Noa James’ innate ability to communicate his feelings through not only the lyrics of his music but also the mood it sets is evident once again on his latest project.

On Tuesday (February 25), the Inland Empire-based MC returned with The Love Was Never Hidden, a seven-track journey into his emotional, mental and spiritual growth.

“Every project I pour my heart out,” Noa tells HipHopDX. “Being vulnerable in Hip Hop is definitely not easy, but this one was effortless. This project showed me how much I’ve grown and how love has enriched my life. That mean so much to me.”



The Love Was Never Hidden serves as Noa’s fourth project with No Interference Recordings and follow-up to The Majestic Travels Of OrcaMane & OGIE. It features Aye Brook, Speeks Geak, Amanda J.A.D.E. as well as producers Nabeyin and NugLife, among others.

Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below.

1. Cute.Ugly.World.
2. Miracle
3. Look Where You Been
4. Self Love (The Key)
5. Love Will Set You Free
6. Flavor In The Sky
7. Mi Amor Orca Four