I can remember the day I heard about Niykee Heaton; I got a text saying to check out this girl singing Chief Keef, and what I saw was completely unexpected. Instead of seeing some parody video which would fit right at home on a Tumblr dashboard, I saw a pretty girl who could play guitar and actually sing!
Since then she’s recorded a bunch more covers of her favorite rap songs on YouTube and even recorded original material; so much in fact, that she has officially released her debut EP. The 19 year old singer/songwriter is now signed to Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons’ All Def Music in partnership with Capitol Records.
Her debut EP, Bad Intentions, is officially out on iTunes and the stream is live on on Complex!
Also: If you aren’t following her on IG, you can go ahead and hit follow. Thank me later.