IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

KASS A NOVA: I am New York born and raised. I was born in Glen Falls and became the man I am today, thanks to Harlem and the South Bronx. I have moved around a lot throughout my life making me a very versatile person. I am able to identify with all different kinds of people from all walks of life.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

KASS A NOVA: I have been obsessed with music for as long as I can remember. My grandmother always used to tell me stories about how even as a toddler, music was my greatest passion. I played different instruments such as, the clarinet and guitar when I was in school, however my home was in the choir. I made different selective choirs such as Area All State and All County. My love for music having started at a young age provoked me to start writing lyrics to my own songs when I was in just 2nd grade. Over the years I have perfected my craft and found the artistic style that suits me best, drawing my inspiration from many different genres of music and my life experiences


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

KASS A NOVA: It has been a life long dream of mine to write and produce music to be released to the masses. I wish to share my story as well as a message of hope to all that no matter what road your life takes you on a strong will and perseverance will help to overcome any and all obstacles placed in the path of where you truly wish your life to be.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

KASS A NOVA: I am an extremely versatile artist. I don’t write one type of song as opposed to another. My songs do however share a common thread whether they are a love song, club song, etc. Every last bar is inspired by my life, my experiences, and my view of the world we live in.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

KASS A NOVA: My fan base is those who appreciate real life music. People who don’t generally listen to hip hop or R&B are fans of my music for the simple fact that they themselves either identify with the lyrics or the feeling behind them. Typical age group is about 18-40.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

KASS A NOVA: My musical influences come from all different genres as well as muses from my personal life. Artists such as ,The Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Method Man, Eminem, Lord Kaos, Young Drew, Boyz II Men, Donnell Jones, Jaheim, Usher, TGT(Tyrese, Genuine, Tank), Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Don Omar, Luny Tunez, And many more. Personal influences such as the queen of my heart, Bianca, past relationships, romantic, Relatives, and friends as well.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

KASS A NOVA: It’s life set to music. It’s more than just music. It’s my heart and soul on a platter. It’s Hip Hop and R&B rebirthed and restored to its purest state, infused with all other genres and styles.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

KASS A NOVA: I’m a lyricist who can talk about any subject unlike most “artists” these days who typically only stay in one lane. My spirit lives in each song and anyone who listens to my songs can feel it. I can perform and sample from any genre of music past and present and make them seem almost futuristic. I’m one of those “way ahead of my time” type of artists. I am a diamond in the rough just waiting to be discovered.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

KASS A NOVA: I have a lot of material ready and waiting to be recorded and released to the public. Among them are tracks like “You Feed My Soul”, “Impatient”, “Find Out”, and “Drake’s Worst Nightmare”.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

KASS A NOVA: My career goals are to have several different successful companies, music industry related and otherwise. I want to develop and release other artists under me, giving them the opportunity to shine as is being afforded to me. Above all, my main focus is to bring real soulful hip hop back to life. In ten years I see myself with at least one Grammy and some Platinum records.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

KASS A NOVA: There are several ways for my fans to access my music and/or contact me. My music is on www.reverbnation.com/kassanovalongtime and soundclound.com/YoungKassLongtimeRecCEOVP as well as on YouTube which can be most easily accessed through my reverbnation page. Contact me on FB through my artist page “Kass-A-Nova” or friend request my personal page “Kass A Nova”. I’m also on Twitter @Kass_A_Nova



















  1. Thank you for the article about Kass-A-Nova!! I have know him a long time and have always loved hearing his voice. He is an excellent talent in music, both singing and creating the music. He is a born musical talent!!

  2. A true artist’s heart and soul is found in every aspect of their work. Kass, this is especially true for you. I relate to your lyrics and my emotions are deeply stirred when I hear your voice coming through my speakers/ headphones. Your voice always flows effortlessly with the beat of the song and enhances the lyrics, adding even greater value to the music. It’s exactly as you explained in the interview: your music is “life set to music.”
    I’m not from your continent, nor have I ever been to The States, but I can guarantee you have quite a bit of support for your music over here in Africa. Was visiting with someone close to me recently and we got into a conversation about music. He brought your music up and mentioned that his favourite song is Metaphorical Massacre. His words later on -and I quote, “He has a lot of potential.” I couldn’t agree more.
    I’m anxiously waiting for that first music video (please let it be Conquer or You Can Get It). You have the potential to bring real music back, for sure.

  3. Kass I’m just gonna say what I’ve been saying since I first heard your music: I am not usually a rap / R&B fan but your music bridges the gap for me. From composition to performance it is a style all it’s own!

  4. Great Interview! Ive known Steve for a LONG time….YEARS…and ive always seen his great talent he has and wish people would see MORE of it! People that have this great talent like himself should be more recognized 🙂 and I think his work should be put out there more for the world to hear! <3 luv ya duuuuude! ps….im a rocker and STILL dig his music 🙂

  5. One of the realest dudes I’ve met and its so refreshing to hear about you in depth. Cant wait to work more with you.

  6. There is no question the amount of desire and dedication u put forth into your career! And it shows in your music. You have what most lack these days and that is the love of the game not about the money but about making music that reaches out to people on a personal level. U got my support 100% I’m very glad to see people with this much heart driving towards their goals and dreams head on!!! Keep up the work. Much love.

