Nick Peace

Nick Peace

Biography

Nick Peace is one of the most talented and critically acclaimed, but popularly under appreciated producers in music. Since 1992 Nick Peace has created a sound that is distinctly associated with The Bay Area, however listeners across the globe have purchased, and continue to seek, his unique sound.

A product of the Bay Area (Berkeley, CA), Nick Peace began involving himself in Hip-Hop culture during the early ‘80s when he bought first turntable and mixer. The rest is history in the making. Nick Peace grew up with the hustle and spirit of The Bay flowing through his veins, living in culturally rich communities and working with artists ranging from Andre Nickatina (aka Dre Dog) to Mike Marshall (platinum vocalist, formerly of The Timex Social Club). Also, Nick Peace has been sought and has had the personal pleasure to work with other Hip-Hop legends of The Bay like San Quinn, Mac Mall, the late Mac Dre and many more.

As a young adult in California, Nick Peace worked as an executive and music producer during the burgeoning Hip-Hop compilation boom of the early and mid-‘90s. He worked closely on Aztlan Nation’s 1992 debut and with now defunct Dog Day Records independently selling more than 40,000 copies of his double disc "Million Dollar Dream" in 1998. However, Nick Peace quickly realized that he would not see much of the nearly $400,000 earned from sales. Thus came the birth of Million Dollar Dream’s independent venture. "I enjoy the art, but I have to know the business – what I do has to make sense," said Nick Peace. Nick Peace has overseen the release of albums from Andre Nickatina, Equipto, Mike Marshall, Smoov-E and his own compilations ("Money & Muscle", "Green Eyes" and "High Powered"). However, in 2004 Nick Peace began receiving critical acclaim as an artist from the media and his peers. In 2005 he enters the game as the featured producer and artist, now inviting selected guests to collaborate with him in contrast to working on compilations.

Nick Peace’s latest release is the thematic and critically acclaimed "High-Powered". "High Powered" is a cinematic voyage through the minds of Nick Peace and the carefully handpicked guests on his vessel. Nick Peace specifically selected his crew of well-known and upcoming artists, because as Nick Peace says he wants to keep his sound timely and ahead of the game. Nick Peace’s emergence as a power-producer can be attributed in part to recent events culminating with his 2004 visit to Italy. "The visit was amazing – it changed my life," said Nick Peace. Nick Peace said that he returned to the U.S. with a renewed perspective and vigor for his craft. What also changed was his emphasis on business; In 2005 Nick Peace will, in a joint venture, release "Horns and Halos", Andre Nickatina and Equipto’s follow up to their 2001 classic. Nick Peace says that he wants to continue working with other established and emerging artists and expand his sound beyond the west coast market, where he has a niche fan base. Nick Peace’s plan is to keep the Million Dollar Dream brand growing as a multi-faceted organization. He has already established Million Dollar Dream as a recording company and strong online presence, but has plans now to emphasize his production services and product line. "I am mostly an in-house producer for Million Dollar Dream right now, but in the future I will be looking for other artists to work with," said Nick Peace.

Discography

Nick Peace - High Powered

Nick Peace - High Powered

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Nick Peace - Dope Tracks 4 Rap Cats

Nick Peace - Dope Tracks 4 Rap Cats

Million Dollar Dream 2007
Nick Peace - San Nico Instrumentals

Nick Peace - San Nico Instrumentals

Million Dollar Dream 2008
Nick Peace - Six Classic Raps EP

Nick Peace - Six Classic Raps EP

Million Dollar Dream 2009

Production

Aztlan Nation - Beaner Go Home
  • Aztlan Nation On The Rise

Aztlan Nation - Beaner Go Home

Chingazo Records 1994
Ghetto Politix - Just Mob
  • Just Mob

Ghetto Politix - Just Mob

Baytown Entertainment 1994
West Coast Rhyme Sayrz - The Land Of Pimps And Hoes
  • Land Of Pimps And Hoes

West Coast Rhyme Sayrz - The Land Of Pimps And Hoes

In-A-Minute Records 1995
African Identity - You Won't Come To My Funeral
  • You Won't Come To My Funeral

African Identity - You Won't Come To My Funeral

African Identity Records 1995
Million Dollar Dream
  • All Tracks

Various - Million Dollar Dream

Million Dollar Dream 1996
Masta Steele - True Soulja
  • True Soulja

Masta Steele - True Soulja

Surprise Records 1996
4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay
  • Shit Goes Down

