We were fortunate enough to talk ish with Chicago’s very own…Tko Nikko!!! Tko Nikko is an up and comer singer with a smooth and very appealing voice that’s been featured on a few hits that everybody is familiar with. Lets get to know Tko Nikko…
3 Voices: Introduce the world to Tko Nikko and let them know exactly it is that he does.
Tko Nikko: Well, as we all know I am “TKO NIKKO” one of Chicago’s HOTTEST R&B Artist! No I Am Not A “Rapper”, I’m A “R&B Vocalist”.
3 Voices: What inspires you to sing? When did you realize that you could sing?
Tko Nikko: My inspiration came from being broke all my life & my son. I want more for myself & my family, WE DESERVE IT! I started singing at a young age. I use to play a lil kiddie game we use to call “CHURCH” with my brothers & lil sister lol. They made me sing lead in our little fake choir all the time. When I noticed I could really sing, I used my voice to my full advantage. From then up until about a year ago, only the people in my neighborhood knew I had a voice.
3 Voices: Who are some of your musical influences?
Tko Nikko: Awww man, I use to Idolize “Al Green & Micheal Jackson”. I know every last one of their songs, word for WORD! They were my HERO’s when I was younger. R. Kelly, Usher, Jon B., 3piece, Sammie, Tyrese, Tank… Etc.
3 Voices: How would you describe your music?
Tko Nikko: I’m not like a lot of the regular artist you would encounter on a daily basis. I consider myself to be a lot DIFFERENT than a lot of other Chicago Artist. When I write my music, I try to focus on making my next track sound 100% better than my last one. And also, I do my BEST to make my style of music more original.
3 Voices: One of the most talked about songs that features you, is with Tink and that’s “Freak Like Me,” how did that actually come about?
Tko Nikko: Well, BIG SHOUTOUT TO HER!! She’s one of the BEST artists I’ve ever worked with hands down!! I’d been trying to get in contact with her for about 4 or 5 months. Until one regular day my little brother called my phone laughing. He said “Aye boy, TINK looking for you”. In my head I’m not thinking he’s talking about her. Then he said “The Girl That Be Rapping & Singing”. I still thought he was playing, then I jumped on twitter & mentioned her. The way she responded back to me actually made me feel like I was the ishhh!! Lol. When we talked on the phone she told me she heard my previously released single “Foggin Up The Windows” Featuring My Homie KD (Young Cocky), & She said that we had to work, ASAP!! She emailed me “Freak Like Me” half done & we went from there!! Lol
3 Voices: Wow that good ish! Lol. Who are some artists that you would like to work with?
Tko Nikko: Right now I’m trying to tune back in with my homie Spenzo, I see bro out here doing his thing! Matti Baybee who is also putting in major work right now! My big homie Edai, Ashlee Bankz, Lyric YANK, Sasha Go Hard, Assata Jones, Chella H, Bo Deal, Sicko Mobb… ALL CHICAGO ARTIST!!!
3 Voices: That’s what’s up! Shouts out to Chella H, a earlier feature of ours. How can the people reach Tko Nikko on social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.)?
Tko Nikko: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealTkoNikko
And there you have it people! You heard it all from Tko Nikko himself! Make sure you check him and be on look out for all his new projects. Much success to you Tko Nikko and keep in touch!