Nickel Working on New Solo Album/Autobio
Seven years since his latest solo release, The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise, Dime Ops front man Mic Nickels is back in the lab working a new hip hop album minus the band. Don't worry, the band will continue to to play, and is slated to begin working on a new collaborative album later this year. At this juncture however, Nickels felt it important to return to his roots, and will be working with producers from around the globe on the project, which includes production from Colombeyond, Mr. Cord, Marc Swing, Kiza, Rude 100, Keef w00kie, Genghis Don, Bizzythowed, Ted Silbert, Chimy, Dray Yard, Jecwho, and more... The full length release, which is being recorded at the iconic Westlake Studios in Los Angeles with Al Machera on board as co-producer, will be a blend of boom bap and modern feel. The album will also include an autobiography of Nickels' life which he is currently working on diligently. Stay tuned for Inner View w/ a B Boy, coming to you in 2020.
NDO's "Resuscitation Music" Now Available!
In 2017 Nickel and Dime Ops completed a successful crowd funding campaign which allowed them to get into the studio to record their latest album. The result is a 13 track musical and lyrical masterpiece they are titling Resuscitation Music. The album features several guest vocalists including, Jean Baylor, Camille Thurman, and Boyd of Phantom Vanity. Sakeenah Benjamin of Radio One says, "Have you seen a group since The
Roots that have such talent with the proper fusion of instruments? The answer is no."
The album is officially available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and more. For CDs scroll to the bottom this page and click the PayPal link.
People's Champ Video Now Online
While working on their latest album release, Dime Ops piano player Willerm Delisfort, requested that Mic Nickels write to one of his compositions. The result has become a fan favorite at live shows, with a song that represents the persevering power of the human spirit. People's Champ is an anthem for all the underdogs out there that power through this difficult world that we live in, in the face of adversity each day, and how we triumph. To add to the dimension of this track, Boyd from Phantom Vanity was invited as the vocal feature and crushed. Nickels reunited with director Luis Moya to create this powerful visual.
More shows coming in 2020. Stay tuned.