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay

Swerve Records 1996
Double D - Think About It
  • Think About It

Double D - Think About It

Eddy Street Records 1996
Andre Nickatina - Cocaine Raps
  • Nickatina Creation

Andre Nickatina - Cocaine Raps

Fillmoe Coleman Records 1997
Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes
  • I'm A Pisces

Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes

Dogday Records 1997
Million Dollar Dream - The High Powered Double Album
  • Rowdy Riders

Million Dollar Dream - The High Powered Double Album

Dogday Records 1997
50/50 Chances Compilation
  • Southwest Whoride

Various - 50/50 Chances Compilation

K-N-R Entertainment 1998
Ska-Face Al Kapone Presents Memphis To Tha Bombed Out Bay
  • Tryin' To Survive

Various - Ska-Face Al Kapone Presents Memphis To Tha Bombed Out Bay

Alkatraz Dope Muzik 1998
Identity - Ransom Note
  • Million Dolla Dream

Identity - Ransom Note

Identity Records, Ocean Floor Records 1998
4080 Compilation Vol. 3: The Twomp Sack
  • Sky Blue Jungle

Various - 4080 Compilation Vol. 3: The Twomp Sack

Rusu Records 1998
Isolated In The Game
  • Real Geez

Various - Isolated In The Game

Bayway Records 1998
Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode
  • Golden State

Messy Marv & San Quinn - Explosive Mode

Presidential Records 1998
King George Presents The Soldiers: War Casualties
  • Cold World

King George Presents The Soldiers - War Casualties

Highness Records, Me & Mine Entertainment 1999
Andre Nickatina - Tears Of A Clown
  • Tears Of A Clown

Andre Nickatina - Tears Of A Clown

Fillmoe Coleman Records 1999
Side Industry - Everyday Life
  • Money And Muscle

Side Industry - Everyday Life

Million Dollar Dream 1999
Million Dollar Dream - Money & Muscle
  • Fuck Them Whores

Million Dollar Dream - Money & Muscle

Million Dollar Dream 1999
JT The Bigga Figga & Non Stop Muzic Presents Enterprise
  • Sky Blue Jungle

Various - JT The Bigga Figga & Non Stop Muzic Presents Enterprise

Get Low Recordz, Non Stop Muzic 1999
Sac Sin Presents Point Blank Range Compilation
  • Make Money Money...

Various - Sac Sin Presents Point Blank Range

Diamond Life Records 1999
Various - King George Presents Playas & Hustlas II
  • Off One

Various - King George Presents Playas & Hustlas II

Me & Mine Entertainment, Highness Records 2000
Andre Nickatina - Daiquiri Factory - Cocaine Raps Volume 2
  • Daiquiri Factory

Andre Nickatina - Daiquiri Factory: Cocaine Raps Volume 2

Million Dollar Dream 2000
Mr. Kee - 14 Kt. Dreams
  • Shame Or Glory

Mr. Kee - 14 Kt. Dreams

Black-N-Brown Entertainment 2000
Andre Nickatina - These R The Tales
  • Gang Bang Heaven

Andre Nickatina - These R The Tales

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2000
Andre Nickatina - Unreleased

Andre Nickatina - Unreleased

Not On Label 2001
Mac Dre - It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It
  • Livin' It

Mac Dre - It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It

Thizz Entertainment 2001
Tha Ginja Bread Man Compilation: Point Blank Range Vol. 1 & 2
  • Make Money Money

Various - Tha Ginja Bread Man Compilation: Point Blank Range Vol. 1 & 2

Ginja Bread Man Muzik 2001
Andre Nickatina & Nick Peace Present Hells Kitchen
  • Business Brain

Various - Andre Nickatina & Nick Peace Present Hells Kitchen

Million Dollar Dream 2002
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Midnight Machine Gun Rhymes And Alibis
  • Public Enemy #7

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Midnight Machine Gun Rhymes And Alibis

Soul Note Records, Fillmoe Coleman Records 2002
San Quinn - Repossessions
  • Mo Money, Mo Filthy

San Quinn - Repossessions

Done Deal Entertainment 2002
Smoov-E - Assuefatto
  • Venom

Smoov-E - Assuefatto

R.E.A.L. Records, Million Dollar Dream 2002
First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Underbelly Vol. 2
  • Surrender Your Mind

First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Underbelly Vol. 2

Fahrenheit Records, Sumo Records 2003
Andre Nickatina - Conversation With A Devil: CR 3
  • Conversation With A Devil

Andre Nickatina - Conversation With A Devil - CR 3

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2003
Apt. 3 & DNA Present Theme Music To Drug Dealinz & Killinz
  • Cali Corners

Various - Apt. 3 & DNA Present Theme Music To Drug Dealinz & Killinz

Apt. 3 / DNA Entertainment 2003
Sac Sin - Point Blank Range Vol. 3
  • Make Money Money...

