Zest the Smoker a.k.a. Nigalooh Damon first stepped on the scene, stepping on egos, debuting on Peanut Butter Wolf’s “Step On Our Egos?” EP in 1995, with the song “My Old Nasty Habit”. He later appeared on a 7″ single titled “Interruptions”, released with 7000 copies of “Strength” magazine in 1997. Interruptions was re-released on the Stones Throw compilation “My Vinyl Weighs a Ton” in 1999, and had much airplay on the extreme sports television show “Bluetorch TV”. Cameo songs like “The Everliving” also on My Vinyl Weighs a Ton, along with the rest have aired worldwide. While leaving the scene for several years to perfect his art, he completed the “Death..” EP in 2002 which has been unreleased until now! (August 25, 2009). He considers the Death EP to be the tale of Nigalooh Damon, the dark path of the past, an entire zone of its own. Between 2003-2005 he recorded many tracks but tragedy struck, and the masters were destroyed. Now in 2009 as if back from the dead, he is recording all new material claiming his right on the Hall of Fame of West Coast underground artists. You will see projects released under aliases such as “SMokeVillain” and “Nuakia SMoke” via Legendary Ent./Cryogenic Recordz. Known for his cut throat lyrics, and the ability to “Zone Out” we are sure that every song and album will take you to a world of it’s own. Pioneering what he calls the “Renaissance” age of Hip Hop, he considers himself more than just an mc, more like a lyrical stoner…a Zoner. Long live the Renaissance, long live the Zoners!