By Miss Ikonic
Twitter: @miss__ikonic / Instagram: @missikonic
Musicians that evolve are infinite and Tobe Nwigwe’s evolution as an artist and creative entity continues to not only impress but also ingeniously embed itself into the pulse of hip-hop.
If you enjoy hip-hop that listens with nostalgic poetic-like execution amid a consistent dose of heavy bars and stunning visuals, then allow Tobe Nwigwe to be your new inspo. You may have seen him on the 2018 BET Cypher or on Sway in the Morning or during his Tiny Desk Concert and if so then you’ve already witnessed the genius of a true wordsmith.
Nigerian roots with a Houston upbringing, he fuses his personal origin with a southern flair.
The kind of music he and his team cultivate can’t be quantified by mass appeal alone but through the lessons in each of his records, from how to overcome life’s woes to staying true to your passions. His music isn’t just some balderdash about beautiful women and fancy cars – you can learn from his records.
Yesterday, he released his highly awaited album Fouriginals featuring Paul Wall, The New Respects, Madeline Edwards and more. Lyrically, this album listens like cultural jewels, beautiful pride and unapologetic consciousness. From surprisingly classic records like “Juice” featuring the legendary Paul Wall to nostalgically inspired efforts like “Debo” featuring Fat and Nell to bodacious tracks like “Hella Black,” it’s a well-rounded body of work.
Yesterday he also shot the official video to “Kick Rocks” on his Instagram live, which allowed viewers to gaze into his creative visual process and he released it that same night. Tobe takes a hand in his music creation process from its inception to its visual outcome, a truly innovative phenom.
Artists like Tobe force everyone to step their game up. Take a listen to his most recent album and watch the visuals on his YouTube.
Tobe Nwigwe Tour Dates: www.tobenwigwe.com/
Wednesday 06 November 2019 |Music Box, San Diego, CA, US
Thursday 07 November 2019 |Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US
Saturday 09 November 2019 | Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA, US
Sunday 10 November 2019 | The Showbox, Seattle, WA, US
Wednesday 13 November 2019 | Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO, US
Thursday 14 November 2019 | Delmar Hall, St Louis, MO, US
Sunday 17 November 2019 | Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN, US
Wednesday 20 November 2019 | St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI, US
Friday 22 November 2019 | Sony Hall, New York, NY, US