Nicholas is 16 years old and lives in Mattapan. He attends Academy of the Pacific Rim and is in the 10th grade. He is an honor roll student, plays basketball and also loves to write song lyrics. One artist that inspires him is Michael Jackson because of the way he explains music as the artist being the instrument. He is most proud of his progress in singing over the years. In five years he would like to be pursuing a career in singing and songwriting, sharing his experiences through his music.