Manhattan x Florida
Artist Name: Michael NiiON
Hometown: New York City
Genre: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Rap, R&B, and more.
Skills: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Creative Director, Designer, Skateboarder
Introducing Michael NiiON, the new face of Multi-Genre Music: The Next Generation. Growing up in Harlem, the Upper Eastside, and Long Island gave him a unique view of vastly different lifestyles. From the white picket fence to the barred windows, Michael never fitting into any crowd; he found himself drawn to everything the herd was not. One of few African American city kids to commit so completely to skateboarding that it earned him a sponsorship from Supreme NYC, NiiON also began acting as a part of the Screen Actors Guild at an early age. All of these experiences have prepared Michael NiiON to become the voice of an outcast geek culture; the voice of a multitude of people who refuse to sacrifice their individuality for the sake of fitting in, when they were born to stand out!
NiiON’s musical tastes range from Ma$e to John Mayer, Big L to Incubus and these artists have unknowingly helped him create an unexpected genre and singing style. His ear for timeless music has given him the ability to write all of his own songs, whether rapping or singing, over multiple genres. His vocal and writing styles push the minds of his listeners and open the eyes of kids who feel as NiiON felt as a child. NiiON’s music is the voice of the geeks who never had the chance to be the cool kid or get the girl at the end of the movie, thus giving kids who are different a chance to relate, through real life emotions and stories that on average are never discussed in typical Indie, R&B or Rap music.
Performing at open mic nights throughout the five boroughs, NiiON eventually found his way to stages in Orlando and Miami. These experiences landed him the opportunity to record at Real Feel Studios in Orlando; home of 50 Cent, ‘N Sync, and more with additional studio time at Stadium Red aka Just Blaze New Studio based in New York City. This afforded NiiON the opportunity to make original timeless music of his own with his team, LIONTOWN, while working towards his DEBUT album “BLACK UNICORN.” NiiON has been featured on multiple music outlets in the US and the UK such as Made Loud, Paul William Enterprises, Smooches Radio, WWS Magazine, and East Village Radio. Michael NiiON has a surprisingly large and loyal secret following that expands with every show and song he releases. NiiON makes music only for those who believe in being true to themselves artistically from every conceivable creative direction. Michael’s goal is to make his artistic creations work in a commercial setting for the world to understand.
“I try my best to speak through the mouths of the bullied kids & geeks who are into cartoons and Scifi fantasy. These kids might not be your average jocks, but they foresee a world where we all can believe and see ourselves behind a limelight without losing who we are as individuals.” - Michael NiiON.
We all love and we should be able to express it how we see fit.
Michael NiiON’s tracks