Openly Gay Harlem born rapper, Loco Ninja dropped his official video to his newest single “Beach House Remix” via Khid Ninja Music. Loco’s natural flow rides the production by Grammy/BMI Award Winner August Rigo(Justin Bieber, Kehlani, Chris Brown).
Born and raised in on the Eastside of Harlem, New York, Loco Ninja lived a rough life but did not let any of his obstacles stop him. Growing up in Harlem with a single mother and no father figure around was difficult, but he managed to overlook the trials and tribulations to reach out through the arts where he could find comfort, friends, and peers who would understand his love for music and performing.
From nothing short of dedication & determination led Loco to music and professional dance training, Including one instructed by Choreographer Valentine Norton (Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez). Loco found his self on LOGO Channel’s “NewNowNext” Music Video Countdown alongside Christina Aguilera & Nelly Furtado, He went on to be featured in Spin, Complex and XXL Magazine. Loco’s music has been able to bust the doors wide open for him to expand his brand into TV where he then starred on MTV, PBS “Out In America”, The Tyra Banks Show and Emmy Award Winning “Latinos of NY & NJ” while also collaborating with mainstream musicians/producers such as Lumidee, Murs, Ginette Claudette, Utkarsh Ambudkar (UTK), Lisa D’amato, August Rigo & The Cataracs. In 2015-2016 Loco Ninja became the Face of National Campaign “I Love My Boo” for the Iconic Organization “GMHC”. The Campaign was featured on 270 Subway Platform Walls In NYC and landed Loco a full spread feature In The METRO. Loco Ninja is determined to make the change with his music while being the first “out” rapper that stirs the mainstream charts.
Loco wanted the world to be left with this message, “So for myself as a rapper, who just happens to be out, treat me like the man that I am. I should be respected for my art form, whether you roll with my lifestyle or not. I wasn’t given a golden ticket into hip-hop, I let myself in.”
Written By Malaja Dior
Photo Credit: Alexi Reibman