Andre Nickatina

Andre Nickatina

Andre Nickatina

Biography

Andre Adams, better known by his stage name Andre Nickatina, is rapper from San Francisco, California. He previously performed under the stage name Dre Dog.

He released two albums under the stage name Dre Dog: The New Jim Jones in 1993 and I Hate You With a Passion in 1995. In 1997, Adams changed his stage name to Andre Nickatina, and released the albums Cocaine Raps and Raven in My Eyes, which were released independently under Dogday Records. 

Unlike his albums released under the name Dre Dog, Cocaine Raps had deeper production values. Raven in My Eyes was noted for emphasizing "sequencers and keyboards that buzz and whine" over live instrumentation, as reviewed by Todd S. Inoue of the news magazine Metroactive. That year, he founded his own record label, Dogday Records. Nickatina explained in an interview with Strivin' magazine that his name change was "for the better" and that he raps because he feels that he is talented enough to do so but not for the sake of popularity.

Soon afterwards, his following three albums, Tears of a Clown (1999), Daiquiri Factory: Cocaine Raps, Vol. 2, The Unreleased [Sold Exclusively at shows and appreances] and These R the Tales (the latter three in 2000) made him more well-known in the West Coast underground rap scene. Mosi Reeves of the San Francisco Bay Guardian noted Nickatina's popularity at a CD release party for another underground Bay Area rapper/producer, Smoov-E; Reeves called Nickatina "a quick-witted rapper who spits as hard as Kurupt does". 

A combo CD/movie project, Conversation With A Devil, followed in 2003. Lindsay Welnick, a music critic for SF Weekly, regarded the film as a knockoff of the classic gangster movie Scarface. Nate Denver for the SF Bay Guardian praised the album, though. Another album, The Gift followed in 2005, when the newspaper SF Weekly named Nickatina the "Best Local Hip Hop Legend" of that year. In 2005, Nickatina also won the first annual Bay Area Raps Awards for Best Underground Artist. In 2008, he released A Tale Of Two Andres with Mac Dre. Although they released only two songs together, they were close friends and the album was a tribute to his memory.

Discography

Dre Dog - The New Jim Jones

Dre Dog - The New Jim Jones

In-A-Minute Records 1993
Dre Dog - I Hate You With A Passion

Dre Dog - I Hate You With A Passion

In-A-Minute Records 1995
Andre Nickatina - Cocaine Raps

Andre Nickatina - Cocaine Raps

Fillmoe Coleman Records 1997
Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes

Andre Nickatina - Raven In My Eyes

Dogday Records 1997
Andre Nickatina - Tears Of A Clown

Andre Nickatina - Tears Of A Clown

Fillmoe Coleman Records 1999
Andre Nickatina - Daiquiri Factory: Cocaine Raps Vol. 2

Andre Nickatina - Daiquiri Factory: Cocaine Raps Vol. 2

Million Dollar Dream 2000
Andre Nickatina - These R The Tales

Andre Nickatina - These R The Tales

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2000
Nickatina - Unreleased

Nickatina - Unreleased

Not On Label 2001
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Midnight Machine Gun Rhymes And Alibis

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Midnight Machine Gun Rhymes And Alibis

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2002
Andre Nickatina - Conversation With A Devil: CR 3

Andre Nickatina - Conversation With A Devil - CR 3

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2003
Andre Nickatina - Bullets, Blunts N Ah Big Bank Roll

Andre Nickatina - Bullets, Blunts N Ah Big Bank Roll

Nicky Rose I.N.C. 2004
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Horns & Halos

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Horns And Halos

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Gun-Mouth 4 Hire: Horns And Halos #2

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Gun-Mouth 4 Hire: Horns And Halos #2

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Bullet Symphony: Horns And Halos #3

Andre Nickatina & Equipto - Bullet Symphony: Horns And Halos #3

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2006
Andre Nickatina - Khanthology: Cocaine Raps 1992-2005

