TOBi, DJ TUNEZ & OXLADE RELEASE “DOLLAS AND CENTS” (DJ Tunez Mix) FEATURING OXLADE & JULS
TOBi, DJ TUNEZ & OXLADE RELEASE “DOLLAS AND CENTS”
(DJ Tunez Mix) FEATURING OXLADE & JULS
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(February 10, 2021) Today TOBi teams up with fellow Nigerian artists DJ Tunez and Oxlade to release a new version of his hit single titled “Dollas and Cents” (DJ Tunez Mix) Featuring Oxlade and Juls via Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records.
The original version of the track was standout on TOBi’s latest project ELEMENTS, VOL 1 released in fall 2020. CLASH declared the single “a diasporic triumph” and received massive support from UK playlists Who We Be and Afro Bashment as well as on the French playlist Vibes.
Buzzing Brampton raised/Lagos, Nigeria born TOBi released a musical project ELEMENTS, Vol. 1 in fall 2020, heralded by the critics. ELEMENTS, Vol. 1 combines hip hop, r&b, soul, grime & Afrobeats, and features some of TOBi’s favorite producers & musicians worldwide and embodying the sounds and music that have influenced his artistry.
Complex Magazine voted TOBi as “a top artist to watch” and has received critical praise from Pitchfork, Vogue, Teen Vogue, L’Officiel, Paper, Billboard, OkayAfrica, Flaunt, Exclaim!, Refinery29 Essential Homme, COLORS , and many more.
At the end of 2020, TOBi released a new version of track “Made Me Everything Pt. 2” featuring renowned Houston rapper Maxo Kream. The rising star announced his partnership with Same Plate Entertainment/RCA Records earlier last year and has enjoyed over 41 million streams globally.
TOBi released his debut album STILL in May of 2019 followed by a deluxe edition, exploring themes of vulnerability, post traumatic growth, self-reflection and masculinity in his time emigrating from Nigeria to Canada. STILL’s release was followed by two new singles “Holiday” produced by !llmind, “Paid,” the “City Blues Remix” featuring The Game, the“180 Remix” featuring Kemba and the “24” remix featuring all Torontonians SHAD, Haviah Mighty, Jazz Cartier and Ejji Smith.
TOBi has cited the work of Gil Scott-Heron, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Eartha Kitt, Florence and the Machine, and Andre 3000 as some of the artists who have inspired his own work, particularly his lyrics.
What the press has been saying about TOBi:
“It’s safe to say that most artists are a product of the art they take in, but few channel those myriad inspirations as clearly as up-and-coming Nigerian-Canadian singer and rapper TOBi.” – Paper Magazine
“… TOBi seamlessly shifting between rap, r&b, jazz and afrobeat with smooth flows and raspy vocals…” The FADER
“With his weathered and wizened voice that effortlessly oscillates between singing and MCing atop butter-smooth, jazzy production, TOBi has been winning the attention of music lovers everywhere.” Complex
“The Nigerian-Canadian singer and rapper TOBi redefines soul music by combining his diverse musical influences while representing his Nigerian upbringing.” OkayAfrica