Audio

Audio: Alekesam 'It's Not You, It's Here'


There's not a lot of info out there about Alekesam — just one track and one blurry picture (above) — but we've been assured by his (their?) camp that dude's of African descent. The sound is an R&B take on the reverb-drenched space rap beats coming from the likes of 40 and Clams Casino. Stream and download "It's Not You, It's Here" below from the forthcoming The Sound of Alekesam LP.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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