The 19 year old West Chester University Sophomore, Tunji Ige has seen a remarkably rapid rise with the recent release of his mixtape, The Love Project. This uniquely swift ascension is largely because of The Love Project’s cohesive nature and stimulating journey, which was entirely cultivated by Tunji Ige himself. From the production to the mixing, Tunji has proved himself a formidable force without outside dependencies that tend to sway the style of an artist. Comparable to Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap, the tape is best consumed as a journey starting with track one and ending on the last.
The Love Project opens up immediately with the juxtaposition of love on For Us. After a solid two and a half minutes of vehement bars, the beat morphs into a exciting jam only after Tunji proclaims, “Had to change the vibe, had to change the flow”. After experiencing such a well-executed introductory song, I was instantly hooked and continued to be throughout the tape.
The Love Project is a Kid Cudi-esque sound-scape with a perfectly balanced tracklist consisting of instant classics such as The Love Project (Ooh Ooh) and turn-up tracks like Red Light. And for those reasons, Ige has calmly forced himself onto my list of top artists to watch out for in 2015.
Notable Tracks: The Love Project (Ooh Ooh) | Red Light | Pocketed Lighter | Trust Fund Chick