The Break Presents: Noa James

Breakout: “Humble Power” featuring Faye Valintine

Also Check: Beautiful Darkness featuring Faimkills

Name: Noa James

Age: 26

Reppin’: San Bernardino (Inland Empire)

My style and/or skills have been compared to: An Elephant punching holes in the wall of a funeral home until the dead wake up. And also Royce da 5’9″, Sean Price and L.E.G.A.C.Y.

I started rapping: In 1996 after my grandfather passed and my mom caught a 5 year bid in prison; all I had left was the music my grandfather and I shared, which was Bobby Blue Bland and B.B King. I started really listening to them and they inspired me to write and rap about how I feel.

My standout records and/or moments have been: My standout records would be all the tracks off my latest project, I think it’s my best work so far. My stand out moment would be performing at Paid Dues 2011, it was the most amazing and unreal thing I’ve been a part of; another moment would be the release of my first project that went in stores across Cali and out of state.

I’m gonna change the game by: I’m not really worried about changing the game because the music and artists are already getting better. With my music I am very honest and I would hope that it inspires other artist and people to be honest also, even when it comes to something that is embarrassing or something you may typically be ashamed about.

I’d Like to Work With: Jill Scott, Maxwell, Linkin Park, 8ball & MJG, Royce da 5’9″, Alchemist, Willie Hutch (if he was still alive), Erykah Badu, N.E.R.D, Lady Gaga; this list can go on.

My goal in hip-hop is: To shed light on the positive things that hip-hop provides. My music isn’t always uplifting and peaceful, it can be the rawest and grimest shit you’ve ever heard, but hip-hop has put me in a position where I can help out my community and make a change. There are plenty of rappers that have nonprofit organizations but no one pays attention to that. I would like to change that.

I’m gonna be the next: Artist to show you that passion and hard work really pays off. And I will be the next artist to say “finally I made it by doing it my way.”

To check out more of my music you can go to: My site, Twitter, Bandcamp, or Facebook

  • dabo

    da intelligent elegant elephant

  • AfterDark

    Noa James ! I see you sir ! Keep it PUSHING.

  • Damar

    BLACKCLOUD..finally gettin sum shine

  • Brook Beats

    “Humble Power” prod. by @brookbeats

  • 3DBeats

    Noa James is the epitome of grind, dude deserves everything coming his way. IE stand up!

  • http://memoirofmrnaturalmystic.tumblr.com @EIGTHEABSTRACT

    Good Job twin!! We are in your corner!!!

  • Renee Salas

    Very happy to see hard work and dedication paying off for one of the very most inspiring people I know. Keep shining.

  • @OMGitsMaurice

    Noa James … is doing his thang .. on the way to the top

  • http://Facebook.com/GLKCLOTHINGCOMPANY GLK_Company

    Every success is a celebration Noa and you have a lot to be happy for. your friends, your family, fans and supports have literally watched your talent evolve over the times and have seen you hold your dreams and morals close to you as you have diligently worked your way to the top and beyond. as someone i look up to as my big brother, i am inspired by you and your movement, a lot of us are. i keep in my heart the prayer that you, GLK, Black Cloud, Brick to ya Face and all of the career chasing-dream making-artist succeed and celebrate together for the success of our accomplishments. im proud of you Noa..

  • Ashley

    Hard work and dedication always pays off. So proud of you Noa your an inspiration to the Inland Empire and all young upcoming Artist and im so proud to be part of your team! Music is AMAZING!!

  • sir smoke a lot

    he put da IE on his back!

  • VEEZUS

    Def a hard working artist making a way for others to shine. ive never seen someone as dedicated and humble as Noa the I.E. is proud of you bro keep holding it down Black Cloud Music!

  • In the cut boutique

    Lovin the video over here at In the Cut Boutique!

  • http://www.BrianJAmesMusic.com brian james

    Big up to my dude noa James hard work pays off im proud of you fam

  • Tom Goyen

    Noa has real love for hip hop. he does it not for attention or fame or corporate bullshit. but for the love of music. people like him are a rare breed.

