Signed to Universal's Machete Music imprint, MLKMN is a producer and kinetic MC who was born in Monterrey, Mexico but raised in Laredo, Texas.
Known to his friends as Oscar Botello, he came to his diverse sound via a father who loved rock and golden age rap, a mother who preferred norteño and tejano, plus his own discovery of Southern rap, particularly the hardcore Texas style. The banging beats of the Texas releases, plus an interest in Jamie xx and other indie artists, pushed MLKMN toward production, and after selling some of his tracks to big names like RBD and Juanes, he grabbed the mike to showcase his own songs. Machete Music signed him to an artist deal and released the "El Bajo" single in early 2014. The official mixtape Milkstape landed later in the year, then the Fresco EP arrived in 2015. The single "RIP" with Mila J followed soon after, along with the announcement of MLKMN's album Soy Milk plus a planned unnamed EP in collaboration with producer Diplo. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi