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Mobolaji – Voyage [Audio]

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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 was born-and-raised in Calgary, AB. She is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a 2013 graduate from SAIT Polytechnic's journalism program. She writes about hip-hop and fashion (and sometimes a combination of the two). Sarah has written for The Weal, Where Calgary, Essential Calgary, and Our Alberta. Sarah started working with HipHopCanada in Jan. 2013 as Canadian Prairies Editor. She has been fortunate enough to interview some gnarly fine folks, including Moka Only, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Maseo (De La Soul), Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), and more. Twitter: @IHeartTART

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