In an exclusive interview with DJBooth‘s DJ “Z,” Novel steps inside the booth to talk about his Rowdy/Capitol debut album, “The Audiobiography,” and following his family’s footsteps into the music industry, why it’s easy to pick up women in a recording studio, and what minimum-wage paying job he’d accept as long as he could continue to record music and support his children.
DJ Booth: Let’s talk about the debut album, The Audiobiography, set to be released later this year, hopefully October. According to your bio, the album is going to, quote, “let the world know who you are.” Are we talkin’ one-hundred-percent full disclosure, or a reserved/abbreviated version of this novel?
Novel: Just two chapters, just two chapters! Every other album, the chapters are gonna continue, so it’s just a few chapters of my life. I got a song that features Ben Folds, who’s a really incredible artist, “I Am”, with Talib Kweli and Spree Wilson. Most of the album was produced by me, but we have other producers like Green Lantern, Dallas Austin, No I.D. and Robin Thicke. It’s an interesting album; it’s gonna be different for everybody, all different spectrum’s. Check out the “Damn” track on Novel’s Myspace , sounds like a thicke production. Interview In Mp3