nosaprise real name Nosa Edebor grew up on everything from Wu Tang and Fat Pat to Fela Kuti (his great uncle) and Minor Threat. Picking up the guitar at the age of 12 nosaprise started playing in some Houston punk and hardcore bands before ever picking up the mic.
Now nosaprise brings Hip-Hop music together with the do it yourself spirit of the punk rock movement. This work ethic has earned nosaprise great critical response as well as a three time Houston Press Music Award Nomination for Best Underground HipHop artist. Not limiting himself to rapping he has also been nominated as Best Songwriter and for Best Song. As well as having three South by Southwest Showcase appearances and being named a 2011 CMJ spotlight artist. CMJ said "he takes two completely different genres and combines them into something astoundingly epic and refreshingly original."
His debut album Grown Folks Music was named one the best of 2008 by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press said "Since releasing his stellar debut album, Grown Folks Music, last summer, nosaprise has risen through the ranks of underground Houston MCs."
nosaprise has just released a new EP Horse Shoes and Hand Grenades that is getting great responses from critics and fans alike. One publication said "Call me a heretic if you want, but I’d gladly trade nosaprise for any big-name H-town rapper that’s broken out of this city in the past decade. Seriously; these guys represent, to me, the best things coming out of this city in terms of hip-hop." While playing guitar, keys and vocals nosaprise also leads indie rock band Screwtape being named BEST INDIE/ALTERNATIVE BAND in the 2011 Houston Press Music awards and is proving himself as one of the most diverse and dynamics forces in Texas Music.
Sharing the stage with respected artists like Atmosphere, Tricky, RJD2, The Coup, Mr Lif, Living Legends, Brooklyn Indie rock band Parts & Labor and many more. nosaprise has opened for Legends like Wu Tang Clan, The Pharcyde, Digital Underground and Digable Planets while also taking his show on the road hitting the West Coast, NY and the U.K.
Space City Rock said, "He’s smart, he’s clever with his rhymes, he crafts these weirdly-layered beats to go underneath ‘em, and he seems to like & pull in all kinds of sounds, not just hip-hop. All of that is a microcosm of the coolest things happening in H-town’s rap scene today