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Driicky Graham
Driicky Graham
Nasir Frederick Graham
Born (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 26)[1]
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip hop
Rapper Songwriter
2012-present
Labels E1 Music YFM
, Fabolous, Juicy J, Yung Berg Don Trip

Nasir Frederick Graham (born November 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Driicky Graham, is an American rapper from Newark, New Jersey.[2] He is currently signed to the independent record labels Nu World Era Music Group and E1 Music.[3]

Early life

Driicky Graham was born Nasir Frederick Graham in UMDNJ hospital.[1] He is the son of Derrick "The Sharpshooter" Graham, a former light middleweight boxing champion, and Joylette Bullock, an educator. Graham and his family grew up in Newark, New Jersey, his parents separated when he was two, At the age of seven he moved down with his mother to Oxford, North Carolina.[2] In 1994, at the age of three, Graham appeared in the music video to the Lords of the Underground single "Tic Toc".[2] This was his first experience in the industry which later inspired him to jump start his career in hip hop music.[2]

Music career

Graham began rapping at the age of 14, while always passionate about his craft, he did not view it as a serious career option until he signed to the independent record label Nu World Era Music Group when he turned 18.[4] After building up a strong online following,[2][4] Graham achieved commercial success in 2012 with his single "Snapbacks & Tattoos", which received heavy airplay on many major radio stations throughout the United States and peaked at number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[3][5] Following the success of "Snapbacks & Tattoos", many major record labels attempted to sign Graham, including Epic and Interscope: however, Graham instead decided to sign to independent label E1 Music[3] His first mixtape, Ya Gotta Start Somewhere, was released on June 26, 2012. Graham also made an appearance on a BET Cypher during the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards in October alongside ASAP Rocky, Angel Haze, Childish Gambino and Joey Badass His second mixtape, "The Experience Of Fred Neech" or "EFN" was released December 15, 2014.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Success by the Graham[3]

Mixtapes

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Ya Gotta Start Somewhere[6]
  • Released: June 26, 2012
  • Label: Nu World Era, E1
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[5]
US
R&B

[7]
US
Rap

[8]
"Snapbacks & Tattoos" 2012 73 23 12 Success by the Graham
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart.

References

  1. ^ a b Blackwell, Brittany (June 2, 2012). "True Magazine speaks with up and coming artist Driicky Graham". Trace. Archived from the original on August 29, 2013. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Jeffries, David. "Driicky Graham > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gale, Alex; Reagans, Dan (May 30, 2012). "Driicky Graham Talks Label Deal, New Mixtape". BET. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "The Break Presents: Driicky Graham". XXL. Harris Publications. March 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Driicky Graham Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Driicky Graham Drops New Mixtape, Ya Gotta Start Somewhere". XXL. Harris Publications. June 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Driicky Graham Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "Driicky Graham Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Graham, Driicky". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2013. [permanent dead link]

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