nosaprise

nosaprise

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandHip Hop

Nosaprise is a one of a kind artist not just a rapper but an all around musician who doesn't play inside the box. Pulling from different genres Nosaprise creates something original and is redfining Houston rap.

Biography

2014 SXSW showcasing artist Nosaprise real name Nosa Edebor grew up on everything from Wu Tang and Fat Pat to Fela Kuti (his great uncle) and Minor Threat. Picking up the guitar at the age of 12 Nosaprise started playing in some Houston punk and hardcore bands before ever picking up the mic.

Now Nosaprise brings Hip-Hop music together with the do it yourself spirit of the punk rock movement. This work ethic has earned Nosaprise great critical response as well as a three time Houston Press Music Award Nomination for Best Underground HipHop artist. Not limiting himself to rapping he has also been nominated as Best Songwriter and for Best Song. As well as having three South by Southwest Showcase appearances and being named  CMJ spotlight artist. CMJ said "he takes two completely different genres and combines them into something astoundingly epic and refreshingly original."

His debut album Grown Folks Music was named one the best by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press said "Since releasing his stellar debut album, Grown Folks Music, last summer, Nosaprise has risen through the ranks of underground Houston MCs."

Nosaprise has just released a new EP Book Of The Dead based on the cult classic horror flicks the Evil Dead Trilogy and the deceased rappers that inspired him to pick up a mic.

One publication said "Call me a heretic if you want, but Id gladly trade Nosaprise (or Fat Tony, or The Niceguys) for any big-name H-town rapper thats broken out of this city in the past decade. Seriously; these guys represent, to me, the best things coming out of this city in terms of hip-hop."  While another says "Nosa is one of those dudes who is eternally cool without even trying. Supremely talented and genuine to the bone." Playing guitar, keys and vocals Nosaprise also leads indie rock band Screwtape who was named 2011 BEST INDIE ROCK band in the Houston Press Music Awards and is proving himself as one of the most diverse and dynamic forces in Texas music today.

Sharing the stage with respected artists like Atmosphere, Action Bronson, Das Racist, Danny Brown, Tricky, RJD2, The Coup, Mr Lif, Living Legends, Brooklyn Indie rock band Parts & Labor and many more. Nosaprise has opened for Legends like Wu Tang Clan, The Pharcyde, Digital Underground and Digable Planets while also taking his show on the road hitting the West Coast, NY and the U.K.

Space City Rock said, "Hes smart, hes clever with his rhymes, he crafts these weirdly-layered beats to go underneath em, and he seems to like & pull in all kinds of sounds, not just hip-hop. All of that is a microcosm of the coolest things happening in H-towns rap scene today."

New Video: Hot Nights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp1vFgLK6ck

Credits;
-5 Time SXSW showcasing artist
-CMJ Spotlight artist
-3 Time Free Press Summer Fest performing artist
-2011 Houston Press Music Award - Best Indie Band (Screwtape)
Houston Press Music Awards:
  -3 Time Best Indie Hip hop nominee
  -Best Songwriter Nominee
  -Best Song Nominee

Top 10 best album of 2014 Houston Press (Book Of The Dead)
Houston Chronicle Top 10 Best Houston albums (Grown Folks Music)

Artist played with:
Wu Tang Clan
The Pharcyde
Action Bronson
Danny Brown
Das Racist
Dessa
Flobots
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Grieves
Modsun
Mix Master Mike
Dead Prez
Tricky
RJD2
Blueprint
The Coup
Mr Lif
Living Legends
Parts & Labor
Digital Underground
Digable Planets

Discography

Grown Folks Music -Released 2008

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades EP (2010)

Single - Hot Nights ft. Kam Franklin (2010)

Book Of The Dead (2013)

Intervention Ft.Kam Franklin nominated Best Song 2009 Houston Press Music Awards

KPFT 90.1
KTRU 91.7

Set List

Sets run between 30 and 40 minutes and may include some songs on the guitar, a short dj's section or breakdancing part.

He sometimes plays an old punk rock songs on the guitar.

Typical set list runs like this give or take some songs. Order changes every show.

Mayne
super ego
start today
all in the family
Life
( Dj spot )
(guitar section)
She isnt lovely
Lies Make Baby Jesus Cry