What is your name and what city do you rep?
Hey, I’m Qnova! I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. An official “Grady’s baby!”
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest release is called “Talk Yo S**t Sis.” Being a woman in general, is what inspired me. I feel as though women should support one another more and my track “Talk Yo S**t Sis,” does just that! Whether it’s graduating, taking good care of your kids, or looking nice! It’s a phrase that women can use as a compliment, “Talk Yo S**t Sis!” Men can use this phrase as well to compliment a someone. Overall, it’s a catchy phrase and motivating.
What is unique about you and your music?
My music is unique because I like to keep it organized. What I mean by this is that I like to create stories behind my lyrics. Some of my lyrics are “for fun,” but it makes sense and is not “all over the place,” so to say. On the other hand, some of my lyrics may be intended to teach a lesson. I like to build on the anticipation of “what’s next?”
What shaped your music?
I can answer this question in many different forms. Let me first start with being able to play around on the track, like the different styles of flows that I use. Also, being able to incorporate storylines and playfulness, for example. Not to mention, having a great track that matches my energy when delivering. In addition, adlibs play a huge part in structuring my songs. They help with expressing emphasis, for example. Also, knowing what I am aiming to achieve from my track. Like, what mood and setting do I want for the people. To get even deeper into this question, I would add “staying on the wave.” Music is forever evolving. In order to grow with it, you must first have the talent. I certainly have the talent when it comes to music.
When did you realize, you were going to make music professionally?
After hearing it from so many fans and winning many music competitions is when I realized I needed and should, make music professionally. Also, believing in myself and acknowledging that I produced industry music.
What type of music do you listen to?
Although I am mainly known for hip-hop/rap music, I take-on to other genres. Like EDM and pop music are some of my favorites. I wish to create some pop and EDM in the future.
What inspires you to write music?
There are a few things that inspire me to write music. Like, everyday experiences in the world or like creating music that people can relate/vibe to. I’m “big” on lyrics and using metaphors. I sometimes challenge myself with my word play, which I believe is inspiring because I’m pushing myself to become a better lyricist, although I am a great lyricist. Good vibes and moods inspire me to write. Also, my kids inspire me to keep writing and going after my dreams. I want to show them that they can achieve their goals and dreams.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When I’m not making music, I am doing other things that I am passionate about like hair and nails. I’ve started my own business in becoming a mobile nail-tech and hair designer. I call it, Qnova Designs. I also make from scratch, home-made natural candles and soap. I also make customized print t-shirts (some with my name, Qnova), at a client’s request. As you can see, I love art. All hobbies involve creating.
View my work on Instagram @qnova_designs & @qnovadesigns_candlesandsoaps
Happiness to you is…
Happiness to me is seeing that your loved ones are happy and not just yourself. Also, being able to put a smile on a stranger’s face, spreading love. Overall, I’m a “peoples-person.”
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
To be honest, when I first started making music, I wish someone would have told me to promote it on all social media platforms and to invest in myself. In the beginning, I was making music just to be making, without giving it the proper attention it needs. Like, place my music in front of people. I would tell artists that are just starting to keep at it, promote themselves every chance that they get, and to stay consistent.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Like I’ve mention earlier, one of my latest tracks is called “Talk Yo S**t Sis.” Now, I want to create a great video behind it. I’ll be working on the locations and overall scenes that I want for my video.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
You can stream my music on all platforms.
Any last words for the readers?
Thank you to all that supports me. Watch out music industry, Qnova’s coming with style!