DELE O SET TO DROP NEW RECORD 20/20 ON JULY 21st
RELEASES FIRST SINGLEMASHED POTATOES
ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA AND CANADIAN TOUR DATES
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28, 2017 - Winnipeg Singer-Songwriter, Rapper and Videographer Dele O wears many hats and he is totally fine with that. He has spent the past five years digging deep with a new vision and sound and is ready to present to the world his new EP, 20/20. Set for release on July 21st, Dele O shares the dynamite first single, Mashed Potatoes. Dele O is recognized for his blend of Hip-hop and R&B, and with his last album, Prodigal Son he amassed a whopping 450,000 streams on Spotify alone. Following the release of 20/20, he'll embark on the "Grown and Sexy" tour, focusing on California and Canadian dates. Details can be found below and more to be announced soon. 20/20 will be available for pre-order on July 14th.
20/20’s beauty lies in the grandiose production and lush instrumentation on songs like Mashed Potatoes, and in the simplicity of songs like - Animal. This is the most honest and transparent music he’s ever made. A recurring theme you'll hear throughout the tracks is truth and real life - 6 songs about love, pain, passion, and clarity. Exactly what music is supposed to be. "When I think about writing 20/20 it makes me think of when you're in high school, and there's that one girl you have a crush on, but she's super popular and you're just this skinny kid, maybe a 100 pounds soaking wet," says Dele O. "You know you have no chance with her, but you use that as your motivation. You go to the gym and you workout. You buy some fresh clothes and a nice car and then one day you get your opportunity to ask her out and she says Yes! I feel like I been waiting for my shot. I've been putting in the time and effort and now my chance is here. All I have to do is make the first move."
LISTEN AND SHARE MASHED POTATOES: https://youtu.be/dK0PLIJ8V-4
Dele O teamed up with 3 times Juno nominated engineer, singer-songwriter Trey Mills on the project from inception to completion. Trey has produced artists such as Melanie Fiona, Glenn Lewis, Canadian Brass, Nicole Holness, KRS-One, Forest Blakk, X-Quisite, Ish, Jhevon Paris, GQ, Sean Kelly, Makeshift Innocence, Trinity Bradshaw, and has worked for Greg Lake (Emerson Lake and Palmer), and Tyrese Gibson.
What's The Story About Dele O?
Throughout his 20 plus years as a performer, Dele O has built a reputation for being a tireless perfectionist at his craft. This lead him to found his own label, Eagle Eye Empire (E3). Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Dele O was the 2010 Urban Star Competition winner - judged by Juno award winning artists Choclair and Belly; who was signed to Jay Z’s label, RocNation. A subsequent Western Canadian tour and television show ensued. This opportunity provided him with valuable experience and was the springboard for his future endeavors. Since that time Dele O has released an LP, an EP and 2 mixtapes.
He has been featured multiple times on Hip Hop Canada, a full page spread in Winnipeg’s Men magazine and most recently in the Fall and Winter editions of XXL magazine. Dele O is a pure lyricist and a dynamic live performer.
1. Mashed Potatoes
3. Animal ft. Madison Boxa
4. Face the Music
5. Coming Home ft. Phareke
Engineer - Mixed and Mastered by Trey Mills
Producer: Unconditional - Tone Jonez
Producer: Mashed Potatoes, Tomorrow - Maskerade Beats
Producer: Animal, Face the Music- Will Omole
Producer: Coming Home - King Starz
Album Artwork: Anthony “ Illvibe” Craparotta of The Illvibe Agency
North American Tour Dates
July 29 - Calgary, AB - 628 Stage
Aug 2 - San Jose, CA - Back Bar Sofa
Aug 4 - Cupertino, CA - X-Bar
Aug 6 - San Francisco, CA - Boom Boom Room
Aug 8 - Sebastopol, CA - Hop Monk Tavern
Aug 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Airliner
Sept 3 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9
Sept 13 - Toronto, ON - Studio Bar