“You should never take your focus off your purpose.”
Waterford’s 7th Obi is one of the country’s most consistent spitters. Frequently linking with LHK to drop melodic, 808 heavy tracks, he followed his 2018 release of ‘Taxi Club‘ with a number of stellar singles in 2019.
He’s developed his musical repertoire in recent years and cemented his place as a household name having featured on numerous end of year lists in 2018. Perhaps a more reclusive figure, there’s a healthy mystique to the artist and with this said we caught up with him to unearth what makes him tick.
You are fighting in the octagon, what song do you walk out to ? I’d have to say RIP by Playboi Carti. It slaps and the song title lets my opponent know what kind of energy I’m on.
What fact about you would surprise people? I’m a Software Engineer graduate.
What does retirement look like for you in the future? Being in good health with as much of my family around, travelling the world, Apple paying my way through life without needing to check my balance.
What is your morning ritual?
Shower, brush my teeth, breakfast and we’re ready to go.
What movie / video game has the best soundtrack? FIFA or NBA2K always have the best soundtracks. I developed a lot of musical influences from them.
Finish this sentence: You should never __________ Take your focus off your purpose.
What is essential to have with you in the studio? I mostly record at the crib but I always have some piping hot tea near me and some silence.
What is the last thing you watched on netflix/youtube/tv? The King with Timothee Chalamet.
What are you addicted to ? It might sound cliche but music and also love.
You have your own talk show, who is your first guest? I’d like to have people that would teach my audience something that could change their lives so maybe like Charlamagne The God, Joe Rogan, Naval Ravikant, people like that.
You are headlining Glastonbury, what are your most outrageous rider requests? That would be a massive occasion so the Hennessy is a must then I’d ask for some pizzas, krispy kremes, a couple wagyu steaks, nothing too outrageous.
The first album you bought?
The first album I actually spent money on was either The Scripts debut album or the Leisureplex EP by Olympic Ayres, it’s crazy that neither of them were hip hop.
You can choose one artist to head up the government and subsequently save the country, who is it? With proper guidance and a team to help articulate his ideas concisely I’d have to say Kanye West.
You can rock the stage with any act past or present, who are you choosing? It has to be Travis Scott. We’d turn the stage upside down.
What is your pet hate?
I hate advertising and bounty bars.