Felly to bring eclectic sound to Oxford tonight as part of ‘Wild Strawberries’ tour

Posted on Jan 30 2018 - 8:51am by Ethel Mwedziwendira

Ethel Mwedziwendira

New York-based rapper and producer Felly will hit the stage tonight at Proud Larry’s, bringing his eclectic style as part of his “Wild Strawberries” tour.

The multi-talented artist – along with rappers GYYPS and Trip Carter, who are also signed to the same record label and are guest features on his album – will be performing songs from Felly’s newest album, “Wild Strawberries,” and earlier tracks.

Felly, also known as Rob Fel, began recording music at the age of 15, producing music and posting songs online with the release of his first mixtape, “Drive-By Music,” in 2011. He has since elevated his name, after being known for producing songs in his bedroom, known as “bedroom raps.”

With the release of his third album, “Young Fel,” the rapper reached charts on major R&B album listings. One of the most popular songs from that album was “Desert Eagle,” which features long-time friend, GYYPS. His music features a distinct sound which mixes reggae, jazz and hip-hop, with influences from Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and Sam Cooke.

Through every song he produces, Felly embraces a laid-back style, often getting experimental with his mixes. His latest project, “Wild Strawberries,” implements sounds that are different from those in his previous works. The album is supported by big singles “Bag Season” and “Wide Angle” and has features from Trip Carter, Frex and other notable artists, which only proves Felly’s ability to make music from different wells to produce work that is distinct from his previous sounds.

The short tour kicked off in Richmond, Virginia, on Jan. 23 and ends the first week of February in Nashville, with the group making its way through major cities around the South. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. tonight.