Acid Droppin' N.M.C (White Center, WA)
The use of psychedelic drugs and their unique effects on the human psyche has been popularly debated. Some of the world’s most innovative icons have been said to have taken LSD, and even credit their “acid trip” to their success. The list includes people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Ray Charles, and Eminem. Hip Hop’s “Acid Rapper,” Chance, made huge buzz off of his “Acid Rap” mixtape; which shares a lot of his creative experiences while on LSD. Similarly, a young man from Seattle, known as Acid Droppin’ N.M.C, openly uses LSD as a way to deal with personal challenges and expand his lyricism. While I personally don’t promote illegal drug use, I can’t deny that Acid Droppin’ N.M.C. is a talented and driven young man whose nonconforming ideals has allowed him to create a growing buzz in the underground Hip Hop scene, holding a cosign from one of the biggest underground Hip Hop platforms- Team Backpack.
Acid (for short), might look like your typical northwestern white boy, but his music shows that there is more than meets the eye. From a small town in southern Seattle called “White Center,” Nicholas Micah Chambers (which is what the acronym in his moniker stand for) was born to teenage parents in the early 90s. Naturally, he was exposed to old school Hip Hop like Notorious B.I.G even as a toddler. By age 9, he was writing his own raps and kept doing it throughout the rest of his schooling. His family experienced a devastating loss due to the death of his brother. During that dark period of life, Acid was numb and depressed; so along with some friends, he tried LSD for the first time. “One drop of LSD turned me into a compassionate, understanding, peace-loving human being. To be honest, I don’t think I could have changed without it. Of course, LSD has a shock value when mentioned in conversation, but I can’t discredit the profound effect it had on me,” said Acid.
A bit of a rebellious misfit, “Ive always been kind of a bad boy, always challenging authority and quick to be mischievous,” said Acid. But, music provided him an outlet to share his frustrations or to simply forget them. Although he still occasionally takes LSD, his mindset has grown and matured. He is the cofounder of Troublesome Entertainment, a small Hip Hop collective of him, two of his brothers, and their friends. Together, they create songs and set up gigs in local studios. Most notably, Acid seemingly became an overnight quest when Team Backpack shared a video of some dope “white rapper kid” free styling at their 2015 Mission Underground event in Los Angeles. The clip has since earned more than 10,000 views on social media, and Acid’s track “High Tolerance” was shared by Team Backpack’s SoundCloud account.
Acid and his Troublesome partners plan to drop a number of mix tapes within the next year and plan to audition and participate in Mission Underground 2016, which will be held in New York this June. Like most independent artists, Acid is still growing his fan base and works to fund his dreams. However, he has upgraded to his own home studio, which acts as a hub for creativity and a central spot for the rest of his Troublesome partners to record and discuss music. Acid’s personal favorite track of his own is off his latest mixtape High Tolerance. “Who I’m Supposed 2Be” is the mixtape’s final track, and shares the Hip Hop artist’s perspective on his lifestyle and aspirations for his community. Acid stated, “Instead of putting a hook, I added a clip from the movie “The World’s End,” because the scene’s quote fueled my inspiration to continue harnessing my creativity and drive to be successful in Hip Hop.”
Be sure to check out Acid Droppin’ N.M.C. on all of his social media outlets and music via Soundcloud and YouTube.
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