Where it all began

Louis Abney also known as “Nino Man” was born in Harlem, NY. At the age of 11, Nino fell in love with hip hop. Listening to rap icons such as Fabolous, Jadakiss and Eminem inspired Nino, allowing him to envision himself as a “Hip Hop Legend”. Although he had great aspirations, aspirations just weren’t enough.


Being raised in poverty and considered a product of his environment, Nino found himself on the opposite side of the law, at age 18 he was sentenced to two years behind bars. As if prison wasn’t enough, he faced the hardest obstacle a teenage boy could imagine. While incarcerated, Nino lost his mother to cancer, and was not granted the opportunity to lay her to rest. Hurting inside as an adolescent, Nino Man made a commitment to turn his life around. After serving his time, Nino gained custodial privileges to raise his three younger brothers, and began pursuing his dream of becoming a rapper while raising 3 young men.


With dedication and focus Nino Man continued to make music, using his life as an example which made him hungry for success. With D-Block’s own Jadakiss co-signing his music, Nino continues to attack the rap game, and rise in the music industry, as his icons become peers, friends, and family.


In 2019 Nino Man dropped his EP Juu Hurd, featuring tracks with Lil Tjay & Jim Jones, which currently has 3 million streams and counting. More recently Nino Man’s “What I Need” challenge went viral on social media. Nino has also released tracks with Dave East, Jadakiss, Styles P, French Montana, and the list goes on. He was also featured on Styles P’s 2019 album S.P. THE GOAT: Ghost of All Time, and Jadakiss 2020 album Ignatius.


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