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Nero The King / Bio

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I grew up listening to music and never really had a desire to make it at first. I listened to anyone from Wu Tang, Spice 1, Above The Law, Dru Down, NWA, Big L, Gravediggaz, Scarface, Geto Boys, and Onyx. When the interest of music started growing within me, I began to write down the rhymes of other artists so I could see the rhyme schemes and things like that. My first track I copied on paper was an ESHAM track called, ''Would You Die For Me.'' I remember the first song I ever wrote on my own being in my 4th hour class, in 7th grade. It was terrible!!!! haha. It was called "No Christmas This Year." But we all suck at first right? My first rap alias through high school and college was Mr. Murder. Simple but made sense at the time. I would have to say as a child, Insane Clown Posse was the biggest influence on me at that time. Although I don't really listen to them anymore, they played an intrical part of me growing into what I have become today. They were excellent storytellers and I enjoyed that. I signed with my first record label in 2006. It was called Pig Latin Productions. It was then I learned more of the business side of the game and really started to mold myself as a great rapper. The people I grew up around never were the making music and recording rhymes type. I basically taught myself everything that I know. I did my first show with a guy name Guilty Smiles. It was the greatest time of my life. I grew an addiction to doing live performances Nothing to me is more of an adrenalin rush than people bobbing their heads and cheering because what you are saying in a rhyme, touches them in some sort of way. I played minor league baseball for three years so to say music is a bigger rush than pitching in front of a crowd of eight or nine thousand is saying something. I had a falling out with Pig Latin, and also started going though some hard times in life.

It was then, I felt it was time for a change, and so I became Nero The King. I formed a rap group called "Bloodline Of Divine Kings" with my little brother who goes by the name Kronus. Around that time I started playing with the idea of integrating mythology and my storytelling skills. I love write stories and creating them with a rhyme scheme and a beat made it even better. I called it Epic Rap. I started doing shows and recording on my own, and one day, just started catching fire. A lot of established emcees in hip hop realized who I was and started collaborating with me for free. That was the turning point that told me, I belong here. Deeper Entertainment is my new home now and we are in the works for my first album release. God Complex is the name of it and it will display exactly what Epic Rap is about. I am one of the most original emcees on the come up right now. My goal in the next year or two is to tour the globe, make good money, and raise a family of kids with my amazing fiance. Making it in music is a dream, but it's a reachable one. One of my all time favorite quotes is, "Don't give up on something you can't live a day without." The soul of hip hop lives within me, so giving it up is not an option.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Nero Lookhart
Artist Name
Nero The King
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/nerotheking
Active Since
08/04
Genres
Hip Hop / Epic Rap / Horrorcore Rap

Contact Info

Location
Phoenix, AZ
Manager
Chris Nero Lookhart

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