N8NOFACE talks growing up in coyote country (not the animal kind), owning a record store, and recently becoming a grandfather(!?)
N8NOFACE has been making music for almost 30 years, but for over 20 of those years he made it in secrecy. His first love, east coast rap music, inspired him to order an SP1200 from the back of a magazine when there wasn’t a single music store in his home state of Arizona selling them. For years he toiled away learning how to make beats and rap, but never showed anyone. Even when he and his brother both owned hip hop shops in Tucson, hosting open mics and battle events in store, he still kept it secret. Finally, when DJ Kutmah heard some of his songs on his brother’s Myspace page, he was pushed into playing his first ever performance and hasn’t looked back since.
His former group, Crimekillz, is where he started to develop his signature synth punk style. They had glimpses of success in the early to mid 2010’s, but it always seemed as though self-sabotage kept them from reaching the promised land. Recently N8’s solo career has been seeing an uptick in notoriety and fandom, and he credits it to his newfound sobriety and, surprisingly, Covid-19. Be sure to check out his latest record Bound To Let You Down out now on Eyeball Records.
Tune in to hear us talk about growing up in coyote country (not the animal kind), owning a record store, and recently becoming a grandfather(!?).