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Birth nameByron Nichols Jr.
Born (1994-07-23) July 23, 1994 (age 26)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Rapper-songwriter[1]
Years active2012–present
Musical career
OriginCleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Hip-Hop
  • Rap
Associated acts
  • 6LACK
  • Well$
  • Jazz Cartier
  • Nebu Kiniza
  • Daye Jack
  • Matt Citron
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NicX (real name: Byron Nichols Jr.) is an emerging rapper caught between many worlds, trying to find a world to call his own. The wandering began at an early age for the Cleveland-born NicX, with a move to Atlanta in his adolescence to escape the influence of his older brother and to be with his father. Atlanta is where he found his gift for lyrical dexterity, but it's also where he found hardships and turmoil at levels unimaginable. While influenced by rappers such as J. Cole, Drake, and Cleveland's own Kid Cudi, NicX was also influenced by real world turbulence, with his father getting the two evicted every three months due to lack of funds.

The homelessness inspired extreme resourcefulness and resilience, as demonstrated by the release of his first three projects. His debut mixtape, NicXnation, was a showcase of his rapid-fire delivery and wordplay. His second project, the "Don't Go Computer On Me" (EP), was a showcase of his knack of surrounding himself with the brightest artists in the game, such as 6LACK and Jazz Cartier [2]. His most recent effort, last year's "Tryna Get Home"(EP) , was his most mature effort to-date, with the 22-year old displaying a knack for self-reflection.


Early life[edit]

Byron Nichols was born July 23, 1994 in Cleveland, Ohio, before later relocating to Atlanta, Georgia at 15 years old. With his 2 sisters (Erika and Briah Nichols), older brother (Erik Cromwell) and parents (Byron Nichols Sr./Father) (Pasha Cromwell/Mother) in East Cleveland Willow Arms apartments where Byron tried to following in his brothers footsteps which was gang violence, jail and detention centers so he took on skating to stay out of trouble[4]


NicX listens to King Chip and Kid Cudi, who were also from Cleveland, Ohio and Nas. These artists influenced his flow (King Chip), His passion for music making (Kid Cudi) and Nas' cadence. His skate influences are Niyjah Houston and Terry Kennedy. Other influences like "Bone" or Bone Thugs-n-Harmony influenced Byron when he was just a kid, he grew up listening to them.



NicX discography
Compilation albums1
Internet albums2
Music videos8

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American recording artist NicX has released three extended plays (EP), two mixtapes and 8 music videos. In October 2012, Nichols self-released his debut mixtape titled NicXnation, which he then followed up with his second mixtape, titled Byron Lion, He then decided to take things further, through which she released Don't Go Computer On Me, his debut extended play (EP) which was followed by 2 more EP's "Everything Must Go" and Tryna Get Home.


Title Mixtape details
  • Released: October 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Byron Lion
  • Released:
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download


  1. Yoh (December 9, 2016). "Meet NicX, The Resilient Clevelanta Rapper Who's 'Tryna Get Home'".
  2. Nichols, Byron (January 2017). "XXL Must Listen". XXL Magazine. XXL Staff.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nichols, Byron. "NicX Spotify". Spotify.
  4. Nichols, Byron. "NicX on Dj Booth". Dj Booth. Yoh. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  5. Nichols, Byron. "NicX on Soundcloud". Soundcloud.
  6. Nichols, Byron. "NicX itunes". iTunes.

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