Young Nova was born as Lee Anthony Thompson on October 3rd 1987 in the inner city of Buffalo, NY. Nova’s interest in sports, especially basketball, helped to keep him off the streets. In 1999 Young Nova discovered a new passion. Wanting to purchase Eminem’s ‘Slim Shady’ album, but not having the funds, Nova was issued a challenge to write his own rhymes. Rising to the task, not only did he earn his prize (the album), he developed a talent for writing and has been doing so continuously ever since. Young Nova attended Niagara University, but decided to take a hiatus in order to focus solely on pursuing a career in music. Making the move from Buffalo to Atlanta, known for its thriving music scene, was his next step towards furthering his endeavors. This transition has afforded the promising new artist many formats to showcase his talent. The 23 year old rising hip-hop star has opened up for such labels as: Atlantic Records, So So Def, Grand Hustle, Konvict Muzik, Capital Records, Universal Records and Def Jam Records. Nova was the headlining act for the 2010 Rockdale County Fair. Nova has also had the opportunity to perform at The World Music and Food Festival, The Gate, The Hilton Garden Inn (Athens Ga), Boom Foundry Open Mic, Apache Cafe, Utopia, Club Throbacks, Lil Hot’s Benefit Concert, Black Lion, Club Primetime, Royal Garden, Club Mariachi, Red Light Café, Social Circle Theater, The Spotlight Club, Jazzman’s Café, Scores All-Star Sports Bar, Lamar Thompson’s Memorial Party, Taste of the Islands, Addicted to Hip-Hop Showcase, and Jcpenny’s Black History Month Program. Young Nova’s hit single ‘See You Smile’ has received rotation on Wrfg 89.3 FM Atlanta and on his hometown station WBLK 93.7 FM Buffalo. In addition, ‘See You Smile’ garnered a good review from De La Souls’ David Jude Jolocoeur. His single ‘Tour Guide” has received spins at Scores All-Star Sports Bar in Atlanta Georgia and Ozone in Covington Georgia. Young Nova received a standing ovation from Yung Money producer Tim Royce for his lyrical ability. His song "Kick it" was used for the Lady Eagles of Covington Georgia theme song in the 2010-2011 season. He is also featured on the following mixed tapes: ‘the coldest winter ever’, ‘Buffalowe’, ‘FiF Floor Takeover Vol. 1’, ‘The Pre-Element’, ‘The Come Up’, Academically Dismissed’, ‘Pillow Talk’, ‘Lake effect warning Vol. 1’ and DJ Case’s upcoming CD (over in Germany). His latest single "Tour Guide" is the featured song on http://www.katrinaphotoservice.com/galleries/covershots. Nova has been a strong contender in many on-line competitions. He finished 9th, out of thousands, in mtv2’s Addicted to Noise contest accumulating over 150,000 votes. Young Nova was also on Flagrantcity.com as a featured artist. He has over 15,000 fans on myspace.com and over 1,000,000 plays and profile views. Young Nova can also be found on youtube.com where he has over 29,000 plays. On Ludacris’ wemix.com website, Nova is ranked as the 35th most listened to artist out of 65,000.Nova has been on hip-hop blog sites getting high praises for his remarkable song writing ability. He released his debut mixtape ‘Gatorade Bath’, on February 8th 2011 and is writing for his debut album. This gifted young composer has also written and co-written R&B, Pop, Alternative and soft rock songs, for many artists. At times Young Nova has been favorably compared to Fabolous. However, this up and coming fresh new artist, known for his witty punchlines and creative flow, has a unique style and sound of his own that is destined to gain recognition in the very near future.