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. His 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.”
Booking: Contact Debra Sue @ 419-930-7132
2020/2022: COVID has proven to be a challenge for all artists , industry and independent. Mac Nova has been in the studio working on new releases and finding alternative means to reach his fans and followers. He has released a powerful tribute to all essential workers - find it on YouTube yahoo.com https://youtu.be/l5vqX_2DbMk. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!
Professional Accomplishments - 2020:
AMG/Sony Distribution/TouchTunes Contracted. Managed by Debra Sue, Glass City Talent, 419.
Multiple collaborations with the industry G.O.A.T. ShottaBoy, Universal Music Group/Transformaz.
Professional Accomplishments - 2019:
Nominee finalist, People’s Choice for best new rap artist,
Glass City People’s Choice Awards Show, Sept 2019.
Best Up and Coming Artist nominee and performing
artist, Soul Central International Awards Show, Las Vegas,
NV - May 2019.
Soul Central Magazine (International distribution)
Cover and Center Artist - June/July edition.
Main Attraction to the LJ Hamilton Group Poetry Slam
Event, May 2019.
Highlighted Artist, IHeartRadio 94.9 The Beat - HIT CLIP
ARTIST - January through March 2019.
Winning Contestant, GRAB THE BAG, Detroit Michigan
($500, studio and radio air time package) April 2019
Next2Rise Sony/Cradle winning showcase artist, Detroit
Michigan - January 2019.
Professional Mentionables, 2018:
-2018 Summer Tour to include:
July 7-BattleCreek, 221 E. Roosevelt St
July 15-ATL Car Show (15,000 in attendance)
July 21-Toledo Pyramid Lounge, 5329 Dorr St
July 24-Detroit-The Bullfrog, 15414 Telegraph, Redford, MI
Glass City Music Awards Best Rapper nominee, June 2018.
Lourdes University ICEBREAKER Headliner, May 2018.
DJ Keith Success Fundraiser Headliner, Frederick Douglas
Community Event Center, Jan 2018.
SxSW, Texas. Invited to perform at DefJam showcase; invited
by BigHeff (Def Jam A&R) and Nerve JohnnyO (infamous Nerve Dj).
Winner, St Louis Artist Showcase sponsored by FEM Radio
and DefJam A&R Big Heff. Cash award/other amenities.
Next2Rise Talent Showcase, Kraine Theater, NY NY - 2nd
place winner. Cash award and Atlantic Records Studio;
recorded main theme song for anticipated Next2Rise TV show.
Music available on Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube
and is for purchase on all major digital outlet platforms.