OYABUN

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OYABUN
Birth nameAndrew Justin Anglin
BornNew York City
GenresRap, R&B and Trap
Occupation(s)Rapper
LabelsEmpire

Andrew Justin Anglin (born July 9 1992), better known by his stage name Oyabun (oh-yah-bun), stylized as (OYABUN), is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record executive.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Anglin was born and raised in Brooklyn. He is the son of Jamaican and Vincentian immigrants who emigrated to the United States in the late 1960s.[3]

After graduating from high school, Anglin attended Borough of Manhattan Community College where he first began producing music. Anglin would freestyle frequently and make music with his childhood friend, Khamar Ali, as well as perform at open mics at BMCC and around New York. He adopted the moniker Chief Oyabun, with chief representing the mascot of his hometown and Oyabun the term for the leader of the Yakuza, an organized crime group in Japan[4] that Anglin discovered during his studies of Japanese culture.[5]

Rap career[edit]

In early 2017 OYABUN released a four-song EP titled Retrograde.[6] Shortly after the release of Retrograde, he released the single "Cobain",[7] a song paying homage to the late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain. In June 2017, the music video for "Cobain" premiered. In third quarter of 2017 OYABUN released NVRLND,[8] featuring production from LEMIUEX, Zavodsky, Richwell, and OYABUN himself.[9] He then released the monthly singles, "Life of the Party", "Trip", and "In the Night" to close out 2017.[10][11] In the first quarter of 2018, OYABUN announced that he would be starting a record label, Seven Records. In mid 2018, OYABUN released the "Too Much" music video, featuring Atlanta's Kodie Shane, on Revolt TV.[12]

Early life[edit]

Anglin was born and raised in Brooklyn. He is the son of Jamaican and Vincentian immigrants who emigrated to the United States in the late 1960s.[3]

After graduating from high school, Anglin attended Borough of Manhattan Community College where he first began making music. Anglin would freestyle frequently and make music with his childhood friend, Khamar Ali, as well as perform at open mics around New York. He adopted the moniker Chief Oyabun, with chief representing the mascot of his hometown and Oyabun the term for the leader of the Yakuza, an organized crime group in Japan[4] that Anglin discovered during his studies of Japanese culture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Week in Miami Hip-Hop: Sylvan LaCue, Rick Ross, and More". Miami New Times. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "OYABUN Gets The Girl On "Pick Up Lines"". The Fader. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "OYABUN". Vibe. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rapper Oyabun Is Out to Prove His Is the New Sound of South Florida". Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "New project alert: Oyabun X NVRLND". The Rap Fest. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "UNCATEGORIZEDOYABUN Drops Hypnotic New EP 'RETROGRADE'". Hyperfresh. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "OYABUN Drops Entrancing Single 'Castle On The Hill'". Above Average Hip Hop. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "OYABUN Releases Debut Project 'NVRLND'". Above Average Hip Hop. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Oyabun drops 'NVRLND' project". XXL Magazine. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "OYABUN LETS LOOSE FOR NEW SONG "IN THE NIGHT"". XXL Magazine. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "All I Need: Interview With Independent Miami Rapper OYABUN". Stop the Breaks. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Oyabun "All I Need" Produced by LeMieux". Mieux Magazine. Retrieved November 13, 2018.