NOX (René Pichardo) is an artist from Philly. He was born in the Bronx in 1982, but moved to the Dominican Republic when he was 2. From DR he moved to Puerto Rico and lived with his grandmom. When he came to Philly in 1990, without any English. So he started rapping when he learned a little English. He was always into performing Spanish music—salsa, merengue and stuff in his schools. Hanging out in North Philly and meeting all kinds of different people. Then he started getting into hip-hop. Like ’98, ’99, that’s when he met Scott Storch and my life changed completely, ’cause I started meeting guys like Dr. Dre and everybody, and I started traveling.
New Mixtape: Latin Goonies – Bang Bang 4