Reading's Nova talks winning 'The Rap Game,' his future

Reading's Nova talks winning 'The Rap...

READING, Pa. - Reading has a new rising star. He's 16. He has nearly 500,000 Instagram followers, and has a record contract. Nova won season three of Lifetime's "The Rap Game."

"The love from the city's been real," Nova said.

Clearly, he also has a way with words; all great rappers do, but when he sat down with WFMZ's Jim Vasil, he was, at times, at a loss for words when describing what this moment means to him, to represent Reading in the world of hip-hop.

"It feels great to be part of Reading's positive turnaround, because I felt like, as a kid, I always wanted good for Reading," Nova said. "I always wanted to be known as the kid that put the city on the map. I think everybody in Reading knows that they're capable of doing something."

His uncle and mentor, Ekko, has been by his side the whole time.

"I feel like, right now, at this moment, Nova is important to the community in Reading," Ekko said. "There's a lot of kids that are looking up to him and being so inspired by him."

"These kids really look up to me, and I just want to lead them in the right direction," said Nova.

Nova has an EP in the works, but we'll have to stay tuned for more.  Just like the number of views of his music videos, his ambition continues to climb.

"I love when kids come by playing my music, I hear my music being played. It just makes me feel like I really did make it," said Nova.

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