Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Niko Doughski experienced at a very young age what many will never truly encounter in their entire lives...desperation. Niko and his family first immigrated to Austria before finally immigrating to Canada in the early 90's. Niko grew up in whats now known as the "Golden Era of Hip-Hop", listening to Rappers such as Tupac Shakur & Biggie Smalls, at the age of 14, Niko left home to live in Toronto. It was there that he was old enough to grasp what was truly going on around him; Sex, Drugs, and Violence all revolving around one thing...Money. Niko would eventually move to the Nations Capital, "Ottawa" having already seen the power associated with money, he had decided to get it by any means necessary. Throughout various run-ins with the law and years of hustling on the streets, Niko was consumed by a new hunger...Hip-Hop.