New Artist: OB O’Brien – 2 on Thotful ft. Drake
OB O’Brien is the newest artist to be rolled out on the OVO sound label run by Drake. Following the signing and success of another Ontario crooner Partynextdoor, Drake has moved to promote the OVOXO and TOPSZN, pronounced ‘top season’, movements by introducing OB to the world. A long term childhood friend of Drizzy’s, O’Brien has a different sound to what many rest of the labels artists contribute. Although he has only released 3 tracks to date with, ‘2 on Thotful’ a remix of Tinashe‘s “2 On” being the latest and most popular, his debut ‘Steve Nash’ and follow up ‘Hazelton Trump’ are solid tracks in their own right.
From the work OB has released so far the easiest comparisons to make are with Mac Miller as aesthetically and artistically they have similarities but OB O’Brien probably has a bit more of a creative and comedic streak, evidenced by his appearance in Drakes ‘Started from the Bottom’ video with Drakes other long term Friend Ryan Silverstein. ‘2 on Thotful’ definitely benefits from Drakes input on the verse and chorus but OB definitely holds down his verse and i can see potential for improvement in this freshman of the rap game.
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