NF also know as Nathan “Nate” Feuerstein is a new rising power in the mainstream hip hop world. With his recent release of his album Therapy Session he made it to number 12 on the billboard music charts. He recently signed with the Capitol CMG music label in 2014 and released his EP, “NF” soon after. His first full album Mansion came out on March 31, 2015, and really showed his drive for music.
Nate grew up with a harsh family life. Between his parent’s divorce, his mom’s boyfriend physically abusing him, and his mom overdosing on pills in 2009, he needed a way to let out his feelings. Music was his escape. He writes lyrics about his real hardships, struggles, and pains. This is one of the biggest reasons he is currently rising in fame. So many people are going through hard times in this world and NF is someone they can feel connected with.
His first full album Mansion impressed so many people. Throughout it, NF gives an in-depth look at his past, hardships, and how he made it to where he is now. The title song “Mansion” breaks down how his mind in the terms of a house. He mentions how his mind is like a bunch of different rooms full of things he wants to forget. One lyric says, “Physically abused, now that’s the room that I don’t want to be in. That picture ain’t blurry at all, I just don’t want to see it”. In the next verse, he says, “See my problem is I don’t fix things. I just try to repaint, cover em up, like it never happen.” He is referring to his past and how he wants to forget it. The song has a nice pace to it. Not fast, just enough that it is something the listener can understand and really get a feel for.
All of Nate’s songs in this album have lyrics that come directly from his heart. In each song, you can feel his drive for not only his music, but for his fans as well. His song “All I Have,” gives a great picture of how he feels about his music and his skill with flowing his lyrics alongside a faster beat.
I have just given you a small picture into the music world of NF. Every single song he has written is worth giving a listen too. I am planning on taking a closer look at his second album Therapy Session in the near future. If you would like to take a look at his earlier music I have put links to what I found below.
Before his signing with Capitol he released a full album called Moments. The music lacks some of his current flare but I figured I would share it with you anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZZ0dZBqQzU&list=PLnWBL6ANebQr01fE0CX7bGoy34bxhbC78
He released some other music to the public on his Myspace page: https://myspace.com/nathanfeuerstein/music/songs