“Himmelen” is a song about contrasts in today’s society. Arif’s lyrics beautifully portray the serious societal problems we face today, tastefully accompanied with humour. This culminates in a strong, moving and emotional song, which is supplemented with a massive video. We get a feeling that judgment day is nearby – and Arif’s solution is that he wants to bring all his friends on a spaceship, filled with soap, bubbles, Fanta and toys.”
Norwegian rapper Arif just dropped his amazing new mixtape “Meg & Deg Mot Alle” last Friday November 17th via Nora Collective and with the release of this 20 track mixtape, he showcases his versatility as an artist and further cement his position as one of the top rappers in Scandinavia.
“We and our UK friends, J. Warner and Taet, wrote ‘Straight 2 The Club’ on a winter’s night in our studio in Oslo, Norway. We were actually on our way to the club when inspiration struck and we simply had to record it. It’s a classical love duet with a 2018 kind of vibe, a modern day Alicia Keys and Usher if you like.”
The amazing EP consists of 7 tracks with heartfelt lyrics and a smooth contemporary r’n’b sound, with the stand out tracks being his collaboration with Danish artist Medina on “Venstre” and the sublime “Födt På En Öy”.
Nor. draws inspiration ranging from classic soul artists such as Sam Cooke, to Bob Marley, via 90’s r’n’b such as Boyz II Men to a more updated sound of 2017 hip hop/r’n’b courtesy of producer Kastel.