Andre Nickatina - Khanthology: Cocaine Raps 1992-2005

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2006
Andre Nickatina - Booty Star: Glock Tawk

Andre Nickatina - Booty Star: Glock Tawk

Nickypearl.com 2007
Andre Nickatina & Mac Dre - A Tale Of Two Andres

Andre Nickatina & Mac Dre - A Tale Of Two Andres

Nickypearl.com 2008
Andre Nickatina - Khanthology 2: Cocaine Raps 1992 - 2008

Andre Nickatina - Khanthology 2: Cocaine Raps 1992-2008

I-Khan Distribution 2009
Andre Nickatina - Khan The ME Generation

Andre Nickatina - Khan! The ME Generation

I-Khan Distribution 2010
Andre Nickatina & The Jacka - My Middle Name Is Crime EP

Andre Nickatina & The Jacka - My Middle Name Is Crime EP

I-Khan Distribution 2010
Andre Nickatina & Smoov-E - The King & Mr. Biscuits

Andre Nickatina & Smoov-E - The King & Mr. Biscuits

I-Khan Distribution 2011
Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina

Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina

Fillmoe Empire Distribution 2013
Andre Nickatina - Cupid Got Bullets 4 Me EP

Andre Nickatina - Cupid Got Bullets 4 Me EP

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2014

Guest Appearances

I.M.P. - Back In The Days
  • Frisco

I.M.P. - Back In The Days

In-A-Minute Records 1993
Totally Insane - Back Street Life
  • Total Insanity

Totally Insane - Backstreet Life

In-A-Minute Records 1995
Cold World Hustlers - Iceland
  • Taste Da Hate

Cold World Hustlers - Iceland

Black Market Records 1995
Smoov-E
  • 4 Leaf Clover

Smoov-E - Smoov-E

R.E.A.L. Records 1999
Side Industry - Everyday Life
  • Make Money

Side Industry - Everyday Life

Million Dollar Dream 1999
Fully Loaded
  • Releasing Anger

Fully Loaded - Fully Loaded

Done Deal Entertainment 1999
Blac - Blac 2 Da Bone
  • Hip Hop

Blac - Blac 2 Da Bone

Keep It Real Records 1999
Deco-D - Surgery On Tha Game
  • Premeditated Murder

Deco-D - Surgery On Tha Game

Bayway Records 2000
Smoov-E - Keep Your Hand Out My Pocket
  • K.Y.H.O.M.P.B.

Smoov-E - Keep Your Hand Out My Pocket

R.E.A.L Records 2000
Equipto - Vintage Vol. II - Like There's No Tomorrow
  • Rap Attack

Equipto - Vintage Vol. II: Like There's No Tomorrow

Solidarity Records 2000
Smoov-E - Confessions
  • Show Gone Wrong

Smoov-E - Confessions

R.E.A.L. Records 2002
Triple 6 - Hustlin' 4 My Paper
  • Walkin' Assassin

Triple 6 - Hustlin' 4 My Paper

Graveyard Records 2002
Shag Nasty Is The Mack Who Shagged Me
  • Nickatina's Word

Shag Nasty - The Mack Who Shagged Me

Illiact Ent. 2002
Equipto - Vintage Vol. III - It Hurts So Good
  • Move 2 The Side

Equipto - Vintage Vol. III: It Hurts So Good

Solidarity Records 2002
First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Underbelly Vol. 2
  • I

First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Underbelly Vol. 2

Fahrenheit Records 2003
Deco-D - Prime Example
  • No Love

Deco-D - Prime Example

Bayway Records 2003
Problem Child - It's Not A Problem
  • Time To Get Down

Problem Child - It's Not A Problem

Young Black Brotha Records 2003
V-Boy - If These Trees Could Talk
  • Ice'd Out

V-Boy - If These Trees Could Talk

Alleyway Entertainment 2003
Equipto - Cigarillos
  • Wishes

Equipto - Cigarillos

Million Dollar Dream 2004
Equipto & Mike Marshall - K.I.M.
  • Hot Lava

Equipto & Mike Marshall - K.I.M.

