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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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.