NIKO IS a Rio-born, Orlando-raised MC thats been riding a mighty wave of early success. In the latest offering from the Southern drawl-wielding wordsmith, we get a tuff visual treatment for a heater drenched in big, dirty drums and psychedelic samba samples, produced by none other than longtime pal/MPC wrecker Thanks Joey. Niko’s passionate and emotive delivery are catching ears across the nation, garnering cosigns from heavyweights like Talib Kweli and Action Bronson, alluding to an appeal that is far greater than beginner’s luck. His first full length LP Good Blood is out now, so be sure to cop that for free ninety-nine via Bandcamp and keep it locked to the realm as we’ll have more on the Orlando wiz kid and his impending Kweli collaboration soon. You can watch the latest visuals for “Ballon d’Or” below.