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 Records1995
Nino - Unstoppable

Nino - Unstoppable

Unstoppable Records1998
DJ Squeeky & Nino - Hood Hustlin' Mix Tape Vol. 2

DJ Squeeky & Nino - Hood Hustlin' Mix Tape Vol. 2

La Conecta2005
Quint Black & Nino - 3rd Coast Heat Mixtape, Vol. 2

Quint Black & Nino - 3rd Coast Heat Mixtape, Vol. 2

Big Ballin Records2005
Pastor Troy & Nino - Down South Hood Hustlin

Pastor Troy & Nino - Down South Hood Hustlin

X-Ray Records2006
Pastor Troy & Nino - Down South Hood Hustlin' - Chopped & Screwed Version

Pastor Troy & Nino - Down South Hood Hustlin' - Chopped & Screwed Version

X-Ray Records2007

Guest Appearances

Kottonmouth - 100% Kottonmouth
  • G-N-Me

Kottonmouth - 100% Kottonmouth

Youngsta Records1995
Mr. Quikk - 69 Wayz
  • All I Ever Wanted

Mr. Quikk - 69 Wayz

Brutal Records, Dirty Harry Productions1998
254 Street Bosses - Texas Money
  • Stay On My Hustle

254 Street Bosses - Texas Money

On My Hustle Records1998
SPM - Power Moves: The Table
  • Illegal Amigos

SPM - Power Moves: The Table

Dope House Records1998
A-Gee - Strugglin' To Hustlin'
  • I Belong In Da Ghetto

A-Gee - Strugglin' To Hustlin'

Sonar Records1999
Shot Callers - Ya Only Live Once
  • Ya Only Live Once

$hot Caller$ - Ya Only Live Once

Big Ballin’ Records1999
Future Entertainment Presents Texas Syndicate
  • Head Shots

Future Entertainment Presents Texas Syndicate

Future Entertainment1999
Lil' Sin - My Secret
  • We Puttin It Down

Lil' Sin - My Secret

Unstopable Records2000
812 Souljaz - Four Corner Hustler
  • Hoggin Lanes

812 Souljaz Presents Short Capone - Four Corner Hustler

Lay It Down Records2001
Lil' Troy Presents SK - Parking Lot Pimpin'
  • Playa 4 Life

Lil' Troy Presents SK - Parking Lot Pimpin'

Two Sweet Records2001
SK - Lil' Troy Presents Parking Lot Pimpin' (Swishahouse Mix) [Screwed]
  • Playa 4 Life (Screwed)

SK - Lil' Troy Presents Parking Lot Pimpin' (Swishahouse Mix) [Screwed]

SoSouth2001
Kazy-D - Champagne Wishes Kaviar Dreams
  • G2N Hustlaz

Kazy-D - Champagne Wishes Kaviar Dreams

B.A.D.D. Dawg Recordz2003
Dirty South Rydaz - Freestyle Superbowl 2 (Shyned & Mixed)
  • No Pass, No Play

Dirty South Rydaz - Freestyle Superbowl 2 (Shyned & Mixed)

SoSouth2004
Big Jut - Screwed Up Fo Life: Screwed & Chopped
  • Big Body's (Screwed)

Big Jut - Screwed Up Fo Life: Screwed & Chopped

Houston Heavyweighters2004
Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz
  • D.M.B.

Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz

Body Bag Recordz, Sosouth2006
Big Jut ‎- Screwed Up Fo Life
  • I'm Everythang

Big Jut ‎- Screwed Up Fo Life

Houston Heavyweighters2006
B-Legit - Hood Hustlin'
  • Roadtrip

B-Legit - Hood Hustlin'

Hood Hustlin' Entertainment2006
Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz: Screwed
  • D.M.B.

Shot Callers - 6 Figgaz: Screwed

Body Bag Recordz2006
Lady Lunatic - Settin Shit Straight
  • Born And Raised

Lady Lunatic - Settin Shit Straight

Suthern Merchandice Records2007
Fade Dogg - Slap Yo Self
  • S.A.O.Gz

Fade Dogg - Slap Yo Self

Tone City Family2014

Compilations

Youngsta Records Presents Poets & Gangstas
  • Walk Tha Walk

Various - Youngsta Records Presents Poets & Gangstas

Youngsta Records1995
Down South Playaz Click Vol. 1
  • Playa's Click

Various - Down South Playaz Click Vol. 1

Big Ballin’ Records1998
Down South Hook Up
  • Step On My Toes

Various - Down South Hook Up

Authority Records1998
DHP For Life: Loyalty Is Everythang
  • Shadow

Various - DHP For Life: Loyalty Is Everythang

Dirty Harry Productions1998
Mr. Quikk - From Tennessee 2 Texas
  • Ho's N Da Hood

Mr. Quikk - From Tennessee 2 Texas

Dirty Harry Productions1998
Nino Presents Playa Circle - Money, Cars & Women
  • What Side Of Town

Nino Presents Playa Circle - Money, Cars & Women

Big Ballin Recordz1998
Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure
  • Hangin' Down South

Various - Murder Dog Magazine Presents Southern XXX-Posure

Murder Dog Magazine1999
T-Town Music Presents North 2 Tha South
  • Hold Up

Various - T-Town Music Presents North 2 Tha South

T-Town Music1999
La Connecta: Illegal Amigos Soundtrack
  • Illegal Amigos

Various - La Connecta: Illegal Amigos Soundtrack

Big Ballin Recordz1999
Shot Callers II - Big Tyme Heavyweighters
  • Closer

Various - Shot Callers II: Big Tyme Heavy Weighters

Big Ballin Recordz2000
Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto
  • Connected

Various - Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto

Realside Records2001
Two-Way Hustle: Ghetto Grammer
  • Illegal G'z

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

Highness Records, Snake Pit Records2001
Southern Gangstas SG3: We Ready For War!!
  • Shadow

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

Take Yo Shirt Off Records2002
Various - Ryda Thugz Skrewed Chopped
  • Texas Connection

Various - Ryda Thugz Skrewed Chopped

Goldtoes Entertainment, Thizz Latin2002
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 Entertainment2003
Various - Southern XXX-Posure Part III: Chopped & Screwed
  • Get Drunk

Various - Southern XXX-Posure Part III: Chopped & Screwed

Grind 2 Shine Music Group2004
S.C.C. & Screwheads - 3rd Coast Heat Vol. 1
  • 3rd Coast Heat

S.C.C. & Screwheads - 3rd Coast Heat Vol. 1

Playamade Entertainment2005
Various - Black-N-Brown Entertainment: 21 Gun Salute
  • Don't Play Wit It

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

Black-N-Brown, SoSouth2005
Various - Hood Hustlin' The Mixtape Volume 1
  • Get Off Me

Various - Hood Hustlin' The Mixtape Volume 1

La Conecta2005
Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money
  • Rap Game Bleeda

Southwest Riders 2 - Clean Money / Dirty Money

Playamade Entertainment2006
Various - West Coast Hip Hop Vs. Da South: Bangin' Essentials
  • Road Trip

Various - West Coast Hip Hop Vs. Da South: Bangin' Essentials

X-Ray Records2007
King George - In The Streets Compilation Vol. 1
  • What Ballaz Do 4 $

King George - In The Streets Compilation Vol. 1

Highness Records2008