Sophiya Channels Her Boss Alter Ego With New Single ‘Chief O’ Kief’

After making her long-awaited return earlier this year with the hard hitting ‘Rosie’, Melbourne rapper SOPHIYA is back for more this week with new single ‘Chief O’ Kief’. Originating from a freestyle recording she wrote last year, SOPHIYA pays tribute to her favourite recreational herb while also going deeper in her mission to personify self-empowerment with this latest single.

Over a deep, rumbling bass, she remains as formidable as ever on the mic as she effortlessly takes aim at Melbourne’s underground rap scene. Drawing inspiration from pioneering rapper Chief Keef, SOPHIYA explained, “Chief O’ Kief is an alter ego I created that runs the streets in the underground rap scene of Melbourne. The song pays tribute to my favourite recreational herb.”

Released alongside the song is another stellar visual from SOPHIYA, taking her on a wild trip down the rabbit hole thanks to a very welcome herbal surprise. “I thought it would be perfect to release a super chill music video during these uncertain times for everyone to enjoy and de-stress,” SOPHIYA said

SOPHIYA is always one to bring her community along with her, and this clip is no different. Teaming up with models Jassyyfizzle, Babygyal, Vanessa Librea and Iannah as well as linking up with formidable dancer Xavier Gibson once again, the ‘Chief O’Kief’ video also sees SOPHIYA work with previous collaborators 76m Films X Fun Films who she worked with on the ‘White Ivory’ video, as well as Johnny Yayo who directed the video for previous single ‘Rosie’. “I thought it would be dope to fuse their styles to bring together two of Melbourne’s best filmmakers.”

New single ‘Chief O’ Kief’ also sees SOPHIYA once again in the producer seat, working alongside rising Melbourne producer HAMLEY for added co-production flair. Also teaming up again with DOPAM!NE for mixing duties, ‘Chief O’ Kief’ is an exercise in SOPHIYA’s versatility, effortlessly switching up her flow without ever missing a beat. From the addictive hook that will be stuck in your head for days, to the playful, spitfire verses she lays down like it’s no big deal, ‘Chief O’ Kief’ puts her impressive lyrical prowess on full display.

From receiving love from triple j, triple j Unearthed and tastemakers Acclaim and Purple Sneakers, to unleashing a show-stopping freestyle for Red Bull’s 64 Bars series (which sits at 500K views and counting), SOPHIYA’s brand of empowered, bold and braggadocious hip hop continues to shake things up. And there’s still plenty more to come.


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Red Bull Radio Teams Up With Curtin University and Beatmaker Ta-Ku For The Ultimate Productivity Mix

Listen to the ultimate productivity mix, curated by Ta-ku

Curtin University in Western Australia, in partnership with Red Bull, reveals the results of a research project examining whether and how music impacts focus and productivity. In conjunction with the findings, Perth beatmaker, and all-round creative Ta-ku, has curated the ultimate playlist that enhances learning productivity for university students and more.

The research project invited Curtin University students to participate in self-reporting and biometric testing to determine how musical elements may affect concentration and learning performance. The project next identified the best combination of these musical elements, including resolution, tempo and density, to produce optimal concentration levels.

Once the findings were in, Red Bull Music Academy Alumni Ta-ku, aka Reggie Matthews, used these learnings to craft a special mix of new and original songs specifically to help improve your focus while studying. You can listen to the mix on Mixcloud below.

Check out Red Bull’s chat with Ta-Ku here.


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