By Kim Coco
Introduce yourself to our readers! Let them know your name, where you’re from & the name of the project you dropped!
How y’all doing? My name is Ojefe. I’m from Montgomery Village, Maryland. I dropped my project called “Landlord 3” and the latest single off that album that just went viral on YouTube is Snapping. The album and single are available everywhere now on all Platforms so make sure you go check that out.
So OJefe, you dropped your album Landlord 3 and your latest single off that album: Snapping has caught some major buzz in the industry. You are pushing OVER 100k Youtube Views since that video has released. That video was produced by 1GlobalZare. Did you know that song would go viral?
No, to be honest, I really didn’t know it would go viral as quickly as it did. But from the beginning I knew it was one of my favorite songs and it would be a hit. There’s an energy to that song that will make you want to move. There is a vibe and an energy it gives off. When the people heard it, they felt that energy too. It’s almost at a 110k views already. It’s a hit.
I read the lyrics from Snapping and in that song you say you say:
“I’m a big Public figure I’m about da action, Young it’s no competition I don’t see a challenge On da road to da riches a lil traffic, Want to talk about the traffic.“
Yea, I mean it’s like on the road to success, especially being the under-dog, there’s competition. There’s a lot of people making music and trying to make a name for them self and I just feel like I have to push myself more to stand out even more. I want to be known and heard and I want to stand out. And I want to be heard beyond just my area and Maryland. I want to be heard globally.
The lyrics are me letting these other rappers know I’m coming with my music and nothing can stand in my way. I’m a competitor and I want you to know my name.
You gave the fans a preview of your next album by releasing Chosen. As an artist you are unpredictable in your style. Chosen is more of the Drill feel and Snapping is more of a Trap. Caribbean influences. You’re sound is your own. What influences your sound?
I use an original flow and format. My sound is my own and it’s my go to. I put a lot of energy and charisma into my sound and style. I’m creating my own genre and lane.
You have only been making music for 2 years but you came in kicking doors down. People have said you’re the one to look out for. There’s been a lot of noise around you this past year Because as an Indie Rapper you have Turned the Pressure up on a lot of artists that have been doing this for years. You have won showcases in your city and worked with some major artists. Tell the readers about that.
Yeah In 2018 I won a showcase hosted by DJ Absolute and it was my first showcase ever. I won up against people who have been doing this for years. So when I won up against artists doing this I kinda caught a buzz from that and got a lot of attention and press in my city. I’ve done features with Manny Wave, MC Bravado, Lil Xelly, Janae, Blakk Rollak. I have Headlined for Trap Beckman, I opened in D.C. Stunna 4 Vegas, Montana 3000, Will the Rapper. I worked on a project, a mixtape with Sauce Walka Volume 13, Jada Kiss Mixtape. I also was on Win DC radio. I Performed at Janae Music Theater is in NYC, Krane Theater in D.C., Pyramid Club in NYC. Performing is what I love to do and I really get my energy from the people in the crowd and the fans. I respond to them.
What’s your most viral song to date?
On YouTube: Iced Out and Snapping
Download and numbers?
Snapping is the one. I know it’s potential to be seen and heard and pushed even farther globally.
What can we expect in the future of you after Snapping? Your brand is growing! You are also a fashion rebel. You are have your own clothing line. Tell the readers about the line?
I’m excited because I am about to launch my merchandise, my tee shirts and it has my Logo and the YouTube logo on it. It’s just the beginning of my brand growing beyond the music.
OK Rapid Trivia – One word answers. Ready?
Sum the current state of Hip Hop in just 1 word!
Who are your TOP artists of ALL TIME Dead or Alive?
1. Lil Wayne
If you could make a hit record with anyone in the industry who do you pick?
Lil Wayne. To me he is the rapper I’m most influenced by and we would make a hit.
Name one thing that you think even with all the money & fame in the world, Money cannot buy?
You have a really big and supportive team behind you. Shout Out your team!
I’d like to shout out all my fans, my friends, my family. Everyone who has been with me since day 1. Even if you haven’t been me with since day 1 but you with me now, thanks for riding with me.
So Ojefe, Now that your Single Snapping is taking over the charts. Tell the readers what can we expect from you after the world opens back up?
I’m working on my fourth project. I’m looking to drop that around Halloween. I have different artist’s features on this coming project and I’m working on some more music videos. I’m finalizing everything with the artwork now and I’m putting a lot of work into each detail of it. It’s something to look forward to in the fall. This project is going to be crazy but I don’t want to give away too much i about it yet. The readers have to stay tuned. Follow me on Instagram for the official announcement.
Where can our readers find you on social media ? Plug yourself in so we know how to find you for features, collaborations, interviews and all things Ojefe?
Booking and Inquiries:
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/o-jefe/1390331289
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oo-jefe Spinrilla:
Snapping Available Now for download on the following platforms