- Nova Holmes
Long Island natives BLAME BO$ANOVAH and Nobody The Initiate shake the mid-week blues
Photo credit: REALITY WARS / MAFA MoVeMeNT Mu$!C
Hailing from Long Island, New York, wordsmith BLAME BO$ANOVAH is well versed in the art of sonically storming production. Armed with the distinct drawl of his hometown, if he were to put ‘Alchemist’ at the top of his resumé, nobody could question it. Following the growth of a superbly varied catalogue with releases like ‘In My Throat’ and ‘The Final Boss’ reaching over 200k streams, the unique talent now returns with his latest offering ‘Hump Day’ (The1wāê) and full mixtape Bread & Circus (The Hump Day Tape).
“I’m just a man trying to figure out what to do on a Wednesday” - BLAME BO$ANOVAH
With a zest for collaboration and a desire to channel his everyday contemplations, BLAME’s forthcoming project sees him join forces with mentor, manager and business partner Nobody The Initiate, whose vision and executive production has elevated the project to new heights. Mixed and mastered by rising producer Steve The Architect, this project puts BLAME BO$ANOVAH’s creations before a well-versed group of music fans while Nobody & the BLAME’s unique working relationship shines through.
Producing hits from The Mix Palace in New York, the ever-evolving partnership between the creative three births a sound that resembles a transformative potion of wondrously alternative hip hop sounds. By fusing the perfect melodic and upbeat rapping flares with multi-layered beats and seamlessly integrating them, BLAME BO$ANOVAH’s latest offering lends itself to an introspective listening experience that is helplessly intoxicating, yet could just as easily turn up the heat in a club setting.
Crooning over a journeyed beat on ‘Hump Day’ (The1wāê), BLAME strikes the perfect balance of mellow cadence and recite-worthy hooks resulting in a cleverly complex track in wonderfully simple clothing. As BLAME BO$ANOVAH continues to interlink classic, evergreen rap styles with pleasing, unexpected flips, his signature unruffled and unhurried flow is one that resonates with every hip hop and r&b lover.
Taking the Long Island music scene to places it hasn’t been before, Nobody & the BLAME have embraced the natural development of a storming catalogue since their meeting in 2021. With BLAME’s forthcoming EP exploring the idea that music represents all that is modern day entertainment, the artist’s crisp delivery and unique lyricism supports his contemplative offering. Coupled with his playful, bouncy rap style and winking wit, this is an artist born out of pure organic growth. As his dynamic background and points of reference ground him, he embarks on a coming of age journey with his most trusted collaborators by his side. The result being a truly exceptional creation.
Stream 'Hump Day' (The1wāê) and 'Bread and Circus' (The Hump Day Mixtape) below: