Nick Pratt

Nick Pratt

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
SoloHip HopR&B

Mike Tyson said it best, "I intend to fight and I want to win, but my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one.." Same goes for my music.

Biography

Like one of his musical idols Donny Hathaway Nicholas ‘Nick’ Pratt considers himself a “working man’s musician.” Born in “Funkytown” Fort Worth, Texas, he grew up with a part-time DJ for a father which allowed him to witness first hand the value in combining hard work and passion. Crate digging and performing at an early age groomed Nick into learning music genres and the importance of having a voice, both literally and metaphorically. He used this voice for battle rapping as a teenager and speaking out about social justice issues at his alma mater, The University of Pittsburgh. By the time he graduated,Pratt had made a name for himself around the city both as a lyricist and an activist


In an age of endless subgenres and marriages of musical styles, Nick is poised to take his place as a permanent fixture in our headphones, however we seek to define his artistry.  After multiple smaller projects, his 2016 debut album Manifest Destiny, the title alone speaking volumes about his journey, released to both fan and critical acclaim for its trifecta of thought-provoking lyricism, southern attitude, and radio appeal.  Lead single “2DAMNHARD”, co-produced by Billboard nominated/multi-platinum producer/engineer Brian "Peoples" Garcia and Grammy award winning/diamond selling engineer Ryan West was the obvious choice for lead single.  Its video, both mesmerizing and amplifying plays in athletic retailers such as Foot Locker and Champs, athletic centers such as 24 HR Fitness and Bally's, and bowling alleys such as Brunswick and AMF.  


Manifest Destiny spent three weeks in the Top-10 of the CMJ Hip Hop Charts, but this commercial success is only a portion of Nick Pratt’s commitment to doing the “work”.    Awakened by a spirit of activism, he still finds time to organize and administrate youth development programs, mentoring students across the country.  His commitment to empowerment is only matched by his love for his craft which afforded him opportunities to perform all over the country alongside rap juggernauts such as Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Wale, and Casey Veggies to name a few.

 

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Lyrics

Problem B

Written By: Nick Pratt

Problem B
(Prod. By Solar Slim of Otaku Gang)

[Barry B Spoken Word]
I feel like everybody wants you to be fake and go far.
“Be fake. Go far. Be fake. Go far. Kiss some ass to get some results.”
Man, fuck that!
Why can’t I be real, stay on this lane that I’m on, and get the results that I need?
You already know what the fuck it is, like, we really not playin.
Shit’s gonna go the way we want it, because we know it is, because we’re gonna make that happen.
I’m not gon kiss ass out here.
I’m not gon do none of that.
Soo..
I don’t know if that’s my problem, but…

[Hook]
Lemme tell you what my problem be, tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I ain’t exactly what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be
I gotta keep these devils offa me
Tell you what my problem be

[Verse]
I spent way too much fuckin time worried bout doin y’all
That shit y’all makin might be bangin but that’s you and y’all
And my mistake was thankin that I need to do it all
Because I can, but if it ain’t right it won’t do at all
I had to cut off tha radio and get off tha blogs, I just ain’t feel them songs
How they be gettin all tha love but shit tha feelins gone?
They askin me for hits but that shit ain’t hittin for long
I got some country rap soul to get off in yo bones—instead
So take this to tha head, I rather gift tha fruit of life than get all of this bread
I rather be enlightened to tha ills than to be dead off to tha world
Because I chose to fuxk off all my time instead
And that feel like my problem

[Hook]
Lemme tell you what my problem be, tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I ain’t exactly what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be
I gotta keep these devils offa me
Tell you what my problem be

Why tha fuxk I can’t just be me when I’m wit you and yall?
Why I always gotta change my views and how I talk?
Why I always gotta smile when I ain’t cool at all? Ain’t in tha mood at all?
I got emotions I cant help it I’m just human y’all
You don’t live like me, you don’t look like me
You don’t get looked at by police and then get shook like me
So please just tell me how good life be
From the other side of that glass window
What that hit fo? You see me and my kinfolk lookin in close
TV say i can get close but history say we been broke
My pops say thangs dun changed since ‘58 but it ain’t shit tho
Cuz they still killin black folks in tha streets with no penalty
And thats tha shit my job want me to bend a crooked lip fo?
Mayne fuxk that

[Barry B Spoken Word]
CSB4Mankind…
The vote is in.
We changin office.
Y’all out. We in.

[Hook]
Lemme tell you what my problem be, tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I ain’t exactly what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be,
I don’t give you what you want from me
Tell you what my problem be, lemme tell you what my problem be
I gotta keep these devils offa me
Tell you what my problem be

Discography