District Detroit Art Walk Series Nick Speed

Nick Speed

Nick Speed lived a childhood steeped in music. Being exposed to his father’s work at BET, Speed began thumping on the MPC and working with everyone from Phat Kat to Proof, and Danny Brown. His demo soon fell into the hands of G-Unit President, Sha Money XL, who offered him an in-house production contract, and management deal. Speed used his love of Motown soul and Detroit hip-hop to contribute to the signature sound of G-Unit’s platinum dominance. He has worked with artists like 50 Cent, Talib Kweli and Lloyd Banks.

Speed was among the first ever hip-hop artists to appear on the walls of The Detroit Institute Of Arts in their exhibit ‘Detroit After Dark’. That exhibit opened the door for the 2017 exhibit ‘D-Cyphered: Portraits by ‘Jenny Risher’ featuring Eminem, Big Sean, Kid Rock, and more. Having established himself as a platinum producer and DJ, Nick now returns to his roots as an artist.