Decatur, Ga. born lyricist, Donnell Williams aka “F. Nitti”, is no stranger to the music world. At 15 years old, he sang tenor in the youth choir at his church home for 3 years – a musical sensation was born. While learning harmonies, major and minor keys for back-up, and a few solos, Nitti continued to follow what he had learned to love music. “Being diverse and taking your skill to the next level is what drives me to be different”, says Nitti.
His first official introduction to the hip-hop world all began when he linked up with his cousin Kelvin “KP” Perryman for his assistance with the project “Two Weeks’ Notice” album debut. KP called upon F. NITTI to provide flawless raw spittin’ and crazy metaphors on the track “ANN BO LYNN”. It is a track speaking on the “Get-Rich-Quick-Chic” eyeballing every baller in her path to satisfy her fetishes and shortcomings.
Nitti is becoming a highly reputable hip-hop artist and a major competitor in the music industry. One of his accomplishments includes the EP titled “Decatur to the Grave: Series 1” which includes appearances by Gangsta Boo, Future, Archie Eversole, SKG, Slice 9, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, Raheem Devaughn, Shawty Lo, and more. “I’m the type of artist that can rap about anything because my humor, sarcasm, and realism can take over a song,” claims Nitti.
The latest single, “What You Do to Me”, featuring the vocals of C. Brianna is an upbeat infectious sound and it is taking the world wide web by storm. Nitti, the modern day southern hip-hop artist delivers a Twista-like A-K 47 rapid-fire flow on the song combined with C. Brianna’s angelic voice. Currently, this track has been downloaded by some of the top-rated record industry executives and DJs across the country.
In addition to that, Nitti has topped the charts of ReverbNation and remains strong in the top 10, accumulated more than 1.12 million+ plays on Soundcloud, 32,000+ streams via Spotify, and over 450,000 views on YouTube.
All in all, diversity is a major factor in Nitti’s re-birth and has shown many non-believers that he can stand the heat. “I’m fighting back with fire…verbally speaking, and I’m taking no prisoners,” quotes Nitti.
With that being said, let’s see what he has in store for us. Remember the name, F. Nitti, the modern-day lyricist will have the radio airwaves lit at a station near you. (Source: Reverbnation)
We had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing F.Nitti! Check out his interview below.
Thank you for granting the interview to chat about the charities, F.Nitti! You have been in the music industry since the age of 15. As a writer, performer, and producer, where does your inspiration come from?
It comes from the soul. I grew up listening to Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, Gangsta Pat, Outkast, Goodie M.O.B, UGK, 8Ball & MJG, and a few northern artist like Jay-Z, NAS, and Biggie. Westcoast artist like Snoop, Dre, NWA, and 2Pac. And let’s not forget Eminem. My inspiration comes from the relevance of each one of these artists story and musical genius. It inspires me to excel forward. Coming from Decatur, GA isn’t easy, we deal with the same ghetto sh*t that a lot of people deal with on a regular basis. T.I. put ATLANTA on the map, but I’m here to put DECATUR on the map.
Greenville, SC… Even though I’m from Decatur, GA. “ It’s a shame how you barely get love in your city/ Travel to another town you can bet they f*ckin’ wit me”…. Rickey Wayne said it best in his hit single “Nasty Freestyle” I’ve always been accepted in other cities because they want MORE than just “SWAG MUSIC”, or “LIT MUSIC”. My music has meaning, substance, a storyline…something you won’t get from NEW SCHOOL RAPPERS today because they fail to expand their vocabulary and their lifestyle.
Which has been your favorite collaboration to date? Why?
Although I have collaborated with artists that are NOT in the mainstream, I must say that they are the most exciting to collaborate with because of the diverse skillsets that push them forward.
FORWARD. Hip-Hop will fall back to realness, eventually, and I will be there to catch it and revive it. I will be one of the artists to bring hip-hop back to its origins.
What’s next in your career?
To succeed…PERIOD. To advance myself into another tax bracket, to ENGAGE in business ownership, to give my kids and step-kids, Trevion, Jaiden, Cianna Blair King, and Ladajah Diamonique Watson (Track and Field Star for Spartanburg High School) a better future by paying for it with my God-given skill, talent, and my will to provide the best music that I can provide. I started out as a kid model for “Kiddin’ Around Models and Talents” of Buckhead, GA. At the time, my agent, Eva Stancil, was responsible for me achieving the goals of: 2 Coca-Cola commercials, 1 commercial for Fidelity Bank, being a “back up” in a commercial for IBM, 3 Runway shows featuring Chief Meteorologist Paul Ossmann of 11 Alive News Atlanta for Rich’s, and 2 Runways for a MACY’s Back-To-School ad. Which inspired me to join the GA TECH Kids Klub, and made me an honorary member for my advance knowledge in math and science. They also paid my way to a 4-year scholarship summer program called SUMMERSCAPE ; indigoids for Math and Science.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
Thank you to Dewan Allen for getting me to mainstream radio. Thanks, dawg!
S/O to my FB family that held me down all the way from California, “P.C”
Ernest and Ren- Yall my niggas.
Cassandra (Dangerous_honeybee) Get Well Boo—F*CK CANCER, I love you so much!
Ronda Bear, Trina Symon, Marvina Murray, Ebony Daniels, Chyenne Chy, Lisa Marie.
Leon Phelps—F*CK THE COW-GIRLS.
Bruce Reed—You Need help, Dawg!!! lol
Antonio Arcardo—Myyyy Daaaawg. If I forgot anybody, I’m sorry, but the magazine charges by the letter. LOL
[Editor’s Note: We don’t charge! LOL]
Dochi Houey and Tirash—Thank you for putting up with my drunk ass and giving me good advise! It’s all LOVE!!!
— Nitti Runs The City
[Editor’s Note: Mr. F.Nitti would like to take this opportunity to give condolences.]
R.I.P Mia Faith Henderson (My sister).
R.I.P Faith Ann Dukes (GF’s Mother) “Shoot you in the pinky Toe”.
R.I.P Theresa Denale Williams (My Mother).
R.I.P Willie Williams Jr. (My Grand Father).
R.I.P Raphael Williams (My Aunt).
R.I.P “Tubo”—My Dawg.
R.I.P Catherine Houey—I will always love you!
R.I.P Annie Lois Roberts (My G. Grandma)’.
R.I.P Uncle Robbie ( My Mom’s Brother).
Soon-to-be-R.I.P Euther Williams (Grandma)—Alzheimer’s, Stage 7.
R.I.P George and Rosie Barlow (My Step-Grand Parents).
R.I.P Thaddeus Henderson (My Brother) He ain’t dead, but he is to me because he acting dumb as f*ck.
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