Buzzing Brampton raised/Lagos, Nigeria born TOBi releases a brand new track “Don’t Touch!” produced by two-time Grammy winning recording artist Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD.
TOBi says about the inspiration for “Don’t Touch!”: “I wrote this for those who are tired of apologizing for who they are. I was inspired by a news clip I saw of two girls who were forced to cut their locs or they couldn’t go to a school. Hair styles and bodies are often policed. The song came about when I linked with Kaytranada after he heard my freestyle on one of his beats on ‘Sway In The Morning.’ He sent some beats and I cooked to this one immediately. The groove spoke to me right away and the chorus was born out of necessity and urgency.”
“Don’t Touch” follows TOBi’s release of “Family Matters” featuring Flo Milli which Atwood described as a “dynamic” and “ impassioned reboot.” Highsnobiety concurred declaring it a “formidable pairing.”
Tune in this weekend to watch TOBi perform on the 2021 Canadian Juno Awards where he is nominated for two trophies “Rap Recording of the Year” for ELEMENTS, Vol.1. and “Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year” for the track “Holiday.”