NovA had been interested in music since the age of 11, when he first learned to play the trumpet in middle school. NovA began writing rhymes at the age of 14 with friends purely for fun. He began to take rhyming seriously soon after, realizing that his raps could be used to articulate his feelings more clearly than mere prose ever could. Soon, NovA was studying the rhymes of all of the great hip hop artist, from Jay-z to Eminem to Tupac and Outkast in search for a quality that was shared among them which made them “great”. His conclusion would be that it was lyricism which set them apart from other artists.
From the moment of that realization, NovA, began to perfect his lyrical ability, carefully analyzing every line to ensure perfection. By the age of 17, NovA had begun being featured in the Philadelphia Daily News and receiving glowing reviews for his music on the now defunct PhillyHipHop.com .
In 2007, NovA recorded, his first full-length album “The Myth of Sisyphus”. “The Myth of Sisyphus”, however, would not be officially released due to NovA’s decision to focus on receiving his B.A in Philosophy from Temple University.
However, the itch to record new music soon caught a hold of NovA once more while still in school. Over a 2 year period, he began exploring new sounds and song structures, recording over 100 new songs. This new music would become the basis for his new album “The New Black”. “The New Black” is an album unlike any other before it, blending Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, and R&B into one cohesive sonic adventure. It is a bold departure from the “Philly Rap” sound so prevalent among Philadelphia Hip Hop artists.