Nitty (musician)

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Birth name Frank Ross
Born (1977-12-23) December 23, 1977 (age 39)
Origin The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Universal, Rostrum

Frank Ross (born December 23, 1977), better known by stage name Nitty, is an American hip hop recording artist from The Bronx, New York. He is perhaps best known for his debut single "Nasty Girl" and his pop rap style of hip hop, which he calls "playboy rap".


His singles include "Nasty Girl" and "Hey Bitty," the former reaching #1 in sales in the United States in October 2004,[1] and also debuted at #1 in Australia in 2005. The following album, Player's Paradise, was released in 2005.

In an interview with the former Australian music television show So Fresh, Nitty explained that he did not want to jump into rap as a mean, edgy type of rapper that is the current trend, but more of a nice guy rapper, with lighthearted songs and videos. He calls this style "playboy rap."

Nitty wants to be seen as not only a singer, but as an entertainer, in the mold of all-around celebrities such as Will Smith. According to his website, "Nitty's sole mission is to make hip-hop fun again."

Since Player's Paradise Nitty has gone on to continue his career as a producer. He is currently an independent artist. In the recent film Sex Drive, his song Nasty Girl was on the soundtrack.


  • It's Not A Game (2004)
  • Player's Paradise (2005)
  • Let's Get Nasty (2009)
  • NiteLife (2012)


  • "ABC" contains a sample of Grace Jones' hit, "My Jamaican Guy".
  • "Nasty Girl" contains a sample of The Archies' hit, "Sugar Sugar".
  • "Hey Bitty" contains a sample of Toni Basil's hit, "Mickey".
  • Has Sons & Daughters, With His Current Wife.
  • Daughter Named Sapphire.
  • Recently called out East Coast rapper Benzino for a beat boxing competition in which the winner would receive $250. It finished in a draw where both artists received $100 each and the referee, Coolio's ex-boyfriend and RnB up and comer LakeTop, received $50.


  1. ^ Hot 100 Single Sales. Billboard. 30 October 2004. p. 57. Retrieved 8 June 2010. 

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