MobSquad Nard is a rapper from Jacksonville, Florida. His rapid, energetic rhymes tell gritty tales about street life, and his tracks are urgent yet smooth and funky, recalling influences such as 2Pac, OutKast, and several No Limit and Suave House artists. He co-founded the MobSquad collective while he was a high-school student, and they released a mixtape titled Get Your Mind Right, Vol. 1 in 2005. The group released several mixtapes through Hustle House, but the death of the label's boss in 2011 slowed down the collective's activity, and Nard spent several months in jail in 2013. Post-release, he started his solo career in 2014, quickly gaining momentum in the Jacksonville hip-hop scene. In 2015, he signed to Cinematic Music Group and released his debut single, "Right Ni." This was followed by the 2016 mixtape Everything Clean But Da Ashtray, which featured guest appearances and production by Big K.R.I.T., 21 Savage, Trae tha Truth, 1200 Yak, Zaytoven, and others. Later in the year, he released "Peephole," the first single from his second mixtape, Nardo Da'Vinci. ~ Paul Simpson
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