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Young Nova

Covington, Georgia, United States | SELF

Covington, Georgia, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B




"Young Nova @Young_Nova"

This up and coming artist from Buffalo, NY is known for his unique sound, his witty punch lines, and creative flow. - Mike Martin

"Young Nova – All In (Video)"

Nice submission I received today. Young Nova is a 24 year old artist out of Buffalo, New York. He’s opened for some big name artists and a few of his singles have gotten some radio play. If he continues to make songs like this, he’ll be a frequent post on FE for some time. Oh, and he produced this song as well - Malbin

"Young Nova – Kingdom Hearts [Video]"

Latest video from Young Nova. Song entitled “Kingdom Hearts Shit” is off of Nova’s upcoming album Gatorade Bath 2. The song also features fellow iClub members @SSMiClub and @BossDonTruth. - Rhonda Lowe


At times Young Nova has been favorably compared to Fabolous. However, this up and coming fresh new artist, known for his witty punchlines and creative flow, has a unique style and sound of his own that is destined to gain recognition in the very near future. - Indie360 Magazine Staff

"mil interviews: april 2011 "Young Nova""

He is a humble, hard working 23 year old out of Buffalo New York ready to leave his mark on the game. - Ms. Gee

"Ear To The Street “Young Nova” : Brightest Star In The Sky"

Perseverance, Passion, Patience…

There are, indeed, three key elements an individual must possess when pursuing and achieving any level of success. You would soon see actual proof of that theory being true once you first meet Young Nova. After foregoing his brief college career at Niagara University, the young lyricist took his dream of becoming a successful hip hop artist, and relocated to Atlanta. Even after enduring a numerous amount of setbacks and disappointments, the 23 year-old managed to make a name for himself around the city of Atlanta and, as well as, maintain a consistent presence on the internet channels. It is always a remarkable experience when you come across a person this young with an amazing amount of talent and is as equally humble. - Lnigel



Tour Guide March 2010
Somethin Epic April 2012


The Takeover Volume 1 June 2008
Money Hungry October 2009
The Coldest Winter Ever December 2009
Lake Effect Warning Volume 1 January 2010
Buffalowe February 2010
The Pre-Element March 2010 Academically Dismissed April 2010 The Come Up May 2010 Pillow Talk January 2011
Gatorade Bath (#1 Mixtape of HNHH) February 2011 The Face of the North June 2011
The Rumble 2.0 April 2011 When Hearts Fly The Mixtape November 2011 Road To Concords December 2011


Last Night Ep (Cav McClaren) October 2011



Young Nova was born as Lee Anthony Thompson on October 3rd 1987 in the inner city of Buffalo, NY. Nova’s interest in sports, especially basketball, helped to keep him off the streets.

In 1999 Young Nova discovered a new passion. Wanting to purchase Eminem’s ‘Slim Shady’ album, but not having the funds, Nova was issued a challenge to write his own rhymes. Rising to the task, not only did he earn his prize (the album), he developed a talent for writing and has been doing so continuously ever since.

Young Nova attended Niagara University, but decided to take a hiatus in order to focus solely on pursuing a career in music. Making the move from Buffalo to Atlanta, known for its thriving music scene, was his next step towards furthering his endeavors. This transition has afforded the promising new artist many formats to showcase his talent.

The 24 year old rising hip-hop star has opened up for such labels as: Atlantic Records, So So Def, Grand Hustle, Konvict Muzik, Capital Records, Universal Records and Def Jam Records. Nova was the headlining act for the 2010 Rockdale County Fair. Nova has also had the opportunity to perform at The World Music and Food Festival, The Gate, The Hilton Garden Inn (Athens Ga), Boom Foundry Open Mic, Apache Cafe, Utopia, Club Throbacks, Da Bomb Platinum, The Depot, Club Bankhead, First Annual Labor day fair at Horse Park, Lil Hot’s Benefit Concert, Black Lion, Calabash, 595 North Venue, F.A.M.E 5 year Anniversary fashion show, Silver ice, Kevin Townley’s Birthday Bash, Jazzmine Cook’s Sweet 16, iClub's iCare Christmas Extravaganza at Sherwood Forest, Club Primetime, Royal Garden, Club Mariachi, Red Light Café, Social Circle Theater, The Spotlight Club, Jazzman’s Café, Scores All-Star Sports Bar, UGA Tate time, Morton Theatre, I keep it Classic Showcase, Inferno Lounge, Lamar Thompson’s Memorial Party, Taste of the Islands, Addicted to Hip-Hop Showcase, Jcpenny’s Black History Month Program, 2011 Sweet Auburn Festival Springfest, Space Atlanta, AFSC's Georgia Peace Center, North Georgia Gladiators Semi-Pro football game. Young Nova won the Club Bankhead showcase on 9/4/11 as a member of iClub.iClub also won the 9/24/11 Showcase at Da Bomb Platinum in Lithonia Georgia.

Young Nova’s hit single ‘See You Smile’ has received rotation on Wrfg 89.3 FM Atlanta and on his hometown station WBLK 93.7 FM Buffalo. In addition, ‘See You Smile’ garnered a good review from De La Souls’ David Jude Jolocoeur. His single ‘Tour Guide” has received spins at Scores All-Star Sports Bar in Atlanta Georgia and Ozone in Covington Georgia. Young Nova was the featured artist on The Mogul Minute show on 9/20/11. Young Nova received a standing ovation from Yung Money producer Tim Royce for his lyrical ability. Hamilton Park's lead singer Anthony gave Nova props for his "Didn't I" song and stated "This record goes hard"! His songs "Refuse" and "Kick it" was used for the Lady Eagles of Covington Georgia theme song in the 2010-2011 season. He is also featured on the following mixed tapes: ‘the coldest winter ever’, ‘Buffalowe’, ‘FiF Floor Takeover Vol. 1’, ‘The Pre-Element’, ‘The Come Up’, Academically Dismissed’, ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Lake effect warning Vol. 1’ and DJ Case’s upcoming CD (over in Germany). His latest single "Tour Guide" is the featured song on

Nova has been a strong contender in many on-line competitions. He finished 5th, out of thousands, in mtv2’s Addicted to Noise contest accumulating over 150,000 votes. Young Nova has also been featured on many online blogs as the featured artist. Young Nova has over 30'000 Twitter Followers and 1,500 Facebook Likes on his Fan Page. He has over 15,000 fans on and over 1,000,000 plays and profile views. Young Nova can also be found on where he has over 2,000 Subscribers and 300,000 plays. On Ludacris’ website, Nova is ranked as the 35th most listened to artist out of 72,000.Nova has been featured on many hip-hop blog sites getting high praises for his remarkable songs and lyrics.

He released his debut mixtape ‘Gatorade Bath’ on February 8th 2011, which was the number 1 mixtape on the and held down the spot for several days. He is currently writing for his debut album. This gifted young composer has also written and co-written R&B, Pop, Alternative and soft rock songs, for many artists.

At times Young Nova has been favorably compared to Fabolous. However, this up and coming fresh new artist, known for his witty punchlines and creative flow, has a unique style and sound of his own that is destined to gain recognition in the very near future.