NKO
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NKO

Richmond, VA | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Richmond, VA
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Hip Hop Experimental

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IN 2009, AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, NKO (PRONOUNCED NEE-KO) WENT OFF TO COLLEGE AT ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY AND FORMED A ROCK & JAZZ INFLUENCED HIPHOP BAND CALLED TIME MOVES WHICH WAS CO-FOUNDED WITH DC PRODUCER REGGIE VOLUME. WHILE IN COLLEGE, THE BAND RELEASED TWO EP’S, A FULL LENGTH ALBUM, AND OPENED FOR ACTS SUCH AS JIM JONES, WALE, AND CHRISETTE MICHELLE. UPON GRADUATION IN 2013, NKO BECAME A SOLO ARTIST, RELEASING HIS FIRST EP AS NIKO SHEFFIELD IN APRIL OF THE SAME YEAR.

AFTER BEING NAMED ONE OF SIX WINNERS FOR THE 2014 HOUSE ARTIST GRANT PROGRAM, HE RELEASED THE PSEUDO-SELF TITLED LP DÉL YATO THROUGH HOUSE STUDIOS. NKO RELOCATED TO WASHINGTON DCAND WAS GIVEN AN OFFER FROM REGGIE VOLUME, ALONG WITH THE DC BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER KNOWN AS PNMA. 

IN 2015, NKO COMPETED IN THE JACKN’ FOR BEATS FREESTYLE COMPETITION, PLACING 5TH OVERALL IN THE DMV PORTION OF THE COMPETITION. STILL WORKING WITH REGGIE VOLUME AND MIKKI., NOW DUBBED THA LIGHT, THE THREE BEGAN PERFORMING TOGETHER AROUND THE DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

IN AUGUST OF 2016, THE TRIO WON THE PERFORMANCE PORTION OF THE DMV TRACKSTARS EVENT WHICH INCLUDED JUDGING FROM QUINELLE HOLDER OF MEDIUM PR AGENCY, ROB MARKMAN OF GENIUS,GRAMMY NOMINATED PRODUCER KOKAYI AND ERIN SIMONE OF REVOLT TV.

NKO WILL DROP HIS BREAKTHROUGH STUDIO PROJECT IN EARLY 2017.

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