Navraj Singh Goraya (born November 3, 1989), better known by his stage name Nav (stylized as NAV), is a Canadian hip hop recording artist and record producer from Rexdale, Ontario, Canada. He is signed to XO and Republic Records.


In September 2015, Nav released one of his earliest songs to his SoundCloud account, called “Take Me Simple”. In July 2015, Nav contributed production and writing to Drake’s diss of Meek Mill, Back to Back. Nav first rose to fame when he received a co-sign from American reality television personality Kylie Jenner when she posted a video of her lip-syncing to his song, “Myself” on her Snapchat account in April of 2016. In early 2016, “Take Me Simple” and “The Man” was featured on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio on Beats 1. In September 2016, Nav collaborated with an American rapper Travis Scott on Scott’s song, called “Beibs in the Trap” from Travis’ album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which Nav produced and featured on. The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with no radio support. The song peaked at number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In February 2017, Nav released his eponymous debut commercial mixtape, preceded by the lead single, “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd.


“Myself” is a pretty good representation of NAV as an artist. A slightly brighter, simpler, more light-hearted take on The Weeknd’s drug-fuelled late-night tales (“When I’m sober I just don’t like who I am/Pour me up a 4 and I’ll feel like myself again” is a strikingly similar sentiment to “when I’m fucked up/that’s the real me,” though it’s delivered in a decidedly more playful cadence).

This is the formula much of the rapper and singer’s self-titled debut follows, and the video for “Myself” hammers home the themes found throughout. Trippy, mirroring filters and purpley hues set the party-life atmosphere right, and before you know it, pills are falling from the sky in a torrential downpour.