OSP return with their groove-filled new single ‘Iyah’, out 25th July


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Following up the enormous response to their critically-praised self-titled debut EP earlier this year, Reading-based collective OSP are back at it once again to deliver their groove-filled new single ‘Iyah’.

Stepping away from their bold and vibrant hip-hop energy for a more reggaeton-inspired direction this time around, ‘Iyah’ sees them explore an entirely new aesthetic. Filled with smooth and alluring textures, mixed with their adventurous approach to production and flow, this new offering spells the beginning of a new dawn in the OSP story.

Speaking about the new track, they said, “Iyah was inspired by a lifetime of hearing the word used. The beat was an experiment that went well and lyrically, the track is an exploration of all the things Iyah means.”


First formed in 2014, the Reading-based brotherhood OSP - comprised of Esa Kwame (rapper, beat maker), J Blackz (rapper, singer-songwriter, beat maker), Silqe (rapper, beat maker), and Subject (producer, engineer) - has always strived to become a positive force within the UK’s hip-hop community. Originally standing for Only Speak Positive, the four-piece earned their mantra through a string of bold and vibrant cuts that looked to deliver a powerful message of tolerance and respect through their work. While also regularly collaborating with other artists as well as solo material in recent years, the synergy between the artists has been unparalleled ever since they first came together, as they look to deliver a sound that is lacking from the commercial world.

After a short hiatus in recent years, they reformed in the summer of 2021 with the goal of bringing their music to a wider and more engaged audience. Fusing raw and organic production with a smooth and progressive flow, their newest material continues that forward-thinking approach they have always pursued within their aesthetic, garnering a texture that borrows from both retro and contemporary influences alike.

2022 is set to become OSP’s most prolific year to date. With a whole host of dynamic releases arriving in the coming months, their vision of a more diverse direction within the mainstream hip-hop scene is finally maturing, and they aim to place themselves front and centre of this fresh and captivating movement.


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Source 1985 PR

July 25, 2022 5:00am ET by 1985 PR  

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