Past feature Nick Pratt is back again at the top of the year with another release called “Middle Finger Music” which is his follow up to The New Cool. Even though he enjoyed placements by The Source, AllHipHop.com, XXL, Nick is looking for more. Featuring production by Brandon Lee, Keelay, K. Salaam & Beatnick, and some feature help from UZOY, Mac Miller, Jae Hill, and Muzik Jones Drew, this project takes you on a personal ride of ups and downs along with musical growth. Check out what Nick says about his latest.
Middle Finger Music, is my latest and greatest body of work. There were a lot of ups and downs that went into making this project, but all and all, through all the trials and tribulations, I’m extremely pleased with the outcome. I think I found a good balance of my artistry on this project. The only thing I’m disappointed in is the fact that I didn’t do any real story telling on this project, not like I like to anyways.
Eyes On The Hills
When I was making The New Cool, I made a conscious decision to do a faith-based record on ever project I did from here on out. Growing up church and The Lord were a big deal in my life and my household, and they still are. My original vision for this record and the original version of this record was completely transformed thanks to the guidance of my good friend and mentor T. Riff (@Riffdaddy). He really helped Jaehill (@JaehillMusic even though he sucks at Twitter) and I develop this record into what it is now, and I might even say it’s by far my favorite song on this project.
I wrote this record sitting on the floor in the airport with Rick (@RICKdaDICK_CSB) on our way to LA for the Jenesis Magazine 4th Anniversary event. I was just playing Brandon’s beat (@BRANDONGOTBEATS) and the first verse just started coming to me and I really started vibing out writing the record to the point that I almost didn’t hear them call our names because we were about to miss the damn flight! I’m really pleased with the outcome of this one as well and was glad I found wise, relatable words from two of my favorite artists to add some depth and the lob to JT$ to bring it on home. I think this was the perfect way for me to finish the project.
Makings Of Me
This was Barry B’s (@BarryB_CSB) favorite record of mine for a couple years before it ever dropped. You always think history doesn’t change but I’ll tell you that the end of that damn song changed like 4 times since I originally wrote and recorded it. I fell in and out of friendship and favor with my old crew and so on and so forth but all in all it’s a real honest, bare-all type record, very similar to “Eyes On The Hills” and it meant and still means a lot to me.