Classic, Jazz inspired HipHop, Los Angeles based emcee Nieve has a lyrical style that is smooth, poetic, and soulful. Nieve has been rapping and making music since he was kid, perfecting his skills in numerous hiphop shows, rap battles, and open mics across LA. His rhymes are inspired by artists such as Nas, Mos Def, Gangstar and Wu-tang as well as from Jazz artists, like John Coltrane and Miles Davis.
His first album "Away with Words' gained the attention of Tokyo hiphop label "Goontrax" and was released in Japan in 2008. This led to further collaborations in Asia, where his singles and albums have topped the Itunes hiphop charts in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Since then, Nieve has continued to gain a strong following in Europe as well, releasing music and performing in London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Now that he is back home in Los Angeles, Nieve is focused on making his mark in the US market, in the same way he did overseas. His group album "KRBL Rebel Radio" with fellow LA emcee's Noah King and A-Dub, is available now, as well his latest Goontrax released album; "Fly Coast" featuring Tokyo-based singer Ai Nimoniya and DJ Chika aka Inherit. Nieve's upcoming solo album. "Big Dream Kid" will also be released soon through Goontrax.
Nieve's mix of silky smooth rhymes, jazzy flow and unmistakable mellow tone, create a soulful classic sound. HIs music is sure to become a welcomed addition to any hiphop fan's music library.