So this is a thing now.
Some more heat coming from that Glasshead crew I been telling you about!
After hearing Onji’s track Uh Oh, I knew I needed to find out more about the guy. So I did some digging, found a contact, and almost immediately dude hit me back. He was candid and honest with his responses and I think that he’s someone who might be around for awhile. You will be hearing from Onji more and more, trust me.
Have you had any other rap names?
Onji: I’ve had a few names over the years as I have been making a lot of music across different genres. My psych/folk project that I worked on for years is called Sky Lake, and I used the name Ultimate Cozy as my alias when making and djing juke/footwork.
Who are you?
Onji: I am a southern guy who loves nature and creatures more than anything (besides music). I have always had a difficult time choosing between science and music, and it’s been painful for me to leave my dreams of being a naturalist behind as I chose to focus on music.
Where are you from and does that have any influence on your music?
Onji: I grew up in Florida and then North Carolina. I think growing up in Southwest Florida is a big part of who I am. Living in L.A., I really miss the warm heavy rains and thunderstorms of Florida, along with the lush ecosystem. I think my tropical roots influenced my music in an indirect way.
Are you involved in your local music scene or no?
Onji: I am heavily involved in the L.A. music scene, especially the underground hip hop and “beats” scene. I’ve been going to Low End Theory, Ham on Everything, and countless underground parties for years now. I’m just now starting to debut my new music here however, so a lot of people that have seen me around are going to start seeing me on stage with a different sound.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?
Onji: Since I’ve only just started as Onji and have only put out two songs, the dopest thing to happen so far is to have blogs, producers, and rappers look me up and start sending me cool shit to collaborate on together. It’s great to see that people love what I’m putting out.
What did you do today?
Onji: Today I’ve only just woken up so I’ll tell you what I did yesterday. In the morning I recorded a new song I’m making with an artist named Brick Grillinz that I’m stoked on. Then I went and met with a friend in the music industry who is giving me some serious help with the business side of things, which I’m also stoked on. Then I went to DTLA to my mixing engineers studio to finish mixing my next single “Friends” ft. Quice LNDN, which I’m so stoked on. So I had my ideal day, full of music and productivity. I want all my days to be like that!
Who are your biggest influences?
Onji: I have so very many influences. I’m an obsessive music explorer, an amatuer ethnomusicologist even. I can hear some shit and say…that sounds like some Philipino funk circa 1974. That being said, I think two influences that are revealing would be Sigur Ros, possibly my favorite band ever, and Frank Ocean, one of my favorite current artists.
What are your goals?
Onji: My goals are to keep creating better and better songs that are hypnotic, dreamy, meaningful, and lit. I want to get to where I quit my day job, start touring, and hopefully get my tunes heard on a major level. Also, I’d love to tell my Mom to quit her job and that I can take care of her.
What advice would you give other rappers?
Onji: As for advice to other artists, I’d say you have to put in the time using your voice and finding your style…thousands of hours.
What do you want the world to know about you?
Onji: I want the world to know that I’ve been growing my music a long time. I’ve stayed hidden for so long as I meander around learning different sounds. The things I do now are a product of years of pushing myself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Onji: In five years I see myself collaborating with some of my favorite artists, touring, and making music even more powerful and surprising than I am now.
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to music, some of you might like them, some of you might not that.
Some might think these baddies got bars.
Some might think these baddies are… bad.
1st. CA$HRINA “UP FLEX” Official Music Video
I have no clue who Onji is. However I really like the above video and track, dude with the man bun goes in. White ILOVEMAKONNEN. Mr. Makonnen has recently dissapeared/let me down as of late. So maybe this could be the guy to hold me over until Makonnen comes back. Onji if you are reading this please let me know if you are down to do an interview. There’s more tracks below to check out if you are interested, I have yet to do so, but I will definitely make my way back.
It’s finally here. The mysterious artist, Mikey Mike, behind my current nomination for BEST SONG OF 2017, “Doin Me”, has finally released a video for the song.
It dropped less then 2 hours ago! Get woke before everyone else does.
I know, the guy looks mad interesting / weird. Like seriously who the hell let Seth Green’s little brother into that crew of homies in the video?:) But seriously for some reason I have a feeling “Global Dan” will be around for awhile and we will be hearing more from this kid. It might not be now, it might not even be in a year from now. But somewhere down the line this kid is going to do some more. Also whoever the heck Mongo (the featured rapper) is, needs to step their flow up and also you look like a native american version of Post Malone.
Apparently you get whatever in the hell this is.
I want to be clear that I am not giving a recommendation for the song above. That is not my ish but I am looking up something else for a different post and I stumbled upon 6ix9ine who I am surprised that me or Guess (my homie)hadn’t heard of.
After watching the above video, I would definitely go to his concert but I would definitely not have him on my playlist.
Whoever the guy is he clearly has a somewhat sizable fan base due to his high view count on his music videos but then again on Instagram, his account is only at 25.5k. If you are interested the instagram account is @6ix9ine_ , I couldn’t find it without the _.
*Sooo there’s a second video and song that is actually dope and I think is going to grow on me. Check it out below.
I found Jahn Rome a couple weeks ago after seeing a recent video of his called “Issues” that you can find at the bottom of this article. First though I would like you to check out an older track of his called “From Here” uploaded in November of 2016 and still somehow only has 338 VIEWS!!! This track seems to be Kid Cudiesq and gives you an idea of the vibe Mr. Rome is going for.
The reason I want you to check out the first video is because in a newer release that is only a month old, his flow and delivery has definitely improved. Check out the video below and after listening to the lyrics and seeing “the video vixen” in it, you will know how “woke” this white boy is.
In his track “issues” Jahn Rome comes across as that white guy in high school who always freestyled but used SAT words, yet this one actually stuck with it and its now ten years later. That’s a compliment btw. This shit is honest and “woke” and doesn’t come across as corny.
Originally this article was going to be only about “From Here” and “Issues” but while writing this article I saw that the guy had recently released the video above”So Many Word’s”. In my opinion he actually goes even harder then he did in “Issues”. If you like Chance The Rapper and that whole schtick (which I do), this is something that you will put on repeat on your playlist.