NIGHTWALKER has emerged into the underground hip-hop scene in the early 21st century as a force to be reckoned with.
He first started recording around 99' in a local home studio owned by producer Cet (Cetitoff Productions) who he met through some mutual friends. He worked with Cet briefly and recorded 4 or 5 songs but never released any of them. After the first time in the studio, Nightwalker knew that this was what he was gonna do.
Around 2000, Nightwalker got his hands on a Korg Triton and started getting into production basically out of neccessity. In his own words "At that time it wasn't like it is now where you could go on the Internet and download instrumentals or contact producers. We used to buy singles on cassette or vinyl just to have an instrumental to freestyle to."
After a few semesters of community college and getting run over by a car while trying to prevent an auto theft he dropped out of college and decided to further pursue his music career by attending an audio recording school. It was here that he met the other half of Grim n Nightwalker. Grim and Nightwalker immediately started recording and eventually had dozens of songs together although they never officially released a project. By this time they were buzzing and became one of the most popular hip-hop acts in Long Island. But this wasn't enough.
It was somewhere in the mid 2000's that he got up with groups like Anti-Starz (The Day Laborers, Sidius, GP Sonar) and Nassau Chainsaw and started doing shows in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. He regularly performed at CBGB until it closed down. He actually was one of the performers at the last Hip-Hop show they ever did.
Around that time he had joined a crew called ACL (Audio Composers League) comprising of emcees, d.j.s, and producers from Florida to Pennsylvania to New York. Members include Rubee Jawbotik, Holy Smokes, ReapSow, Dums, Knuckles Van Jangles, Nightwalker, and EBGB. Collectivley they have performed in NYC, Florida (including Rock the Bells in Miami), and Pennsylvania. They have yet to release a group album but there is always talk of it.
In 2007 Nightwalker independently released his first album 'Archaeology' on his own label "F. Major Records". This was a collection of songs and collabs he had been working on over the past 3 or 4 years. Features included Diabolic, The Day Laborers, Sidius, Bill Brown, GP Sonar, ACL, Nassau Chainsaw and he even got the singer from one of his favorite New York hard core bands V.O.D (Vision of Disorder) to scream on a song. With literally no budget and no experience running a record label he sold over 1,000 copies worldwide through paypal and hand to hand sales. As of now this album is out of print and is only available on iTunes.
After the release of Archaeology Walker spent a lot of time perfecting his live show by performing all over NYC and Long Island. He has shared the stage with rappers like Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, Diabolic, R.A. The Rugged Man, C-Rays Walz, Reef The Lost Cauze, Freestyle, and Poison Pen just to name a few. ACL has opened for Wu-Tang, Nas, Talib Kweli, Mos Def etc..
After helping The Day Laborers (The Learning Process), Spaceboy Melody (Today I Shot Myself Again), and Diabolic (Liar & A Thief) record their albums it was time for Walker to officially release a solo album of his own.
'Walking At Night' will be released on RedPhone Records Fall 2010. This album was produced, written, and engineered in it's entirety by Nightwalker. There are no features from any emcees or producers on this album even though He has some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop at his disposal. He is currently in the process of booking a US and European tour to support the album.