P.K.O.

P.K.O.

Biography

P.K.O. (Pounds, Keys and Ounces) was a rap group from San Antonio, Texas. Members of the crew were Nino, Magic, AK & K-Sam.

In 1992, P.K.O. gained notoriety when CNN interviewed the group about the controversy surrounding their underground hit single "Shoot The Police". After the release of the single, P.K.O. recorded their first full length EP, Don't Fuck With Texas.

In 1994, they released The Good, The Bad, The Mafia, which has sold 300,000 units to date. After their CNN appearance, P.K.O. performed with N.W.A, the Geto Boys and Too Short. Master P invited P.K.O. to contribute a single to the October 31, 1995 release of Down South Hustlas: Bouncin' and Swingin. P.K.O. is credited with track #9 on the album, "Got It Sowed Up".

Nino and fellow PKO member "Magic" Mark recorded a diss towards DJ Quik entitled "San Antonio Ain't Shit Like Compton" in response to "Jus Lyke Compton", a track on which DJ Quik compared San Antonio to Compton. The track "San Antonio Ain't Shit Like Compton" appeared on 1994's Tha Good, Tha Bad, Tha Mafia. P.K.O. declined recording deals with major labels and remained an independent label.

Throughout the 1990s P.K.O. released their own albums on their label Youngsta Records. Nino later went solo, and his debut album, Nino, sold more than 100,000 units. P.K.O. is remembered as the Southern/Texas group equivalent to NWA.

Discography

P.K.O. - Don't Fuck With Texas

P.K.O. - Don't Fuck With Texas

Yo! Records, Youngsta Records 1990
P.K.O. - Armed & Dangerous

P.K.O. - Armed & Dangerous

Yo! Records, Youngsta Records 1990
P.K.O. – They Scared Of A Nigga

P.K.O. – They Scared Of A Nigga

Youngsta Records 1992
P.K.O. - Tha Good, Tha Bad, Tha Mafia

P.K.O. - Tha Good, Tha Bad, Tha Mafia

Youngsta Records 1994
P.K.O. – No Pain No Gain

P.K.O. – No Pain No Gain

Youngsta Records 1996
Pounds Ki'z Ozeez - From Dirty To Clean

P.K.O. - From Dirty To Clean

Ballin' 2000 2000
P.K.O. - From Dirty To Clean (Syruped Out & Chopped Up)

P.K.O. - From Dirty To Clean (Syruped Out & Chopped Up)

Ballin' 2000 2000
P.K.O. - Ain't Went No Where

P.K.O. - Ain't Went No Where

Ballin' 2000 2001
P.K.O. - Still Big Ballin' (Greatest Hits)

P.K.O. - Greatest Hits: Still Big Ballin’

Big Ballin' Recordz 2001
P.K.O. - Greatest Hits: Still Big Ballin' (Screwed)

P.K.O. - Greatest Hits: Still Big Ballin' (Screwed)

Big Ballin' Records 2002

Guest Appearances

C-Lo - 817 Most Wanted

C-Lo - 817 Most Wanted

Youngsta Records 1993
Jhiame - Syrup City Hitz
  • Hold Up

Jhiame - Syrup City Hitz

Case Entertainment Group 2001

Compilations

Down South Hustlers - Bouncin' And Swingin'
  • Got It Sowed Up

Various - Down South Hustlers: Bouncin' And Swingin'

No Limit Records, Priority Records 1995
Nino Presents Playa Circle
  • Twisted

Nino Presents Playa Circle - Money, Cars & Women

Big Ballin Recordz 1998
Murder Dog Presents Southern XXX-Posure
  • Twisted

Various - Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure

Murder Dog Magazine 1999
La Connecta - Illegal Amigos II: Texas-Cali Connection
  • Twisted

Various - La Connecta - Illegal Amigos II: Texas-Cali Connection

Big Ballin' Recordz 2000
Shot Callers II: Big Tyme Heavyweighters
  • Swangin 2000 (Screwed)

Various - Shot Callers II: Big Tyme Heavy Weighters

Big Ballin Recordz 2000
Dirty Harry Productions Presents Soutern Gangstas: Tha 2nd Comin
  • What Side Of Town

Various - Soutern Gangstas: Tha 2nd Comin

Dirty Harry Productions 2000
D-Town M.O.B. - Million Dolla Lick (The Soundtrack)
  • Hold Up

D-Town M.O.B. - Million Dolla Lick (The Soundtrack)

Houston Heavyweights 2001
Black-N-Brown Entertainment Presents 21 Gun Salute
  • Fo Money

Various - 21 Gun Salute

Black N Brown Entertainment, Body Bag Records 2002
Spice 1 Presents The Playa Rich Project 2
  • Hold It Up

Various - Spice 1 Presents The Playa Rich Project 2

LGB Music Group 2002
Various - Big Wheels Of Texas: What You Know Bout Them Texas Boys, Part III (Chopped and Screwed)
  • Ain't Went Nowhere (Chopped & Screwed)

Various - Big Wheels Of Texas: What You Know Bout Them Texas Boys, Part III (Chopped and Screwed)

Playamade Entertainment 2003
Various - Black-N-Brown Entertainment: 21 Gun Salute
  • Fo Money

Various - Black-N-Brown Entertainment: 21 Gun Salute

Black-N-Brown, SoSouth 2005
Various - Hood Hustlin' The Mixtape Volume 1
  • Fo Money

Various - Hood Hustlin' The Mixtape Volume 1

La Conecta 2005
Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money
  • Fo Money

Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money

Playamade Entertainment 2006