Beneath the Surface is a series dedicated to underground artists who are on the grind and doing great things. Raw Side Hip Hop are huge supporters of REAL hip hop and those on the come up that are true to the culture.


When you think of St Louis hip hop and rap artists you probably think of guys like Nelly and his St Lunatics crew or other Midwest artists like Chingy, the ‘tipsy’ J-Kwon or Jibbs and his low hanging chain, but one listen to Nite Owl and you straight up know he’s not your typical Midwest emcee.

He’s still got the confidence and swagger in his delivery, but Nite Owl is about more than party jams, feel good music and other offerings associated with Midwest music. In fact, his style is quite unique and a blend of so many different influences, it would be hard to pigeon hole him at all. Is he underground? Is he commercial? Is he conscious or backpack rap? Nite Owl probably best answers that question on the track ‘Who I Is’ from his latest album Nitro 2020.

In short, Nite Owl is an artist. A damn good one and an extremely hard working one. He prides himself on never being outworked or outhustled and it shows when you have a discography with in excess of 20 albums comprising it. He keeps you guessing and flows effortlessly over at style of track but always infuses it with high quality lyrical content and clever wordplay. Baseball fans would be familiar with Nite Owl’s work too. In 2018, he won a competition hosted by the St Louis Cardinals and is now featured on the MLB teams theme song ‘Cardinal Nation: Hearts are pumpin’!’

Although an underrated rap veteran, Nite Owl continues to work both on social media and on stage to ensure everyone begins to know the name. Every concert he delivers is generally a unique experience and he utilises the skills and talent of live musicians and every social channel features videos, photos and other exclusive content.

It’s time YOU know who Nite Owl is and at a Raw Side Hip Hop we are glad to be bringing him to you. Check out his artist link on Spotify, subscribe on YouTube and at the very least go and listen to his latest joint before diving back through his catalogue.

About The Author

By Brutus Maximus

Founder of Raw Side Hip Hop. Been rocking with the hip hop culture for over 30 years. Love the creativity, authenticity of the art and the culture as a whole. Shout out to the real ones making and supporting true hip hip and the artists who make it!

2 thoughts on “Beneath The Surface – Nite Owl”
  1. I just wanted to stop by &
    give my personal gratitude for promoting & sharing my music to another audience I didn’t know.
    I’m grateful to have good people in my corner rooting & working for me. Big Ups & Phat shout to the Raw Side! Thank you!

    – Nite Owl

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