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Late Rapper Nicky Da B: Know Him Better and About His Life

aisha Published On Wed Jul 08 2020   Modified On Wed Jul 08 2020
Late Rapper Nicky Da B: Know Him Better and About His Life

Nickesse Trimaine Toney mostly know for his stage name Nicky da B was a rapper well-recognized by his songs 'Hot Potato Style', 'Go Loko', 'Express Yourself', and 'Just A Lil Nasty'.

Nicky was born on March 13, 1990, New Orleans, Louisiana but unfortunately, he died at the age of twenty-four on September 2, 2014, in New Orleans. Keep swiping down to know more facts about late Nicky:

Net Worth Before Death: $600,000

The 'Express Yourself' singer Nicky Da B had an estimated net worth of $600,000 before his death. He accumulated his wealth through his solo career as a rapper. 

Completed His Education Because Of Katey Red

Nicky first attended West Jefferson High School from where he got graduated in 2008 while persuading his rapping career. Then he got enrolled in Delgado Community College for a short time but eventually, he got back into rapping. 

He was into rapping since his early age, so Katey Red whom he called "gay mother" wanted him to perform on stage. So Red didn't want Nicky's mom to blame them for not finishing school so they urged him to graduate. 

Picture of Katey Red whom Nicky da B considered as Gay Mother.
Picture of Katey Red whom Nicky da B considered as Gay Mother.
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Started Writing Rap Lyrics Since 6

'My Baretta' singer started used to write rap lyrics since he was 6 years under the name 'Lil Fiya' in the respect and admiration of the Hot Boys. Later at the age of 14, he started to rap by himself. 

Then in 2011, he released the song 'Drop It Hot Potato Style' which became a huge success of his career. After one year in 2012, Nicky released his studio album 'Please Don't Forget da B', and twenty-nine singles. He also has released a single 'Lights Off' by collaborating with German dance-music duo Schlachthofbronx in July 2014. 

Nicky da B who started rapping at the age of 14.
Nicky da B who started rapping at the age of 14.
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Nicky Was Openly Gay

Nicky was openly gay since his teenage and considered Katey Red as his role model. Back in those days, the gay artist was hardly accepted so gay rapper like Katey Red, Big Freedia, and Sissy Nobby kept guiding and supporting Nicky. 

The rapper said they enjoyed his journey as he is now continuing what they had started with and is making his own path.

His Influence Was Big Freedia

Nicky claims Big Freedia as his biggest influence in his life along with his friends with whom he worked together to gain exposure for bounce music. Big Freedia is a musician best known for her works 'Explode', 'Drop', 'Crazy', 'Dangerous', 'N.O. Bounce', 'Y'all Get Back Now', and many more. 

Freedia is also a member of the LGBT community and her songs are inspiring so Nicky used to think of her as the major influencer.

Picture of Nicky da B biggest influencer, Big Freedia.
Picture of Nicky da B biggest influencer, Big Freedia. 
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Twerk Dancer For Sissy Nobby

The singer of 'Frosty Bounce' was the former member of HHG (Hitt'em Hard Guy), which was a boy band. Likewise, Nicky was also a twerk dancer and worked as an assistant for Sissy Nobby, before he branched out and became a solo artist. He loved to perform with the artist where the other artist tried to be responsible towards Nicky as his mentor.

Sissy Nobby for whom Nicky da B used to work as a twerk dancer and assistant.
Sissy Nobby for whom Nicky da B used to work as a twerk dancer and assistant.
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Reason Behind His Death

The rising star of hip-hop died too soon at the age of 24 on September 2, 2014. Nicky's mother Nicole Toney, didn't disclose the exact reason behind her son died but later his publicist announced that he was ill before his death. 

His family also asked for help from Nicky's fan in paying for his funeral where his manager also wrote on Twitter saying Times are tough, if you have a little bit to spare, Nicky's mom is accepting for donations. 

A picture of Nicky da B.
A picture of Nicky da B.
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His Successful and Viral Song Was Express Yourself

'The Road' singer released an album titled 'Don't Forget Da B' in 2012, which consist of a single 'Express Yourself' with Diplo. The song became the year's largest viral success where Nicky has a rapid-fire rhymes hyping the mood up. 

Later the song was used by several men and women for practicing their aerobic exercises for their gluteus maximus. The song was also used for the commercial of a Doritos during Super Bowl XLVII.

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