Nance

Wake Forest, NC

Nance

The defining moment of Raleigh rapper Nance’s new album, No Excuses, comes not during a verse, but instead when a lush chorus arrives to declare, “I know everything will be alright.” It’s not intended to be a complex statement, but a genuine one. A staple in the Triangle hip-hop scene for years, Nance excels at channeling the most infectious tendencies of pop-rap’s upper tier, flipping between vocal cadences and styles at will to spread messages of determination and positivity. As his frequently sold-out, always high-energy shows around Raleigh indicate, the message has been well-received.