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Country:United States
Releases:[The Candidate] [The Preface EP]
Info:N.I.F.T.Y. stands for Nubian Intelligence from the Yahweh opted to take his music to another level. He decided to attain a lyrical elevation whose effects combined heightened knowledge with head-banging intensity. Born Chesley Christian in Toronto, he quickly realized the power he held in his hands whenever he grasped a microphone.

With God as his spiritual compass and inspiration, N.I.F.T.Y. came to the realization that not only hip hop, but also the world itself, needed a change. He explains: "I want to make hip hop uplifting, so people can realize that they can have a content life minus the negative influences".

In addition to working with such affiliated production companies as Red Kharpet Productions, N.I.F.T.Y.'s hidden talent as a producer is revealed on his first ground breaking single, 'That's Me'. He has already toured across Canada, performing alongside classic artists such as CL Smooth, Jeru The Damaja and Thousand Foot Krutch.

In less than one month, N.I.F.T.Y. single-handedly sold over 700 copies of his 7 track EP entitled, The Preface in 2004.

High Schools
He has made appearances at various high schools in the country to give motivational speeches related to peer pressure and drug abuse. In an ordinary artist, such tireless ambition might lead to exhaustion, but 'Nif' endures.

The Toronto native has enjoyed growing recognition from the entertainment industry, not only as gifted subject matter for major print media like The Toronto Star and FEED Magazine, but also receiving nods from the VGM/Shai Awards Committee with a nomination for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the year.

The video "Hope (Renewed)" was nominated for a Covenant Award in the category Best Video of the Year at the annual ceremony held by the Gospel Music Association Canada on Friday October 27th, 2006.

Nifty released his debut album The Candidate in August 2006. He garnered a nomination for The Candidate in the Best Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year category at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards held in October 2006.

Release:The Candidate
The Candidate
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Media:[Audio CD]
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album is released on August 1st, 2006.

1. Change Ya Mind
2. Live That Life
3. Vote N.I.F.T.Y. (Interlude)
4. Stay Strong
5. School 'Em
6. Like Mike
7. Smile (Interlude)
8. Smile Listen
9. Love Water
10. 2 To ONE
11. What's Right
12. 52nd Street (Interlude)
13. Hope (Renewed)
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Release:The Preface EP
The Preface EP
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Media:[Audio CD]
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:1. Intro
2. That's Me
3. Mind Body Soul
4. What's Right - featuring Wrekless & Jessica Jones
5. The Real - featuring Manafest & Promise
6. What I Do
7. Hope - featuring Janee
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