COII (CO2) is the stage name of the 29-year-old Ricardo Nascimento. Ricardo has spent his childhood in Spijkenisse, a small brother city of Rotterdam. It was there where he at the age of 15 made his first rap song about his mom and all her struggles. At the age of 20 he met the underground Hip-Hop crew: “Strijdmakkers” (SMS) Once he joined them, they taught him all the tips and tricks there are to know. Since then he released a duo album with ‘Mic el’ called: ‘Precies wat je verwacht’ and he made an appearance on the Mixed tape: “Spikrimixes 3” with Brainpower, Kraantje Pappie and the Partysquad to name a few. COII creates honest music, it’s basically options based on facts. Not always for the most sensitive at heart.