How old are you and where did you get your name Saint Nick TheSauceGod from?
I’m officially a young OG, I just turned 30. My people started calling me Saint Nick as a joke when I first started rapping, but it stuck and I added The Sauce God a couple years ago because Santa Clause was messing up my Google metadata.
Where are you from? Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way?
I’m from Lansing Mi, being an artist from here is pretty difficult because its not a big city with a big underground scene… I’d call it the underdog capital of the U.S. I always wanted to stand out to sound different from everyone else in my city.
When did you get into making music?
I started making music when I was 17 my cousin T.J. used to have a studio set up at his house and we would skip school and go record.
How have things changed since you first started up to now?
Well I definitely ain’t as lost as I used to be I use to live in a fantasy world like thousands of others thinking I would drop something so good the world would take notice. I know now that it really is 10% music 90% business… The internet has changed the whole game since I first started.
What was your favorite cartoon show growing up?
That’s a hard one, but I fucked Looney Tunes, Spiderman and the most slept on show ever Street Sharks, that was my shit.
What keeps you going? How you doing mentally?
The thing that keeps me going is my family, without them I would’ve gave up a long time ago. Right now mentally I’m okay but not okay if that makes sense. I just lost another one of my brothers a few weeks ago so I’m still dealing with that loss but I’m optimistic about the future and know great things are coming.
How would you describe your style?
One word, Saucey, no but for real… versatile is what comes to mind. When I started I just rapped I was always thinking of nothin but bars. But over the years I’ve evolved into a melody guru. I just love finding new melodies that shit is fun.
Whats the backstory of your latest song, “Fallen Souljas?“
Well “Fallen Souljas” came about because my boy Roni came up missing at the end of 2017 and the police didn’t help much. I wrote the first verse while he was still missing, his body was found a whole year later in December and till this day we still don’t have answers. While he was missing my best friend, my brother Brandon was killed in Tallahassee. I was as depressed as I’ve ever been and music has always been therapeutic for me so after I shook back from my depressed slump, “Fallen Souljas” was born.
What does your family think about you doing music?
My family supports my music to the fullest I think it’s safe to say they are my biggest supporters. I only wish my mom was still around to see how far I’ve come.
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my family, my wife, my kids they’re the only reason I’m here right now. I couldn’t live without music. Whether its listening or making it, it just does something for my soul. And 3rd some juice if you know me you know I keep some juice.
Where do you see yourself this time next year?
This time next year I see my life all the way different, touring, stream numbers going crazy, big blog placements, the whole wop, I definitely plan on kicking the door in.
What is the most important thing you want listeners to take from your music?
I would say the most important thing would be is that it’s not just music to me, I show a piece of my soul on the tracks.
Shout out to everybody who streaming my music my next EP “Hotel LANsylvania” will be dropping this winter so be on the look out.
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