N.I.F.F is an emerging independent hip-hop artist who made his solo professional recording debut in 2017 with the album Legacy. That record introduced a multi-talented rapper and songwriter from Colorado with a smooth lyrical flow, a knack for writing memorable hooks, and a taste for chilled trap grooves.
Since his debut, the prolific rapper has released two albums, three EPs, and over a dozen singles. He has connected with hip-hop fans around the world with underground hits like last year’s “Humble”. Although N.I.F.F is still relatively new to the game, he’s already hit major milestones including a tour that brought him all the way to NYC, and to the stages of the famed SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Changin’ Wavez is the brand new EP from N.I.F.F, released worldwide via all major streaming services on April 2, 2023. The record represents a further evolution of the rapper’s eclectic sound. The four-song set takes a deep dive into the life of a player trying to survive the game.
The EP opens on “Bad Business”. The dark drill trap tale examines the complex emotions of a gangland killer. On “Devil On My Back” we listen to N.I.F.F’s internal turmoil over minor-key ambient synths, piano arpeggios, and a downbeat 808 groove. The deep psychological introspection continues on “Darkness’ ‘. The track is a moody vibe with hypnotic vocal harmonies and a touch of Latin rhythm. The record closes on the emotional slow ambient trap of “Fake Love”.
Check out Changin’ Wavez in its entirety below, or listen on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the song “Darkness” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. We had the chance to chat with N.I.F.F. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with N.I.F.F
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Only one Artist “DJack!” this time.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Scarface, Young Dolph, NAV, Travis Scott, Nas
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My past. I went through a lot of abandonment, hurt, and pain. Everything about what happened to me is what drives me to put out work, and to bring a remarkable amount of passion. Ain’t nobody gonna get in my way, if they do, I’m running them over.
What inspired you to create this project?
My inspirations mainly came from the insights of my engineer, Johnny Banks. He encouraged me to come up with an absolutely new sound, with consistent work. During the pandemic, we silently worked the whole time whether in person, and remotely.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
To be on stage with the best in the industry. I’m not here to be mediocre, I want to be with the best, I will be where I need to be.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
“Put A NIFF On It”