Young hip-hop&rap artists continue to win popular American charts. The discovery of 2017 was a talented rapper NF. Millions of people around the world were imbued not only with the life story but also with the meaning inherent in the rapper’s lyrics. The new album of the rap artist “Perception” instantly took a leading position in the Billboard 200 hit parade.
The future musician was born on March 30, 1991, in the small town of Gladwin, Michigan. Nathan’s childhood was hard. My parents are divorced. The boy stayed to live with his mother. Soon, he had to put up with the constant bullying and beatings of his stepfather, which extended not only to him but also to his mother. It is known that even before the death of his mother, the boy was left to live with his father. Today’s American media claim that the family constantly used illegal drugs, the rapper’s mother died of an overdose. Nathan tries not to comment on the family drama that has happened to him. He dedicated the song “How Could You leave us” to her, in which he shares his personal story with the audience.
After a series of tragic events, music became his salvation. At first, Nathan just listened to hip-hop to distract himself from the endless series of problems, then began to try to compose. Together with friends, they recorded tracks on an old karaoke machine. Instrumental and vocal parts were recorded at the same time because there was only one microphone. Yes, and novice musicians just mastered the art of mastering, mixing and arranging. It was a real escape from reality to creativity. Rap became a beacon of light, illuminating his path.
In 2009, Nathan graduated from the” High School ” in his hometown of Gladwin. After some time, his solo music career began. The music festival “Fine Arts Festival” in Canton (Michigan), organized jointly with the Unity Church, became a launching pad for the development of the young rapper’s creativity. The very next year, the first independent album Moments was released.
In 2012, the label “Xist” offered a collaboration, and the young rapper agreed. Then a stage name was invented, consisting of the initials-NF. The producers set a deadline for Nathan to release a new album, but the artist did not have time to finish writing the songs. This was the reason for the termination of the contract.
The musician was left without a living. The lack of financial opportunities pushed him to work as a taxi driver. After a hard day’s work, Nathan would go to a concert. Complicating the job was the fact that the vehicle was an old Volvo car. The car was constantly overheating. The artist could not sell it, because he was afraid for the lives of those who would buy it. In 2014, luck again smiled on NF, and he became an artist of the label “Capital CMG”, it was then that there was a change in creativity, and the musician began to write lyrics in the style of Christian hip-hop.
- The rapper’s real name is Nathan John Feuerstein.
- The song “How Could You Leave Us” was dedicated to my mother.
- In addition to music, one of my school hobbies was basketball. Nathan was a member of the high school team in this sport.
- In 2016, the artist was nominated in the Rap/ Hip-hop category for an award in the popular Dove Award for the song “I just wanna know”. In 2017, NF received an award in this award for the song “O, Lord”.
- Despite the fact that NF is famous in the genre of “Christian rap and Hip-hop” and follows religion himself, he does not consider himself a Christian rapper.
“How Could You Leave Us” is a tragic song that tells the story of the artist’s mother. He is sorry that she could not overcome the addiction, that she will never be able to see all the victories of her son, that she will not be able to be proud of him. It’s not just a song – it’s a cry of the soul. The single was released on their second studio album.
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“Oh, Lord “(Oh, God) – the song instantly received a response from listeners. The text has a deep meaning: everyone blames God for a failed life, but no one thanks him for what he has. Major changes within us. The author asks the question: If you believe that there is no God, then why are we here? This is the decoration of the second studio album.