Million Dollar Dream 2004
Jullie-D - The Mania
  • Bounce & Roll

Jullie-D - The Mania

Armada Entertainment 2005
Krushadelic - Hyph-A-Del
  • Ahh Yaw

Krushadelic - Hyph-A-Del

Armada Entertainment 2005
Smoov-E - Long Duck Dong
  • Smoov Biscuit Time

Smoov-E - Long Duck Dong 

R.E.A.L. Records 2005
Shag Nasty & DJ Pause - Monster
  • Weeping Willow

Shag Nasty & DJ Pause - Monster

Illiact Entertainment 2005
Goldtoes Presents Jimmy Roses
  • Fallin To The Top

Jimmy Roses - Goldtoes Presents Jimmy Roses

Goldtoes Entertainment, Thizz Latin 2006
The Jacka, AP.9 & Husalah - Mob Trial
  • Da Baddest Bitch On Da Planet

The Jacka, AP.9 & Husalah Of The Mob Figaz - Mob Trial

Million Dollar Dream 2006
Smoov-E - Sum Yung Girl
  • For The Green

Smoov-E - Sum Yung Girl

R.E.A.L. Records 2006
Equipto - Behind The Rhyme
  • Dangerous

Equipto - Behind The Rhyme

Tommy Gun Entertainment 2006
Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me
  • Bitch I'm Fresh

Messy Marv - What You Know Bout Me?

Sumo Records 2006
Smoov-E - Larry Dallas
  • Material Things

Smoov-E - Next Door Neighbor Larry Dallas

R.E.A.L. Records 2007
Mac Dre - Pill Clinton
  • King Nicky's

Mac Dre - Pill Clinton

Thizz Entertainment 2007
Krushadelic - Ghost Rider
  • Look At Me

Krushadelic - Ghost Rider

Armada Entertainment 2007
Berner & Equipto - Track Money And Pack Money
  • Everythang

Berner & Equipto - Track Money And Pack Money

City Hall Records 2007
Mike P. - Bakerz Dozen
  • 8 Grams

Mike P. - Bakerz Dozen

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2007
Rappin' 4-Tay - The World Is A Ghetto
  • Blow Ya Brain Out

Rappin' 4-Tay - The World Is A Ghetto

Mob House Records 2008
Mint Rock - Magnified
  • Natural Disasters

Mint Rock - Magnified

Gurp City Digital 2008
Smoov-E - Rusty Squeezebox - The Fornicating Cowboy
  • Genuine Draft

Smoov-E - Rusty Squeezebox: The Fornicating Cowboy

R.E.A.L Records 2008
Crazie Locs - Trying 2 Make It In These Streets
  • Lyrical Spitz

Crazie Locs - Trying 2 Make It In These Streets

Gangsta Gangsta Recordings 2008
K-Maxx - The Whole Woo Wop
  • Docta

K-Maxx - The Whole Woo Wop

Not On Label 2008
Mike P. - Whipped Cream
  • BTCH (Pt. 2)

Mike P. - Whipped Cream

Meshewaa Records 2009
The Jacka - Tear Gas
  • Glamorous Lifestyle

The Jacka Of The Mob Figaz - Tear Gas

The Artist Records, SMC Recordings 2009
Smoov-E - Mr. Biscuits
  • Coke Bottle Figure

Smoov-E - Mr. Biscuits

R.E.A.L. Records 2010
Big Shawn - Can't Stop Progress
  • King Nicky

Big Shawn - Can't Stop Progress

Pimptapsmovement 2010
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night
  • Put Me On Remix

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night

Timeless Entertainment 2010
Paul Wall - Heart Of A Champion
  • Pocket Fulla Presidents

