This MC strongly believes that ''an artists' work should speak for them and in the same breadth captivate the mind and hearts of an audience''. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Shaliko Washington otherwise known by his stage name, SHALIKO (Shah-luh-co), has been a student of his craft since the age of 9. The 1990's considered ''The Golden Age'' Era of HipHop, had a great influential effect on the young artist at the time. Iconic figures like LL Cool J, Nas, Tupac, Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G were not just inspirational lyricist's but trendsetters and revolutionaries that help shape and mold his vision to one day embody the culture. One can say that he's nothing short of sheer genius, and as a brilliant contributor to a culture that is competitive, and ever-changing, SHALIKO's here to stay.