Nigerian American rapper Obie Iyoha releases his new single “Fire” from his forthcoming Pink Moon album. Iyoha worked with Detroit producer Motorcity Mello and used inspiration from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fela Kuti, Wizkid and Brenda Fassie. The song blends Afrobeats, dancehall and hip-hop. Iyoha explained the process in a press release:
“Honestly I was just having fun in the studio freestyling to dance floor vibes when I got to thinking about situations we put ourselves in during the heat of the moment. we’ve all played with ‘Fire’ before per se, especially when the opposite sex is involved. Basically, this is a track about being torn between living in the moment because you won’t live forever, and the foreshadowing consequences of tomorrow.”
Iyoha’s voice debuted on the scene in 2013 when he started appearing on The Black Opera’s mixtapes and albums. Those appearances led to him touring with Mayer Hawthorne, Souls Of Mischief, Big K.R.I.T. and Ghostface Killah. In 2016, his debut album Midnight Run was released independently. He is set to unveil his sophomore set, Pink Moon, later this year.