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It's a fittingly double-edged moniker for a man whose 'pen game' is much sharper than any sword. Indeed, Alonzo "Novel" Stevenson is a bit of a paradox, and his debut is a study in creative duality: equal parts sung and rapped. With soul great Solomon Burke as his grandfather, Novel's musical lineage guarantees an eclectic mix of hip-hop greatness.