Wynn Electrifies Crowd with Rap Freestyle


Nicolas Wynn performs his free-style in the HAB. Photo by: Yannie Lopez

Nicolas Wynn made his debut performance at Convo on Friday, Oct. 12, for his mother’s birthday.

Nicolas has enjoyed rap since he was a child; he started rapping when he was 11. The artist, Trippie Redd, has been one of Nicolas’ main inspirations. Nicolas connected with Trippie Redd’s style. Redd’s music offered a jumping-off point for Nicolas to create his own music, he said. He also takes influence from drill rappers such as, G Herbo, Cdot Honcho, Chief K. His performance was an off-the-head freestyle that surprised everyone and had the crowd engaged.

After his premier concert of sorts, Nicolas said, “I was thinking I was going to rap what I had on my phone, but I freestyled… The beat just dropped too fast for me… I got kind of lost, that’s why when the beat dropped, I had to improvise.”

Nicolas said in retrospect that he would have wanted to get more of the crowd invested into his show than he did. “I thought it was going to be like how I had got the whole school jumped up–I mean a few people got up but it was not like the whole school’s jumped up and the building was shaking.”

Nicolas comes from a family that is into music and its culture. His mother was a DJ, and so was his uncle. His mother, Vera Wynn, was happy with his performance after she witnessed it at Convo. “If I had to do that, I couldn’t do it, I would be shaking in my shoes. Nicolas said he wasn’t nervous.” Nicolas also decided to pick a beat “that people would know.”

In the end, we got a performance that became an on-the-fly freestyle over A$AP Ferg’s remix of Juicy J’s cult classic “SOMK” that left a mother proud, a career on the right track, and a school wanting more.