Artist: Osei The Native
Origin: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sauga-side rapper, Osei The Native, just blessed us with a new track to bop to. Within the past year he has now dropped four songs – perhaps hinting at a future project – since his last major release which was about two years ago.
Through his music, we can get a feel of who Osei is – not only as an artist but as an individual. His introspect is evident throughout his lyricism and his ambition complements that. He isn’t afraid of what’s ahead of him as he tells us with each song that he is geared up and anticipating what is to come.
His latest release, “Dreamcast” (which is another Nahum-produced track), gives us a little glimpse of his demeanor in the music scene. He’s letting us know that whether we are with him or not, he is ready and unafraid of his coming for the taking.
Class clowns from the back rows
Turned cash cow for the cash flow
Young rebel on my Castro
“Bless Me” is a narrative about identity and trying to find your way through all of the mix up which can resonate with all of us. Amidst chaos, he expresses that he has been in a quarter life crisis for a while now. Going through it has him distancing himself from others – he’s trying to figure it out on his own, riding dolo.
Osei spoke to A&R through email and told us the story behind “Bless Me”:
“At the time, I was going through a cycle and was kinda stuck in the mud with what was happening with some homies. [I was] tryna navigate through it all while staying focused and not compromise myself and my principles.”
Tell me is there heaven for a youngin’
A star never shine with the lights on
Truth is I’m a sinner and a saint
Paint a picture with the passion and the pain
“Bout It” is Osei’s way of telling listeners that he is one for the cause and will be giving his all to prove that. He’s got his whole team supporting him and riding for him – so he definitely won’t be reluctant to come full force.
Tryna find the way
This ain’t for the wave
This one for the books
“Bernie Mac” starts off with a short audio clip of a Bernie Mac which sets the tone for the entire track. It was almost like the “Kick ass!” at the end of the clip was a motivator for Osei to do that with the song.
As I make love to a page with the best stroke
You take an L every verse is a death note
Listen to his Soundcloud below:
Catch Osei performing at Toronto’s Summer’s Interlude 2017 on Thursday June 8th, 2017 at Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue). Click the following link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summers-interlude-2017-tickets-33746834691
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