Referencing a year when Jay-Z was an American Gangster while Kanye West was going through Graduation, Nick Murphy titled his 2016 debut, Heaven of '07, in honor of that influential time. Born Nicholas Murphy O'Brien in 1998, the Southern California-based singer and MC is also a producer, songwriter, and sound engineer. He applied all these skills to Heaven of '07, an album that aimed to bring back the spirit of 2007. It was a year Murphy felt there was a "pure, uninterrupted connection between the artist and their fans through their music." Released by In the Hills Records, the LP featured the single "Wake Up" with special guest Nikmo. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi