ODC never fails to wow the crowd and his new single “Pull Up” featuring 4 Eva Noir just raised the bar for most hip-hop artists out there in the industry. His versatile design, together with credible lyricism, is the source of his burgeoning popularity among the hip hop movement. The artist explores a wide variety of subjects in his works and often integrates them into his music videos.
The musical structure in “Pull Up” is kept simple and balanced with the digital grooves to concentrate on the power of the bars. The hypnotic soundscape offers ample artistic space for artists and the audience as well. While the potential hook keeps the listeners focused, the ODC meanders through the entire track with his eclectic delivery. The balance between the rhythm and lyrical flow goes hard as the track progresses.
ODC is making a huge wave in the music industry with his exceptional tracks that have had a profound effect on the listener’s mind with powerful lyrics. The subject matter or the core theme of his songs comes from the artist’s view of life and his experiences. With a relatable approach and expressive bars, the lyrics reflect the artist’s ability and sense of hip hop and rap. The artist’s prior songs, such as “Robbin’ the game” and “Finesse” provide identical vibes along with the artist’s prolific musicality.
The busy artist was kind enough to have an interview with us sharing his thoughts and aspirations for the future. Here is what he had to say:
Thank you for speaking with us at African Hype. What’s the first thing you hope new listeners feel when listening to your music?
The first thing I’d like new listeners to feel when they hear my music is a vibe that feels new yet familiar at the same time. I want people’s first reaction to be “who’s that!? He’s dope!”
Congratulations on your new release “Pull Up”. What is the motivation behind such a lyrically rich and melodically unique single?
Thank you. The hook of the song was inspired by a section of a verse that I had written for another song I was working on. I really liked the repetition and variation on the “pull up” phrase so I decided to try it on another beat that I’d made and it just gelled. As for the lyrically rich element, I have to thank my bro 4 Eva Noir for the fire verse which just set off the 2nd half of the song.
How did you come up with the name, Odc?
ODC is my abbreviated play on the word odyssey. That actually how my stage name is pronounced, odyssey. I went with ODC because life is a journey, it’s an adventure that takes you to and through different places both physically and within yourself. So what a more fitting word to attach to my music career?
Was there anyone or anything in particular that pushed you to pursue music?
Yes, I’ve been fortunate to have come across people in my life that could see my potential and encouraged me to not limit myself in terms of who I could become. I’d always had a talent for rapping and I started making songs for fun. And then some family and friends that I shared that music with encouraged me to look at it more seriously.
If you didn’t like music what would you like to do?
If music wasn’t the itch, then I’d definitely be involved in some sort of entrepreneurial venture or who knows, I could even have decided to be a Twitch streamer.
What are your views on the modern hip hop industry?
I have mixed views on the current state of hip-hop. For the most part I think it’s great that artists are being more innovative in their approach to music, and that the box for what is hip-hop/rap isn’t as rigid these days. On the other hand though I do feel that there’s a lower standard sometimes and that results in some gimmickry from clout chasers. Whether you make conscious rap or you’re about making vibes hits, the common thing that needs to be there is a real love and passion for the game and advancing it.
Do you have any dream collaborations? Who are they?
I’d love to work with Freddie Gibbs, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Chris Martin from Coldplay and a whole bunch of other artists across genres.
For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
Yeah, definitely keep an ear and an eye out for more music from ODC, I plan to drop a record every 2 months this year and just have more content out. Keep track of this by following me on Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok.
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American Rapper Chino XL Teams Up with Australian Talent Switch1eighty To Release Single “Lyrical Assassins”
Switch1eighty has stood tall as one of Australia’s leading rap voices, outspokenly expressing a righteous, self-empowered swagger that has endeared him to critics and hip-hop purists alike. The owner of the Oort Cloud Production record label, through which he is living his own dreams while making those of others like him come true, Switch1eighty couldn’t help but be proud of everything he has achieved so far!
Switch1eighty credits his successes to his mother, whose hard work and relentless pursuit of excellence made an indelible impression on him. Growing up was not easy, and Switch1eighty battled numerous adversities that threatened to spill into his life and future, but due to the intervention of his mother, a new version of him was reborn.
Switch1eighty has now continued to evolve and mature as an artist, going from just a young street disciple to a revered first-rate lyricist who has continued to build his deep discography with releases such as “Iconoclast.” I feel like dropping out of school, delving into street culture, and flirting with danger somehow helped characterize his rhymes and helped him develop that high degree of literacy, which has informed his provocative rhymes that are delivered with masterful flows and wise perspectives over any type of hip-hop beat.
His synthesis of well-crafted rhetoric and street-glamorous imagery blossomed when he laid down fiery verses on “No Comply” and “3 Shot Dottie,” which earned him up-and-coming notice among the European rap scene!
The bar is about to be set higher following his upcoming collaboration with American iconic rapper Chino XL in the single, “Lyrical Assassins”. This is such a special moment for him because Chino XL is an artist he looks up to and who deeply inspires him to do the kind of craft he does.
