S.O. (rapper)

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Birth nameOluwaseun Oluwatosin Otukpe[1]
Also known asS.O., Seun Otukpe
Born (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 30)[2]
OriginLondon, England
GenresChristian hip hop, urban contemporary gospel[3]
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2010–present[4]
LabelsLamp Mode

Oluwaseun Oluwatosin Otukpe[1] (born 5 December 1988)[2] who goes by the stage name S.O. or Seun Otukpe in full,[5] is a Nigerian Christian hip hop musician, based in Texas, United States. So It Begins was released independently in 2011.[6] Lamp Mode Recordings released his first studio album So It Continues in 2012,[3] and this album would be his breakthrough release on the Billboard charts.

Early life[edit]

S.O. was born Oluwaseun Oluwatosin Otukpe,[1] in Nigeria on 5 December 1988.[2] His family moved to London in the United Kingdom, when S.O. was nine years old.[2]

Music career[edit]

S.O. started making music in 2010.[4] He became signed to Lamp Mode Recordings in 2012, after they heard 2011's So It Begins.[6] So It Continues was his second album,[3] and this helped the artist to crack the Billboard charts. He is a featured on artist on the song "Get It Got It" that's on No Filter by Json. His third studio album, So It Ends, was released on 16 October 2015, from Lamp Mode Recordings, where it placed on two Billboard charts. Since his last full length album, S.O. has released multiple singles for digital download.[7][8][9]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
So It Begins[6]
So It Continues[3] 36[10] 24[10]
So It Ends 24[10] 8[10]
Augustine's Legacy
  • Releasing: 6 September 2019
  • Label: Independent
  • CD, digital download


  1. ^ a b c Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: Otukpe Oluwaseun Oluwatosin". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e Cummings, Tony (16 January 2013). "S.O.: Another member of the London gospel hip-hop underground breaks through". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d New Release Tuesday (13 November 2012). "So It Continues". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ a b New Release Tuesday (7 June 2014). "S.O. Artist Profile". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  5. ^ Cross Rhythms (7 June 2014). "S.O. Artist Profile". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c New Release Tuesday (28 June 2011). "So It Begins". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  7. ^ "S.O. Releases New Track 'London Night', Listen Right Now". Rapzilla. 2018-11-30. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  8. ^ "S.O. Released a Valentine's Day Single Called 'Be Mine'". Rapzilla. 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  9. ^ "S.O. - Preach". Rapzilla. 2018-04-13. Retrieved 2019-02-17.
  10. ^ a b c d Chart search for S.O. at billboard.com