Cheeko FUÉ



Miami , FL – Nelson ‘Cheeko FUÉ ’ Pastoriza was released from a Florida correctional facility late October and immediately heading on his Blood & Roses tour. After being found guilty of a trafficking cocaine charge due to an informant; Cheeko FUÉ is now empowering other incarcerated fathers to use their talents to create legal platforms as entrepreneurs to take care of their family. Despite the difficulties of becoming a teenage father, Cheeko FUÉ has preserved his music career and fatherhood in spite of setbacks. His story was featured in major Hip Hop outlets like Ace Magazine(cover 2xs) 2019 and The White Couch with DJ Smallz Fall 2017.

Cheeko FUÉ says, “Despite the outcome, take responsibility for your actions. A negative outcome does not make your future. Grind hard to get where you want to go, and even when you get there, keep going. You cannot be a dreamer your entire life. You must make those dreams into reality.”

Tagged as an original, the industry has overlooked the flare of this Puerto Rican rapper. Cheeko Fue was signed to ATLANTA’s own BIG OOMP RECORDS (Febuary 2019) who is responsible for countless attributes to HipHop and The Music Industry

Cheeko FUÉ heads to Atlanta, GA April 28th, 2018 for the Patchwork Recordings Industry Launch Party; a premier event showcasing his artistry and original Broward County appeal.

The Miami Times noted one of the rappers 2008 live performances, “The energy that this artist brings is electrifying and scary as hell in a good way. ”

Cheeko FUÉ teams with Cool J’s retailers, in March 2018, as the unofficial face of Champion in South Florida. He’s also published a theme song, “Champ”, representing the brand and tenacious spirit of a champion.

Cheeko FUÉ will be a teammate at the SXSW Celebrity basketball game March 17th, 2018 and performer at THE FUNKFEST 2019.

For interviews and media requests, please contact Cheeko FUÉ at (470)303-8865 & cheekofue@icloud.com

Background Information

Birth Name: Nelson Pastoriza

Born: January 13 in Gary Indiana Origin: S. Florida

Genre: TrapWorld

cheekoFUÉ [Che-eko – FUÉ-] adj.

A raw individual with amusing lyrical antics and an engaging South Florida swagger.

cheekoFUÉ[Che-eko – FUÉ-] n.

A high flying South Florida bred Puerto Rican with a husky lyrical dedication to captivating and infectious tracks with a unique twist to the indigenous southern style of rap.

CHEEKO, better known within the South Florida music circuit as cheekoFUÉ, ascends from the roots of South Florida’s eclectic streets. These streets can crucify those with a weak heart, spirit or soul, and if you catch this rapper’s eye long enough there’s a transient but definite glimpse into this reality. cheekoFUÉ’s rap music is an exuberant escape from this actuality, crowned by body seducing beats and joyfully haunting hooks. He is blessed with an unstoppable drive bred on this adversity, and the residual complexities to his character and music are undoubtedly spawned off his experiences surviving on these streets while maintaining focus on rap. 

Growing up, cheekoFUÉ derived influence from No Limit, Outkast, Ice Cube, Snoop, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Gangster Pat, Luke and Mike Apple. With an existing musical background that originated with reciting music at age 6, cheekoFUÉ was able to start creating his own flows by age 10. His aspirations led him to the release of a debut freestyle album compiled at age 15, No Money Millionaires, shortly followed by an appearance on MTV’s Sink or Swim. His humble beginnings are evident in his reflection on his experience at Showtime at the Apollo; “I got booed off but I’m still going”. Undaunted, he began to emphasize his focus on his rap career. This proved to be a positive move and he went on to freestyle the Krystal’s menu for a television commercial and battled his way to the last round of a Jacksonville freestyle competition in front of 20,000 listeners.

CheekoFUÉ joined with other local rappers AK47, Rip Van Colione and producers CASH MARLEY & APPELJAX to form Gotcha Records in 2004. Together they have produced a total of seven albums: the three album set Buy My Shit, Learn My Shit, Play My Shit followed by cheekoFUÉ, Yodar Bob, Lights Out and their 2008 release of Ridin’ With Gotcha. They hit the streets in a constant hustle to promote their music and have sold around 20,000 CD’s, a noble feat for an underground team. Their music is energetic and infectious and anybody who appreciates rap can recognize the worth of the fresh breath of air and originality that cheekoFUÉ brings to the group.

Currently cheekoFUÉ BLOOD n ROSES over 24,000 streams on MYMixtapez WITH A new genre of music called TRAPWORLD. His present day influences are E40, Lil John, T.I., UGK and “the hip-hop movement in general”. Despite the days spent wondering where he would sleep that night, the feeling of utilizing his last dollar to create and promote his music and dealing with the difficulties of becoming a teenaged father, cheekoFUÉ has stayed unchanged and undeterred. In his own words, his passion remains “because it’s music, I feel free. There are no limits. I reach people with my voice.” Comin soon “FUEAGe”