Nino

Nino

Nino

Biography

Phillip Martin III (born January 10, 1968), also known by the stage name Nino, is rapper, producer, director, screenwriter, film editor, entrepreneur and music distributor. Martin has co-authored two books and directed two movies. Nino's previous stage names include Pony J and Jake. Martin took on the stage name of Nino as part of the Texas rap group P.K.O. (Pounds, Keys and Ounces).

As a teenager, Nino was a gang member and drug dealer on the streets of San Antonio. In the mid-1980s, he made friends with Mark "Magic" Outing and together, along with Robert "AK" Hill and childhood friend Ted "K-Sam" Meadows, they formed the nucleus of the rap group P.K.O. (Pounds, Keys- or kilos, and Ounces, a reference to the weights at which drugs are bought and sold). P.K.O. performed at local nightclubs and parties and developed a strong fan base. They began to release singles under their independent label, Youngsta Records.

Discography

Nino - Co-Founder Of P.K.O.

Nino - Co-Founder Of P.K.O.

Youngsta Records 1995
Nino - Unstoppable

Nino - Unstoppable

Unstoppable Records 1998

Guest Appearances

Kottonmouth - 100% Kottonmouth
  • G-N-Me

Kottonmouth - 100% Kottonmouth

Youngsta Records 1995
Mr. Quikk - 69 Wayz
  • All I Ever Wanted

Mr. Quikk - 69 Wayz

Brutal Records, Dirty Harry Productions 1998
254 Street Bosses - Texas Money
  • Stay On My Hustle

254 Street Bosses - Texas Money

On My Hustle Records 1998
SPM - Power Moves: The Table
  • Illegal Amigos

SPM - Power Moves: The Table

Dope House Records 1998
A-Gee - Strugglin' To Hustlin'
  • I Belong In Da Ghetto

A-Gee - Strugglin' To Hustlin'

Sonar Records 1999
Shot Callers - Ya Only Live Once
  • Ya Only Live Once

$hot Caller$ - Ya Only Live Once

Big Ballin’ Records 1999
Future Entertainment Presents Texas Syndicate
  • Head Shots

Future Entertainment Presents Texas Syndicate

Future Entertainment 1999
Lil' Sin - My Secret
  • We Puttin It Down

Lil' Sin - My Secret

Unstopable Records 2000
812 Souljaz - Four Corner Hustler
  • Hoggin Lanes

812 Souljaz Presents Short Capone - Four Corner Hustler

Lay It Down Records 2001
Lil' Troy Presents SK - Parking Lot Pimpin'
  • Playa 4 Life

Lil' Troy Presents SK - Parking Lot Pimpin'

Two Sweet Records 2001
Kazy-D - Champagne Wishes Kaviar Dreams
  • G2N Hustlaz

Kazy-D - Champagne Wishes Kaviar Dreams

B.A.D.D. Dawg Recordz 2003
Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz
  • D.M.B.

Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz

Body Bag Recordz, Sosouth 2006
Big Jut ‎- Screwed Up Fo Life
  • I'm Everythang

Big Jut ‎- Screwed Up Fo Life

Houston Heavyweighters 2006
Lady Lunatic - Settin Shit Straight
  • Born And Raised

Lady Lunatic - Settin Shit Straight

Suthern Merchandice Records 2007
Fade Dogg - Slap Yo Self
  • S.A.O.Gz

Fade Dogg - Slap Yo Self

Tone City Family 2014

Compilations

Youngsta Records Presents Poets & Gangstas
  • Walk Tha Walk

Various - Youngsta Records Presents Poets & Gangstas

Youngsta Records 1995
Down South Playaz Click Vol. 1
  • Playa's Click

Various - Down South Playaz Click Vol. 1

Big Ballin’ Records 1998
Down South Hook Up
  • Step On My Toes

Various - Down South Hook Up

Authority Records 1998
DHP For Life: Loyalty Is Everythang
  • Shadow

Various - DHP For Life: Loyalty Is Everythang

Dirty Harry Productions 1998
Mr. Quikk - From Tennessee 2 Texas
  • Ho's N Da Hood

Mr. Quikk - From Tennessee 2 Texas

Dirty Harry Productions 1998
Nino Presents Playa Circle - Money, Cars & Women
  • What Side Of Town

Nino Presents Playa Circle - Money, Cars & Women

Big Ballin Recordz 1998
Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure
  • Hangin' Down South

Various - Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure

Murder Dog Magazine 1999
T-Town Music Presents North 2 Tha South
  • Hold Up

Various - T-Town Music Presents North 2 Tha South

T-Town Music 1999
La Connecta: Illegal Amigos Soundtrack
  • Illegal Amigos

Various - La Connecta: Illegal Amigos Soundtrack

Big Ballin Recordz 1999
Shot Callers II - Big Tyme Heavyweighters
  • Closer

Various - Shot Callers II: Big Tyme Heavy Weighters

Big Ballin Recordz 2000
Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto
  • Connected

Various - Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto

Realside Records 2001
Two-Way Hustle: Ghetto Grammer
  • Illegal G'z

Various - King George & Cali G Present Two-Way Hustle: Ghetto Grammer

Highness Records, Snake Pit Records 2001
Southern Gangstas SG3: We Ready For War!!
  • Shadow

Various - Southern Gangstas SG3: We Ready For War!!

Take Yo Shirt Off Records 2002
Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money
  • Rap Game Bleeda

Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money

Playamade Entertainment 2006
King George - In The Streets Compilation Vol. 1
  • What Ballaz Do 4 $

King George - In The Streets Compilation Vol. 1

Highness Records 2008