Onoe Caponoe is a true individual in a sea full of clones. A truly unique voice, hailing from an unknown area of London, that rises above the endless conveyor belt cacophony of ‘road rap’, ‘drill’, ‘trap’, ‘grime’, ‘mumble rappers’, ‘cloud rap’, ’undrerground rappers’ etc… Onoe carves out his own corner of the galaxy that is truly his own amidst a sea of noise that sadly, all sound the same… Having refined his vision through years of painstaking experimentation, Onoe has travelled to realms most rappers would never dream of going.
From simply making songs with long time collaborator Jae Genius at school, to dabbling in the Grime scene in South London to being part of a Live band, Onoe has jumped through all the hoops, honing his skills as a top tier MC along the way. Not quite satisfied with what he was hearing and seeing Onoe immersed himself into the creative process, and began to develop his own musical universe, along with his cohorts the mysterious Holy Delix – determined to follow his own path and not compromising his genius for anyone.
With influences drawn from a wide range of sources including the ethereal space funk of Funkadelic & Sun Ra to the stripped back rawness of punk rock, Onoe Caponoe is peerless in this modern world of instagram clones. We aren’t even sure if he lives on Planet Earth or broadcasting remotely from a distant planet.
From designing his own album covers to putting on his own art shows, tearing down live shows to producing his own beats & directing his own videos – Onoe is a imaginative force like no other, leaving no stone unturned. Despite his unique approach to creation, one thing is certain that everyone can agree with, from the stubborn Boom Bap fanatic to the most hyped up Trap lord, Onoe has SERIOUS skills on the mic – An undeniable fact.
The road less travelled is the norm for trailblazing artists like Onoe, a real risk taker and fearless creative. ‘Surf Or Die’, is the definitive ONOE CAPONOE album, a relentless tirade of unapologetic bangers from the OTHER side. BEWARE!