InviSCible appeared on Gosh!Radio Meet the Music on Nov 19th, 2011
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 11/18/2011 – InvinSCible was on Meet the Music on November 19th at 10am
“My music definitely has a message of self determination,” says musical artist Nikil Narayan, also known as InvinSCible. “My name is InvinSCible, and so I set a standard of excellence in everything I do as an artist…from fine art to recording and performing. I want to inspire the audience with encouraging lyrics that empower them in their daily lives.”
“My signatory style of music incorporates hard-hitting Hip Hop beats fused with Live Funk and Rock overtones performed by legendary live musicians,” says InvinSCible. “I coined the phrase Hard Rock Hip Hop. Each song is uniquely catered to, driven by the beat. My delivery and lyrical choice is fully influenced by the rhythm of the music. Incorporating live music helped me break out of the box of programmed, monotone rappers.”
InvinSCible collaborated with Neftali Santiago of Mandrill for a song on Snoop Dogg’s multi-platinum release The Game is to be Told Not to be Sold, with Pooh Pooh Man of Parliement on a Goerge Clinton remix, with Tommy Jenkins of Cameo, with Spacy T of Fishbone and with Bonnie Pointer. “I’ve had the privilege of rockin a show with the Iconic Ice-T,” says InvinSCible “and have shared the stage with Ludacris, Volume 10 and many of L.A. underground’s finest rappers.”
InvinSCible’s next album is his debut as a solo artist, the self-entitled InvinSCible. He says he’s working on three album’s worth of material, that each will feature numerous musicians, artists and producers.
InvinSCible released an E.P. The Invisible People with his brothers and some friends. “It was recorded, packaged and distributed Independently, ” says InvinSCible. “We only printed 500 copies of the CD. It was designed to be regional, but they were eventually distributed internationally including Europe and Australia.”
InvinSCible has been rapping since he was a student at Birmingham High School. “My peers consisted of legendary rappers from Freestyle Fellowship and Blood of Abraham. I continued to perform live at various shows and venues throughout Los Angeles while going to college full time. I started recording songs professionally after graduating college.”
“As a true Hip Hop M.C., it is ultimately important that I write my own lyrics,” says InvinSCible. . “I do however, collaborate with singers and musicians on choruses and the actual writing of the music itself. I continuously write lyrics, inspired by my lifestyle as a full-time artist. Finally, I place certain lyrics to fit the vibe or energy of a particular beat, then I write more lyrics or choruses to tie it all together. In the studio, I’m always polishing final mixes, developing production with lyrics or instruments, and starting new productions with song instrumentals for future songs.”
Someone InvinSCible has not performed with yet, and would like to, is Jay Z. “He is one of the rare current rappers that has substance to his lyrics. I admire his maturity and business sense.” Another favorite artist is Alicia Keys.
InvinSCible is considered an all around artist, into music and painting. He has a Bachelors degree in Art from Cal State Northridge where he trained in all mediums from oil paintings, to acrylics, airbrushing and even spray painting. “One of my masterpieces is a scratchboad piece that I rendered with an exacto knife,” says InvinSCible. He has a private art gallery in downtown L.A. where most of his work is displayed. Currently, he’s working on a mural that will cover the entire wall in a dining room in a private home.
InvinSCible had an fine art show on December 10th for a private underground event called We Own the Night. “I’ll be doing a live painting for over a thousand party goers through the course of the night,” says InviSCible. His next stage performance, also in December was with rock star designer Leatheracci of Hollywood for his new fashion show.
InvinSCible’s charity work includes The American Cancer society, Black Aids foundation, and spiritual and cultural centers throughout Los Angeles.
InvinSCible has lived in the greater Los Angeles area for most of his life, in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood Hills and downtown L.A. He was born in the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. His family moved to the United States when he was five-years-old.
InvinSCible is designing a new website containing links to his music, art, and merchandise. On Facebook he’s Nikil Narayan.
About Meet the Music
The show premiered in June of 2011. The 1-hour weekly music talk show Meet the Music is hosted by Gabrielle Pantera who interviews bands, singers, musicians, composers, songwriters, and music executives. Show co-hosts vary. Sound engineer David Williams. Producer Robin Rowe. Executive Producer Gabrielle Pantera. The show broadcasts live from Melrose Music Studios at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Raleigh Studios is a historic studio lot where TV shows such as Castle, Closer and Private Practice are currently in production.