“If you look at the dictionary definition of a Unicorn, it’s defined as “something that is highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain.”
Obi literally paints the picture of a woman’s love that feels like a “unicorn” in how she brings out a side of him he hasn’t been in touch with in years.”
“I’m a stickler for great vocals and Mansa Obi delivered with his single “Lust”. The instrumental is very reminiscent of Kanye West 808 and Heartbreaks production style and the vocals on top of that remind me of an auto tuned Frank Ocean. 4/5”
After surviving a Thirty-Five foot fall with his close friend August 16th, 2016. Four surgeries and a year of rehab later; Mansa Obi has emerged from the ashes to finish his life's work. Known for his creation of Authentic Bounce (not to be confused with "Classic" Bounce) seductive melodies, blunt--commentary and creation of the bass-less genre. Mansa hopes to continue to push the cultures forward sonically with his album self-titled "Mansa".
As a DJ & Producer Mansa showcases an incredible attention to detail,: with cuts like “Liberation,” alternating his rap flow with an incredibly soulful hook; while bravely placing the production in the background, to let the vocals function as rhythm and bass. Only to surprise us with rare 3 am New Orleans Bounce releases. Not many artist can do this, correction not many artist can think like this and to create such a compelling sound. Mansa Obi strikes for an organic and direct sound, no tricks, just honesty and talent, as it also appears from the reflective and personal lyrics. Hands down, some of the most original and daring hip hop I have heard period; somewhere in between the old school (samples, soul influences…) and the new (tight analog beats, fat low end).
“I’m a stickler for great vocals and Mansa Obi delivered with his single “Lust”. The instrumental is very reminiscent of Kanye West 808 and Heartbreaks production style and the vocals on top of that remind me of an autotuned Frank Ocean. 4/5”