This is such a feat to Switch1eighty’s artistry and one he can’t wait to share with the world;
“Lyrical Assassins” will be officially released on all digital platforms on February 11, 2023; this is one of those collaborations you just don’t want to miss out on!
For more real-time updates, follow Switch1eighty on his socials and don’t let him off your radar even for a mere second—you blink or sneeze, you lose!
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Memphis-Based Independent Artist Mero M. Starts the New Year on a Versatile Note With His New Single, “Do About It”
Mero M. makes songs that span across R&B, pop, and neo-soul in order to create an alluring and unparalleled atmosphere for audiences to enjoy and keep returning to. As someone who has always possessed an insatiable passion for music, songwriting has become the essence of his life. As he got older, he was able to transform the words from his short poems into lyrics, and since then, his passion for crafting music has never wavered.
Having celebrated his 28th birthday on January 26th and following that up with his new single, “Do About It,” his first of the new year, Mero M. feels that this single is a highlight of his artistic maturity and versatility.
While many of his listeners have gotten used to Mero M.’s quintessential R&B style, in this tune he branches out into contemporary genres with a focus on soul, R&B, and hip hop, which sees him rap on verse 2.
Materializing in the beautiful fountain of his sweet-talking vocals, the memorable chorus and easily quotable hooks make “Do About It” an unforgettable anthem that you just want to sing along to as you bust some moves to the dance-inducing beats.
Mero M. strikingly crafts blues into the landscape with the paper-thin synths, dulcet piano keys, and punchy drums dallying with racy romance off of the explicit lyrics. They manifest the delicious agony of love-making that swirls at the pit of your being!
The unison of elements within this banger is entrancing in its seamless showcase, and that performance right there underscores Mero M. newly gained artistic maturity, natural charisma, and raw talent that is sure to win him lots of interest from the music industry.
“Do About It” is now streaming on your favorite platforms; follow the attached link and save a spot for it under your library!
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Vienna-based artist L.A Bluez delivers an unforgettable listening experience in his “Lost Filez” mixtape.
After savoring his unique and versatile type of sound, I am convinced that Vienna-based multifaceted artist L.A Bluez has been able to master a sound that is complex yet relatable. This is the kind of music that is just ‘New L.A Bluez’ and which someone might find feasible to describe as alternative R&B and soul with that trip-hop touch. L.A Bluez has an affinity for classical music and epic instrumental scores; traces of these elegant genres can be found in most of his productions.
What you get from his “Lost Filez” mixtape is over 34 minutes of surreal listening experience that features passionate vocals that are evocative, soulful, and telling in a way only the artist can convey. This mixtape actually serves up a rebellious personality, tenacious spirit, and indomitable will to create music that breaks the boundaries of R&B, soul, and trap. After indulging into this piece in its entirety, I feel that the impact of this project lies within its core distinct concepts and top-notch production and most certainly its expressive songwriting and powerfully packed soulful delivery.
In the track, “Different Kind of Blue id3”, L.A Bluez lets his soul spill out. This is an instant hit that cannot be denied by fans. It also feels very trippy and hypnotic with its unique set of laid-back dulcet melodies, which supplement his soulful performance exceptionally.
As someone who stays true to the roots of his alternative sound while looking forward to the future of the sound, it is not surprising that he is able to deliver such a performance as the one he gives in the tune, “Tomorrow id3.” With a flourishing soundscape painted by a grooving rhythm section, an expanded deep bass, and rich ambient tones, this combination peppered with his intimate lyrics will take you to a place heaven on earth, and you’ve got to love the way it seamlessly transitions into “Sidewalkz!”
Building from “Tomorrow id3”, L.A Bluez laces “Sidewalkz (I am your all) id5” with a soulful and reflective backdrop over its subtly vibrant melodies. He goes on to give an unforgettable performance that will remain with its listener outside of this banger.
“It’s gettin’ late ph1” is adventurous and meditative, and it intriguingly captures the energy and vibe of nostalgic blues with its diverse rhythms and harmonies. This is just the perfect soundtrack for those late night introspections or, better yet, candlelit dinners at night!
What L.A Bluez does in “Rock u id3” cannot be replicated—the invigorating beats jump at a listener with that impressive blend of rhythm and melody that I feel possesses dance-pop sensibilities. His voice, which holds so much effortless power, backs up this performance exceptionally, and that beat switch at some point is just hypnotic, to say the least. It just catches you by surprise, and before you know it, you just surrender to its splendorous effect on you. And the track is 7 minutes long—what more could you ask for?
There is a little something for listeners here, especially those who fell in love with the R&B sound growing up. What L.A Bluez has been able to conjure up is a unique listening experience that still lives up to the timeless standards of the sound, but now with his own indelible imprint all over it to make sure you have an adventurous experience that will remain with you for as long as you want!
“Lost Filez” is the perfect antidote for those mundanely sad moments, and the perfect collection for purists who love their sound a bit trippy and evocative. There is so much to savor from this mixtape that will certainly augment L.A Bluez’s elevation to international acclaim.
To listen to “Lost Filez” in its entirety, follow the attached link and let the trucks that you dig the most elevate your playlist.
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