Over the years, we’ve seen artists come and go, but Tunji Ige is in it for the long haul.
After breaking out with The Love Project back in 2014, the young Philly spitter decided against “putting gas on the fire” in order to sit back down with his team to consciously develop their next step(s).
“Over the past year or so after getting a foot in to the door with a mixtape I made from 17 to 19, I’ve seen a lot,” Tunji shared with The FADER. “I’m trying to fathom and responsibly accept the new role I have in life.”
We had options to put gas on the fire but instead we decided to really sit down and not chase hype and develop something that can stand the test of time there was alot that I wanted to make sure I understood prior before pressing that button.”
Now, following the release of his long-awaited video for “On My Grind” and quality tracks like “Over & Out,” “On Go“, and “Don’t Do Too Much” with iLoveMakonnen, he’s finally ready to deliver the official follow-up to The Love Project.
On April 1st, Ige will release his new project, Missed Calls. And to help kick off the campaign, he lets loose an atmospheric and uplifting jam dubbed “War”—produced by Noah Breakfast, of course.
“It’s what I want music in the future to feel like,” Tunji added. “No genre just good music. The lyrics are hip hop, the chords are house, the hook is R&B.”
Vibe out to “War” below, and be sure to check back on April 1st for Missed Calls.