Arriving as one of the most promising young rappers on the scene,
MBNel , a first generation Filipino-American, is here to change the
narrative on stereotypes and be the voice for those without. Growing
up in Stockton, CA, around street and gang culture, Nel took to music
as an outlet to share his stories. In April 2017, Nel released his breakout
hit "Love My Gang," which solidified his talents and ushered in multiple
projects, leading up to his most recent release, Born To Win , via Muddy
Boyz/EMPIRE. Currently, the rapper readies his joint project with fellow
Asian-American rapper $tupid Young , entitled, The Yellow Tape 2.
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