We are happy to introduce you to the uprising & talented Winston Salem-based rapper – BNOVA !
[Blaster] Thank you for your time BNOVA! What music did you grow up listening to?
BNOVA: I grew up listening to old school hip hop/rap, cloud rap, EDM, R&B, heavy metal, classic rock, and Hispanic music like cumbia, merengue, bachata, and reggaetón.
[Blaster] How did you become involved in music production?
BNOVA: I got into music production at a young age of 10 years old by creating my own EDM beats for fun and mixing EDM songs and uploading them on YouTube. As I got into rapping in high school I began teaching myself how to mix and master my own recordings because I didn’t have money to go to a studio at the time.
[Blaster] How would you describe your musical style?
BNOVA: I would describe my style as melodic cloud rap with tongue twisting triplet flows that give it a hype turn out.
[Blaster] Who writes your songs?
BNOVA: I write all of my songs.
[Blaster] Is there a hidden meaning in your music?
BNOVA: In my first single “Old Days” the meaning behind that song is about realizing that the people who you think are cool with you can always end up switching up on you.
[Blaster] Do you collaborate with other musicians? What is that process?
BNOVA: I do collaborate with others which is usually with producers for beats and other artists for features. The process varies depending if I can meet up with them in person but because of COVID a lot of the collaborations have been via the internet by sending emails back and forth and using FaceTime to communicate specifics.
[Blaster] What skills have you learned that will help you in your music career?
BNOVA: Some skills that I learned that will help me are being able to mix and master my own work, being able to song-write, and being able to communicate ideas with others effectively.
[Blaster] Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organization?
BNOVA: I do not have a record label at the moment and I am not with any organization as I am an independent artist.
[Blaster] Where do you find your artistic inspiration?
BNOVA: I tend to get my inspiration through life events that have passed, events that are occurring at the moment, different states of mind, and realizations that I get.
[Blaster] What are the main topics for most of your songs? Do you think topics will change overtime?
BNOVA: The topics for my songs vary depending on what I am talking about which is usually based some life events or a state of mind that I have at the moment. I believe that the topics will always change as I progress throughout my music career.
[Blaster] What are you working on right now? Did you release something in the past?
BNOVA: Right now I am working on my latest single “Visions” that I will be dropping January 22nd. The only release that I have out at the moment is my first single “Old Days” with artist and producer 34Gerva.
[Blaster] What do you feel is the best song you ever released and why?
BNOVA: At the moment I feel like I haven’t released my best song yet as I have just started but it is soon to come.
[Blaster] Who are you inspired by?
BNOVA: I am inspired by rappers such as Unotheactivist, Travis Scott, Future, Dee Aura, Four50, and 90s Memphis rappers like lord infamous, Skinny pimp, Shawty Pimp, Crucifix, and many more.
[Blaster] What would be your dream collaboration, with any musician or producer?
BNOVA: I would really want to collaborate with Travis Scott because I believe his sound and my sound would go great together on a song.
[Blaster] How do you balance your music with other obligations – school, hobby, job?
BNOVA: Since I am a full-time student in college, I will get all of my work that I am assigned for the week done so that I can have time to focus on my music throughout the week as well.
[Blaster] At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
BNOVA: What I hope people can take away from my music is that I still go through the same relatable everyday issues anybody else goes through.
[Blaster] Would you like to give any message to your fans?
BNOVA: I would like to thank you all for supporting me as a person and as an artist. I will be dropping more songs for you all very soon.
[Blaster] Feel free to share your contact information for possible collaborations with musicians and social networks links, so fans can follow your work and access your music.
BNOVA: Y’all can follow me on Instagram at bnovaxdreamy , go like my Facebook page Bnova to stay updated on any music releases and info, and you can find my music on all streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube music, and many more.