Paul Wall - Heart Of A Champion

Swishahouse, Asylum Records 2010
Smoov-E - El Joy Del Sexo
  • Come For Me

Smoov-E - El Joy Del Sexo

R.E.A.L. Records 2010
Mistah FAB - I Found My Backpack 2
  • I'm A Legend

Mistah F.A.B. - I Found My Backpack Pt. 2 (The Lost Notebook)

Faeva Afta 2010
Shag Nasty - Gangsta Habitz
  • Hard Mofo's

Shag Nasty - Gangsta Habitz

Solidarity Records Inc. 2011
E-40 - The Block Brochure - Welcome To The Soil 2
  • Memory Lane

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 2

Hard On The Grind 2012
RBL's Black C - Still Ruthless
  • How It Is

RBL's Black C - Still Ruthless

The Right Way Productions 2012
Krypto - Rare Breed
  • Zapped

Krypto - Rare Breed

Sacred Muzic 2012
Smoov-E - I Funked Her First
  • Whole Lotta Freakin' Going On

Smoov-E - I Funked Her First

R.E.A.L. Records 2012
Sean Cos & The Solid Smoke - Solid Smoke
  • Heat Of The Night (The City Remix)

Sean Cos & The Solid Smoke - Solid Smoke

Not On Label 2012
Thom Stockton - The Second Coming
  • The Second Coming

Thom Stockton - The Second Coming

Stockton Records 2012
Krushadelic - New Mayor
  • Independent G's

Krushadelic - New Mayor

Armada Entertainment 2013
Krushadelic - Smell My Finger
  • Let It Squirt

Krushadelic - Smell My Finger

Armada Entertainment 2014
Mac Mall - Legal Business
  • Money/Head

Mac Mall - Legal Business?

Thizzlamic 2015
Krushadelic - Phoenix 2
  • We Out Here

Krushadelic - Phoenix 2

Armada Entertainment 2016

Compilations

Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz: Anotha Level Of The Game
  • Total Insanity

Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz - Anotha Level Of The Game

No Limit Records 1994
Herm - Still Trying To Survive In The Ghetto
  • Crooked Crow

Herm - Still Trying To Survive In The Ghetto

Black Power Productions 1995
Million Dollar Dream - The High Powered Double Album
  • Rowdy Riders

Million Dollar Dream - The High Powered Double Album

Dogday Records 1997
The Best Of Black Market Records: Hounds Of The Underground Verse 1
  • Taste Da Hate

Various - The Best Of Black Market Records: Hounds Of The Underground Verse 1

Black Market Records 1997
Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I
  • The Ave

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents Best Of The Bay: Chapter I

Bay Rider Entertainment 1997
Various - Rules Of The Game
  • Blueprints Of War

Various - Rules Of The Game

Tripek Records 1998
Million Dollar Dream - This Is How We Lay Low
  • Sticky Sweet

Million Dollar Dream - This Is How We Lay Low

Million Dollar Dream 1998
17 Reasons Compilation
  • Scottie 15

Various - 17 Reasons Compilation

Goldtoes Entertainment 1998
Various - Isolated In The Game
  • .45 Caliber Raps

Various - Isolated In The Game

Bayway Records 1998
Mob House - Gangsta Life Official
  • External

Various - Mob House: Gangsta Life Official

Mob House Records 1998
Eyez On The Prize: The Movie Soundtrack
  • Sexy Lil' Neighbor

Various - Eyez On The Prize: The Movie Soundtrack

Trump Tight Records 1999
JT The Bigga Figga & Non Stop Muzic Presents Enterprise
  • Wack MC's

Various - JT The Bigga Figga & Non Stop Muzic Presents Enterprise

Get Low Recordz 1999
Million Dollar Dream - Money & Muscle
  • Fuck Them Whores

Million Dollar Dream - Money & Muscle

Million Dollar Dream 1999
Cellski - The Collection
  • Frisco

Cellski - The Collection

Inner City Records 2000
RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)
  • Ruthless By Law (Unreleased)

RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit: The Resume

The Right Way Productions 2000
West Coast Gold Compilation
  • Outlawz

Various - West Coast Gold Compilation

Keep It Real Records 2001
II Sicc Presents Talez From The Sicc
  • Talez From The Sicc

Various - II Sicc Presents Talez From The Sicc

Keep It Real Records 2001
Various - Done Deal Entertainment Presents: Heated Speeches Compilation
  • Crumbs To Castles

Various - Done Deal Entertainment Presents: Heated Speeches Compilation

Street Cred Music Group 2001
Krushadelic Presents WB: The Untold Saga
  • Pitbull

Various - Krushadelic Presents WB: The Untold Saga

Armada Entertainment 2002
Various - Hells Kitchen
  • Ayo

Various - Andre Nickatina & Nick Peace Present Hells Kitchen

Million Dollar Dream 2002
Almost Famous Vol. 1
  • Outlawz

Various - Almost Famous Vol. 1

Fortune Enterprize 2002
Westwayz Compilation 1
  • Alligator Blood Veinz

Various - Westwayz Compilation 1

Westwayz Recordz 2002
City On The Hush
  • Lyrical Lullaby

Various - City On The Hush

Pervelous P. Entertainment 2002
Nard T. Presents Frisco Legends
  • Most Hated Man In Frisco

Various - Nard T. Presents Frisco Legends

Temple Entertainment 2002
Bay Area Game
  • In Tha Game

Various - Bay Area Game

Thug World Records 2002
JT The Bigga Figga Presents Fillmoe 2 Detroit
  • Sucka MC

Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents Fillmoe 2 Detroit

Get Low Records 2003
Drunken Cereal Killer Beats
  • Releasing Anger

Various - Drunken Cereal Killer Beats

2 Drunk Productions 2003
JT The Bigga Figga & Walli M Presents Turf Grinders
  • In Tha Game

Various - JT The Bigga Figga & Walli M Presents Turf Grinders

Get Low Recordz, Thug World Entertainment 2003
Million Dollar Dream - Green Eyes
  • The Perfect Murder

Million Dollar Dream - Green Eyes

Million Dollar Dream 2003
34 Reasons - Surviving The Game
  • Scottie

Various - 34 Reasons: Surviving The Game

Goldtoes Entertainment 2004
Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances
  • Cadillac Girls

Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances

Thizz Entertainment 2004
Nick Peace - High Powered
  • Sunny Kim

Nick Peace - High Powered

Million Dollar Dream 2005
Fillmoe Coleman Presents The Gift
  • I'm A Junkie

Various - Fillmoe Coleman Presents The Gift

Fillmoe Coleman Records 2005
Mac Dre Presents Thizz Nation Vol. 2
  • Sav Life

Various - Mac Dre Presents Thizz Nation Vol. 2

Thizz Entertainment 2005
D.A.P. Presents T.C. & The Enhancer's Producer's Cuts
  • Smoke Dope And Rap

Various - D.A.P. Presents T.C. & The Enhancer's Producer's Cuts

D.A.P. Productions, Bayview Productions 2005
Lil Coner Presents Balled Out 3: Hard Hood Classics
  • Bonus Track 1

Various - Lil Coner Presents Balled Out 3: Hard Hood Classics

Connected Inc. 2005
Various - Game Untold
  • Falling To The Top

Various - Game Untold

Goldtoes Entertainment, Thizz Latin 2005
Friscostreetshow.com Presents This Is How We Eat #2
  • Yeah

Various - This Is How We Eat #2

Frisco Street Show 2006
Green Eyes Dose Vol. 1
  • Welcome 2 Da Candy Store

Various - Green Eyes Dose Vol. 1

Million Dollar Dream, Thizz Entertainment 2006
Freddy Machete Presents That's The Beat!
  • Balla Race

Various - Freddy Machete Presents That's The Beat!

