Nova The Rebel is an upcoming rap artist, who started out at the age of 7 just rapping and freestyling, making little low quality tapes on his karaoke machine.
Now recording in studios located in his hometown of Cleveland, as well as recording in New York, get to know him.
HipHopLEAD: Give us a brief introduction of yourself.
Nova The Rebel: I am Nova the Rebel. I’m not out here trying to be anyone else but me. I don’t try to conform or morph myself into something that I’m not. I give 100% in everything that I do and you can sense that in my music, my performances, my freestyles and my all around work ethic. I’m young, witty, a beast, ill, exciting, aggressive, fun and I’m N.O.V.A.
HipHopLEAD: How did you get your art name?
Nova The Rebel: Actually, I got the Nova part off of a video game where there was an evil character. I liked the name so I took the “Nova” and the “Rebel” just represents how I stand period, as far as my viewpoints oppose to others. The “Rebel” is the way that I have always felt, I always felt rebellious to a lot of the ways of society. It’s so much drama and material worship around where I felt like I needed to rebel against it.
HipHopLEAD: For how long have you been into music making?
Nova The Rebel: Since I was about 7 years old.
HipHopLEAD: What or who motivated you to get into music making?
Nova The Rebel: Both of my older brothers who are also underground artists. In the industry, guys like Nas, Bootcamp Clik, Bone Thugs n’ Harmony and a host of some of the early 1990’s rappers.
HipHopLEAD: Have you been making any live performances recently?
Nova The Rebel: My last performance was at the 20/20 Martini Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio which was in November 2009. Prior to that was Rockstar in Cleveland, OH which is located above Peabody’s in September 2009.
HipHopLEAD: How do you promote your music?
Nova The Rebel: The Internet is such a powerful and dominate force in everything that I do so I use it to my advantage. Any website I could possibly use to put myself as well as my music out there, I use it. I also have flyers and of course word of mouth. I promote also through my concerts and through radio interviews.
HipHopLEAD: Do you ever plan of getting signed to a major label or you are good as far as you are able build up your buzz?
Nova The Rebel: I’m good with building my own buzz, I’m not necessarily looking for a major label to sign me. I have always felt the need to control my own destiny, me and my team. I don’t feel like I necessarily need that particular help.
HipHopLEAD: What should the audience be expecting from you in the next coming years?
Nova The Rebel: More performances, more music, more exposure, just a lot “More”.
HipHopLEAD: Give us the title of one of your favourite tracks done and why is it so special to you?
Nova The Rebel: “Two Middle Fingers Up” is my favorite and the reason being is that I let my emotions pour into that track. It was therapeutic and it let me get a lot off my chest. It’s one of the songs people can relate to the most, it’s funny but at the same time it showed me that a lot of people felt the exact same way that I felt.
HipHopLEAD: How can anyone interested in your music for business proposals or get more from you get in touch?
Nova The Rebel: Through my publicist Natasha Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or through myspace.com/NOVAstar23 and twitter.com/Novatherebel My website is under construction but it’s: novatherebel.net
HipHopLEAD: Any last words?
Nova The Rebel: Don’t be afraid to be you. Never expect anyone to guide your career, take your destiny into your own hands. Only deal with people you feel you can truly trust. Make your music the way you want to make your music because when it’s from the heart it’s the best music. Finally, don’t be afraid to step out of the box but with that be an individual. Thanks HipHopLead for letting me introduce myself.