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.
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.
Social Media links:
Website — https://www.otismensah.com/
Instagram — @otismensah