Nick Mira

Nicholas Warren Mira (born August 25, 2000), known as Nick Mira, is an American producer from Richmond, Virginia, who is part of the collective Internet Money label. Mira began producing in high school, and gained notoriety for his work with late rapper Juice WRLD, and has been attributed for the development of Juice WRLD's signature sound.[1] Mira's most well known work includes Juice WRLD tracks "Lucid Dreams", "Bandit", and "Smile", along with rapper Lil Tecca's "Ransom" and the Internet Money label track "Lemonade", which featured vocals from Don Toliver, NAV, and Gunna. Mira's work consists primarily of hip-hop instrumentals, and he has contributed production to the Internet Money collective album B4 the Storm.[2]

Nick Mira
Birth nameNicholas Warren Mira
Born (2000-08-25) August 25, 2000 (age 20)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

As a child, Mira played the guitar and later learned to play the keyboard and piano.[3] He began to focus on producing at the age of 13, and he cites Pharrell Williams as an influence.[4][5] Mira describes his musical style as "melodic" and "ambient".[6] He graduated from James River High School in 2019.[7] Initially, Mira had held the goal of becoming a producer by selling his beats as if they were standalone tracks, but noted that he had very little knowledge about selling music.[4]

CareerEdit

Mira first came in contact with producers Taz Taylor and DT in 2016, forming relationships with them based on their common method of selling and promoting their beats on platforms such as YouTube and SoundCloud.[8] The trio proceeded to join forces in a collective label that would become what is now known as Internet Money, whose mission is to bring awareness to lesser known producers while uniting them with potential collaborators and artists.[8]

While Mira began his producing career by primarily selling beats online, he has noted that his methods have changed over time, stating that creating a "good time and vibe" removes pressure from the creation of music.[9]

In 2017, he, along with Taz Taylor and Dex Duncan, got his first major placement in XXXTentacion's Trippie Redd-assisted single "Fuck Love". It entered at number 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and eventually peaked at number 28 after X's death. On March 29, 2019, the song became the most streamed song ever on the streaming platform SoundCloud with 206 million streams. Mira began working with Juice Wrld after becoming acquainted with him through their mutual friend and fellow producer, Sidepce. "Lucid Dreams" was created after Mira produced the instrumental and sent it to Juice Wrld, who recorded vocals.[10] The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, has sold over 14 million certified units worldwide and was certified 5-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Mira met Chicago rapper Jarad Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, in 2016 through their mutual friend Sidepce, who also eventually became a producer for Internet Money. While Juice WRLD would proceed to debut several albums at number one on the Billboard 200 charts, Mira stated at the time that he believed the rapper "had like 300 followers on Soundcloud".[4] Mira began to send beats to Juice WRLD online, and helped produce the tracks All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams, Lean Wit Me, I'm Still, Candles, Used To, Hurt Me, End Of the Road, and I'll Be Fine on his 2018 debut album Goodbye and Good Riddance.[11]

He was accused of plagiarizing "Lean wit Me" (performed by Juice Wrld),[12] which he denied and later demonstrated the production of the song through a video published by his Internet Money record label on YouTube.[13] Mira said "I created Juice Wrld's 'Lean Wit Me' beat from scratch. I played the guitar live in the beat, I programmed the drums and then I sent the beat for Juice to record to and make the song — just like how we always do."[14]

Mira and Juice WRLD's working relationship continued on the 2019 commercial project Death Race For Love. After the success of Goodbye and Good Riddance, Mira continued to frequently create and send collections of beats to the rapper, and estimated that the duo had over 100 unreleased songs in 2019.[15] Mira noted that the project represented a step forward in both Juice WRLD's and Mira's artistry, and attributed the development of their sound to the experience they had gained by working with each other.[15] Mira also credited hardcore rock bands as influences for the album's sound.[15] On March 8, 2019, Death Race For Love was officially released, on which Mira contributed production for four tracks, including commercial standouts Empty and Robbery.[16] The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart on March 14, 2019, with first-week sales of 165,000 album equivalents sold.[17]

In 2016, together with Taz Taylor, he co-founded the producer group and record label Internet Money, which has a joint venture with Alamo Records and Interscope Records.[3] He also produced Lil Tecca's "Ransom" with Taz Taylor, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, he worked with Post Malone on the track "On the Road" (featuring Meek Mill and Lil Baby), off Malone's album, Hollywood's Bleeding, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.[18]

In 2020, Mira produced a variety of songs on Juice WRLD's first posthumous album, "Legends Never Die", including "Smile" with the Weeknd, which was added to updated version of the album in August 2020.[19][20] Mira also produced tracks for other artists including "Lemonade", a collaboration with Gunna featuring Don Toliver and Nav, produced and released with Internet Money.[21][22] The track later become a hit single worldwide, peaking at number one in the United Kingdom and the top ten of the Hot 100.

