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Andre Nickatina is an American underground hardcore rapper from San Francisco, California who has been an active participant in the underground hip hop scene since the early 1990s.
Andre Nickatina first appeared on the Bay Area rap scene in 1993 under the name Dre Dog as a member of the group I.M.P. (Ill Mannered Posse). Shortly after the release of I.M.P's Back in the Days, Nickatina released The New Jim Jones, a solo album, still under the "Dre Dog" moniker. Raven in My Eyes was the first album that he released under the name Andre Nickatina. He has since released nine solo albums, an amateur film, and several albums with fellow local rapper, Equipto. He also contributed significantly to the film and soundtrack for the 2005 documentary, The Gift.
Nickatina heads his own record label, Fillmoe Coleman Records. In 2005, he was nominated for Underground Album of the Year (2004's Bullets, Blunts In Ah Big Bankroll) and won an award as Underground Artist of the Year at the Bay Area Hip Hop Awards.