Respected indie-rapper ReachingNOVA played his 75th show at a sold-out Brooklyn Music Kitchen on Saturday night, packing the venue with a hometown crowd eager to welcome the artist back to his city.
Wearing a long tan army fatigue trench jacket, brown and black combat boots, and a signature Kings Legacy cap, the internationally charting award-winning rapper from the NYCHA housing projects took the stage and commanded: “New York City make some noise for yourselves!”
“This is my first time seeing him perform live, and it won’t be the last” said 28-year-old ReachingNOVA fan Tracy Linn, who came from Maryland to see the performance. “I discovered him on YouTube, did some homework, and bought my ticket.”
In the hours before the sold-out show, fans of ReachingNOVA’s music crowded about outside the venue. During the show the rapper acknowledged familiar faces standing in the audience and expressed his appreciation to the new comers who came out to see him.
ReachingNOVA took the stage and set it off with a verse from his latest single, “Maximus.” Immediately after he debuted a new verse over Jay-Z’s “Where I’m from” instrumental paying homage to the fellow Brooklyn native, leaving the jaw-dropped crowd no choice but to roar.
The emcee, also known as Young-God, then went through his “BECOMING TIMELESS” repertoire of hits such as “Finding Peace”, “No Limits”, “With You” and “Cash N Nova,” as well as a strong close-out with the chart topping single “Celebration.”