1decapNicholas “Decap” Piantedosi (Beatmaker) is an accomplished hip-hop producer and teacher who has worked with internationally known artists including Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Ne-Yo, Smoke DZA, and Tim Kile (formerly of Arcade Fire), and had songs on two top 40 iTunes charting albums in 2015. He has taught music in Peru and Colombia.

Decap’s self-described approach as a producer is to incorporate the grittiest hip-hop elements with the new sound of future beats. Decap’s compositions honor the raw but melodic, the penetrating and even the otherworldly.

Nicholas is on Next Level Team Algeria & Tunisia.