Noveliss shares a new album titled “Metal Face Hokage“. Available for download and streaming, Noveliss. latest music project lists 8 tracks.
Noveliss believes hip-hop should be able to be whatever any individual artist wants it to be. While the Detroit emcee has namechecked Nas as a formative influence, he has forged his own path over the last decade, particularly with his signature lyricism, inspired by the aesthetics of animation and graphic novels produced in Japan, otherwise known as “Anime.”
Noveliss, aka Jarred Douglas, is one of four lyricists who comprise the hip-hop group Clear Soul Forces, which includes fellow artists/producers Ilajide, E-fav and L.A.Z. This rap supergroup soared beyond local fame and has established a worldwide fan base that’s taken them outside of the states for some high-profile gigs in other countries (including Japan). But Noveliss has been making an impression on the world’s rap scene as a solo artist these last four years with two solo albums threaded with a flurry of references to high art storytelling of Anime and Manga, as well as the occasional comic book or video game culture analogies. He has a knack for rendering poignant relatability and universally applicable metaphors to real world issues and personal struggles.
Listen and download Metal Face Hokage by Noveliss below.