Nick Speed is Detroit Hip-hop. In the tradition of DJ Los, Proof (RIP), and Cobb (RIP) there are people that connect and intersect all styles and generations of Detroit Hip-hop, Nick Speed does. Speed began making music at an early age, a child star. Walking in Nick Speed’s studio you will see a photo of Speed at an early age showing Vanity (RIP, of Prince’s Vanity 6 & the Purple Rain Movie) how he makes music. Nick Speed has been entrenched in the culture of hip-hop for a lifetime and now is recognized as one of the premiere beat production makers. Nick Speed’s music production vinyl LP’s have continuously charted in the UK over the last 4 years. Watch this Detroit is Different interview as we discuss what led to Nick Speed’s start and how Tecno and Hip-hop have interrelated ties in Detroit.