Acclaimed Boston rapper Oompa has released her hard-hitting new single and video “LEBRON” on all streaming platforms. Stream the single HERE.
“LEBRON ” is a powerful track about “doing what one wants, while others do what they can”. With a nod to legendary basketballer LeBron James, Oompa plays with linguistics by repurposing the word into a verb in honor of James’ resilience despite the odds. “LEBRON” is about feelin’ yourself, defying the naysayers, and the battles no one knows about. Wielding her signature low and breathy rapping style over the hardest beat since she’s dropped since “Cleo N Nem”, Oompa channels old school hip-hop sentiment, seamlessly riding the beat and changing up her flow in a style akin to Kendrick Lamar or Vince Staples. “LEBRON” embodies Oompa’s statement making approach to lyricism, rooted in early beginnings as a spoken word poet.
“To me, it’s not about the everyday victory; it’s the commitment to the long haul. To the joy of giving your craft everything you have for as long as you can. It is finding victory in going above your own limitations so that you can get what you want. That’s what I mean when I say, “I Lebron.” shares Oompa
Part of a series of ten thematic visuals shared from her forthcoming album “UNBOTHERED”, “LEBRON” taps into a similar aesthetic and playful vibe as seen in her most recent release “GO”, including the return of her oh-so-cool retro Ford Mustang. In the video, we find Oompa and crew tearing it up on the basketball court, with Oompa naturally slaying the game, (in a Celtics jersey, of course) whilst her confused opponents look on. With an unmistakable sense of swagger, Oompa leaves her mark as the GOAT, before hitting the gas on the Mustang, love interest in tow, continuing on their carefree adventure.
“Whether or not you’re on the court, in the court, or just trying to get out of bed when life is hard, this is an anthem for beating your personal best each time you do anything, and bragging to your SELF on your SELF when you do”
“LEBRON” is the second single from forthcoming album “UNBOTHERED” and follows the release of “GO” (ft. Dan DeCristofaro) which garnered attention from Def Jam’s Here Comes The Break, Vanyaland, and The Hype Magazine. Since arriving on the music scene in 2016, Oompa’s poetic prowess has seen her winning the 2017 “Women of the World Poetry Slam”, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Charli XCX, 24KGoldn, Tinashe, UMI, and Rico Nasty. With her penchant for making a positive impact on the world and undeniable skills as a rapper, Oompa is an artist that should be on every rap fan’s radar.
Stay tuned for more from Oompa very soon.
Watch “LEBRON” on YouTube Here.