Later during 2020, Mira contributed to the production of 10 songs on the collaborative Internet Money album B4 The Storm, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart.[23] The album included frequent collaborators Lil Tecca, TyFontaine, and 24kGoldn, all of whom Mira has continued to produce for to date.[24]

Musical StyleEdit

While Mira has generally created beats for hip-hop artists, he has ventured into other styles and genres as well, and has produced on Machine Gun Kelly’s pop-punk album Tickets to My Downfall.[25] Mira has described his production style as "melodic," "dynamic," and "spacious".[1] He has credited inspiration to artists Kanye West, Metro Boomin, Lex Luger, and Sonny Digital, who have each made a significant impact on hip-hop production.[4]

Influence:

Along with other fellow Internet Money members, Mira has been credited by some with the rise in popularity of "type beats," which aim to increase the popularity of an instrumental by associating it with well-known artists. While this has sparked some controversy around Internet Money's marketing methods, Mira has explained that his creative process is focused mainly on what he finds appealing, and that the "type beat" method used to tag artists is only based on artists he feels would fit on his instrumental.[1]

As someone who began producing at a young age, Mira has commented on the popularity of Digital Audio Workstation software among the youth population, stating that "producing is the new video game."[26]

Mira has advocated for the importance of working with smaller, up-and-coming artists, in order to build their fan bases and allow them to grow along with the Internet Money label. He has also discussed the value of working with artists in the studio as opposed to virtually, regardless of the size or success of the artist.[9]

Production discographyEdit

Charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B/HH
AUS CAN UK
"Fuck Love"
(XXXTentacion featuring Trippie Redd)
2017 28 18 31 89 17
"All Girls Are the Same"
(Juice Wrld)
2018 41 20 98 54 79 Nothings Different and Goodbye & Good Riddance
"Lucid Dreams"
(Juice Wrld)
2 1 8 4 10 9 9 9 and Goodbye & Good Riddance
"Lean wit Me"
(Juice Wrld)
68 26 72 Goodbye & Good Riddance
"Robbery"
(Juice Wrld)
2019 27 13 41 22 39 Death Race for Love
"Empty"
(Juice Wrld)
41 18 58
"Flaws & Sins"
(Juice Wrld)
91 39
"That's a Rack"
(Lil Uzi Vert)
76 27 77 Non-album single
"Ransom"
(Lil Tecca)
4 2 8 2 7 We Love You Tecca
"Did It Again"
(Lil Tecca)
64 24 34 84
"Just How It Is"
(Young Thug)
60 23 So Much Fun
"Shots"
(Lil Tecca)
84 35 54 We Love You Tecca
"On the Road"
(Post Malone featuring Meek Mill and Lil Baby)
22 13 35 22 Hollywood's Bleeding
"Bandit"
(Juice Wrld and YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
10 5 45 11 42 Non-album single
"Somebody"
(Internet Money featuring Lil Tecca and A Boogie wit da Hoodie)
96 44 54 75 B4 the Storm
"Love Me More"
(Trippie Redd)
79 37 100 A Love Letter to You 4
"6 Kiss"
(Trippie Redd featuring Juice Wrld and YNW Melly)
60 28 64
"Let Me Know (I Wonder Why Freestyle)"
(Juice Wrld)
78 34 73 9 9 9
"Might Not Give Up"
(A Boogie wit da Hoodie featuring Young Thug)
2020 66 32 Artist 2.0
"Righteous"
(Juice Wrld)
11 8 15 9 26 Legends Never Die
"Tell Me U Luv Me"
(Juice Wrld and Trippie Redd)
38 15 51 40 56
"Fighting Demons"
(Juice Wrld)
35 21 42
"Screw Juice"
(Juice Wrld)
46 25 52
"Smile"
(Juice Wrld & The Weeknd)
8 5 8 7 23
"Lemonade"
(Internet Money & Gunna featuring Don Toliver and Nav)
6 3 5 3 1 B4 the Storm

Production creditsEdit

2017Edit

XXXTentacion - 17Edit

Killa Fonic - Lama CrimaEdit

2018Edit

Lil Skies - Life of a Dark RoseEdit

  • 1. "Welcome to the Rodeo" (produced with Taz Taylor & Mono Beats)
  • 12. "Strictly Business" (produced with Taz Taylor and Menoh Beats)

Hella Sketchy - StupidEdit

  • 1. "Stupid"

Tory Lanez - Love Me Now?Edit

Juice Wrld - Goodbye & Good RiddanceEdit

2019Edit

Iann Dior - Nothings Ever Good EnoughEdit

  • 1. "18" (produced with Taz Taylor & KC Supreme)
  • 2. "romance361" (featuring PnB Rock) (produced with Sidepce)
  • 3. "cutthroat"
  • 4. "molly" (featuring Bernard Jabs)
  • 5. "emotions"
  • 6. "who cares"

