Nick Speed is a platinum credited Hip hop producer who has produced tracks for 50 Cent, Mopreme Shakur, Lloyd Banks, M.O.P., Talib Kweli, Phat Kat, Musiq Soulchild, Bishop Lamont and many more. His album which released in 2013 went number one in the UK . 
During the late 1990s, Nick Speed formed a hip-hop crew called 9-2-5 Colony with classmates Magestik Legend and iLLite, both of whom would go on to become part of the Subterraneous Records stable of artists.
While still in high school, Speed and Magestik spent a significant amount of time with DJ House Shoes, who assisted them with their first production experiments while also introducing them to other like-minded artists in the Detroit hip-hop community. Among these artists were Elzhi, who was then part of the Breakfast Club, and One Be Lo, who was part of Binary Star.
Speed and Magestik Legend invited Elzhi to become a part of the 925 Colony in 1999, shortly after Elzhi had completed recording his unreleased EP, Out of Focus. The new trio recorded only a few songs, none of which were released. Among these are "Farewell," produced by Lacks, "Oh Shit," and "Gun Talk."
The trio also produced and conceived a number of unrecorded songs such as "Anarchy" and "Song of the Nightingale (Produced by DJ Houseshoes)."
Nick Speed is no stranger to the limelight. His first major publicity began when he was only four years old, appearing on the front page of the Washington Post after being honored by President Ronald Regan for his accomplishments as Washington D.C.’s youngest on-air radio personality. As the son of an American music pioneer, Nick Speed has been surrounded by music his entire life.
As a child, his father’s colleague, Quincy Jones, sang the scales of music in Nick’s ear and told of his plans to have Vincent Price do a voice over on his new Michael Jackson project. He saw the first ever television show dedicated to playing videos from African American musicians - BET’s Video Soul - created by his father right before his eyes. At the age of six, Nick moved to Detroit for good, and embraced the musical culture and the sounds of Motown and began his own journey towards his musical future and establishing himself as a staple in Motor City 
With Magestik Legend's growing involvement with the Subterraneous crew, and Elzhi's affiliation with Waajeed and Slum Village, the 9-2-5 Crew found little time to write, record or perform music. While never officially terminated or disbanded, the group remains on hiatus, as each member of the crew still enjoy close ties and friendships.
Nick Speed, however, was left to his own devices, and became a freelance producer for many underground artists. Among the projects Speed worked on during this era was the unreleased record Inside Out by iLLite. This fruitful collaboration inspired the pair to work on a separate, full-length project, dubbing themselves the "People Movers." Conceived in 2002, nothing from this project has been released.
G-Unit and Libido Sounds
Towards the end of 2004, friends and longtime collaborators Nick Speed and Elzhi teamed up to release Witness My Growth, a double-CD mixtape chronicaling Elzhi's long, secretive history as a solo artist. To facilitate the release of this long-gestating project, the two created "Libido Sounds," an independent imprint dedicated to releasing quality hip-hop music.
Recently, much has been made of Nick Speed's affiliation to G-Unit Records. Through connections that Nick made during frequent trips to New York City, a collection of Speed's beats found its way to the hands of Sha Money XL, who offered Nick an in-house production contract and management deal. Through this deal, Nick has produced tracks for many of today's most popular and influential emcees. He worked with Lloyd Banks the most during his time at g-unit and recurrently produced on "Cold Corner 2" 
Lloyd Banks also contacted Nick for his third studio album "The Hunger For More 2" where he produced "Home Sweet Home. Nick has been quoted as saying "I have produced at least 10 songs for Banks alone. Some are on albums some are on mixtapes".  
In August 2007, Nick Speed released the D-Tour Mixtape which showcases his versatility as a producer as well as an emcee. The double CD features many of Speed's collaborations with mainstream stars like 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, but also displays the talents of other Detroit artists such as 87 and Fes Roc.
During his time at g-unit Nick developed a relationship with Dr Dre protege at the time Bishop Lamont and despite both parties no longer being associated with g-unit/aftermath they recently collaborated on a record called "Don't Stop" featuring Mopreme Shakur 
J Dilla's Legacy And The Future
Nick was asked to be a part of legendary producer J Dilla project Rebirth Of Detroit. Nick said "Working on Dillatroit was truly an honor and I have to thank Ma Dukes and Yancy Media Group for the opportunity to appear on the lead singe with Guilty Simpson and Supa Emcee as well as arranging the entire album! When they sent us the beat, Supa Emcee and I sat there and were amazed at the music and the fact we had never heard it! We knew that this was the time to put our all in the music and we realized that we were getting a worldwide platform by being on Dilla's music which Is some of the greatest music ever! Its so timeless and inspirational. We knew we had to think of the words to describe how we felt right then and capture the moment like lightning in a bottle. Really just talk about everything that was going on right then on the scene in Detroit and worldwide as well as the trials and tribulations of Dilla's legacy and how we all were affected by his life and death. Dilla planted so many seeds that solidified Detroit as a great place fir music, all we have to do is work".
Nick hasn't done much press recently but did say "As you know my album 'The Beat Down' went #1 in the UK so I'm working on getting over there as soon as I can!'The Beat Down' is vinyl only but it will be out digitally very, very soon. I have so much production on the way. Look for new music with me and Bishop Lamont, B-Real, Joey Badass, Dusty McFly, Che, $treez, Seven The General, Big Herk, J. Reed, Boldy James, Jade Lathan, Foolish, ComedianCP, Sheefy McFly, Dopehead, Danny Brown and the whole Bruiser Brigade. I'm doing Boilerroom.tv on July 19th tune in to that! I'm gonna have a crazy all star Detroit line-up for that. Shows everywhere. 'Detroit Invasion' is a show with an all Detroit line-up coming soon to NY. I'm gonna be doing mixtapes every month with Press Play in Detroit. I'm very focused on our radio show 'Pres Play Live' Its the #1 show every Friday night at 1AM on hothiphopdetroit.com or Hot 107.5 in Detroit. I'm truly excited about my newest solo material about to be released so look for a few new full solo records from me! I'm in the studio everyday!!! I can't wait for the world to hear my new album!!!"
- Nicholas a.k.a Nick Speed "The Beat Down" (2013)
- 50 Cent- "What If"
- Lloyd Banks - "Anotha Dolla", "Stranger", "Home Sweet Home" (featuring Pusha T), "Eyes Wide Shut"
- Proof - "Biboa's Theme"
- Talib Kweli - "NY Weather Report", "Tater Tot"
- Phat Kat - "Vessels" (featuring Truth Hurts)
- Danny Brown - "Detroit 187"
- Bishop Lamont - "Don't Stop" (featuring Mopreme Shakur)
- Nick Speed - "Born Winner" From TheKidJ Presents Handsonhiphop (The Street Album)