Get To Know: The Almighty OP Yeti
Hailing from the basement suites of Langford, OP Yeti delivers melodic verses that sound more like lyrical poetry than hip-hop.
With one album, three EPs and a rucksack full of features, the minimum wage warrior has been secretly amassing over 50 original tracks and is currently working with artists all over the country.
The liveliness of his production, paired with Yeti’s inimitable flow and comedic talent, promises laughter, energy and passion for all music heads, dancers and fans of hip-hop alike.
- So firstly, how would you describe your sound?
My sound is more old school or golden age hip hop vs the new age stuff, I like to keep it weird slightly silly while trying to maintain a grasp on reality.
- What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?
A typical day in the studio like to keep it dark, maybe one or two candles lit with some fava beans and nice bottle of chianti.
- Do you have to be in a certain mood to write a song?
The only mood I need to be in to write is, is to be motivated; need to feel motivated.
- Who are your three biggest musical inspirations?
3 musical influences would be Ol' Dirty Bastard, MF Doom and Sage Francis
- Who is the best band you've ever seen play live?
Best artist live? I've seen so many artists to just name one. Brother Ali put on a great show with Homeboy Sandman. I got to see KRS One when he came through Vancouver and that was insane. Also Mac Demarco puts on an incredible live performance too.
- What’s the toughest part of the industry for you?
Toughest part of the industry... It is just keeping up with all the algos and streams and all that bullshit
- What’s the most enjoyable part of the industry?
And I can't say that I've experienced anything really enjoyable about the industry other than performing live and just making music for my weird fans.
- What’s in store for you for the rest of 2021?
What's in store for OP Yeti for the rest of the year.. I have a couple singles to drop at the end of each month for the next 3 months along with a full length project which is called [REDACTED].