Hidden talent is everywhere in Toronto, a city on the brink. OSIYM, which stands for Out Of Sight, In Your Mind, are no exception. Rappers Charlie Black and Nova have been creating their own individual buzz in the city’s underground scene before finally joining forces as a duo.
While Charlie Black has released two acclaimed mixtapes, D.E.S.T.A. Dude and Work in Progress, Nova’s own project It Was All A Dream: The HIStory helped build a foundation of true supporters.
With a sound that moves easily from boom bap to trap, OSIYM creates the perfect blend of honest lyrics and party anthems.
Bringing their undeniable stage presence to venues across the city, the duo is making a name for themselves by performing with artists like Obie Trice and Waka Flocka, and on stages like The Big Ticket and NXNE music festival.
Currently working on an EP, Drunk Words X Sober Thoughts, the possibilities are endless. And they’re up for the challenge.
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Charlie Black has already got two mixtapes under his belt (D.E.S.T.A. Dude and Work In Progress) with the latter featuring the song, “Blue Jay Fitted Low,” a collaboration with JD Era, that gained much airplay on Flow 93.5 and YouTube. Nova also promoted his mixtape, It Was All a Dream: The HIStory, through series of YouTube videos which solidified him as a compelling storyteller who can paint a masterpiece with words.
These two have only been working together since mid 2010 but it's like they've been working together for years. Developing slogans such as "cup in hand" and with songs on their resume such as "Can She Kick It?" and "Cup Full" the duo can definitely put together party records naturally. On the flip side, they recently had a 7-week freestyle series which displayed their lyrical prowess as well as their versatility. One of those freestyles being the "Pandemonium" freestyle, which is currently over 3s0k views on YouTube and rising.
A wide range of artists are influential to Osiym's sound, from Jay-Z to J.Cole. This is very fitting because they were both brought up on the late 90's, early millenium era of hip-hop, yet they bring an up-to-date sound of a XXL freshman class type of artist.
With a bright future ahead for these emcees, they intend to make a mark on their hometown and internationally for being the guys with bars at the bar. Once the world catches on, OSIYM may not be so far out of sight anymore, but their songs will definitely be on more people's minds. Stay Tuned...