Nardo Wick, whose real name is Horace Bernard Walls III, is a 20-year-old rapper from Jacksonville, Florida. His name is likely a reference to the popular movie John Wick, featuring a character known for shooting. In 2020, he started with three singles with over 700,000 plays on Spotify: Slide, Came Up, and Lolli. By the beginning of 2021, his music started to really take off. His hit single Who Want Smoke? featured stars like 21 Savage, Lil Durk, and G Herbo. Not only is it a Billboard Hot 100 song, it also earned platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Part of its success is attributed to the song accompanying a popular TikTok dance challenge.
Nardo Wick has quickly risen through the ranks of fame. He has released collaborations with Katana 10400 on She Wants Me Dead! and Me or Sum with Future and Lil Baby. Nardo Wick even contributed to the soundtrack for the 2021 award-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah with his single I Declare War. We finally got to hear a full album from the talented young rapper at the end of 2021 titled, Who is Nardo Wick?.