Published on March 9th, 20150
HHR Music video of the month: V. Nova – How It Is ft. David Godfrey
Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents the Philly Spielberg-directed music video for “How it Is”, the Crack Factory-produced new single featuring David Godfrey from his new mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission (HIPS3). “How It Is” follows the release of the video for “I Still Love Her” (watch), the video for “Smoke Break” (watch), the video for “The New Commission” (watch) as well as “Abstract Art”, his video featuring Smif-N-Wessun (watch). One other HIPS3 single has also been released – “You Died” featuring Uncle Murda (listen). Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon (click to listen to “Vangundy”), MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus (click to listen to “Seriously”), Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Enuff and DJ Self. Nova’s upcoming mixtape is the third volume of his HIPS series (listen to Volume 1 and Volume 2). “This record is inspired by the late Marvin Gaye and is my rap version of ‘What’s Goin On’,” says Nova. “The visual takes you through three different walks of life (from a Philly perspective), to all meet up at a boiling point. The conclusion is that even though times are hard, the righteous have a way of working things out.” HIPS3 is out now.