Tommy Entertainment 2006
Various - Legendary
  • Back Against Da Wall

Various - Legendary

Instant Hits Ent. 2006
Messy Marv - Muzik Fo' Tha Taliban
  • Bitch I'm Fresh

Various - Messy Marv Presents Muzik Fo' Tha Taliban

SMC Recordings 2007
Treal T.V.: Thizz Latin
  • Fallen To The Top

Various - Goldtoes Presents Treal T.V.: Thizz Latin

Goldtoes Entertainment 2007
YaDa-Mi-Classics, Volume 1
  • Ahh Yaw

Various - YaDa-Mi-Classics, Volume 1

K-Tel 2007
Nick Peace - San Nico Instrumentals
  • Always

Nick Peace - San Nico Instrumentals

Million Dollar Dream 2008
Mac Dre - For The Streets
  • My Homeboyz Chevy

Mac Dre - For The Streets

Not On Label 2008
TD Camp - Face To Face
  • That's Right (Still Won't Tell You)

TD Camp - Face To Face

Hella Records 2009
Nick Peace - Six Classic Raps EP
  • No Mo Kaine

Nick Peace - Six Classic Raps

Million Dollar Dream 2009
Andre Nickatina Presents Ugly Money 2 Soundtrack
  • All Tracks

Various - Andre Nickatina Presents Ugly Money 2: Love It And Count It

I-Khan Distribution 2009
The Jacka Of The Mob Figaz Presents B.A.R.S. Awards
  • Glamorous Lifestyle

Various - The Jacka Of The Mob Figaz Hosts And Presents B.A.R.S Awards

The Artist Records 2009
Equipto - Selections From The Vintage Collection
  • Rap Attack

Equipto - Selections From The Vintage Collection

Solidarity Records 2009
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • Ayo For Yayo

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution 2009
The Mob Figaz - Mob Trial Trilogy Digital Box Set (Mob Trial 1, 2, And 3)
  • My 15th Birthday

The Mob Figaz - Mob Trial Trilogy Digital Box Set (Mob Trial 1, 2, And 3)

Million Dollar Dream 2009
First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Collectables, Gangsta Collabs
  • I

First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Collectables, Gangsta Collabs

Fahrenheit Records 2011
First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Collectables, The Fahrenheit Underbelly Trilogy
  • I

First Degree The D.E. - Fahrenheit Collectables, The Fahrenheit Underbelly Trilogy

Fahrenheit Records 2011
Various - Westwayz Compilation, Vol. 4
  • Alligator Blood Veinz (Remix)

Various - Westwayz Compilation, Vol. 4

Westwayz Music 2011
Messy Marv, Jacka, San Quinn & Husalah - Best Of Frisco Street Show
  • B**** I'm Fresh

Messy Marv, Jacka, San Quinn & Husalah - Best Of Frisco Street Show

Sumo Productions, Frisco Street Show D50 2011
EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011
  • Still Gon Ball

EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011

EMPIRE Distribution 2011
Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T
  • U-N-Her

Various - Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T

Sacred Muzic 2012
The Chicken Hill Project
  • Gangsta Homie

Various - Chicken Hill Productions Presents Chicken Hill Project

Chicken Hill Productions 2012
J. Stalin Presents Livewire Radio 4
  • Banga

Various - J. Stalin Presents Livewire Radio 4

Livewire Records 2014
Big Tone - Sav It Out Vol. 5
  • The B.A.Y.

Big Tone - Sav It Out Vol. 5

Sav It Out, Cali Life Enterprise 2014
Various - Old Skool San Francisco Thug Life Rap!
  • Ike Turner

Various - Old Skool San Francisco Thug Life Rap!

Premiere Music 2015
Roblo - Hits & Misses
  • Call The Dealer

Roblo - Hits & Misses

Blahk Operah Muzic 2016