Alternative hip-hop artist NF—a.k.a. Nate Feuerstein—tells his story with lyrical vulnerability complimented by raw energy. His music draws from many real life struggles, including being abused as a kid, struggling with anger issues, and losing his mother to a drug overdose.
The Search marks the rapper’s second consecutive album to land at number one on the Billboard Top 200, following 2017’s multi-platinum certified Perception. NF surprised the industry with Perception’s success, and he proved his place atop the music industry with The Search—selling more than double his previous chart-topping album.
Operating from outside of the system and against all odds, NF quietly and unassumingly ascended to the forefront of modern hip-hop on his own terms. Forbes noted “NF’s success speaks to what can be done these days outside of the traditional system.”