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"He is not your typical St. Louis rapper." - St. Louis American

"In the studio, his flow is certainly reminiscent of the laid-back insightfulness of Jay-Z or Common, but on the stage he stakes out a territory that is all his own." - Washington University Cadenza

"The versatile wordsmith's live performances are, for lack of a better term, legendary." - St. Louis Whirl

"In what I saw of his shows...despite the gender, age and racial make-up of the crowd, he moved all over the stage, jumping around in such an animated way that the crowd felt compelled to join him. I was sold." - Eleven Magazine

"Nite Owl hit a confident stride with Now You Can Boo Me, an old-school, heavily soul-influenced (and sometimes minimalist) hip hop record that matched spare, languid beats with cutting and satirical wordplay." - Riverfront Times

"Ben Grimm gives Now You Can Boo Me a score of 5 out of 5. Notwithstanding the album title, you have to applaud him for being Nitro, with the nice flow." - Inbox Magazine

"Working again with producer, Kenautis Smith, Owl has crafted an album full of laid back flow and sophisticated samples, a true hybrid of hip-hop and soul that's sometimes reminiscent of Lupe Fiasco, Tony! Toni! Tone! and other times Anthony Hamilton." - Riverfront Times

"Since relocating back to St. Louis a few years back, one would be hard pressed to find a harder working MC than Nite Owl." -

"Witnessing his thoughtful rhymes and expert showmanship on stage only proves that any party would do well to have some Nite Owl on the back burner incase things slow down." - Washington University Cadenza

"Underground-meets-commercial...often compared to Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch


"Academy Hill"
Released 2010
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"Now You Can Boo Me"
Released in 2007
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"Spoiled Rotten" (Double-Disc)
Released in 2008
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Nite Owl performs live more than any other Hip Hop artist or group in the St. Louis area, and is not what you would expect to encounter. What makes Nite Owl's set unique is that he performs alongside a band and DJ.

In 2007, he created quite a buzz after winning the Best Independently Released Album in the Riverfront Times Music Awards for his album "Now You Can Boo Me". Despite the title suggestion, ultimately you will want to cheer for Nite Owl, as he's created a sweet blend of musical styles--everything from reggae to blues to hip hop.

His recent performances are innumerable, but include a noteworthy headlining slot at the Pageant, as well as recently opening for The Roots, Talib Kweli and Little Brother. Nite Owl's Hip Hop resume is impressive, but more importantly, his music speaks for itself. "My live show is exciting, and when people see it, it's not often they forget who I am", says Nite Owl.