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Mac Nova – Smart Boy

Mac Nova, an 80’s baby, was born on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit, Michigan. Academics were a main focus of his upbringing; he developed a love for words and proved gifted in its usage at a young age. Mac Nova mother “Penny” didn’t approve of most rap, so it wasn’t allowed in house until his teen years. In the meantime, every morning and on the weekends, she made it her aim to fill his ears with exceptional music by artists such as Anita Baker, The Gap Band, Bootsy Collins and a slew of soulful legends. During study periods, she would play classical music for him and his two younger sisters. Aptly, a first CD purchase was Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Mac Nova’s mother was determined to allow her children to have a well-rounded library of varied genres and compilations.

Following grade school, Nova attended MLK Jr. Sr. High School where hip hop was introduced to him in full for the first time and he was immediately hooked. Guided by his older cousin Marcel, he observed it all – carefully observing the styles and techniques of hometown icons like Eminem and J. Dilla, to underground icons such as Immortal Technique and The Cunnilinguists. It was during this time period, Mac Nova discovered he had a unique and skillful talent of freestyle. He participated in a few unofficial friendly battles here and there, but he was mostly limited to participating in friendly fun competitions between friends and family.

Taking on the moniker “Mac” as a play on his last name, he never considered being an MC, even after graduating from high school.

Leaving his beloved state of Michigan to pursue higher education, he sought work to support himself. He worked as a ‘jack of all trades’, looking for an occupation to love. Eventually, he found a job that fed his passion in healthcare – specializing in the care of patients with developmental disabilities. After a personal health scare and a series of unfortunate events, Mac found himself working with his father in Toledo, Ohio – starting over. During what seemed like the lowest point in his life, he found that freestyling was still his biggest stress reliever.

Overhearing him rap in the work garage, his coworker, ‘Big Steve’, convinced him to try his talents in the studio; he introduced Mac to the Toledo Legend: Cj Mack. This introduction would give birth to a SuperNova … MAC NOVA that is!

Managed by business extraordinaire, Debra Sue-CEO, Glass City Talent 419, Mac Nova has found a place where he has flourished and shared his extraordinary gifts with the world. This SuperNova is on his way to greatness, but stays humble….stating, “I’m just happy to be here.”

Mac Nova share his dope single Smart Boy with us. We love how his lyrics and flow goes with the production. You will instantly become a fan after taking a listen to this track.

Check out Smart Boy by Mac Nova above and let us know your thoughts!!!


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