Biography

 

 

Nite Owl has been booked to perform live more than any other Hip Hop artist or group in the St. Louis area. He solidified that his name would not be forgotten after winning the Best Independently Released Album in the Riverfront Times Music Awards for his album "Now You Can Boo Me". To date, he has released 18 independent albums.

Nite Owl uniquely performs hip hop music along-side a live band and DJ, which makes his shows something exciting and new. His performances are innumerable, but include being the show opener for The Roots, Talib Kweli and Little Brother, and Waka Flocka Flame. He also performed in the first ever HOT 104.1FM Super Jam Concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. Nite Owl took home 1st place in the HOT 104.1FM Koch Madness Competition, after competing with 208 other St. Louis Hip Hop artists.

Nite Owl was awarded "Best Hip Hop Artist" in the Riverfront Times Music Awards, proving that he only gets better and has outlasted many other indie artists in his region. Ultimately you will want to cheer for this St. Louis talent extraordinaire, as he's created a sweet blend of musical styles. His style embodies the integrity of underground lyrical hip hop music, paired with the characteristics of commercial mass appeal.

 

In 2018, Nite Owl won a song contest with the St. Louis Cardinals and is featured on their new theme song!  Nite Owl's music continues to get song licensing placements all over the world--from Mexico to the Middle East, where he learns of new fresh fans who are hearing his sound for the first time.

Nite Owl and T.E.A.M. NiTRO have been astounding audiences and giving music critics something to rave about. His bar is set high, and he works hard to give his fans new music rapidly and consistently. Nite Owl's music is timeless, authentic, and real. Nite Owl's Hip Hop resume is impressive, but more importantly, his music speaks for itself.


 

"My live show is exciting, and when people see it, it's not often they forget who I am", says Nite Owl.

Album Review "When The Smoke Clear"

Press

"He is not your typical St. Louis rapper."
- St. Louis American

"It's to Academy Hill's credit that such lyrics come off as sincere instead of trite and tired. In fact, that love for the b-boy lifestyle comes through on Jewelry: It's the kind of record that is comfortable referencing Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" on one track and Wu-Tang Clan on the next."
- Christian Schaeffer, Riverfront Times "Homespun" 

"Underground-meets-commercial...often compared to Lupe Fiasco and Kanye West."
- St. Louis Post Dispatch

"In the studio, his flow is certainly reminiscent of the laid-back insightfulness of Jay-Z or Common, but on the stage he stakes out a territory that is all his own."
- Washington University Cadenza

"The versatile wordsmith's live performances are, for lack of a better term, legendary."
- St. Louis Whirl

"In what I saw of his shows...despite the gender, age and racial make-up of the crowd, he moved all over the stage, jumping around in such an animated way that the crowd felt compelled to join him. I was sold."
- Eleven Magazine

"Nite Owl hit a confident stride with Now You Can Boo Me, an old-school, heavily soul-influenced (and sometimes minimalist) hip hop record that matched spare, languid beats with cutting and satirical wordplay."
- Riverfront Times

"The Missouri underground hip-hop scene gets its own supergroup in Academy Hill, which is comprised of locals Nite Owl and DJ Sno alongside the Kansas City-based emcee James Christos."
- Christian Schaeffer , Riverfront Times "Homespun"  

"Working again with producer, Kenautis Smith, Owl has crafted an album full of laid back flow and sophisticated samples, a true hybrid of hip-hop and soul that's sometimes reminiscent of Lupe Fiasco, Tony! Toni! Tone! and other times Anthony Hamilton."
- Riverfront Times

"Since relocating back to St. Louis a few years back, one would be hard pressed to find a harder working MC than Nite Owl."
- Vintagevinyl.com

"Witnessing his thoughtful rhymes and expert showmanship on stage only proves that any party would do well to have some Nite Owl on the back burner incase things slow down."
- Washington University Cadenza