Acclaimed Hip-Hop artist and poet Otis Mensah announces his new single Inter­net Café. Inspired by Web Junkie, a 2013 doc­u­ment­ary about an inter­net gam­ing addic­tion rehab­il­it­a­tion centre in China, Inter­net Café is set against a back­drop of mel­low and min­im­al­ist instru­ment­a­tion pro­duced by Eli­jah Bane. Using nar­rat­ive poetry to cri­tique the patho­logy of young people dis­con­nec­ted from soci­ety, Otis explores excess­ive inter­net use and social exhaus­tion.

Listen here: Sound­cloud

Watch here: You­Tube

Hail­ing from Shef­field, Otis Mensah com­bines vivid storytelling with atmo­spher­ic and exper­i­ment­al Hip-Hop sounds. Titled Sheffield’s first poet laur­eate in 2018, Otis has worked and toured with heavy­weights such as Ben­jamin Zephaniah, KOTA the Friend, Open Mike Eagle, Mahalia and Blu & Exile. Otis has also received sup­port from The Guard­i­an, Earmilk, I Am Hip Hop Magazine, The Voice, BBC Intro­du­cing and The Noise Gate.

Inter­net Cafe is the second epis­ode of #Otis­Mensa­hEx­ists, a wider audio and visu­al pro­ject that sees Otis release a new song with anim­a­tion art every three weeks, out on Tues­day 16 June across all stream­ing plat­forms.

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Ins­tagram — @otismensah

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.