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WHO: Nicky Da B

WHAT: 22-year-old New Orleans bounce human computer

With one release, 2011's Please Don't Forget Da B, under his belt, Nicky Da B was thrust on the national radar with "Express Yourself," the panicky Diplo collaboration featuring that DJ/producer's trademark glitchy production and machine gun beats under Nicky's rapid-fire rapping. The song's video, a showcase of furious booty-clapping around New Orleans, was an Internet hit. In between touring legs (he just did Burning Man), he's working on new music with Mad Decent (Diplo's label) and other producers. "I'm going to have a lot of music coming out all at once," he says. "So just be prepared for that." — LaBorde

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