  7. Steve and I go waaaaaaaay back and lost connection but he has always been into the music and he is definitely making something of himself and will continue to do so. Way to go man you have come a long way just keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Easy on the ears for the females, yet chill enough to kick it wt the crew. I love Kass’s music & will continue to follow. Can’t wait to see what his future holds.

  9. I absolutely love his music. I’ve known him for awhile and am so anxious for him to get the recognition he deserves. He is truly a talented and motivated recording artist. His passion, lyrics and commitment to his music is inspirational to all upcoming new musicians.

  10. I listen to his music and can relate to alot of it. He is a well rounded artist and is very versatile. Thank you for this interviee, let’s me get to know him alittle better.

  11. I always love hearing his music . he is a very talented artist. I hope to se him go big. thank you so much for doing this article on him.

  12. I thought it was good. I read the whole thing so it was interesting enough to not stop halfway through. It wasn’t ridiculous, mindless goals that are impossible to reach and your answers were educated and laid out in a good way that it wasn’t repetitive and unbelievable. If I didn’t know you, the article and you as an artist would have peeked my interest enough to check out your songs.

  13. This artist is not just going through the motions, not a performance, he lives and breathes through his artistic expression…deeply connected with the heart and the psyche…

  14. Steve has always been drawn to music for as long as ive known him. We went to school together and use to hang out a lot. He was always singing no matter if we were playing video games to running around outside. I hope to see his life long dream come true. Good luck man. 🙂

  15. Awesome job Steve! Ever since I’ve known you this has always been your dream. Keep up the work buddy! You’re doing great!!!

  16. I know Kass A Nova for a long time. We come from a small town and he really has some talent and I can see him making it in the music industry. I wish you all the luck in the world. I know you can do this! Good Luck!

  17. every time we went somewhere didn’t matter if it was a few blocks to the store, from one friends house to the other or if it was at a “dance” 45 min away he was always singin!! i wish you the best of luck 🙂

  18. Steve and I have been friends for along time. We were together in choir and in All state competitions. Steve and I have sung together for many years. I am very proud to have known him and have him as a friend. Love his music and love listening to it as well. Glad to see your moving forward with your music career Nd I wish you the best of luck in your future. Love you always bro!!!

  19. I have known kass over 10 years and he has be
    Come a great example for others to follow . he shows hard work and persistence will HELP accomplish your dreams

  20. When I first heard your music I was blown away and now you have the opportunity to go farther with your music then you were a year and a half ago and I’m like! GO KASS GO!!! GOODLUCK HUN AND I WISH MUCH SUCCESS!

  21. major skills here, the style has a fluid to it. It just works, and I love the lyrics I can relate to the easily 🙂

    I wish you the best of luck kass, you’re going places with your music:)

  22. I’ve known steve for quite a while he’s always had love for music. I’ve heard his songs and think he’s got such good talent. Steve keep your songs coming!!! Best of luck 🙂 🙂

  23. Every one of us has dreams and goals. Some of us are fortunate enough to have those dreams become a reality. Kass has that oppotunity and has worked hard to make that possible. I think with a shot from the powers that be, Kass will not disappoint. Take a chance and allow this brother pursue his dreams!

  24. Doin it Big Young Sir! Great interview! Good lyricist, and good word play! Sky’s the limit brother! Can’t wait for more!

  25. Have read the article and listened to a few tracks it’s nice to know that there are such young inspiring people out there and can truly represent the famous words – “Hard work pays off!” Kass is clearly someone to keep an eye on!

  26. I’ve known “Kassa” for a very long time. He’s been through a ton in his life and is still going on a successful path! Determined and ambitious to his dream for sure! He forgot to mention cheerleading choriography (spelling??) was another talent and experience made that has to still do with music! I’m very proud of you my friend! Keep on keeping on!

  27. See you doing your thing bro! Just showing some love straight from California! True hustler right here lol… Keep your head up hommie and chin down because nobody ever said things were easy… Good things happen to good people and my time spent with you I can tell you have a good heart. Remember keep that tunnel vision and fuck the haters

  28. Great interview. Striving to be better and better in life, music and all areas of life. Great heart and soul. Keep fighting the good fight. Follow ur dream.

  29. That’s what’s up!! To see a GREAT SOLID LOCAL ARTIST get some real publicity! It’s been a long time comin & a lotta hard work… If anyone puts it in (& gets it in) its def Kass!!

  30. I have known Kass for since he moved to the area. He has always had a passion for music and Is great with just coming up with lyrics off the top of his head
    So proud of you for following your passion and dreams..

  31. Absolutely love the interview with Kass, I’ve known him for a very long time he has been through so much but never lost his faith in himself or his music 🙂

  32. I’ve known Steve aka Kass the name I gave him for a long time we have had our ups and downs but one thing I can say is he is consistent with the music and as a old friend I say congrats keep pushing Kidd you got this ya heard me and u already know I’m around

  33. Your music is so new, so heartfelt, so refreshing . It’s so nice to see a REAL artist making REAL music. I can only say thank you for sharing your talent with us. Greetings from Brazil.