Winner of the 2021 Juno Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year for his project Elements, Vol., Canada-raised/Nigeria-born TOBi and Mick Jenkins today release the video for their old school collaborative groove “Off The Drugs” via Same Plate/RCA Records.
The video was filmed in LA and directed by Nick Cinelli for Studio Linguini.
“It was dope to have Mick in the video. I think it’s good to see two artists who usually tackle serious topics and having fun on a record and in the video. Visually, it’s fun and a form of escapism but the substance is still there. That’s the energy I’m on.” – TOBi
The slow burning track follows a handful of TOBi’s singles “Come As You Are” featuring Baby Rose and “Don’t Touch!” which Complex heralded for its “smooth production…elevating (TOBi’s) empowered musings on the hairy side of the Black experience to new heights.”
His re-working of track “Family Matters” with Flo Milli was described as a “dynamic” and “impassioned reboot” (Atwood) and Highsnobiety declared it a “formidable pairing.”
TOBi will be joining Grammy award-winning Brooklyn based duo Brasstracks on tour kicking off September 30th in Chicago, and will be performing alongside the duo on a few collaborative singles they have in the works. More info on the tour here. TOBi is also putting the finishing touches on his next album project. Stay tuned for more music from TOBi coming soon.