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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.

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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.


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Sarah Sussman is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is a born-and-raised Calgarian who works as a freelance writer, photographer, and A&R talent scout for Universal Music. During the day, she runs a vintage clothing boutique on 17th Avenue called Used House of Vintage. Sarah graduated from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism diploma program in 2013 and has been writing about Canadian hip-hop since 2012. Sarah has written for The Yellow Pages Group, The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in January 2013 as the Regional Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Rich Homie Quan, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, Future, MGK, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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