NOLAY


Artist


HIP HOP

NoLay - alter ego (Bella Gotti) is an exceptional rapper and songwriter who explores a more gritty sound and lyrical subject matter. Her use of metaphors and double entendre tell touching stories of life experiences and emotion in every track, while still being playful and and expressing a dark humor.

NoLay first created some noise on the scene whilst working with the collective known as Unorthodox on the single “No Help Or Handouts” The underground music scene had no choice but to pay attention to NoLay’s word play which put her on par with any rapper male or female, in the UK. She went on to release her solo material unorthodox daughter in 2005, which gained the recognition she thoroughly deserved. Drawing inspiration from 90’s Hip hop NoLay continues to work on her content to paint a picture of self expression and perspective whilst releasing independently.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood invited NoLay and the all star line up Lady Chann, Ny Lady Leshurr, Lioness and Princess Nyah to show off  their lyrical content. NoLay continues to remain relevant,  tackling current subject matter within her freestyles on BBC’s 1xtra’s Charlie Sloths “Fire in the Booth” and SBTV’s “F64”.

A lady of many talents NoLay landed a role in Channel 4’s hit tv drama Top Boy, which featured other fellow grime and rap Mc’s such as Scorcher, Kano and Asher D who she also had the pleasure of working with on his track “Stress Filled Days”.

Having a fashion and marketing degree has aided NoLay’s ability to stand out from the crowd through her music and style, ensuring a unique journey for both herself and her fans. NoLay's questioning, directness and thoughtfulness feed into her music, resulting in tracks and lyrics that no one else could create.