Full Name: Niqoles ‘Lil Niqo’ Heard-Goodwin
Age: 12 Years Old
Birthday: November 23, 1999
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Location: San Diego, CA
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106 & Park Segment “Small Talk”
106 & Park Red Carpet Interviewer “Black Girls Rock”
“OK Then” with DJ Khaled
Upon your first encounter with Lil’ Niqo you will be amazed by his magnetic personality and superstar swag. The pint-sized hip-hop phenom hailing from San Diego, California is the “X-factor” that the music industry has been missing. The 10-year old west coast lyricist has the confidence of a veteran MC and an explosive delivery unmatched by any other young talent.
Lil Niqo born Niqoles Heard, embarked upon his rap career at the tender age of seven when performing at his 2nd grade talent show. In that moment, Lil Niqo found his passion and it became evident to everyone around him that he was a star in the making. After trailblazing his hometown, performing at clubs and community events, he created an instant buzz and strong following. Lil Niqo and his management team soon reached out to long time friend and colleague Kevin Wales, an industry veteran and CEO of Worldwide Entertainment who’s had success in working with the “tween” market. Kevin was impressed by Lil’ Niqo’s uncanny rap ability and immediately offered him a production deal.
Within six months of signing with Worldwide Entertainment, Kevin arranged a showcase meeting with BuVision CEO/Def Jam’s VP A& R, Bu Thiam. Bu and his staff instantly gravitated to Lil’ Niqo and within a week, Bu took Lil’ Niqo to New York City to showcase for music mogul and Def Jam CEO, L.A. Reid. Immediately following that showcase, Bu Thiam walked into the waiting room and greeted Lil’ Niqo with a smile and made his dream come true with 4 simple words, “Welcome to Def Jam!”
Presently, Lil Niqo is the youngest artist signed to the legendary Def Jam label. He’s excited about the opportunity to work with fellow “tween” label mates Justin Beiber and Khalil. Lil Niqo says, “I am so blessed to be signed to my favorite label and I’m just ready!” It’s no doubt that this self-proclaimed “boy wonder” is the future of hip-hop!
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