The Break Presents: Noa James

Ive seen Noa James grind for over the past 2 years.  The 26-year-old San Bernardino native Noa James started rapping fifteen years ago after his grandfather passed, and has since been honing his skills, kicking a balance of uplifting and gritty rhymes… XXL just did an interview with the Mc.

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’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.

Breakout: “Humble Power” featuring Faye Valintine

Wale feat J.Cole – Bad Girls Club

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Bad Girls Club will be off Wale’s upcoming album Ambition.  A video has already been shot and show be drop within a few days or within the weeks or so.

Bow Wow – You Drinking Too Much

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Bow Wow release  a new song called “You Drinking Too Much”  The song is off his upcoming Greenlight 4 mixtape.

Behind The Scenes: Playhouse Espbys Awards Night

Here’s a sneak peak at Playhouse in Hollywood, California last night. The pictures and video might make the cut for the new living the life but if not you have some never before scene footage of the event that took place last night. Also it was Chip Jordan Birthday so I wanted to say Happy birthday to Chip once again.

Nicki Minaj E Documentary

The E channel has decided to take a look at Nicki Minaj’s rise to fame. Its a 3 part video of E following her around and as well as explaining who is Nicki Minaj..


Emily King is a Grammy-nominated American singer and songwriter. She started her career in 2004. Now back with new music! Some of you may remember her debut album, East Side Story which was released back in 2007.  The album received some critical acclaim (including a Grammy nomination) and her songs “U & I” and “Walk In My Shoes” also garnered her a cult following internationally. She has since parted ways with J Records and is now doing her own thing independently. Check out one of her newest songs Down.

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