Friday, June 14, 2024

Richy Nix is Suffering

Canada’s Richy Nix returns with a new aggressive rap metalcore single, ‘Suffering’, the next track to appear on an upcoming FiXT: Radium compilation.
Known for his aggressive fusion of rap, metal, and hip-hop, Richy Nix takes on the feeling of betrayal with combative lyrics, and a defiant rap performance. Brutal guitars and heavy rhythms round out a turbulent atmosphere showcasing an emotionally charged edge perfectly illustrating a man’s “suffering” in this introspective soundscape.

“This song touches on the frustrations of modern-day relationships,” explained Nix. “Being betrayed and feeling broken. The rap verses tell a story with multi-syllable rhyming that line up an epic alternative chorus with metalcore Guitar chugs to keep the edge.”
Suffering‘ is available now on all platforms from FiXT here – You

Previously, he brought out a soulful metalcore cover of The Kid Laroi’s popular pop single ‘Without You’. Known for his aggressive fusion of rap, metal, and hip hop, Nix takes on this introspective track mixing heavy guitars and brutal rhythms, interlacing them with a passionate vocal performance of the original lyrics for an emotional soundscape with an alt-metal edge.
‘Without You’ is still available now on all platforms from FiXT here and you can also check out the video here at RAMzine.

Nix has been embracing the worlds of hip-hop and metal for nearly 20 years, from early self-released albums in the early part of this millennium to a major label release with Universal Republic in 2010.

Previously, he released Voices’, back in April, and as has been noted it features “powerful guitar riffs, ceaseless hard-hitting rhythms, provoking thoughtful lyrics, and a searing vocal delivery that assures us Richy Nix is going to push through no matter the odds.” You can verify that for yourselves via the video presented here at RAMzine.
“I wrote this song to touch on how I feel during these trying times,” said Nix of that song. “The upbeat instrumental and aggressive vocals show the anger and confusion, and then comes the chorus to uplift us out of the darkness.”

Nix’s first experience with music was learning to play piano at age five. In his high school days, he met Kannibalistik, a local Windsor rapper, who let him use his keyboard to learn how to play. And thus began his journey of experimenting with producing beats and writing lyrics.

He started off performing horrorcore rap under the name 2iLL, and that soon changed to Repulse. Eventually, the final name change was Richy Nix inspired by the novel Killshot by Elmore Leonard. He released his first album entitled No Romance (2003) written and produced solely by him. He also released three mixtapes with other local rappers in Detroit during the same time

He soon became the #1 unsigned artist in Canada on the Myspace Music charts leading to him getting some attention on major radio station 89X (88.7 FM Detroit/Windsor).  He released his second album called Love (2006), which combined all the styles and skills gathered in both the hip hop and rock worlds. He broke the People’s Choice record on 89X with 21 consecutive wins on December 8, 2008. He released Hell City (2009), and Note To Self EP (2010).
His debut album with independent electronic rock label FiXT in 2015, Fearless, mixed by Joey Sturges (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada) and in 2016 Fear Me Now, a remix EP.

Richy Nix has toured playing shows with Papa Roach, Saving Abel, Drake, Ke$ha, Paramore, Weezer, Bullet For My Valentine, Godsmack, Deftones, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, and others.

At the tail-end of last year, the single ‘False Pride’, was released via the FiXT record label.

“This song is about when you try to help a friend and they don’t listen to you and then when something bad happens you hate having to say, “I told you so,” said Nix.

‘False Pride’ is available now on all platforms and can be found here. You can also catch the lyric video for it here at RAMzine, please note it contains “explicit lyrics”.

Nix makes it no secret that his rough childhood is direct inspiration for his searing, bombastic fusion of hip hop, electronic, and metal. “I got picked on severely in elementary school the small-town kids would call me ghetto for listening to hip-hop and the city kids would call me a hick for listening to rock music. I think that’s why I fuse both genres together, it’s genuine,” He commented.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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