Most music out there comes from a tradition, and perhaps, from a human impulse: telling stories and sharing experiences. From old, nameless folk ballads to the top of the hit parades, every song tells a story that connects with an audience. Perhaps more so than any other genre, hip-hop has always been about personal stories, experiences, struggles and ideas. NY rapper Nels carries the flame of great hip-hop storytelling, inspired by artists as diverse as Nas, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z or Kanye West, just to mention a few. His sound blurs the lines between the gritty warmth of the old school and the sophistication of the modern rap scene, going for something truly unique. Nels is currently based in Southern California, where he keeps working on his flow and releasing new exciting tracks. Find out more and listen on the official Nels SoundCloud.