2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: Island Life

Nova Rockafeller

Thursday, March 19
10:05PM - 10:25PM

The Belmont
305 W 6th St


Attempting to define L.A.-based emcee Nova Rockafeller is not easy. Born in Canada and raised in Jamaica, Nova is brash and aggressive but almost offputtingly adorable. She’s an independent, hardworking stoner whose true love, besides her music, is the 90s. More than anything, though, she’s just distinctly Nova.
Born in Edmonton, Ontario, Nova fell in love with music at an early age but troubles at home prevented her from pursuing her passion. “My family moved me to Jamaica, where I stood out so much I had to develop a thick skin and start getting aggressive.” This aggression followed Nova into adolescence, when she was placed in group homes back in Canada.
“I was a pretty bad kid,” she says of that time in her life. “You know, stealing, running away, lots of drugs and stuff. But when I was sixteen, I started getting into freestyling with my friends and I knew I needed to keep doing it.” Nova dropped out of school and mov...

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