Driicky Graham

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Driicky Graham
Birth name Nasir Frederick Graham
Born (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 23)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2006 – present
Labels E1 Music
Associated acts Gucci Mane, Diamond, Juicy J, Yung Berg

Nasir Frederick Graham (born November 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Driicky Graham, is an American rapper from Oxford, North Carolina.[1] He is currently signed to the independent record labels Nu World Era Music Group and E1 Music.[2]

Early life[edit]

Driicky Graham was born Nasir Frederick Graham on November 23, 1991.[3] He is the son of Derrick "Nasty Nasir" Graham, a former middleweight boxing professional, and Joylette Bullock, an educator within the United States Department of Justice.[3] Graham and his family grew up in Newark, New Jersey, although they later moved to Oxford, North Carolina.[1] In 1994, at the age of three, Graham appeared in the music video to the Lords of the Underground single "Tic Toc".[1] The experience helped him become a fan of hip hop music, an interest developed by his parents, who were also fans of the genre.[1]

Music career[edit]

Although Graham began rapping at the age of 14, 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 17.[4] After building up a strong online following,[1][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.[2][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, as he felt they would give him more attention.[2] 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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Success by the Graham[2]

Mixtapes[edit]

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[edit]

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]
"Hi Top Sneakers"[9] 2010 Non-album singles
"We Robbed Gucci (Getting Fresh Is Nothing)"[10]
(featuring Gucci Mane and Kazzie Populr)
"Here Comes the Rain"[11]
(featuring Diamond)
2011
"Snapbacks & Tattoos" 2012 73 23 12 Success by the Graham
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

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