Internet radio is becoming a platform for upcoming artist to premiere their music to the streets. Media outlets such as, Damatrix Studios Network, interviews hip-hop artists and urban entrepreneurs that cater to the urban demographic. A new team recently joined DSN radio’s own, Rat Pack Radio, and now they’re dominating your Wi-Fi.
Consisting of a round table of five individuals is one female, host Nikki-G. They each have their different perspectives on music, life, and business. Nikki contributes a softer side to the “shock radio” antics of the group. Nikki-G along with Rat Pack Radio, has had the opportunity to cover NYC events such as Lips and Lashes Harmless by Red Duvet Launch; Korey Buckets “Get It In” Music video premiere; and recently interviewed DRAG-ON formerly of the Ruff Ryders. I had the pleasure to interview Nikki G, and I asked her to share her experiences with Rat Pack Radio and Damatrixstudiosnetwork.com.
Please introduce yourself?
My name is Nikea Faith Grimes AKA Nikki G (Radio Name) I’m 32; I reside in Woodhaven, Queens originally from Jamaica, Queens. I attended John Bowne, Alfred State, and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I wouldn’t call myself a Hip Hop Journalist. Writing was never a passion for me, however I recently started writing for a blog site called “Onmygrind.com” It’s a slow process but eventually I’ll get better and take on the title Hip Hop Journalist. I’m a Leo, and I’m single… LOL
Who was your most notable interview?
My most notable interview thus far was interviewing a rapper from Brooklyn named Savkillz on the Hip Hop Renaissance radio show, reason being is because he was my first interview and not only was he humble, he was also intelligent and it made being my 1st interview easy. If I could interview any rapper or rap group, it would most likely be the whole Tribe Called Quest. I absolutely love that group their contribution to hip hop was amazing and I just dig their style the way the fused jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop
How is it to be the only female in the group, Rat Pack Radio Lounge?
My relationships with the guys are awesome. We are like family, and they are like my brothers. We fight and have disagreements but at the end of the day it’s all love. Of course being the only female is tough, especially since I am a “girly girl” I’m constantly teased for making a “blond remark” or made fun of for being “Hollywood” when I say I don’t like a picture because I don’t like how I look in it. But there is a flip side to it because I think I make them look good as a “Unit” they may front and say yea right but deep down inside they know it’s the truth.
What upcoming projects are you working on?
Aside from the radio show, a lot of people don’t know this but I love headbands. I am currently in the works of coming out with my own headband line. Look out for Nikki G’s headbands.
Rat Pack Radio can be heard every 2nd and 4th Sundays from 7P-8P live Eastern Time. Go to their YouTube channel Rat Pack Radio for recaps on event coverage, interviews, and more. Read Nikki-G blog, onmygrind.com, for artist reviews and music commentary. There are more exciting opportunities coming for Nikki and Rat Pack Radio, so listen to the show and follow them for more upcoming events.