North Carolina has been the budding ground for incredible music talent over the past few years, particularly in the hip-hop world. Now, OG Spliff seems to be next in line. The Winston-Salem rapper has been breaking the algorithm since releasing his 2021 EP ‘PRE ROLL’ bursting onto the scene with his single, ‘LUV ME’ and most recently securing editorial placements on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Hip Hop and Gaming Lounge for St Nick.
This week, the enigmatic rapper returns with a new song titled ‘Twilight Town’ produced by upcoming Israeli hip-hop producer argov, who has previously worked with Spliff on the track ‘baby boy.’ The dynamic duo raises the bar yet again as the two deliver on an uplifting-jazzy 90s reminiscent beat, interspersed with Spliff’s rapping style of mixing street experiences, anime references, and African diaspora introspection. Spliff’s voice is recognizable from a mile away, and he sets the tone from the moment his first adlib comes in. Drawing inspiration from Tetsuya Nomura’s Kingdom Hearts and the anthology series Twilight Zone, Spliff highlights themes of family, simulated reality, and more while referencing both mediums in the lyrics and title. The visual dropped the same day as upcoming videographer Hassan directed the record.
Check out the new single below via Spotify.