Nippa Drops New EP ‘Not A Statistic’
2 Dec 2022
North London-hailing singer and songwriter Nippa shares brand new EP ‘Not A Statistic’, a four-track project out now via SPACEBOUND. Accompanying the release is a brand new video for ‘The One’, directed by Faces. The visual sees Nippa in his element, surrounded by his friends and family – simply enjoying the journey of his success.
The EP follows what has been an exciting last few weeks for Nippa, who is fresh off a coveted support slot on American rapper Jack Harlow’s UK and European tour. Gracing the stage in London, Paris, and Berlin to name a few, Nippa performed to crowds of thousands and is further proof of his flourishing trajectory.
‘Not A Statistic’ is yet another display of the unique and distinctive sound that has quickly earned Nippa a stamp of approval across the UK and beyond. R&B in sound and rap-adjacent in its content matter, Nippa’s smooth vocals flow effortlessly over nostalgic-yet-futuristic production – impressively blending his influences and environment in a way that reflects his fierce commitment to authenticity.
“This project here is just a collection of songs I feel suits the place that I’m at in my life this year.” He reflects. “It’s a gift to the fans for still rocking with me and supporting the movement regardless. The title in itself shows that we have gone against the norm in everything. Whether it’s singing, avoiding the streets, being different, being yourself.”
It’s been a defining last twelve months for Nippa, who is quickly becoming an exciting prospect for UK music. He began turning heads last year with the release of ‘Situation’, his biggest and most notable track to date. 200,000+ video views later, Nippa has shown no signs of slowing down – featured on Craig David’s latest LP ‘22’, opening up for US rapper Blxst and making his debut at All Points East this year.
Growing up on a varied musical diet of contemporary R&B, Motown, gospel and reggae, it was inevitable that Nippa would go on to incorporate melody in his sound. Though it was his surroundings that would form the basis of his later musical identity. Outside his home in Tottenham he had the likes of Skepta and Boy Better Know to prove to him that he too could achieve a blossoming career, all by being himself. Early freestyles with friends honed his lyrical ability, however it wasn’t until 2019 that Nippa stepped into the studio for the very first time and would later walk out with his debut single ‘Squeezin’ Ya’. Last year saw the release of his self-titled debut EP “Nippa”, garnering support from the likes of Lyrical Lemonade, Bo1da, BBC 1Xtra, Complex UK and NME. The success he’s enjoyed thus far is a simple combination of the right people, places, and a deep love of music, serving as a testament to the power of talent, hard work and a dedication to refining his craft.