Philly-raised Lojii was the voice behind one of our favorite rap records of 2017–the collaborative Fresh Selects LP with fellow Philadelphian producer Swarvy. On his first proper solo effort since the duo’s DUE RENT, Lojii settles into a stark new sound with a fresh batch of producers like New Zealand’s HeapRize and Toronto beatmaker Thook. The fourteen-track Lofeye album drops on March 23 on Brooklyn/L.A. label Youngbloods, and features the 2015 summer single (“No Ebola”) that gave Lojii is first big break.
We’re hyped to premiere the lead single to Lojii’s upcoming Lofeye album, “Lo In The Jungle.” With minimal elements, this deconstructed drum beat gives Lojii ample room to stretch and flex his poetic prose. Bump the dark-hued afro-futurist rap song above, and read statements from Lo about the new music.
Lojii on “Lo In The Jungle”:
“society is a jungle to me and my old-heads always taught me to be like the lions: quiet and humble ’til its time to rumble. there’s a lot to rumble with out here. this song is just me expressing my humble observations (and opinions) on some of ’em.”
“lofeye is about working with limited resources and making the highest quality life out of what the f**k you got. It’s when you’re ‘lo-fi’ by circumstance (not just for aesthetic) but your aim is always higher. In essence, this is an LP about being rooted in the dirt you come from but reaching for the sky above you.”
Pre-order the album here. Youngbloods will be revealing new wearable merch items as they lead up to the LP’s release. And if you’re based in NYC, be sure to hit Lojii’s album release party on March 31 at Trans-Pecos.
Watch the music video for Lojii’s “No Ebola”.