Born and raised in New York City, Nateski is one of the few active emcees to have a direct connection to Hip-Hop before it became mainstream. And while the commercialized form of Hip-Hop has become trendy and seen by many artists as a means to first and foremost “make bank,” Nateski “keeps it real” by remaining faithful to the to the roots of the music and culture. Central to his artistic vision and spiritual integrity, Nateski’s brand of Hip-Hop is about The Truth.
In a day when it seems that truth is negotiable and not always highlighted in the lyrics of popular songs Nateski demonstrates that creativity and wisdom can seamlessly coexist. As a lyricist he creates catchy rhymes with powerful messages that speak of real life situations, overcoming everyday struggles and the importance of hope and unity to all humankind. As opposed to many of the contemporary rappers heard on mainstream radio, Nateski chooses to rely on his vast vocabulary without resorting to the use of profanity. With songs like “Trouble World,” Smile,” and “Jesus is the Answer,” this masterful performer tells it like it is over an infectious body-rocking beat.
Nateski’s undeniable talent and commitment to his music and life’s purpose have brought him before audiences across the nation. Most notably he has performed at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and several hotspots in Hollywood including the Palace, Danceteria, Hollywood Live and Club Spice. In addition to live shows, Nateski has been featured on radio, being interviewed on such programs as KCWG’s “Wings of Healing” (103.7 FM), the Maggie Linton Show (SiriusXM), and A.L. Cooper’s “Talking Out Loud” (www.talkingoutloud.biz).
Above all else, Nateski seeks to make an impact on the youth of today. In part due to its longevity and global popularity, Hip-Hop has without question become the voice of the younger generation. Wisely, Nateski uses the musical components of this art form as an intergenerational conduit to pass along wisdom, guidance and encouragement to those who need it most. His message is clear and his intent is pure. Nateski is pushing “knowledge, not garbage.” This brother is reppin’ the Tru Skool not Old School. Check him out!