North Carolina’s Old-School Hip-Hop Revitalist, OG Spliff, Looks Inward In 2-Pack Single Release.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina’s old-school hip-hop revivalist, OG Spliff, releases a pack of singles. The two singles consist of “Son of Toga” and “Building”. The haiku writer turned rapper provides a syrupy flow with boundless lyrics that will deeply engrain itself in the listener’s psych. Spliff acknowledges his toxic traits over soulful, sample driven instrumentals, similar to Harry Fraud and The Alchemist. Both tracks are produced by Argov.
On top of that, Spliff draws his love for anime to explore themes of his own black experience and escapism. Growing up in a white suburbia, OG Spliff came to a conclusion that the black experience is not singular.
Therefor, themes of duality inspired by his own experience can be seen woven throughout his self-reflective lyrics.
“Like Earl said, I was too black for the white kids, but too white for the black kids.”– OG Spliff
In addition, OG Spliff is part of a burgeoning community of hip-hop artists from the small city of Winston-Salem.
With North Carolina being home to one of the most essential voices in hip-hip in J.Cole. OG Spliff holds no expectations if Cole can do it so can Spliff.
Moreover, When Spliff was a kid his dad was a DJ and would always play the likes of; Wu-Tang Clan, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, and N.W.A.
In conclusion, “Son of Toga” and “Building” are a testament to OG Spliff’s ability to curate a sound uniquely his own.