In 2010, Nikki Lynette received her first nationwide recognition after her unique sound, which is equal parts hip hop, rock, and pop, won her the 2nd place spot in Ourstage/New Music Seminar’s “Artist on the Verge Competition.” As a result, MTV offered her a music licensing deal, landing her music on several of the networks top rated reality shows. Her subsequent release, "Roses N’ Guns: The Totally Bad Ass Mixtape That Rocks," quickly racked up thousands of downloads online. Soon Lynette's fans formed a movement around her music and dubbed themselves Team Bad Ass. “We call ourselves Team Bad Ass because we’re not like everybody,” she explains. “We do what we want to do. We don’t care what anybody thinks.” It is this same profound sense of individuality that has been the cornerstone of Nikki Lynette’s existence, earning her accolades from industry heavyweights from producer Rodney Jerkins and Detroit crooner Dwele to Chicago’s own Lupe Fiasco. Following the success of her mixtape, Lynette released a second project, "The Strong Survive EP," which she wrote and produced herself. Soon after the release, Viacom Media Networks opted to license the entire project for use on shows under their umbrella. Nikki Lynette's music can be heard regularly in shows on MTV, VH1, Fox, Showtime, Oxygen, Bravo, and more. In the past year Nikki Lynette has garnered significant press, including features in magazines such as XXL, Vibe, Bust, and most recently, Billboard. Lynette is currently in the studio working on her second EP entitled Respect My Disrespect. A release date for the project has not yet been set.
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