Born and raised in the infamous Coney Island section of Brooklyn, NEMS started making his rounds as soon as he started writing raps at the age of 15. Winning almost every notable competition in NYC he started gaining attention from his peers and record labels alike.
We had the pleasure of interviewing NEMS in the past. Check it out here: https://weeklyrapgods.com/2018/05/16/nems-interview/
At 17, NEMS started battling at the Fight Klub and quickly became the champion, becoming the only battler with over 20 wins and a mere 3 losses. MTV would pick up the Fight Klub brand and NEMS became one of the stand-out MCs of the series.
Garnering attention from Def Jam Records, Shady Records, and countless other labels NEMS released his first album, the critically acclaimed, PREZIDENT’S DAY, in 2010 and in 2014, Ghostface Killah recruited NEMS to appear on two tracks from his 36 Seasons LP; both of which were highlighted by the New York Times.
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After numerous legendary radio freestyles (Kay Slay, Statik Selektah, Tony Touch, etc.) NEMS focused on his FYL Brand. Starting a comedy series (GORILLAtv), dropping and selling out FYL merchandise every week, acting, and a weekly freestyle series.
NEMS has amassed a cult like following on his own with no major backing. Fans from Nebraska to Australia and everywhere in between can be seen sporting NEMS and FYL tattoos.
In 2019, NEMS will be releasing a collaborative album with Ill Bill and his solo-opus Gorilla Monsoon. Last week, NEMS released the first single, “Where You Know Me From,” featuring Shady Records/Griselda’s Conway The Machine from Gorilla Monsoon and today he is back with the projects second single, “Gahbage.”
NEMS Gorilla Monsoon will be released on 5-24-19.
You can now pre-order, add and favorite NEMS Gorilla Monsoon Album at Apple/iTunes, with “Where You Know Me From” & “Gahbage” now available as an instant grat tracks: http://bit.ly/GMonsoon