“This album covers a lot of emotionally heavy stuff like mental health, addiction, existence, and relationships”
Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Nov. 21
Sound description: Sounds of the seventies, shades of the 21st century.
RIYL: Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton, the Zapp Band
Inception: San Diego, 2011
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Bootsy Collins, Cameo, Prince, Stevie Wonder, the Deele, Morris Day and the Time, Roger Troutman/Zapp
“My true identity doesn’t matter,” says NoFace, a funky rapper whose shows feature him dressed all in black, wearing gloves and hidden behind a full-head afro wig and sunglasses. The funk musician/producer dresses in a disguise from head to toe so nobody knows his real identity. He also has his own fragrance, doll, and related children's books. A self-titled album was released in 2015.
The 2017 Bootsy Collins album World Wide Funk (Mascot Records) includes a track co-produced by NofacE Shadowmen, "Pusherman," featuring vocalists Collins, Dru Down, and Mr. Talk Box.