Artist Name: NOMINEE
Genre: Rap / Hip Hop
Hometown: Denver/Aurora, Colorado
Michael Zies aka “Nominee” of B.U.MOB is an artist, song writer and CEO. He is defined as a person who is appointed to an office or position. Nominee himself takes the definition up another notch noting that he was selected and placed in position to do God’s work on the devils playground. From the point of view that no one man is a perfect soul and with two sides to every story, Nominee exploits the positives and negatives that create this one world.
His influences growing up come from such artists as Lil Wayne, Scarface, Ludacris, Twista, Tech N9ne, 8Ball & MJG and Yukmouth to name a few. From those big names he has developed his own fast twisted lyrical style with a grimmy raspyness that reflects his every emotion in the music which makes him a stand out from the rest.
Born and raised in Colorado of Vietnamese and Caucasian descent, he has been on a roller coaster ride in the music scene for a while. He exploded on the music scene in ‘96 with his click B.U.MOB, which consists of Wild, King Real, Quija, and Harm. Their first release was “B.U.MOB presents Trinity” in April ‘04. They gained mass exposure through the local scene by being featured in magazines such as Denver Finest Magazine and Undastream Magazine, performing at shows, promoting his music and doing features with other artist.
Nominee recorded tracks with Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Droop, and Royce da 5’9. Since the “Die Hard” release in October ‘06, Nominee has been recognized by fans and musicians around the world with the help of shows, the internet, and the gift of gab for distributing units in the streets. He’s performed in front of packed houses at the 2008 and 2009 Sex Show @ the Denver Merchandise Mart and Colorado Convention Center, Herman’s Hideaway, Toads Tavern, Gothic, Boulder Theater, and other hot spots through out the Denver metro area.
Nominee is now flying back in forth between Colorado and California putting the finishing touches on his new album entitled “ONE MILE ABOVE” which is going to be available on iTunes soon. In the meantime, check out the hot tracks he has on deck at www.reverbnation.com/nominess where he’s got something for everyone…the ladies, the streetz and the club! He’s got some fya on there so don’t sleep on one of Colorado’s finest! Find out more about Nominee at www.myspace.com/nomineeofbumob