$ota-Kold consists of 3 artists, $nook, Mckizzee, and Sonny Dayze. Originating from both the suburbs of Minnesota and the south of Houston Texas. $ota-Kold was created by Ryan Snook ($nook) and Jeremy Ness in 2010. From there $nook and Matt Mckee (Mckizzee) linked up and over the next 3 years of working together made 3 mixtapes: Shut Up And Listen, The AfterTaste, Bag Of Surprises. Over the years, the Dallas Launderville (Sonny Dayze) popped in and out of the music scene but always was apart of the $ota-Kold movement. For 2014 he has returned to $ota-Kold and is feature in "Bag Of Surprises".