"Through many failures" he says " I have become The Christian Rap Mogul I be's about my Father's Business" 2) Growing up around the influences of a jazz-piano-playing father and soul-singing mother, Noah M. Stephens IV naturally gravitated toward music, writing his first rhymes at the age of 10. Born in California but raised in Detroits Schoolcraft section, Noah drew from diverse sources to develop his uncanny style. Im from everywhere, so my twang is just something different, he says. And after moving to Atlanta in 1994, Noah began to stand out on the local scene with a style that was part East Coast braggadocio, a bit of offhand Southern cool, and mostly charismatic appeal.
Looking to catch his first break in 1998, he competed on the MTV talent-elimination show The Cut. Though impressive, he left the Lisa Left Eye Lopes-hosted competition with a disappointing second-place finish. Nevertheless, a record deal with the renowned Suave House Records followed in 1999. Unfortunately, the label lost its distribution deal, which forced Noah onto the rap unemployment line. But a chance encounter with producer Deric D-Dot Angelettie in 2003 at Jay-Zs 40/40 Club lead to a second coming. By early 2005, Angelettie helped broker a deal with Jive to release Noahs debut, The Music Man.
And to hear him tell it, Noahs something like a phenomenon. Ive done records with the great ones Eminem, Jay-Z, and the Notorious B.I.G. and Ill put Noah in the category with them all, Angelettie says. The young artist also managed to make his first appearance on Chris Brown's debut album that went 3x platinum in 2006. By 2007, Noah has made many guest features such as Big Boi of Outkast comical movie, "Who's your caddy".
Being that the MC has officially severed all ties to his former labels..Now a free agent, he has stepped up his approach to the music industry by executive producing new and up and coming artist such as Roman, ATM, Philly P, Young TK, Skitty MC, LOCed Out, Kamo, and Casso. At the youthful age of 25, We see that there is still alot more to watch for when looking at this aspiring entreprenuer... Though it is a brand new year, Noah continues to grind in 2008. Watch out for The Movie "Make it Rain" Starring Young Noah, Daz Dillinger, PSC, Boyz N da Hood and many more of your favorite artist coming this Spring 2008. Noah also managed to assemble one of the rap game's hottest and most influential crew..THE CA$H BOY$..He states "The Cashboys are more than just rap artist, we are all around artist in every single way from drawing to clothing designers etc.
The best thing about it, is that we are a MOVEMENT that can't be stopped..Its already started." So be on the look out for a FLOOD! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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