Nova Rockafeller turns up the colour levels to max on this new video, which is a marked change from the last couple of tracks she’s released. Its not gonna be for everybody, thats for sure, but for balls out brashness, the girls a leader of the new school. As bubblegum as it is, its still a million miles better than any manufactured-in-a-sterile-environment chart dross. Not entirely my cup of Ceylon, but Nova’s making moves. • Koaste
New video from Nova Rockafeller featuring Duck Down’s Ruste Juxx. One song I can definitely empathise with, being someone who regularly puts shit off for another day. The sun’s started to show its ugly mug this last few days, so put this on and work hard at doing nothing. • Koaste
Canadian born, Jamaican raised New York resident Nova Rockafeller has just put the final touches to her new release Insufficient Funds, and its a solid release. While not your usual straight up New York boom bap, Rockafeller uses a touch of live instrumentation to give her work a slightly different feel to a lot of stuff out there. Add to this a few sung hooks, and the album is really pretty enjoyable. • Koaste
‘Insufficient Funds’ is the ballad of an almost famous rap artist put to live guitar and boom bap drums with accidentally gangster and emotional lyrics that tell the story of a rising star – the successes, the failures, the pain and the grind. It rips at that glorified perfect picture that many artists try to paint and pulls the curtain off the entire charade. It’s 90s rock influenced and similiar to Tech N9ne, Gym Class Heroes, R.A. The Rugged Man and Travie McCoy.