- Artist: NIKO IS
- Track: 2 Cents
- Producer: Thanks Joey
- Album: Good Blood
As his many fans in the Booth will recall, NIKO IS was born in Rio de Janeiro, and moved to Florida at the age of seven. On new single 2 Cents, the indie buzzmaker takes a little piece of his native country's musical history and transplants it into a contemporary hip-hop context. Beatsmith Thanks Joey transforms Brazilian singer-songwriter Milton Nascimento's Canoa Canoa into a lush backdrop for some triumphant, engagingly-flowed bars from the Nu South signee. Pablo Vasquez's official video—making its world premiere on our front page—rounds out the package. For 2 Cents and much more, cop NIKO's Good Blood mixtape, released via the Booth in March.
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