Novel - watch "I Am" video + upcoming DEBUT album The Audiobiography


Urban music's most anticipated and intriguing new artist, Novel, is offering a glimpse into his storied debut 'The Audiobiography', due out on March 24th, 2009. Last Tuesday, November 25th, he digitally released his EP I Am...(Future Black President). With I Am... - 5 full-length songs available digitally everywhere including iTunes,, etc. - Novel introduces his unique rapped/sung poetics to the world.

Watch I Am video:

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The titular buzz single featuring Talib Kweli, Ben Folds, and Spree Wilson is rife with Novel's heartfelt lyrics: "I'm the sun, I'm light/I'm much more than the bling or the shine off your ice/ I'm as free as a spirit, I'm as fly as a bird/ I'm whatever I wanna be as long as I am heard" and "I'm a product of the ghetto, my father's boy/ a brother to my sister, my mother's pride and joy." Look for the accompanying video to "I Am" on YouTube and splayed elsewhere on the internet.

Also on the EP is "Wild West," which displays Novel's standout singing and rapping side-by-side. Though uncannily gifted, Novel is no duplicitous double-talker. His inspiring lyrics are no good-news gimmick.

In fact, he's started the website to echo the uplift. The site is a portal for himself and visitors to offer words of encouragement for this generation and beyond.

While Novel may be new to listeners, his words and work aren't. He's long been penning and producing for other artists, including Alicia Keys, Kelis, India.Arie, and Joss Stone. The I Am... EP, however, is the world's first taste of his own voice. Amazingly, Novel's efforts don't stop with words on a page: Novel writes, produces and arranges. The aforementioned Audiobiography is entirely his, save a few collaborations with Dallas Austin, producer No I.D., and Krucial Keys. And speaking of the Keys team, Novel is fresh off a domestic tour with Alicia. He's now performing at college campuses nationwide, in preparation for his New York showcase come January of 2009.

Novel is a fresh new page, the next chapter in music's ongoing epic.

Novel MySpace
Novel Official Website

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