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Nebu Kiniza
Nebu Kiniza
Nebu Kiniza SXSW 2016.jpg
Nebu Kiniza performing at SXSW in 2016
Background information
Cory Orville Reid
Born (1994-03-30) March 30, 1994 (age 23)
Queens, New York
Genres
2011-present
Labels
Website nebukiniza.com

Cory Orville Reid (born March 30, 1994), better known by his stage name Nebu Kiniza, is an American hip hop recording artist from Queens, New York.[1][2] He is best known for his single "Gassed Up", which was released in August 2016. He is signed to OSHS (On Some Hippy Shit) and RCA Records.[3]

Early life

Nebu Kiniza's family moved from Queens to Pawling, NY and then to Conyers, a suburb of Atlanta, GA, when he was 10.[4] He learned the ropes of the music business from his mother, a singer. Attending Rockdale County High School, he began freestyling at 16 and discovered his talent. He showed off his talent in his high school talent shows that he competed against RoyalTee and Bino an even performed at parties hosted by "RoyalTee" , "Bino Joe", and "Don Bino". He built a strong fan base from his high school peers, though Nebu did not win first place in the talent shows, since RoyalTee would take first every time. Instead of discouraging him it pushed him to go further to making "Steez." Nebu kiniza had RoyalTee dance in the music video in promote of his music.

Career

He released his first track, "IDGAF," in 2011, and his first mixtape, 2 Peace Signs, in 2012.

In 2013, he released his second mixtape, The Honor Roller, with music videos for the tracks "The Grind" and "Steez." The "Steez" video, shot in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighborhood, received over 300,000 views on YouTube.

His third mixtape, Hypnosis, which featured production from American record producer Sonny Digital, was released in 2014. The track "Myself" became his first major hit and was remixed by ILoveMakonnen & Key!.

Along the way Nebu created his own label, On Some Hippy Sh*t, for himself and his crew of producers.

His biggest hit to date, "Gassed Up," produced by MexikoDro - a track that he has said took all of 15 minutes to create[5] - received over 52 million listens on SoundCloud, 34 million views on YouTube and 80 million plays on Spotify. Kiniza reached #10 on the Next Big Sound chart (24 December 2016), and "Gassed Up" hit #15 on the Spotify Velocity chart [6] and #18 on BigChampagne's Emerging Artist chart on 2 March 2017.[7]

With respect to his moniker, he explained that his aunt jokingly suggested naming him after King Nebuchadnezzar when he was born. He thus felt identified with the name for his whole life, and adapted it for real when it was time to adopt a stage name. "Nebu stands for the golden one. Kiniza stands for being originally creative and artistic. So I put two-and-two together."[4]

Stage name

His stage name references the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar II.[8]

Discography

Studio albums

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with date released
Title Album details
2 Peace Signs
The Honor Roller
  • Released: January 28, 2013[10]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
Hypnosis
  • Released: June 29, 2014[11]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions
US
Bub.

[12]
US
R&B/HH

[13]
"Myself"[14] 2015 -- --
"All Good"[15] -- --
"Call It What You Want"[16] -- --
"Hop Out"[17] 2016 -- --
"Gassed Up"[18] 3 45
"Fuck It Up"[19] 2017 -- --
"Lit"[20] -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with showing year released
Title Year
"In the Sky"[21]
(Ryan Hemsworth featuring Nebu Kiniza)
2016

References

  1. ^ Emmanuel C.M., "The Break Presents: Nebu Kiniza," XXL, 2 December 2016, retrieved 6 March 2017
  2. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=writerid&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&keyid=550245909&subid=0
  3. ^ "Top 40/R Music Artist Info, New Information, Facts, Interviews, Rhythmic Crossover Hits". Allaccess.com. 2016-11-13. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b Yohance Kyles, "Nebu Kiniza Is Building An Artistic Empire From The Ground Up," AllHipHop, 10 December 2015, retrieved 7 March 2017
  5. ^ Ural Garrett, "Nebu Kiniza's "Gassed Up" Took 15 Minutes To Create & Racked Up Millions Of Streams," HipHipDX, 29 November 2016, retrieved 7 March 2017
  6. ^ "[1]," Billboard, retrieved 7 March 2017
  7. ^ "[2]," BigChampagne, retrieved 7 March 2017
  8. ^ "Nebu Kiniza - Biography". Billboard. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Nebu Kiniza - 2 Peace Signs Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2012-02-26. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Nebu Kiniza - The Honor Roller Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2013-01-28. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Nebu Kiniza - Hypnosis Mixtape - Stream & Download". Datpiff.com. 2014-06-29. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Chart Search for Nebu Kiniza (Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ "Nebu Kiniza - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ "Myself - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "All Good - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Call It What You Want - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  17. ^ "Hop Out - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Gassed Up - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "F**k It Up - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Lit - Single by Nebu Kiniza on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "In the Sky (feat. Nebu Kiniza) - Single By Ryan Hemsworth on Apple Music". Retrieved 2017. 

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