Telegraph & NN$ is an American Hip-Hop Duo from Oakland, California, that consist of MC's Telegraph aka Teezy Baby and NN$ aka Niggy Nab $haisty. Telegraph and NN$ both attended Oakland Technical High School where they met and cemented their friendship. Telegraph's music influences dates back to the late sixties soul, as his father and uncles joined as a band before his uncle was recruited by the legendary R&B group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly as the bassist. NN$ has always been involved in music ever since elementary school playing the trumpet and piano and started rhyming at the age of 12.
After High school in 1998, Telegraph and NN$ decided to attend San Diego State University. It was there where they formed a college crew called “Royalty” which eventually turned into the rap group “RCK” which consisted of 2 other friends/MC's; Isai and KDC. After college, the group decided to take music seriously and perform all around Southern California, opening up for big names acts like Too $hort and DJ Quik. The group put out several mixtapes and and the critically acclaimed underground album, “Confidence of a King' which was nominated for Best Hip hop album of 2009 at the San Diego Music Awards. RCK eventually decide to go separate ways due to life circumstances. NN$ planned to pursue a solo career but then decided to pursue other business ventures and Telegraph continued to make music which led to his 2010 classic mixtape “Beautiful Hypocrisy”.
In the fall on 2011 Telegraph and NN$ decided to link up and work on the “Swanky” album. NN$ came back to the the game simply for the love of making music and now he is back for good. Together, Telegraph & NN$ makes an unstoppable duo combined with witty lyricism, clever word play, and a swanky style. Both MC's are very versatile with fast and slow rhyming capabilities. Telegraph offers a smart, lyrical style with a southern swag, while NN$ offers a grimy, yet melodic rhythmic flow very appealing to the ear. In a world full of brag/tough guy rappers, Telegraphs & NN$ manages to also bring introspective rhymes to the table which gives listeners a complete grasp of their real life with no smoking mirrors. Telegraph & NN$ are more than just MC's, they are visionaries and trendsetters and their confidence is through the roof which show on their recently released album “Swanky” !