Track Of The Day 27/7 – Octavian

Rari (Chapter 1) ft. Future

Octavian is one of the country's most creative rap artists.

The West London MC is truly working in his own lane, something he exemplified on opening mixtapes 'SPACEMAN' and 'Endorphins'.

The founder of ESSIE GANG, the multi-hyphenate rap creative is finally ready to release his debut album, with Skepta acting as executive producer.

Set to land later this year, Octavian works alongside American icon Future on 'Rari (Chapter 1)'.

Opening in languid, almost ambient electronics, the murky introduction gives way to a future-fixated roller.

Future's voice is draped in dancehall-like effects, while the presence of the Stateside rapper seems to push Octavian ever harder.

Produced by Jim-E Stack, it’s a potent narrative told in two parts, something brought to life in the Crown & Owls directed video.

Tune in now.

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