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Monday
Jul142014

042 Nova Rockafeller 

First of all, thank you so much for chatting with us.  We know you're crazy busy, what have you been working on lately?
I'm not busy at all I just do lots of things. Right now I'm trying to a produce a video to shoot this weekend, so it's fun, but I've mostly been in studio with dj nobody trying to pull together a few songs, which Is also fun, but hard because we get REALLY REALLY HIGH. 
 
What's a typical day in the life of Nova Rockafeller like, if there were such a thing?

Oooooh, wake up and eat oatmeal then go to studio and drink wine and either play lasertag after, or have the squad over for some RISK. On sad days i play the sims, on days I don't have studio I'm taking pictures or writing. 

You're known for being incredibly motivated and hard working, at what point did you know that making music was something you had to do?

When I was 16 I knew I'd do it untill it worked. 

You a prolific and talented mc, but you're also a designer. Can you tell us a bit about that?  How do you stay inspired?

I just like creating. Everything. It's easy to have fingers in a lot of things, but I constantly have to quality check myself to make sure it's all good. It's easy to think what you're doing is great, and it's hard to see it for what it really is. Right now I'm working on a small line of hats, that are actually just hoods, with heavy chain drawstrings. They make me feel like an assassin. 

We saw a video where you stated that LA's Fashion District is one of your favorite places on Earth?  What are the others, is there anyone else you haven't been that you want to check out?

Fashion district is important to my life! I'm there all the time looking for fabrics and chains and blah blah blah, I'll use any excuse to go there. And I really want to see the whole world. I want to go back to Europe, that place feels like history... But my favorite city is Manhattan. 

Who are your favorite musicians, and who would you love to work with?

I love meg Myers and die antwoord indefinitely, but this month I'm feeling young thug, stitches and I<3makkonen 

If you weren't doing music in LA, where would you live and what would you do
In another dimension I'm a photographer and I live in New York. 

In a time where music fans have thousands of options of what to listen to, your music certainly stands out. What about you and your music do you think stands apart and commands peoples attention?

I just don't think it's a lot like anything else. I am who I am and I make what I make. I rap and I'm not a gangster I'm just me, and I sing a little and it sounds cool and I'm not trying to by anything I'm not. I don't have anything to prove because I don't CARE about much. 

Thanks so much for your time, is there anything else we should all know about?
Usually I'm not this serious.


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