Fresh from the release of his comeback single ‘Suicide City’, UK rapper Onoe Caponoe has unveiled the official music video for his new production ‘Valentine’s Massacre’, an embodiment of his snarling hip-hop style.
Released on Valentine’s Day 14th February, the new single precedes the release of Onoe’s forthcoming album ‘Surf or Die’ on renowned UK Hip Hop label, High Focus Records.
Displaying a series of psychedelic visuals, the video for ‘Valentine’s Massacre’ sees Onoe dealing with a range of trippy images as a flurry of roses fall upon him before he takes to the streets to perform alongside his crew.
“The album is very dark but has love themes and a subtle longing for human connection” added the London-based artist. “It is violent and romantic even, this is a reflection of what I see anyway.”
Drawing on his own persona through ‘Valentine’s Massacre’ with cleverly crafted bars, and a trap-fused beat, Onoe has previously received widespread acclaim on account of his lucid rhymes across his three studio albums, garnering plaudits from the likes of Dazed, Noisey and Complex. In addition to his solo endeavours, he is a founding member of the art collective HOLY DELIX 169 which was ahead of the curve in its adoption of Afrofuturist principles.
Influenced by the likes of Mobb Deep, Three 6 Mafia, Black Sabbath, and Jimi Hendrix, Onoe Caponoe was an identity stitched together by music providing a powerful release from life, with Onoe adding:
“Music always helps get me through the dark times. My sound has that dark psych undercurrent stringing everything together, and this record definitely has that classic Onoe Caponoe vibe, which is nice to have back.”
Continuing to march to the beat of his own drum, Onoe Caponoe’s ‘Valentine’s Massacre’ is available now.