Nikki Strong, forever as Nikki D., will always be known for Daddy’s Little Girl, where she is celebrating the 25th Anniverary of the knockout album.

She signed with Def Jam in 1989 and released her debut single “Lettin’ Off Steam”, produced by Sam Sever, the same year. The single’s video featured Flavor Flav. A little more than two years later, Nikki D released the more commercially acceptable song, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

Prior to releasing Daddy’s Little Girl, Nikki D was on tour in Europe for a year with fellow R&B artist Alyson Williams. Nikki has since then recorded songs with Moby, Queen Latifah on the Set It Off soundtrack, EPMD, Naughty By Nature, Flavor Unit, vocalist Suzanne Vega and also with Redman for his Muddy Waters album.

I sit down with the first lady of Def Jam to see what she has been up to on this episode of #HangoutSession.


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