Offica returns with slick new single ‘Living Proof’
The trailblazing Irish rapper sets the scene for his upcoming Mixtape
Nigerian-born, Irish-raised rapper Offica continues his blistering rise with the striking new single ‘Living Proof’, out 8th September on MOVES Recordings.
‘Living Proof’ builds a minimalist backdrop for Offica’s slick wordplay and mercurial flow, with gentle piano chords, stripped-back Afrobeats-infused percussion and a thick bassy low end. The track sets the scene for Offica’s upcoming two-part project, the first of which is titled Hokage and focuses on his ‘classic’ sound of anime-infused party drill contrasting with more introspective rap.
Since first dropping the anime-sampling Naruto Drillings four years ago, the Nigerian-born, Irish-raised Offica has redefined what it means to be an Irish rapper, breaking records with a run of classic singles and game changing freestyles. During this period, he has dropped tracks with YouTube phenomenon KSI, achieved the highest streaming UK Drill freestyle of all time (120m+ streams) and streamed a further 80m across his remaining catalogue, all without dropping a full-length project.
Offica has built a committed global audience across his own platforms, with fans drawn both by his surreal sense of humour, his fusion of Yoruba language with Irish slang, and his precision-tooled ability to lead new musical trends.
Now the rapper is ready to drop a two-part album that takes in his foundations as a rapper and pushes in an all-new direction. Part one, Hokage, focuses on his ‘classic’ sound of anime-infused party drill contrasting with more introspective rap, and part two, titled Hokage in Lagos, pushes into a new direction of Afrobeats-infused drill, based on tunes sampling the likes of Wizkid, D’banj and Psquare.
To promote these two distinct parts, Offica is heading out from Ireland to hit his major territories - London, UK, Sydney, Australia, and Lagos, Nigeria.
Stripped-back but packing plenty of punch, ‘Living Proof’ is a bold statement and the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Offica.