Nicky Spesh

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Nicky Spesh is a rapper from North London, England. An emerging member of the British hip hop and Grime scene alongside the likes of Sway DaSafo, Nicky Spesh first became recognised when he freestyled over DJ Kool Herc's set at The Scala in London in 2002. He also promoted and performed at his own club nights "GMBeats present GMBeats" at the Bug Bar, in Brixton and WKD in Camden with his crew (GMBeats!) who DJ'd on local pirate radio stations.


In 2003 he appeared on DJ rubbish's album Armageddon Sessions with GMBeats and also featured on the album Cassetteboy v DJ Rubbish Inside A Whale's Cock Vol 1 under the name Spectre. In September 2005 he released his first album The World I Know which received critical acclaim including the coveted 5 Stars in International DJ magazine: "Nicky's world is one heck of a fascinating place." They said.[1]

Kris Needs, author of Joe Strummer and the legend of the clash, said "Nicky Spesh's highly addictive debut album takes UK Hip Hop to a level from its previous American emulations. It shows a unique world view translated into sci fi fantasy and delivered amidst a lush gamut of beats and backdrops." in DJ Magazine September 2005.[2]

Nicky has appeared on the radio in New Zealand bFM, and has also featured on BBC Radio Northern Ireland[3] and Radio 1Xtra.

In 2006 he was a finalist at the UK Poetry Slam at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. He also won the word-up slam at the same venue. In 2007 he moved into music production for TV including work on Silent Witness, a Sky 1 docudrama and the forthcoming Triple Nipple Club documentary on Channel 4.[4]


  1. ^ "DJs, decks and dance music - International DJ Magazine". Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  2. ^ "DJ Mag". DJ Mag. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived September 22, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "4docs". 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 

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