Iann Dior - Industry PlantEdit

  • 3. "gone girl" (featuring Trippie Redd) (produced with Pearl Lion and Pharaoh Vice)
  • 5. "What Is Real" (produced with Pharaoh Vice)
  • 6. "Flowers" (produced with E-Trou and Cxdy)
  • 8. "Lately" (produced with Y2K)
  • 11. "Searching" (featuring phem) (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 15. "Stay For a While" (produced with Pharaoh Vice and Omer Fedi)

G-Eazy - B-SidesEdit

  • 2. "Bang" (featuring Tyga) (produced with VanRiper)[28]

Lil Tecca - We Love You TeccaEdit

  • 1. "Ransom" (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 2. "Shots" (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 4. "Did It Again" (produced with Taz Taylor and E-Trou)
  • 7. "Bossanova" (produced with Pvlace and HNX Beats)
  • 10. "Phenom" (produced with Dez Wright and Stoopid Lou)
  • 18. "Ransom (Remix)" (featuring Juice Wrld) (produced with Taz Taylor)

Juice Wrld - Death Race for LoveEdit

  • 1. "Empty"
  • 8. "Robbery"
  • 9. "Flaws and Sins"
  • 10. "Feeling"

Trippie Redd - A Love Letter to You 4Edit

  • 4. "Love Me More" (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 7. "6 Kiss" (featuring Juice Wrld & YNW Melly) (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 20. "Abandoned" (featuring Mariah the Scientist) (produced with Taz Taylor)

Post Malone - Hollywood's BleedingEdit

Young Thug - So Much FunEdit

  • 1. "Just How It Is" (produced with Wheezy)

Non-album singlesEdit

2020Edit

Trippie Redd - A Love Letter to You 4 (Deluxe)Edit

  • 1. "I Love You" (featuring Chance the Rapper) (produced with Shadxw)
  • 4. "How I Was Raised" (featuring Lil Tecca) (produced with Taz Taylor and Repko)

Polo G - The GoatEdit

  • 10. "No Matter What"

Juice Wrld - Legends Never DieEdit

Internet Money - B4 the StormEdit

  • 2. "Really Redd" (featuring Trippie Redd, Lil Keed, Young Nudy) (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 6. "JLO" (featuring Lil Tecca) (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 7. "Thrusting" (featuring Swae Lee and Future) (produced with Cxdy, Jasper, Rio Leyva, Resource, Nash, Taz Taylor)
  • 9. "Blastoff" (featuring Juice Wrld & Trippie Redd) (produced with KC Supreme, Repko, pharaohvice, Taz Taylor)
  • 12. "Giddy Up" (featuring Wiz Khalifa and 24KGoldn) (produced with Taz Taylor, John Luther, DT)
  • 13. "Block" (featuring Trippie Redd and StaySolidRocky) (produced with Taz Taylor, Tim Henson)
  • 14. "Devastated" (featuring lilspirit) (produced with Taz Taylor, Alec Wigdahl)
  • 15. "Let You Down" (featuring TyFontaine & TheHxliday) (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 17. "Lemonade"

Lil Tecca - Virgo WorldEdit

  • 11. "Insecurities" (produced with Taz Taylor)
  • 19. "Out of Love" (featuring Internet Money) (produced with Saint Luca Beats, Taz Taylor, TheSkyBeats and Repko)

Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets to My DownfallEdit

  • 3. "Drunk Face" (produced with Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly & Omer Fedi)

2021Edit

24KGoldn - El DoradoEdit

  • 2. "Company" (produced with Blake Slatkin & Omer Fedi)
  • 4. "Outta Pocket" (produced with Neek, Blake Slatkin & Omer Fedi)
  • 10. "Empty" (produced with Omer Fedi, Blake Slatkin, KBeaZy)

Juice WRLD - Goodbye & Good Riddance Anniversary EditionEdit

  • 2. "734" (produced with DT)
  • 4. "Lucid Dreams Remix" (produced with DT)

Polo G - Hall of FameEdit

  • 13. "Zooted Freestyle" (produced with Lil Mosey & NicoNiceWitIt)

Dro Kenji - F*CK YOUR FEELINGSEdit

  • 4. "Love You Most" (produced with Cxdy, Nico Baran & Census)
  • 4. "Dangerous" (produced with Taz Taylor & John Luther)
  • 8. "Hades" (produced with DT, Taz Taylor)
  • 10. "Lambo Truck" (produced with Brian Lee & Taz Taylor)
  • 11. "Expensive" (produced with Nico Baran, Taz Taylor, Census & Cxdy)

The Kid Laroi - F*ck LoveEdit

  • 3. "Lonely and F*cked Up" (produced with Tax Taylor and Cxdy)


Non-Album Singles'Edit

  • Xerld - LV Bags
  • "Flood My Wrist" - (A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Don Q (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)) (produced with Doe Pesci)
  • "Memories" - (LORRREY) (produced with Sogimura)
  • "Whipski" ($NOT [feat. Lil Skies])

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