Various - Point Blank Range Vol. 3 - 1995-2003

Nor Cal Entertainment 2003
Million Dollar Dream - Green Eyes
  • MHCGW

Million Dollar Dream - Green Eyes

Million Dollar Dream 2003
Andre Nickatina - Bullets, Blunts N Ah Big Bank Roll: The 7 MC Theory
  • Blood N My Hair

Andre Nickatina - Bullets, Blunts N Ah Big Bank Roll: The 7 MC Theory

Nicky Rose I.N.C. 2004
Equipto - Cigarillos
  • No Game

Equipto - Cigarillos

Million Dollar Dream 2004
Baldhead Rick - Thug Continent
  • Business Brains

Baldhead Rick - Thug Continent

Inner City 2K, Rebel Records 2004
Equipto & Mike Marshall - K.I.M.
  • Mottavation (K.I.M.)

Equipto & Mike Marshall - K.I.M.

Million Dollar Dream 2004
Mike Marshall - Love, Lies And Life
  • In Love Again

Mike Marshall - Love, Lies And Life

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Known Associates
  • Time Keeps Tickin

Various - Known Associates

Apt. 3 / DNA Entertainment, Cross Hair Records 2005
Shag Nasty & DJ Pause - Monster
  • Just Because

Shag Nasty & DJ Pause - Monster

Illiact Entertainment 2005
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Horns And Halos
  • Somethin' Holy Like Qur'an

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Horns And Halos

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Gun-Mouth 4 Hire: : Horns And Halos Vol. 2
  • Box Of Lucky Charms

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Gun-Mouth 4 Hire: Horns And Halos #2

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Thizz And Million Dollar Dream - Green Eyes Dose, Vol. 1
  • Welcome 2 Da Candy Store

Various - Green Eyes Dose Vol. 1

Million Dollar Dream, Thizz Entertainment 2006
Equipto - Behind The Rhyme
  • We Gone Scrape

Equipto - Behind The Rhyme

Tommy Gun Entertainment 2006
Rydah, Jacka, Fed-X - Mob Trial 2
  • Life Of Crime

Rydah, Jacka, Fed-X Of The Mob Figaz - Mob Trial 2

Million Dollar Dream, Sumo Records 2007
Equipto - 4 Ever In A Day
  • All Night

Equipto - 4 Ever In A Day

Million Dollar Dream 2007
Andre Nickatina And Mac Dre - A Tale Of Two Andres
  • Cadillac Girl (Remix)

Andre Nickatina And Mac Dre - A Tale Of Two Andres

Nickypearl.com 2008
Mac Dre - For The Streets
  • Goin For Blood (Remix)

Mac Dre - For The Streets

Not On Label 2008
Nocturnal Hustlers - 'Til Sunrise
  • Straight Jacket Raps

Nocturnal Hustlers - 'Til Sunrise

Million Dollar Dream 2008
Million Dollar Digital 1.0: Lock-N-Load
  • Goin 4 Blood (Remix)

Various - Million Dollar Digital 1.0: Lock-N-Load

Million Dollar Dream 2008
Known Associates 2: Theme Music To Drug Dealins & Killins
  • Bangers

Various - Known Associates 2: Theme Music To Drug Dealins & Killins

Apt. 3 / DNA Entertainment 2008
The Jacka, Fed-X & AP.9 - Mob Trial 3: The Verdict

The Jacka, Fed-X & AP.9 - Mob Trial 3: The Verdict

Million Dollar Dream, Sumo Entertainment 2008
The Jacka - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 1: Retrial

The Jacka - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 1: Retrial

Million Dollar Dream 2011
Smoov-E - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 2 - Addicted
  • All Tracks

Smoov-E - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 2: Addicted

Million Dollar Dream 2011
Equipto - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 3: Resinated Raps
  • All Tracks

Equipto - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 3: Resinated Raps

Million Dollar Dream 2012
AP.9 - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 4: Mob Star

AP.9 - Million Dollar Remix Series Vol. 4: Mob Star

Million Dollar Dream 2012