The German rap artist Nimo was born Nima Yaghobi in Karlsruhe in 1995 and, following a troubled childhood which involved crime and drug abuse, was eventually incarcerated in a juvenile detention facility for a range of offences including extortion. Whilst serving his sentence he met the rapper Samy who helped Nimo find his voice as a rapper and helped set him on an alternative lifestyle. His previous life of crime and drug abuse provided Nimo with a rich seam of inspiration for his rap material and his songs feature many references to his life on the streets.

Following his release the rapper began posting new material on Facebook and came to the attention of the Frankfurt based rap duo Celo and Abdi. Contact was established and Nimo was invited to tour with the duo and the resulting exposure launched him as an up-and-coming talent in the German hip-hop scene. He went on to become the recipient of multiple music industry awards and his debut studio album 'KjKj' reached number four and spent 16 weeks in the German charts.

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