Today, we discover “88 Caprice” by Mellah Nix, a haunting hip-hop track with a dark, enchanting production. The flows hit with power, precision, and intensity, creating a menacing and brooding atmosphere.
What sets it apart is the touch of emo, adding a unique edge to the darkness. Listening to it sends shivers down your spine, capturing the essence of the artist’s artistry.
In our exclusive conversation with Mellah Nix, delve into the inspiration behind his sound. Explore the depths of “88 Caprice” as Nix provides insights into the emotions and experiences that shaped his gripping and original music:
Tell us who you are and how you started to make music!
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, I am a talented digital\/mixed media artist who draws from a wide range of cultural and artistic influences. My unique perspective is deeply rooted in my Haitian, African-Bantu, Chippewa and Ancestry, and I proudly express this diversity in my work.
From a very young age, I was drawn to music and art. My grandfather, a “blues man” from Sunflower, Mississippi, introduced me to the power of music, while my mother encouraged my artistic talents by calling me “Picasso” and urging me to share my vision with the world. Tragically, my mother would not live to see my career take off, as she was murdered by my stepfather when I was just seven years old. My siblings and I were taken in by our grandparents, who continued to support and nurture my artwork.
What inspires you to write music?
As an artist, I am inspired by a diverse range of sources, including anime, erotic film actresses, old rock band album covers, and 80’s music like Blondie. My artwork has been described as “trippy” by those who view it, and each piece contains a unique story and life of its own.
Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to have opportunities to showcase my work. I have been a resident artist at Art Studio Miami for the past five years and have undertaken high-profile projects including a piece on the northern-exposure of the roof of L.M.N.T – a local art gallery – which is visible to passersby on the I-195 highway. Additionally, I have collaborated with renowned artist Kehinde Wiley on his “Faux Real” exhibition and with the gallery Deitch Projects on the piece titled “Morfene,” which was featured in the Art in America Magazine 2004 April issue.
Im inspired because of my Mother’s death and how my Grandpa and had me playing blues with him.
What is your creative process?
I listen to beats and I read, then take certain emotions and put them into lyric
Hw would you describe your latest release?
It’s phonk meets space!
What do you plan for the future?
To become a MAN WHOSE GENERATIONAL CIRSE IS KILLED.
My passion for digital and mixed media art continues to drive my creative spirit, and I look forward to sharing my vision with the world for years to come.