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Birth name Nikko Bailey
Born (1986-04-23) April 23, 1986 (age 31)
Origin Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer
Years active 2007–Present
Labels Gramercy Records (2011-2012), iHip Hop (2012-2013), LVLYSL (2007-Present)
Associated acts Wiz Khalifa, Bun B, Snoop Dogg, Juicy J

Nikko Bailey (born April 23, 1986), better known by the stage name Neako is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. He released his debut album, The Rubix Cube: Red Edition, in 2007 on his own imprint World Team Olympics (currently LVLYSL). He was signed to Taylor Gang Records and Gramercy Records in 2011, subsequently leaving the former in 2012. He released the mixtape The Number 23 in October 3, 2011. He is well known for his singles "LVL 2 X 10"[1] and "Scanners"[2] feat. Wiz Khalifa. Since the release of his mixtape, "The Number 23", Neako has gained increasing popularity on popular websites such as YouTube, evident from his channel NEAKOTV which currently has over 4900 subscribers and over 1,600,000 views of his videos in total, the most popular being music videos of his songs since the beginning of 2011 and onwards.[3]

LVL Merchants[edit]

Neako co-founded LVL Merchants, a streetwear label, with Designer Mudasser Ali.[4] The brand can be recognized by the logo depicting a stylized LVL, an image of a zebra as well as various patterns. As well as selling various items of clothing and accessories, the brand doubles as NEAKO's brand identity.


LVLYSL is Neako's hip-hop collective.[5] The group[6] consists of rappers Neako, Fresh Moss,[7] NASA,[8] Young Sex,[9] and Mudasser Ali. The group was cemented in membership and philosophy in early 2012 by Neako and Mudasser Ali as is indicated by Neako in "Skeeter's Soliloquy"[10] off the Tr33 EP.[11] The group was at SXSW[12] in Austin, TX and performed along with ASAP Rocky at the SXSW Showcase.[13] In 2013 LVLYSL released 7 EP's exclusively through their SoundCloud and they're currently on an independent tour. The group is often referred to as the lords of the underground".[5] LVLYSL released another project "SECT" February 6, 2014.[14]


Studio Albums
  • 2012: These Are the Times
  • 2015: xanLAND
Independent albums
  • T.A.T.T (2012)[4]
  • The Rubix Cube: Red Edition (2007)
  • The Rubix Cube: Green Edition with DJ Green Lantern (2008)
  • The Rubix Cube: Blue Edition (2009)
  • Junk Food (2009)
  • The Rubix Cube: Yellow Edition (2010)
  • LoudPACK: Love & Other Drugs (2010)
  • LoudPACK 2: Highlights (2010)
  • LoudPACK TREE (2011)
  • The Number 23 (2011)[15]
  • LVLZebra (2012)[16]
  • Tr33 (2012)[17]
  • LOUDpack: Michael Four (2012)
  • Ess Ess (2012)[18]
  • Libertas Novo (2013)
  • The Pleiades LVL (2013)
  • Certus (2013)
  • The Nabbalah (2013)
  • LVLGOD (2013)
  • SECT (2014) [19]
  • The xanBAND (with Lex Luger) (2014)
  • How R We Gettin High? (2015)

Remixes and Features[edit]

  • Neako – Rock On (featuring Bun B; produced by Neako)
  • Neako - Flyer Than Delta (featuring Currensy; produced by Neako)
  • Neako - Wild (featuring Vado; produced by Neako)
  • Neako - What's It All For (featuring Diggy Simmons; produced by Neako)
  • Neako - Suicide (Remix) (featuring Yelawolf, Smoke DZA, Shawn Chrystopher, Phil Adé and Stalley; produced by Neako)
  • Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Dev's Song (produced by Neako)
  • Neako - LVLSOX2800 (feat. Skeme & Stunnaman From The Pack)


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