Nova the Rebel
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Nova the Rebel

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Born and raised in Cleveland, OH the 80's baby who now goes by Nova the Rebel, started out at the age of 7 just rapping and freestyling, making little low quality tapes on his karaoke machine. Nowadays, he's recording in studios located in his hometown of Cleveland, as well as recording in New York. He was discovered by the Indie New York label K-Class Music who at sometime back when boasted, Ange
lous, the underground rapper known most for his vocal tone which sounds similar to rapper Jay-Z's, also the man behind "Manic Mondays", K.Sparks, and now G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi who has dropped numerous mixtapes since he joined the team.

Undergound Rebel Vol. 1, Underground Rebel Vol. 2, the Compilation Mixtape GrindTeam USA "Chain of Affiliates", Familiar Portraits, Life Under Lights and Life Under Lights 1.5. He's also been working with a former member of Da Beatminerz, Baby Paul aka BpZy. Nova the Rebel has been featured in the audio section of Hiphopgame.com, djBooth.net (audio section with K.Sparks), MixtapeNYC.com, has been on DJ Sireel's The Bailout Plan mixtape, has appeared on numerous K.Sparks and Angelous mixtapes, featured on Joey Fingaz mixtape "Say Hello To My Little Friend", has been featured on the Cleveland based rap dvd "Block to Block" parts 2 and 3, led the intro. for Cleveland based hip-hop show "Did it Happen Overnight?" which came on public access television, has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as Peabodys Concert Club, Rockstar Rock Lounge and the 20/20 Martini Lounge. He has been interviewed and featured in Cleveland based magazine, "B-Fly", interviewed and spotlighted on HipHopLead.com, interviewed on Ms. Kitty Williams Radio Show, was a regular on 89.3 FM the Cleveland State University radio station, was the First Champion of Cleveland based rap battle ground "Spitboxing" (which was a place where the battle rappers engaged in verbal combat), interviewed on Urbanunionradio with DJ Ice Mike and Chef and his single “Paper Callin” was also spotlighted on DJ Latin Assassin’s Z107.9 FM Cleveland Homejamz which generated radio spins on the radio station. Nova the Rebel’s accolades so far consist of winning Lyricist of the Year from OhioHustle.com, winning two awards for People’s Male MC and Artist’s MC at the Fourth Annual Rebel Army Awards that took place in October 2011. He was also nominated for Lyricist of the Year at the 2011 Ohio Hip Hop Awards.

His recent project, his 7th mixtape was released on 7.20.2011 entitled "The Rebel Wednesday Soundtrack " on http://www.datpiff.com/ which is a solid piece of work which showcases Nova the Rebel's versatility & songmaking ability. For 30 weeks, Nova the Rebel was consistent with dropping a new song every single Wednesday [Rebel Wednesday] via various blog sites i.e. www.thadoubleo.com, facebook and twitter. With stand out joints such as Some Otha Sh#t, White Lines Hotel, Webcam Fantasy, She's Wit Everybody as well as production from BpZy, Maxbeats, Scalaprods, Vetteboyz, Big Head Dez and Rami, Jahlil Beats, Yung Fyre and more.

On October 18, 2011 he took it a step further by releasing his first Android app which allows people to download his music, watch videos, and stay updated https://market.android.com/details?id=com.reverbnation.artistapp.i64977

Nova has a large and growing audience in Cleveland which has helped him in throwing two of his own concerts with local artists opening up for him. He has recently been chosen to perform at NXNE Music Festival on June 15, 2012 in Toronto, Canada as well as selected not once, but twice to perform at the A3C Hip-Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA in October 2012. He is also currently in the studio working on his debut album which is slated to be released digitally late 2012.

Nova the Rebel covers all grounds as a hip-hop artist, witty lyricism & wordplay, a confident flow and a resonant vocal tone. Nova the Rebel understands how to naturally balance the art of MC'ing without losing the eentertainment value. He isn’t just prolific, he's eclectic. You'll hear everything from Houston chopped-and-screwed to Diplo-influenced electro to dusty boom-bap soul samples. His way with words keeps it all moving, from quickly quotable punch lines to image-laden narratives.

I think it's time for the world to see what they've been missing.