OG Spliff is creating a new sound out of NC. The 25 year old artist’s hard work is finally paying off as he says “I was writing and rapping for as long as I can remember ‘’. Spliff recorded his first song at 17 beforehand he had countless hours of rapping and writing behind his belt. Spliff credits a couple different artists and inspirations for his craft, “I’m inspired by all art including but not limited to music & movements of groups like N.W.A, Wu Tang, & Odd Future. Some of my biggest inspirations creatively are Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Kid Cudi, & MF Doom, I am even inspired by movies & anime like gurren lagaan and jojos bizarre adventure.” This really stood out to me as he covers a plethora of Genres of music, He even includes anime as creative inspiration which I have never heard before from an artist. Spliff’s new project titled “Pre-Roll” is his first official EP or project that he has put out. The most streamed song off the project is titled “Luv Me” and features a big North Carolina artist by the name of TiaCorine. The track (Which was first released in 2020) has garnered over 200 thousand streams on spotify alone. The vibey beat starts as soon as you click play on the track and is matched almost perfectly with Spliff’s lyrics. Spliff’s flow on the track is very smooth or laidback and is paired with personal lyrics that may fly under the radar for the casual listener. Spliff opens up the track on the 2nd bar with a personal line referring to the relationship with his mother and childhood saying “Momma tried to tell me but she raised another fool”. The next bar of the hook refers to relationships or friendships he has had saying “you said we was gang but then you switched I cut you loose”. We believe Spliff is talking about fake relationships he has experienced in his past or is still experiencing. After the hook Spliff switches it up adding more energy and excitement to his delivery as he gets into the first verse. The second most streamed song off the project is titled “St Nick” which features another vibey beat different then the common 808 trap song you hear everywhere nowadays. The lyrics in this song are really catching and I could see a listener returning to this track multiple times over. The first lyric is simple but like I said before, catchy as he says “New pack in just like St Nick”. The project also features other North Carolina artists Lesthegenuis and Sonny Miles on the song “STILL”. Overall I believe this project will be like wine, Getting better with age. We, like everybody else, do not know what the future holds, But we do know that it is important to have a plan so you can take action on it. This is why we asked Spliff “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” He had this to say. “In 5 years I want to have an open multipurpose studio space for the artist & youth in my city & wanna make films & bring my vision to whatever medium I’m feeling at the time.” We thought this was very selfless of Spliff as most artists just talk about the amount of money or girls they want. To this date Spliff has over 650 thousand streams across all platforms. Spliff had one more thing to say to his supporters or anybody reading this before we end off the write up, Making a couple announcements about his project “Pre-Roll”. “I Got more visuals for pre-roll otw! And even more music, we finna transform this trap into something beautiful! I appreciate all my supporters & haters for keeping me in they heart <3”.

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