How I Got The Gig: Rico Nichols On Kendrick Lamar is an episode in the Jammcard original series of interviews moderated by musician Elmo Lovano, who founded the Jammcard networking app and community in 2013. Since one of the app's benefits is helping musicians find work, the hope is that Rico Nichols' experience getting the gig with Kendrick Lamar will encourage artists to be creative about their own professional opportunities. "It was through relationships, of course," explained Nichols who has also worked with Brandy, Mary Mary and Schoolboy Q. With Lamar, "He just one day called me," Nicols said, "just took a chance on me." At his first shot, when he was 19, it didn't go anywhere, but the phone call a year later led to his playing behind Lamar on "Saturday Night Live" and on tour.