Nnamdi Ogbonnaya is to Chicago music like oxygen to the elemental makeup of the human body — that shit is everywhere. The polymath producer/composer/performer has had in hand in a number of projects over the last few years, from playing drums in Monobody and Itto, to slapping bass for Nervous Passenger, to rapping in the Sooper Swag Project. His latest effort, DROOL (Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records), sees Nnamdi taking his eclectic MC persona centerstage for 13 tracks that put his many talents on display.
One of those songs is “hOp Off”, the latest single to be cut from the record. Over a beat that’s somehow as bouncy as it is subdued in haze, Nnamdi stands confident in his ability to out write any lyricist in the game. “You can never be Nnamdi/ You can’t even be around me/ Everything I do, astounding/ Kill it even when I’m clowin’,” he raps at supersonic frequency.
In the track’s freshly released video, the Chicago rapper goes about his daily life in his hometown, whether it be shopping for yogurt or mowing the lawn. Of course, he finds time to relax with some bike riding and pogo stick jumping, too. Check it out up above.
Nnamdi will be touring behind DROOL this fall, and you can peep his itinerary below.
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya 2017 Tour Dates:
09/12 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater
09/13 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
09/14 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
09/15 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
09/16 – Detroit, MI @ Assemble Sound
09/17 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
09/18 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin-Madison
09/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
09/20 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
09/21 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
09/24 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
09/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
09/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
09/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
10/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
10/07 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/10 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
10/11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/12 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat