Brooklyn rapper V. Nova presents the Philly Spielberg-directed music video for “Free the Culture”, the Crack Factory-produced new single from his mixtape Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 3: The New Commission (HIPS3). This follows the the video for “How it Is”, “Smoke Break”, “The New Commission” as well as “Abstract Art” featuring Smif-N-Wessun. One other HIPS3 single has also been released – “You Died” featuring Uncle Murda.
Part of rap duo BOE & Villa, Nova has worked with Erick Sermon, MIDI Mafia, Denaun Porter of D-12, Wyclef Jean, Needlz, Mario Winans, Monifa, Rakim, Akinyele, Canibus, Fabolous, EPMD, Papoose, Funkmaster Flex, DJ Enuff and DJ Self. Nova’s upcoming mixtape is the third volume of his HIPS series. “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.