Osei The Native
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Osei The Native

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Hip Hop


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"Premiere: Listen to Osei The Native's "Bout It""

While relatively new to the scene, Osei The Native has managed turn heads with an arsenal of catchy hooks, a barrage of confident flows, and a unwavering, commanding cadence. For months now, the Mississauga rapper has limited his SoundCloud page to just one single, the staccato-driven banger "Bernie Mac". It was an introductory song that showcased Osei's handle of melodic grit and self-awareness, generating enough buzz to land him on stage at last year's uTopia Music Festival. Remaining mostly in the shadows, the lyricist is finally preparing to release more music this week - and with it, he's aiming to have his voice heard. Today, Osei The Native is debuting his latest and second single, "Bout It". The bouncy cut allows him to weave throughout throwback instrumentation, this time provided by Nahum, who delivers a terrific horn-laced beat.

Speaking with Complex CA via email, Osei states that "Bout It" was born from social isolation. "The song came from a time where I had disconnected myself from the usual routine," the rapper says. "I took a break from work, school and only kept a few friends around in attempts to gain perspective on a couple issues I had been internalizing. The inspiration behind it is just being comfortable doing your own thing and not get caught up in the hype/wave. Truth is, that's easier said than done so in my opinion. It's a process we as people work on everyday with all the distractions out there."

You can listen to the premiere of "Bout It" below, via SoundCloud. - Complex Music

"Osei The Native – 30 Thirty Fly (Free EP Album)"

Mississauga based freshman artists Osei the Native makes his first appearance to the big stage with his newly released 6-track EP, 30 Thirty Fly. While most artists drop an EP with one or two fire tracks and fill the remaining space with place holder songs; Osei gives you quality over quantity. He will have the listener finding they can’t move to the next song due to their unavoidable desire to replay a track. The EP features 4 different producers; Freddie Joachim who’s responsible for Chuuch, Stay Up and Tonight, Laffeld who put together FAM, Duhmeterz Beatz working Suburban Safari and the native himself working the board on We Used To Roll. He features another rookie Mississauga artist, Jo Keyz, on Tonight. The tracks themselves come with an easy rider sound, something that you can’t necessarily twerk or nae-nae to in a club, but definitely has that head-bobbing grown sound that has become so scarce in the industry today. The EP is now available to stream and download online. All-in-all this is a local cat that everyone and anyone who appreciates good music needs to be aware of. Check out 30 Thirty Fly below. - Canadiandope.com

"Song of the Day: Osei The Native released a new track & you will be “Bout It”"

Mississauga, ON – In an industry where people are constantly trying to feed the wave or follow the path, it is refreshing to see an artist like Osei The Native, who is so confident is his craft and so comfortable in his own direction. A quick glance at his SoundCloud page might lead you to believe that the the Mississauga rapper is new to the scene, but those who have been following him over the last few years know that he has been one of the most underrated artists in the city, with such great potential.

He has performed all over Toronto including shows like uTOpia Fest (Jan. 2016), UNCRWND (March 2016) and most recently, Winter’s Interlude this past January where he performed his new single “Bout It” live for the first time.

There are very few rappers who can effortlessly ride a beat quite like Osei The Native. Pair that rhythm with an infectious melodic vocal tone and you have the Nahum-produced banger, “Bout It.” The recent release from Osei, outlines an “out with the bad, in with the good” mentality where the rapper finds himself coming to terms with certain setbacks and finding ways to keep moving forward. “Bout It” really allows the listener to step into Osei’s world and is a testament to his self assurance and confidence in his own craft.

“Bout It” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Be sure to check out the track below and follow Osei on social media @OseiTheNative. - hiphopcanada.com


Looks like The Weeknd and PARTYNEXTDOOR won't be the only new acts to break out of Mississauga, Ontario in recent years. Joining the wave is Ghana-rooted recording artist Osei, The Native. In new track, "Bernie Mac", produced by Greg McGovern and Say Nada. Osei exhibits his content of being an impressive cultured well-rounded artist.

“You don’t understand, I ain’t scared of you motherfuckers," is the inspired quote from legendary comedian Bernie Mac that starts this slow burning track. In "Bernie Mac", Osei speaks to overcoming adversity in your own right. In the hook of the song Osei calls out a common Toronto term “Two Twos” which is equivalent to phrases like “matter a fact” or “true say” the rest of the hook, speaks for itself…"

Listen to "Bernie Mac" below and feel free to follow Osei, The Native on social media. - upcominghiphop.net

"DECOUVERTE: Osei the Native, dans les pas de Bernie Mac"

Né à Boston, ayant vécu au Ghana, et vivant aujourd’hui au Canada, le rappeur connu sous le nom de Osei the Native est un jeune artiste qui débarque dans le monde du hip-hop fort de son bagage culturel et de ses références au cinéma noir américain.

Son nouveau titre rend hommage à un célèbre acteur et humoriste américain, qui donne son nom à la chanson, Bernie Mac ; héros du cinéma black de Spike Lee, hilarant partenaire de Eddie Murphy et Martin Lawrence dans Perpete, ou braqueur de haut vol dans la trilogie Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve et Thirteen. D’ailleurs, avant que ne démarre le flo de Osei the Native, l’instru concocté par Greg McGovern et Say Nada, commence par une citation de Bernie Mac : “You don’t understand, I ain’t scared of you motherfuckers”.

Osei the Native signe ici premier jet intéressant, on attend maintenant de lui qu’il transforme l’essai avec, pourquoi pas, un premier EP ou album !! - Djolo Cultures d'Afrique


Still working on that hot first release.



Osei the Native is a rapper, singer - songwriter and record producer from Mississauga, ON. Originally from Ghana, Osei draws inspiration from local genres such as High life/ Hip life as well as western influences in Hip-hop, R&B and Rock music.

He first burst on to the scene with his EP “30-Thirty Fly” two years ago. Armed with an array of flows a relentless cadence and a deft ear for melodic hooks he has been cultivating a name for himself through a string of shows over that period. 

On August 11th 2017, he is set to drop his new project titled “Native Tape”. This new project will showcase his growth and versatility by drawing in the listener with heart pounding production and earnest writing that deals with the complexities of daily life. 

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