“Everybody has an opinion [regarding] what you should do. And I just want to be myself. But it seems like being yourself, especially in this part of the world, it’s sort of a crime. And I’m like, if being myself is a crime, then I’m an outlaw.”
Being an outlaw is a philosophy Victony has lived by since he dropped his first hip-hop mixtape, 2017’s The Outlaw King, and one that he’s used as the foundation of his career ever since. Inspired by his idols Kendrick Lamar and Drake, he stretched into R&B, trap and Afropop, while lockdown granted him a sense of freedom that allowed him to incorporate more singing into the mix, with 2020’s Saturn EP delivering earworms like “Jó Riddim” and “Space & Time”.
The reasoning behind his unrestricted approach became even clearer for him in April 2021, after a severe auto accident claimed the life of his friend Doyin, and left Victony and three others severely injured. In the months that followed, he used his music to process, and explored deeper, more profound themes with singles like “Pray” and “Holy Father”, the hit collab with Mayorkun.
The Outlaw EP consist of 7 tracks with production from; KTIZO, Blind & Frankmoses, Dera the boy, P.Priime, Tempoe & Blaise.
- Chop & Slide
- All Power
On the 2022 “Outlaw EP“, Victony embraces that sense of freedom, did a showcase of his versatility and ability to translate his headspace into melody underscored with witty lyricism.
Listen and Enjoy below;