OLLIE JOSEPH, “Mexico”
Born in Japan, raised in Michigan, and now based out of L.A., rapper/songwriter/emcee Ollie Joseph has been immersed in a lot of musical styles. It’s not surprising then that his latest single “Mexico” is actually a throwback to some older school, feel-good, R&B-flavoured hip hop. Its easy-going groove will have you visualizing a drive down the pacific to your new destination for a great time. By no means is “Mexico” out to floor you with a new or intriguing sound, but it will win you over with a friendly vibe to go along with its escapist lyrics. Those who enjoy the destination may take to the song particularly well. Ollie Joseph is someone to listen for who is bucking the current hip hop trends in favour of something familiar that still sounds fresh.