Nearly six months since the release of his second independent album SouL: Story of ur Life, Atlanta rapper/songwriter 16 OS is proud to present the video for the project’s first single, the motivational anthem “My Dreams” featuring singer Jay Owens.
Filmed at two of the most important cornerstones of Atlanta’s Hip-Hop scene – Patchwork Studios and Centerstage – the video nearly recreates 16 OS’ early 2015 career milestone. Following the January release of his album, 16 co-created and produced his first headlining performance, “SouL Sessions,” which was set to take place at Vinyl, the smallest of three venues at Centerstage. Within two weeks, advance tickets for the event sold out, prompting management to relocate 16’s event to The Loft, the space which has welcomed performances by everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Talib Kweli; Ryan Leslie to BJ The Chicago Kid. And that space nearly sold out as well. While the video captures the joy of those moments, that feeling of realizing that you are truly living your dreams, 16’s lyrics on “My Dreams” make it clear that his continuing rise to success is no accident and that he is fully confident that, as the hook says, he’s gonna “be the greatest that the world has ever seen.”
While this visual marks 16 OS’ introduction to the Hip-Hop blogosphere, he is far from a newcomer to the game. At just 23, he has already generated quite the following thanks to a visionary mindset that is matched only by his lyrical prowess. Prior to SouL, 16 released four mixtapes and a studio album, all to great regional support. In addition to becoming a mainstay and breathing new life into Atlanta’s often-overlooked underground scene, 16 OS is also an accomplished slam poet and actor and is gunning for his position as one of the local indie scene’s architects. His SouL Sessions series returns to The Loft on June 20, 2015, with performances by Planet Asia, Lyric Jones and Rasco.