Big Wiz, aka Nic Swisher, was born and raised in South Side Mpls. He has lived in MN all his life. He's been a Hip Hop student since the 80's. Wiz, as his good friends call, him started free style'n in the basement with Lyrical Productions and linked up with SP Styles in the late 90's, when he had just begun writing, recording and performing. Around 2000 he formed a group with life-long friend Tony Bones. He released his solo album, Words of Wizdom, to much fanfare in the first quarter 2009.