Native of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NEMS has been a staple in the NYC hip hop community. In 1999 he formed the FYL (Fuck Your Lyfe) crew and started reaking havoc. Winner of almost every mc competion in the city (EOW, Braggin’ Rites, etc) NEMS started gaining noteriety in 2001 where he garnered the attention of SPIT/DEF JAM RECORDS. When the SPIT RECORDS label disbanded he then took his skills to the FIGHT KLUB battles (MTV2) where he was the all time champion with the most wins (25) in their history.
After dropping numerous mixtapes (FYL VALIUM WON, FREE NEMS, FYL VALIUM TOO) and major label interest, NEMS signed to indie label PYSCHO-LOGICAL RECORDS (Necro, Ill Bill, Non-Phixion, Q-Unique) and went on tour throughout the US. After dropping another mixtape (SUPER MARVELOUS) in 2008, due to distribution issues NEMS moved to another independant label CREATIVE JUICES.
In 2010 NEMS finally dropped his long awaited debut album PREZIDENT’S DAY which was recieved very well by fans and critics alike. Considered a “classic” NEMS shot videos for more than half the album and followed up in 2011 with his FILTHY FLY SHIT mixtape which was also well recieved and considered another “classic”.
In 2012 NEMS started his FYL BRAND clothing line in january and dropped a compilation album of all his features (CONEY SOPRANO). In August he dropped his first group project BROKE SAFETY with fellow Coney Islanders Manson, Mr Weirdo, and OTR. In October NEMS went on his first European tour (France, Belgium, Scotland, Etc) and tore down every show line by line.
Seems like NEMS is just getting warmed up. In 2013 NEMS will be dropping numerous EPs with NECRO, POISON PEN, and Q-UNIQUE respectively, as well as his long awaited sophmore LP “THA SECOND COMING OF NYCE”. Another european tour is being scheduled along with possible tours in Australia and South America.