  • Kay Illah

    A truly HUMBLE man. This is well deserved, for someone who always puts him self second and everyone else first. Blak Hart is truly proud to have you apart of our movement. God Bless to more of your success. -Kay

  • http://www.blakhartdesigns.com “BLAK HART DESIGNS” (blak_hart_clothingline)

    BLAK HART IS SO PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN AND HOW HUMBLE IS HEART IS. THIS IS THE REASON WE WANTED NOA APART OF THE MOVEMENT BECAUSE OF THE LOVE HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE. COMING FROM ACROSS THE STATE TO PUTTING A HOLE COUNTY ON HIS BACK TAKES A LOT FROM ONE MAN. “NOA, YOU GIVE YOUNG UPCOMING ARTIST THE DRIVE THEY NEED AND THE TRUE MEANING OF ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE” -ONE LOVE BLLLLAAAKKK HAAARRTT!!!!!!!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/illcamillemjusic ill camille

    Good dude….Good music….good spirit. NOA JAMES is winnin’ with ALL of that. Blackcloud / Inland Empire shit….gotta respect it.

  • http://desithedesigner.blogspot.com desi kush

    I love this!!! and I am so happy for NOA!!! this ish right here is busey! lol.

  • http://WWW.PACLOLO.BANDCAMP.COM PACLOLO

    PROUD OF YA BRUTHA….I LOOK UP TO YA AND WHAT YA’LL ARE DOIN…U ALWAYS GOT MY SUPPORT…..STAY UP AND KEEP DA GRIND ON!

  • http://citysoulstar.bandcamp.com Q. DiReCT

    Proud that one of our own is on his way. much love brotha.

  • http://faimkilledthesmiths.tumblr.com ADM

    Proud of my big bro Noa!!! He doesn’t slow his grind, and that’s why he deserves the recognition he’s been getting. Hard work truly pays off. He is a staple for the Inland Empire! BLACK CLOUD!!!

  • http://www.daillspot.com Mr. Kimble

    Hell yea! Great exposure yo!

  • http://www.illregularinstrumentals.com J. Bizness

    “WOW” is all that I can say right now…

  • DJCestLaVie

    Noa, you deserve every bit of this!!!! You make the IE proud!! Keep gettin’ your shine on sir!!!!

  • http://HomeGrownRadio.net CHUCK DIZZLE HGR

    REAL, RAW & RUGGED! Keep pushing NOA you already know HomeGrownRadio.net supports u 100!

  • http://www.blackcloudmusic.com Jynxx

    Thats My Mufuck*n Homie! haha Black Cloud!!!

  • http://www.blackcloudmusic.com Jynxx

    On A Serious Note… Im Proud Of My Brother Noa… We Started This Shit And Its Just Gonna Get Bigger And Bigger…. Thats My Brother For Life. Much Love Fam. #BLACKCLOUD

  • http://www.sondriawrites.com sondria

    This exposure couldn’t have been bestowed upon anyone better. The purpose behind your music and the ability it has to bring different types of people together is priceless. Respect.

  • http://thea3.bandcamp.com The A3

    Do NOT sleep on Noa James!!! Dude is the real deal.

  • http://coldcutzonline.com coldbarber

    OKOKOKKKK!!!! give this man his due.. FORREALZ!

  • Iceberg – Mike Fikes

    COOL!!!!….Noa’s that Dude/Great Content/strong flow….one of my Fav’s..!

  • http://store.blackcloudmusic.com Curtiss King

    I have single handedly seen this brotha work and open every single door by doing it his way. I myself have learned alot from him and appreciate his mentoring. Thank you XXL for supporting the young, hungry, and humble.

  • QueenKC

    DOPE!!! Congrats, Noa James. Now someone go tell the editor that their XXL will get “buried in your 7x.” ;)

  • http://@alisoblack Aliso Black

    Big ups to “yokazuna” homey is real with his shit on and off the court..good dude straight up. Continued success to that Black Cloud Movement. 111111111111111111111111!!!!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/amits909 AMITS

    IE

  • http://www.stuttaboii.com stuttaboii

    Noa James Definitely putting in work it’s great to see it paying off…humble but powerful at the same time… BlackCloud doing it big!!! I.E stand up!!!

  • http://www.lastereo.tv M Booogie

    It’s all there loud and clear. Dope stuff and dope inspiration!

  • http://twitter.com/macadomusic Macadomusic

    Noa is the definition of independent grind. Proud of this brotha rep that IE. The whole blackcloudz camp is official art barz, curtiss king.. Alot of talented cats

  • Andy Mackk

    Peace and love to Noa James. He works hard.

  • http://p2dahi.blogspost.com P.H.I.L.T.H.Y.

    It’s good to see the homey shining . The game needs more artist like Noa James

  • http:nothankstojoon.com Joon

    well deserved , different flow , works hard , & does for people . he is what music m=needs .

  • http://www.JooseBoxx.com The Joose Boxx

    This man is the future of California Hip-hop! A musical force to reckoned with!