16 Sep Rock, Hip Hop and Speaking our Minds
I grew up to my teens on rock music, influenced by my cousins. The Doors, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica and everything in between. They spoke to me the way that pop music never could. They spoke the truth, their minds. I was never interested in the clean-cut, good looking music that was full of pretentious and artificial beauty.
In my heart, even as a little kid, I wanted to break out of this fake bubble that everything is beautiful and has to be. Instead, I was curious to learn about the dirt, the real feeling of heartbreak and the ecstasy of true love. That’s what led me to learn that all of business is not beautiful. It could be unpaid invoices, troublesome employees, an empty space and so much more than having schedule freedom and being your own boss. And that’s why I’m able to relate with the freelancers at NOBO because I relate to both their pain and glory.
Later on, in high school, I was introduced to the world of Hip Hop. It spoke the same language, just in a different way, from a different place. The two genres became my to-go music because of their naked, bold and truthful textures. I knew I had found a group of friends in my ears. Buzzing and buzzing every day on my way to school. The influence was massive. It was never about the profanity, it was always about the truth. From Eminem, Jay-Z all the way to Drake from our city. These people spoke their minds and made the kind of music that spoke my language. They gave me the tools to grow, learn and have open eyes towards the world and my surroundings.
After graduating high school, I knew that the rhythm of my future sounded a lot like Rock and Hip Hop. NOBO was built with the same sound of music in my head. We opened our doors with the same mentality that no matter how this community builds up, it will always sound like Rock and Hip Hop.
We speak our minds, we’re fun and inclusive. NOBO encourages people to motivate each other. We’d like to pass on the wisdom that we have received from these musicians and their electric products: to always move forward, fall down, get up and head out again. We’re able to walk the stairways to heaven, even if we’re coming from an unfortunate childhood or poverty. We at NOBO would like to be a kind of community that speaks its mind, is loud and driven. Here, you’ll find a space that is willing to help you set goals and achieve them free of stress.