UK’s first Hip-Hop poet laureate Otis Mensah releases his new single Like A Dog, a mellow, abstract-rap anthem that wrestles with depression and nostalgia. Nurturing the international collaboration between the UK lyricist and Berlin beat-maker the intern Like A Dog builds on their signature Jazz-Rap sound with a playful bounce and catchy melodic hook.
This single continues the #OtisMensahExists series that has seen support from BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Earmilk, GUAP Magazine, The Times, I Am Hip Hop Magazine, CALM and more.
Hip-Hop artist and poet Otis Mensah announces the release of his new single and visuals for Like a Dog. Through a lyrical blues flavoured rap, the Sheffield rapper explores his regrets and angst through a lyrical soul-flavoured track produced by The Intern.
Listen here: Soundcloud
Watch here: Youtube
Audio file: Google Drive
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.
Like A Dog is part of the second season of #OtisMensahExists, a creative series blending together surrealist animation and introspective music. Like A Dog brings together soulful instrumentation backed by hopeful but mellow strings and a melodic chorus.
Like A Dog released on all platforms on Tuesday 27 April.
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