NPR recently hosted Houston hip-hop artist Tobe Nwigwe for a Tiny Desk Concert, and it was incredible.
Faith plays a big part in his music, as NPR explains, “Tobe’s mindful words are like a life hack for those seeking guidance.”
Last year he collaborated with Propaganda and Liz Vice for a track called “Fallen,” produced by Derek Minor.
His blend of spirituality and unique rapping styles have drawn rave reviews from the likes of Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle and Erykah Badu and has drawn more than 350,000 fans on Instagram. He recently explained to Texas Monthly, “You have to understand: We don’t get any radio play. Our biggest market is all on Instagram. We’re not signed to any label, we don’t have a booking agent, we don’t have anything. We are one hundred percent independent. This is all in-house.”
He continued, “You don’t have to conform to anything the world is doing. You can be one hundred percent yourself, know who you are, have a relationship with God, and move and impact and change the world.”
Just take a listen to the Tiny Desk Concert, and you’ll see what all of the hype is about.