The partnership between an artist and producer is a key component to making dope music. Often-times an artist will choose multiple producers to work with, which can either result in one cohesive masterpiece or a wide range of good songs with no direction for the completed project. There is something so special when an artist and producer lock in and create a full album or EP. When that happens, we not only see the chemistry between the two, but we also see the end result of two creatives aligning to tell a full story through beats and rhymes. For duo Nicc Stackz and Coolassice the alignment and chemistry were undeniable. After losing his best friend, Stackz was uninspired to make music, pushing himself back into the mix he met producer Coolassice, a producer from New Orleans with roots in the music industry. One would call it divine timing as the producer reminded Stackz of his late friend. With similar musical tastes the two created a body of work (Traplete) that blends Chicago storytelling and southern musical influence. “Traplete”, an album dedicated to the hustler and the person who is never afraid to step up when life tests your endurance
Age: Nicc Stackz, 29 Coolassice, 31
I grew up listening to:
Nicc Stackz– I grew up listening a lot of down south people, Jeezy Project Pat, Three 6 Mafia and 50 Cent.
Coolassice– I listened to UGK, Three 6 Mafia, Cash Money. Really all the same music Staccz listened to and that’s how we connected musically.
My style has been compared to?
Nicc Stackz- CEO Trayle, Young Dolph, Key Glock and Bank Roll Fresh
I’m Going to blow because?
Nicc Stackz- I got the next best sound in the city. I feel like I don’t sound like anyone coming out of Chicago. What duo is coming out of Chicago right now?
Most people don’t know:
Nicc Stackz- Most people don’t know I’m blind in one eye. I got shot in the eye when I was 13-years-old with a bottle rocket. I really don’t talk about it unless people ask me why I’m camera shy or don’t always wanna look in the camera.
Coolassice- Most people don’t know I’m from New Orleans.
I’m going to be the next:
Nicc Stackz- I’m gonna be the next authentic artist out of Chicago
Cooassice- I’m gonna be the next Coolassice (laughs) naw ima be the next super producer out of Chicago.
Who or what is your inspiration:
Nicc Stackz- I think both of us would say our sons. We real Dad’s we stand on business.
Coolassice- My Mom (Yvonne Mcnair) working in the music industry inspires me to want to get it on my own. I really went through the trenches with her and to see her now makes me wanna build the way she has.
Who do you make music for?
Nicc Stackz- Well, of course I make music for people who get money, but people that need something to listen to in the car, I make motion music.
What are your goals for your music career?
Nicc Stackz-I wanna be an artist who helps Chicago and put on more people from the city.
What is the story behind your rap name?
I’m not gone lie when I was younger, I started sellin weed and everybody was callin me Nicc Sacks, so when I started doin battle raps people was callin me nickle sacks, so you know I couldn’t let nobody call me that, so I changed my name to Nicc Stackz.
Coolassice- My uncle gave me the name Ice and Coolassice really started off as an Instagram name and it stuck.
My standout records to date:
Nicc Stackz: Our standout records right now people really f*cking with our new single “F*ckwitya” and “Peace“
How did you start your musical career?
Nicc Stackz- I started taking rapping seriously back in 2012, I had my own stu and put out three singles one with Rico Recklezz. I went from singing in the church to rapping (laughs). Fun fact, I use to rap with Tink back in high school.
Coolassice- I started under my homies “Monsta Beatz” in New Orleans who I learned how to make beats from (producers for Curren$y, Wayne and more).
Where do you envinsion your career taking you?
Nicc Stackz- I envision my career taking me to places I always dreamed of like performing at the BET awards and more, I actually see myself being at the top as one of the greats in music.
Coolassice- I envision this taking me around the world and being able to provide for all my loved ones.
When did you know you could make this a lifestyle?
Nicc Stackz- I realized I can make this a lifestyle once I showed my talent to the people around me. Literally never had a bad review for real, throughout my whole life from singing to rap.
Coolassice- I started making beats end of 2018, by the end of 2019, I put out a project with King Stoneyy and connected with Stackz around the same time and I knew this was what I was supposed to be doing.
When you get your BUZZ, what’s your “I made it” moment?
Nicc Stackz- My I made it moment will be when I’m able to provide with just my talent
Coolassice- My made it moment for me will be when I order my first plaque.
When can we expect new music?
Nicc Stackz- Y’all can expect new music at the end of this month but in the meantime go stream “F*ckwitya”
Coolassice- We on necks right now, y’all gon be gettin a lot of new music from me and Stackz