Saw this one on OnSMASH. The more I hear of Novel, the more I like him. This is his take on “Mad World”. Wait until 1:53 for the beat to drop. Then wait again until 3:20 for Novel to start rapping. I didn’t see that one coming. Here is Novel’s explanation of the song:

So I saw the footage on Oscar grant like the rest of the world and was sadden and shocked by the tragic event that occurred.

If you dont know, Oscar Grant was a unarmed young black male shot in the back by an Oakland Police officer. This song is dedicated to him and his family and anyone who lost someone. This is my take on Gary Jules “Mad World”. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone in anyway for that is not my intention.

Novel – Mad World