Who's next? Can anyone do it? Who can tackle a city that many claim doesn't have a market for their kind of music? These questions would probably keep most artist up at night, but in the mind of "N.A.P." they are becoming irrelevant. Every city has their cast of Hip Hop artist who have dreams and ambitions of being "the one". Truth is - he knows once you hear his delivery, tone, and inflection in his voice, it's impossible to deny N.A.P. as a new force in Hip Hop. After listening to his music you'll understand it's not a matter of whether he'll be first to explode or even second or third on the scene, he's distinct sound makes it inevitable that he will break-through. Working between studios in Atlanta and Los Angelos, Reuben Anderson better known as N.A.P. is the embodiment of the Southwest in every sense of the word. With pure diligence and an insomniac work ethic, the 25-year-old rapper from West Phoenix, Arizona has already caught the attention of many overseas with radio airplay and spins on several stations. With a wide range of performances in clubs, college campuses, and charity events; witnessing his stage presents will automatically make you a believer.
N.A.P.’s background connects him to different lifestyles, from the streets to the suburbs. “I’ve learned many people are in circumstances they don't want to be a part of while others living situations are the lifestyles their comfortable with,” says N.A.P. "Some people don’t have a problem living in the hood while others are trying their hardest to get out. It seems like whether you're from the hood or suburbs, both lifestyles struggle with greed and taking more than they give."
N.A.P. has been fortunate to work with producers that have created tracks for Gucci Mane, Jagged Edge, and T.I. His single "Dope Boy Stance", with it's infectious hook, is becoming a hit on the internet and has been featured on several internet radios and commercially hosted mixtapes.
His music is a reflection of him and he puts life and emotions into every verse. “Music is a story and I'm the storyteller;” N.A.P. says. “Arizona’s one of those stories you don’t hear about often, and I want to share our culture with everyone.”Audio Track: Dope Boy Stance