A high school senior from Birmingham, Alabama is making waves on the ever-growing hip-hop scene, and his name is Nick Simmons. Debuting at No. 14 on this week's Hot Hitmaker chart, Simmons seems to have come out of nowhere. But his success with “Rubbin Off The Paint” has been built from the ground up.
Simmons, who goes by the YBN Nahmir, has been garnering attention from the YouTube universe for quite some time, although not initially as a rapper. In fact, his freestyle grew out of filling airwaves during live streams of Grand Theft Auto. It has since evolved into so much more, with the aid of a Blue Snowball mic, a sock for a filter, and beats from his internet friends.
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