Neako Bailey (born April 23, 1986), better known by the stage name Neako is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. He released his debut album, The Rubix Cube: Red Edition, in 2007 on his own imprint World Team Olympics (currently LVLYSL). He was signed to Taylor Gang Records and Gramercy Records in 2011, subsequently leaving the former in 2012. He released the mixtape The Number 23 as a free download in October 3, 2011. He is well known for his singles "LVL 2 X 10" and "Scanners" feat.Wiz Khalifa. Since the release of his mixtape, "The Number 23", Neako has gained increasing popularity on popular websites such as YouTube, evident from his channel NEAKOTV which currently has over 4900 subscribers and over 1,600,000 views of his videos in total, the most popular being music videos of his songs since the beginning of 2011 and onwards. Neako is a member of the hip hop collective LVLYSL with members Fresh Moss, NASA, Bonnie Blunts, Young Sex, and Mudasser Ali.
Neako co-founded LVL Merchants, a streetwear label, with Designer Mudasser Ali which has its online headquarters at http://lvlyslinc.com/. The brand can be recognized by the logo depicting a stylized LVL, an image of a zebra as well as various patterns. As well as selling various items of clothing and accessories, this website also provides a collection Neako's music videos, contact details and links to his latest mixtapes, the most recent being free to download.
LVLYSL is Neako's hip-hop collective and is primarily out of Newark, NJ with the exception of Mudasser Ali who is from Toronto, ON. The group consists of rappers Neako, Fresh Moss, NASA, BXB, Young Sex, and Mudasser Ali (also Neako's Brand Manager and LVL Merchants Co-Designer). The group was cemented in membership and philosophy in early 2012 by Neako and Mudasser Ali as is indicated by Neako in "Skeeter's Soliloquy" off the Tr33 EP. The group was at SXSW in Austin, TX and performed along with ASAP Rocky at the LiveMixtapes.com SXSW Showcase. In 2013 LVLYSL released 7 EP's exclusively through their SoundCloud and they're currently on an independent tour. The group is often referred to as the lords of the underground". LVLYSL released another project "SECT" February 6 2014.
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