Wake Forest, NC based Hip-Hop/Rap music artist Nance’s debut album is only days away from being released. The name of the highly anticipated new studio album is “No Excuses” which features 12 songs, and it will be dropping this Friday, April 27 on iTunes. It has been over two years in the making. The 28 year old North Carolina native has the vibes and sound of Drake.

The new album was produced by Fourth Shift, mix and mastered by Brett Scott, and recorded at BNB Audio in Chapel Hill which is a full production local studio that caters to individual artists and bands. Christian Nance, better known as just “NANCE” to thousands of his Raleigh area fans and many more virtual admirers, is an up-and-coming local rapper from North Carolina that has been putting out music for a while now primarily through social media.

No Excuses Release Date: Fri, April 27th, 2018 [iTunes]

1) Perfect (on the internet)

2) Mentions

3) Show Up

4) Gotta Go

5) No Excuses

6) Coffee Shop (skit)

7) Caffeinated (Ft. Danny Blaze)

8) Follow Back

9) Carolina at Night (Ft. 3 AM)

10) Hate (Ft. Well$)

11) Be Alright

12) They Don’t Want Us to Win

Nance’s new album features a couple of other familiar faces and music artists which you may have heard of: Well$, 3AM, and Danny Blaze. He tells us that he linked up with Fourth Shift (producer) a little over 2 years ago and since then they have been locked in the studio. The two also became very good friends since 2016, and he’s helped Nance develop the sound he has been trying to create over the years.

Nance feels like the upcoming album is an excellent representation of who he is as an artist and in general. For Nance, it feels like a completely fresh new start in the right direction. Nance always enjoyed creating music but never really had this much fun creating a project which he is so excited about for people to hear and discover this side of him.

” I feel like this compilation is the most me I’ve ever been on a project. I’m extremely happy about the sound, vibe, and quality of music on No Excuses.. My producer and good friend Fourth Shift helped me bring out the best of me with all original music and no samples…

– Nance


In 2018, Nance has been laser-focused on his fans and going all in on social media. He has dropped engaging content like freestyles, promo videos, new music and the list goes on. Nance tells us that he has been staying busy outside of the studio as well, collaborating with various photographers, clothing brands, etc.

Nance is excited that “No Excuses” is finally complete and the rollout of that will be starting in the coming days and weeks. Additionally, Fourth Shift and Nance have already started working on the following project (no release date yet) but their plan is to keep music, freestyles, music videos, and content coming slowly but surely in the coming months and to continue to try and breakthrough on the local and hopefully national stage as well sooner than later.

Nance has released over a dozen music videos since 2011 on social media and about a half dozen professionally produced singles on iTunes since 2015 which include “Mentions”, “Hate”, “Show Up”, “Feelings”, and “Be Alright”. Nance has performed all over the Raleigh – Durham area in recent years and plans to headline a couple of shows that will be announced soon in Raleigh once No Excuses officially drops. You can keep up with all the updates by following Nance on Instagram, Facebook, and SoundCloud.

Who is Wake Forest Rapper Nance?

While combining energizing sample-based sonics with witty lyricism inspired by real-life experiences, rapper/producer NANCE has begun to develop his own conscious fun sound. Born February 15th, 1991, The North Carolina native started to write raps as a way to express his ideas at a young age, and today he would describe his introduction to hip-hop as an organic process. NANCE naturally gravitated towards the music industry while recording his own compilations of music in his bedroom and proceeding to sell them around his high school. After riding home one day with $64 in his pocket from selling mixtapes, he decided it was time to transform his rapping hobby into a career path.

NANCE has created a local buzz by landing performances in various venues headlining his own shows, and opening for popular hip-hop artists such as Action Bronson, MGK, KYLE, Mobb Deep, Caskey, SonReal, Chevy Woods, Mike Stud, Kooley High, and the list goes on. He has also performed up and down the east coast and touches the festival stages at Hopscotch 2016 and Packapalooza 2016 in Raleigh, A3C 2016 in Atlanta, and Art of Cool 2017 in Durham, With the creation of his merchandise brand “Nance & Company”, he has collaborated with the Charlotte, NC based clothing line/charitable organization “For Those” to help raise money for kids suffering from congenital heart disease. NANCE has also used his talents to collaborate and raise money for the “Embrace Uganda” charity, by performing at their “Save a Child” event.

When NANCE isn’t writing raps, he is creating his next batch of merchandise, writing comical treatments for videos to promote his shows and events, or studying the ins and outs of the music industry. He takes pride in his personal approach to music and the people that support him, by going the extra step to keep in touch with those that support his work ethic. He has released two EP’s so far, titled “Thanks For Having Me” (2014) and “Everything I Need” (2016). In 2017, NANCE has been gearing up to drop his first studio album by releasing stand out singles “Mentions” (racking up 12,000 plays on SoundCloud and growing) and “Be Alright.” Also in preparation for his first studio album, NANCE successfully crowdfunded $10,724 through Kickstarter help finalize, shoot music videos, and promote his new music.

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