==Life and Career==

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Robert M. Novak aka Novi Novak, was born at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, IL.

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===Early Childhood Ages 3-6=== 

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At a very young age Novi exhibited extreme behavior issues. His mother was a Type II diabetic and took insulin shots on a daily basis because of her condition. Novi would often smash the insulin bottles on the floor as well as other behavior just as extreme. 

 

When Novi was 4 years old his Father was told that he had a large brain tumor that was too big to attempt removing. He was told he only had a few years to live. The brain tumor slowly grew until his father was deaf and unable to walk, restricting him to a wheel chair. Novi had to learn sign language to better speak to his father who died when he was just 6 years old. 

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Novi's mother married and had a child with another man. After Novi's extreme behavior became too rampant the Step Father and his Mom couldn't take it and decided to give Novi up. They tried to give him up behind the entire families back so that there was no way for him to be tracked down and recovered by the family legally. Novi's father was in a retirement home at the time slowly dying under the age of 30. (it was the only place he could live and be taken care of with his condition.) Luckily Child Services went to the retirement home and notified his father by requirement of the law since he was a living parent. Because his mother didn't want him someone had to take him, they asked everyone and no one would take him. His Father’s sister was in the Army and on a deployment to Kuwait. She was emergency redeployed to the States and as his Father’s dying wish she adopted Novi so he wouldn't be lost in the system. 

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===Ages 7-10=== 

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After the adoption Novi was moved to Fort Campbell, Tennessee where his Aunt was stationed in the Army. From there they moved to Fort Hood, Texas where she was later stationed and she married. In 2nd grade he was attacking teachers and was moved to behavioral classes in the schools. 

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When he was put into day care centers he would run away to his house then climb on the roof to escape from Day Care Center Workers. Baby sitters were hired but after he cracked one of the baby sitters heads open on a brick wall, while seeing a therapist for all the behavior issues it was recommended he be placed in a Behavioral Institution. 

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He was sent to Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas. After Metroplex he was transferred to Cedar Crest Hospital then later back to Metroplex Hospital. 

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===The Colorado Incident=== 

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After a long period of good behavior and the anger issues seeming to have subsided, Novi's biological mother wanted him for a summer. Novi flew to his mother’s in Denver, Colorado for the summer. Towards the end of what was recalled as a very well behaved Summer Novi had a behavior outburst. His mother called the police, he left in an Ambulance and was put into an adolescent Insane Asylum in Denver, Colorado. His Aunt had to drive from Texas to Colorado to gain his release so he could return to Texas. 

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===Ages 11-14 and Music Career Beginnings=== 

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After his Uncle’s retirement from the Army and Novi’s consistent behavior issues led to his Aunt being involuntarily discharged from the Army for having to constantly leave base because of his outbursts at school, daycare and other places. After her discharge they moved back to Chicago and his Aunt and Uncle's apartment was a small 1 bedroom so he was moved to his grandmothers and started attending Park Forest Academy since mainstream schools would not accept him. He was the only white kid in the school and used to get beat up numerous times a week. After watching kids rap battle every day, he decided that was his only way to fit in as the only white kid in the school. 

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 ===Ages 15-17=== 

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After a physical altercation with a teachers aid and staff member and a 2 hour restraint and abuse that led to his body being covered in scratches and bruises. Novi was removed from Park Forest Academy.

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No mainstream schools in the state of IL would accept Novi. The only way to finish High School was to move out of state. He moved to Pendleton, IN with his Aunt and Uncle. This took him from being the only white kid in an all-black school for 4+ years, to a school where there weren't black people for 10 miles. There was actually a KKK barn less than a mile from where he lived, that's how insanely white the area was. Again he struggled more than ever to fit in after finally just starting to feel comfortable in Chicago. His struggles for acceptance continued for the remaining 3 years of High School and as soon as he graduated he returned to Chicago. 

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"This is all just a very bare outline of Novi's life before the age of 18. You can only imagine the rest. Stay tuned and follow the journey on Novi's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Youtube." 

 

“VSOE”

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