As a Coney Island native and self-proclaimed “Mayor” of his city, Gorilla Nems has established himself as one of the stand-out artists of a new generation of emerging emcees. Founder of the Brooklyn brand FYL (Fuck Your Lyfe), Nems has been wreaking havoc for nearly two decades. Winner of almost every MC battle competition in New York City (EOW, Braggin’ Rites, etc) Nems started gaining notoriety in 2001 where he battled in the Fight Klub league (MTV2) and became all-time champion with the most wins (25) in the league’s history.
After releasing numerous mixtapes (FYL Valium Won, Free Nems, FYL Valium Too), Nems signed to indie label Psycho-Logical Records (Necro, ILL BILL, Non-Phixion, Q-Unique) and toured the U.S. After releasing another mixtape in 2008 entitled Super Marvelous, Nems joined Creative Juices Music as a home to record his official debut album. In 2010, Prezident’s Day finally released and became a modern day classic among Nem’s cult following of fans. Nems has since followed up with projects such as Filthy Fly Shit, Coney Soprano, Broke Safety, Fuck Your Love, Gorilla Nems, The Planet Of The Apes series, and Skinny Nems. Nems has collaborated with the industry’s best talent including Ghostface Killah, Kool G Rap, Sean Price, Q Unique, Jedi Mind Tricks, ILL BILL, Termanology, Statik Selektah, Torae, D12, and more. Most recently, Nems was featured on Ghostface’s album “Homicide” on two tracks as well as featuring on La Coka Nostra’s 2016 album on the track “Archie Bunker”.
Known for his strong, brash lyrical capabilities and comedic skits, Nems continues to make a name for himself and build his fan base worldwide. His brand FYL continues expanding and plans on releasing an album with ILL BILL “Shoot Out at The Cyclone”. We anticipate a lot more gutter gorgeous from Gorilla Nems.