It was at a Texas college in 1997 where Noble met a group of talented emcees who took his love for hip hop to the next level. This kind of exposure sparked Noble’s transition to becoming a genuine artist in his own right. The rappers formed a group that gained popularity at the college, giving Noble the chance to perform in front of thousands of people during his time there. He returned to Canada a year later, where he continued to pursue his aspirations as a rapper.
Up until 2016, Noble had gone by NII G. – short for Nii Gyamfi (Nee Jamfee), his actual name. Early in 2016 a family member fell ill, which led to a period of soul searching. This led Gyamfi to adopt the name ‘James’ in honour of his late maternal grandfather. The title ‘Noble’ describes both the man his grandfather was and the man Gyamfi strives to be. And as James Noble, the emcee is poised to reintroduce himself with a body of work that demonstrates his ability to skillfully engage issues at the core of life.