Hollow-Tip, Hollowtip, Nelsiono
Markus Shields, better known under his stage name Hollow Tip is a legendary gangsta rapper from North Highlands, in the Sacramento, CA area. He's a member of several rap collectives (the duo 2 Sav along with Mic-C or The Mercenaries, which also comprises J-Mack among others) and is the CEO of Mercenary Entertainment. He is also affiliated with the A Street North Highlands Gangsta Crips. Hollow Tip is well known for his monotone voice and his street-edge lyrics.
His debut album, entitled "Takin No Shortz" was released in 1996 as he was 15 years old. It is among the best releases out of Sacramento, period. Unfortunately, OG 1st press is ultra rare & very pricey. 100 000 units were sold independently.
Hollow Tip returned in 1998 with a sophomore effort, titled "Flawless", which is once again a classic. It featured production work of Phonk Beta, H-Wood, Gangsta Dre or N8 The Gr8 and guests such as San Quinn, Ballin A$$ Dame (who is also Co-Executive-Producer of the album), Chunk, Ad Capone, Gangsta Dre and his 2 long time partners Mic-C and J-Mack. Once again ultra rare & hard to find (I mean, the OG 1st pressing...).
Many other albums followed up (almost 30, including several collaborative releases, a best of and a compilation). Hollow Tip has also appeared on countless albums and compilations. Beside the aforementioned artists, he has collaborated with legends such as C-Bo, B-Legit, Spice 1, Mac Dre, The Jacka, Yukmouth, Luni Coleone, Messy Marv, AP.9, Mitchy Slick, Daz Dillinger, Keak Da Sneak, Big Hollis, Sean T and many others.
One of the best from Northern Cali...
1996 - 2020
33rd Street Records, California Entertainment, High Side Records, Mercenary Entertainment, Murder Creek Music, Out Of Bounds, Real Talk Entertainment, Stackin Chips Records