BandHip HopAlternative

Hard-knocking drum breaks and catchy melodies. Conceptually, I draw inspiration from everything around me - relationships, NYC, politics, bars. I am a storyteller who fills his canvas with words; bringing them to life during performance. My music is a soundtrack to my life, and I bet you can relate


Rapper, performer, all around lover.

NSR, commonly referred to as "The Young Adrien Brody," is a native New Yorker, haling from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. For as long as he can remember, music has been an integral part of his life. After graduating from "My First Sony" stage, he picked up the drums, bass, and guitar. With an innate sense of rhythm and showmanship, NSR began performing on Manhattan street corners and Middle School talent shows. NSR's love of performance brought him to the famous LaGuardia School of Performing Arts where he majored in drama. It wasn't long before NSR fell in love with hip-hop, skateboarding, and girls. These cultural staples influenced NSR's youth; however, his passion for music in particular proved to be more than just a phase.

At Ithaca College, where he hosted his own weekly radio show, NSR continued to develop as an artist. After graduation, NSR continued to build his network in NYC and beyond. He took a job working for Nike, but a three-month, spiritual hiatus around the world sparked a realization that music was truly his passion. NSR cites that his journey "proved that no matter where I was whether it was New York or Egypt, I couldn't hide from this sense of inevitability. I ate, slept, and breathed performing my whole life and I lost it for a brief moment strapped to a desk 10 hours a day. I wanted to take a chance on doing what I loved for a living. I just needed to go in."

Upon his return from the Middle East, NSR honored his commitment to share his art with the world. His single, "Adrien Brody," has been building buzz for several months now and has received praise from several established artists. With his special blend of wit, charm and authenticity, NSR has a knack for taking everyday situations and communicating them over a beat. Whether it's a commentary on gentrification, the male/female bar dynamic, or celebrity look-a-likes, the genuineness of this emcee is evident. He is definitely a talent worth watching. His debut EP entitled, "The Darling Limited" is being released on September 1.

Update: NSR opened for the legendary NYC hip hop group The LOX on August 6! And his record, "Better With You" is getting spun regularly by some of the Lower East Side's finest DJ's, Samuel French and Ian Boyd.


Ithaca Dreams - Compilation (2006)
Put it on Black - Song (2008)
Adrien Brody - Song (2009)
Know I Couldn't - Song (2009)
Topsiderz with Dash Speaks - Song (7.15.09)
The Darling Limited - EP (9.1.09)
Memory Laine (group)- The Spotlight EP (12.28.09)

Set List

Typical set runs 20-25 minutes
Set list:
Acapella warm up
"The Plan"
"Adrien Brody"
Talk break to flirt with girl in audience and then proceed to rap to her
"Do you play chess"
"Know I Couldn't"
"City Life"
"Don't Take The Music" feat. Sebastian Darling
Roses on stage/ I show my gratitude.