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Mobolaji – Voyage [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Toronto’s up-and-comer, Mobolaji, just dropped his latest single entitled “Voyage” off his upcoming album release, Tapestry. This song runs deep. And by deep, I mean that the production on the track will activate your feelers and emotions. Also, Mobolaji is a bit of a lyrical beast: “Steve Jobs/Money be the Apple of my eye/But the ladies know I’m Stevie Wonder.”

Notice what he did there with Steve Jobs and the “Apple” of his eye? It’s witty. Because Steve Jobs. And Apple products. And the whole track is like that. Check it out below.


Mobolaji – Voyage [Audio] -

All evocative production and cheeky lyrics aside, you should also cop a listen to Mobolaji’s flow. He intentionally raps off the beat. You don’t hear this too often. Unless – you know – it’s done unintentionally over an unmastered track that was recorded on a laptop.

But when it’s done with intent, and done correctly, my heart sings. Pos from De La Soul sometimes does this. Masta Ace used to do it a bit. RZA and Kool Keith are masters of it. So what I’m getting at here, is that Mobolaji is doing something different and it’s a serious good look. Real talk: This is one of the freshest tracks I’ve heard, lately.

Twitter: @mobolajimusic


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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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