Published on August 15th, 2017 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Five Questions With nikmoody

nikmoody is a writer, rapper, and songwriter from Long Island, NY. Raised to a blue-collar Italian family, he experienced some loss and depression at an early age. Over time, he learned the importance of a positive mindset. So he made it the focal point of his music. After 7 years of changing names and experimenting he’s finally found himself in the music. His logo, a skeleton hand with its fingers crossed is not just a symbol but also a mantra that he lives by. Hope until the very end. His debut EP House of Mirrors came out on May 23rd, 2017. The 5 songs play like a reminder to self: keep pushing forward.


As you see yourself, who is nikmoody?

nikmoody is a writer first and foremost. I take a lot of pride in the word “artist” and I try to create music that’s more than just something to bob your head to. Conceptually, the lyrics have to mean something bigger. I created a logo that features a skeleton hand with its fingers crossed because I wanted people to see hope in the darkness or a light at the end of the tunnel. So at the end of the day, nikmoody is simply a vessel for positivity.

Tell us about your current project?

The House of Mirrors EP is a project on perspective. With each song its own identity and its own vibe, House of Mirrors explores the depths of perception over vastly different production styles. From old school boom-bap to Jeff Beck-like guitar riffs, the vibe always serves a greater purpose, to urge his audience to change their perspective. The project plays like a trip through an actual house of mirrors, with each room distorting the image of self on a journey towards hope.

What’s on your bucket list to accomplish as an entertainer?

I want to tour. I’ve dreamed about creating my own show and set since I was a kid. I’m very involved in all my music videos and I would love to explore the visual aspects of set design as well. That would be an opportunity in itself. But in terms of a bucket list, Jones Beach Theater is 10 minutes from my house. Obviously, I’m a long way away from selling out that space but a kid can dream.

Will you be finishing out 2017 on the road or what’s on your horizon for 2017?

The rest of 2017 will be focused on doing as many shows as I can while I create another EP. As of right now I’m leaning on the idea of creating a part 2 of the House of Mirrors series but it may be an entirely new project on its own. In my travels I’ve met with a few different producers and we’ve got to working on new music so I’m excited to see how everything comes out.

The Hype Magazine wants to know: What’s been your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?! Or “WTF?!” moment thus far in your career?

I had never performed in front of my father before. He was always supportive of my choice to pursue music but he never truly “got it.” He’s an old school guy who understands only one thing: working hard to provide for your family so there was always some tension even though it wasn’t spoken. In November I did a show in Amityville, Long Island and he came. We rocked the crowd. “Oh Madone” was echoing throughout the audience. The show went really really well. When I came off the stage and made my way through the crowd I found my dad at the bar taking shots with random girls who were fans of mine. He looked up at me with a smile. He didn’t have to say anything. He got it.

Bonus: nikmoody – “Dear Luna” (Official Music Video)

“House of Mirrors” Available Now –
Stream “Dear Luna” on Spotify

Directed/Edited/Shot by Luke DiCola (
Written By Nick Taldi & Luke DiCola
Starring Alexandra Rose Krieger (

Song Produced by SB95 (
Mixed & Mastered by Dream Recording Studios






nikmoody – “La Di Da” (Live at SOB’s)

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