His conclusion would be that it was lyricism which set them apart from other artists. From the moment of that realization, NovA, began to perfect his lyrical ability, carefully analyzing every line to ensure perfection. By the age of 17, NovA had begun being featured in the Philadelphia Daily News and receiving glowing reviews for his music on the now defunct PhillyHipHop.com . In 2007, NovA recorded, his first full-length album "The Myth of Sisyphus". "The Myth of Sisyphus", however, would not be officially released due to NovA's decision to focus on receiving his B.A in Philosophy from Temple University. However, the itch to record new music soon caught a hold of NovA once more while still in school. Over a 2 year period, he began exploring new sounds and song structures, recording over 100 new songs.
This new music would become the basis for his new album "The New Black". "The New Black" is an album unlike any other before it, blending Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, and R&B into one cohesive sonic adventure. It is a bold departure from the "Philly Rap" sound so prevalent among Philadelphia Hip Hop artists. "I knew it would be risky", says NovA.
"But at the same time, I feel that it is something that is needed. Hip Hop has become so stale and predictable, I thought that I should shake things up", he goes on. And so NovA is poised to release his first official album "The New Black" on February, 10th 2011, ready to "shake things up" in the music world. Only time will tell just how violent that shake will be. Read more on Last.fm.
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