Chupie" out of New Jersey on "Somethin in the air" and "Hazel" on that "Heat" track definitely spitting that fire on that. 

What regions are your music getting the most recognition in, and how are you capitalizing off of it?
Right now I believe we can reach any market. "We does this" will show the versatility of the artists that put the project together as well as the talents of those we worked with.  We sing, harmonize, rock, pop, however we feel at the time of inspiration is what is portrayed in the music we create.





 

 


 
What regions are your music getting the most recognition in, and how are you capitalizing off of it?
Right now I believe we can reach any market. "We does this" will show the versatility of the artists that put the project together as well as the talents of those we worked with.  We sing, harmonize, rock, pop, however we feel at the time of inspiration is what is portrayed in the music we create.

What artist have you worked with?

So far I have worked with a few artists some local and some not so local.  I did a feat. On this song "Cant judge me" for my dude Mrinfamy (East Dorset, Vermont).  I did another feat. On this track "Death to the fakers" with Sincity (New Hampshire),which I  must admit is one of my favorite 16's on a collab so far and this track called "Hustlers" produced by and also featuring Ali Raza (Pakistan). I also worked with a few other producers/artists like the homie Blayze Deville on "Where u at" (soundcloud.com) and Chris G on that "No tomorrow" (www.nittynillmusic.com)
As a lyricist I feel that hip hop has transformed
from story telling and entertainment to metaphors and rehashing unoriginality. I’m not saying that everything out right now is garbage, well 99.9% is,  Just being honest.  But I do love the fact that there are a few artists that have made it and are not glorying the big chains and so forth and are successful,but the majority of the music out now lacks substance and originality. Just my opinion.

Which artist are you looking to colab with?
I wouldn't mind getting on a track with Joell Ortiz, Kool G Rap and the homie Mysonne.  Just off the lyrical content they all come up with, very influential, id feel like it was challenge. Maybe right now California is showing us a lot of love. We have numerous dj's as well as promoters out there playing our music and from what we hear they are definitely feeling the music and what we are doing.  We want to go out to Cali and show love to them too, not just via the internet you know. 

Give us your opinion on the direction of hip hop today.
I feel hip hop has been heading down this road where it's all about being in the best cars, having the most money, the prettiest girls, etc.  Now that's all fine and dandy and like I stated earlier. "we evolve" but we have to realize the influence this music we put out has on our children and those that look up to us.  So it's important that I don’t conform to the current state of hip hop and keep this marriage I have to this music going for as long as I can.

What tools are you using to promote your music?
Online marketing is very crucial depending on what are you trying to do with your music and who you are trying to reach. Nowadays for a small fee or for free you can upload almost anything via all these mixtape sites such as datpiff.com and thatcrack.com.  And it's much easier than having to burn a million cds and print out covers. 

So online marketing should be used wisely. Thanks to Itunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, Zune, just to name a few tools we use, we are able to get our music downloaded by a wider range of people all over the world.  Hence, creating fans, in Europe, Japan, Switzerland who listen and support our music as well.  We also utilize sites such as reverbnation, soundcloud, twitter, facebook, and youtube to get even more exposure.

What would you like to say to your supporters?
I would like to thank each and every one of my fans for their continuing support, inspiration,  and motivation. Thanks for believing in what I do and who I do it with.  To all who have supported by downloading and sharing the music, thank you.  If you have a dream, believe in it enough and it becomes reality.  
 
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