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.

Starting at the bottom of the rap food chain, Niko has made it his mission to become the best by rigorously developing his flow, confident delivery and unmistakeable swagg on the mic. With his first explosive mixtape release “Makin’ that Doughski” (2008),  Niko has consistently kept the music flowing with the releases of “Gramz Into Grandz vol.1” (2009)“Gramz Into Grandz vol.2” (2011)“Doughski Towers” (2012)“Doughski” (2013) and “Kings Amongst Pawns” (2014), the streets continue to talk about Niko Doughski and all the accomplishments he’s already made. Niko has worked with many artists and producers from North America, and Europe. During his come up as an artist, Niko has collaborated with Max B. (Gain Greene)K-Koke (USG/Roc Nation)Hell Rell (The Diplomats)PapooseChinx Drugz (Riot Squad/Coke Boys)Money Marlo (Riot Squad)Magnum 357Show StephensJenna G. and many more.

Lil’ Thrilla a.k.a. Johnny Legend was raised in Canada’s capital Ottawa, Ontario, but coming from Jamaican decent he would always find his way back home every few years. He grew up in low rental housing as a youth. When asked about it now he can still remember how hard it was watching his mom struggle to make ends meet. Wanting to help, He decided in his early teens that it was time to take matters into his own hands. Not only did he want to acquire things for himself, but he also wanted to carry his weight at home. Being constantly drawn into the street life, from hood to hood he developed the alias of Hood Legend.

From drinking in the hoods to free-styling on small computer mics with the boys, He began to recognize his passion and ambition to pursue a path in the music industry. Although he is a talented artist himself, Johnny is driven by developing artists, both managing their careers and representing them in the dog-eat-dog industry. During his come-up as an artist, he would come with creative and witty punchlines surprising those listening, leading to the name “Thrilla”. Being the smallest of the squad it only seemed fit to be given the name, “Lil Thrilla”.

He has worked with various artists in Canada, The United States and Europe such as Riot Squad’s Bynoe, Magnum, and Billz. He has worked with producers such as Beat Merchant, Dirtwork and Sean Frost. As an Artist Representative he has secured moves with Papoose and Chinx Drugz and is currently representing Makin’ that Doughski Music Group ©.  He was very clear when asked on his current priorities stating, “It’s simple, I’ve set out to find new talent so if you got a dream, talent and a budget let me know what’s up”.

Doughski Music Group Mixtapes