Listen to “For Real” by Tochi Bedford and Read Our Interview


Tochi Bedford released his debut project Eternal Mob, last year, sealing his move from producer to artist. He started making beats in 2016 because he wanted to create audio while writing code for games. Fast forward to now, he’s worked with Cruel Santino, Odunsi, Zamir, Dndsection, AYLØ and many others, making a name for himself in Nigeria’s bubbling trap scene.

Eternal Mob, was a scintillating seven-track extended play, heralded by its lead single, Disintegrate, a laid back trap production with a mid-tempo delivery that featured Cruel Santino.

I just always record rarely, but after the drop, I immediately started recording again, even on release day. I honestly really don’t like writing, but it’s gotten easier and easier for me over the past year and I’m grateful for that.” Tochi said about what he’s been up to since Eternal Mob.

I’m working on a new project called “After Eternity“, and it’s in its finishing stages right now. I’m really just grateful that at this point I’m still able to look at music as a hobby, or as something I do for fun, because when it comes to music, I never do anything if it doesn’t feel right, or if I’m not enjoying myself. So this time around with this project it’s really just me working on so much stuff with friends.

For his first drop of 2021, Tochi returns with a single pack titled For Real with two tracks Frfrfr and Bands. Frfrfr draws attention to Tochi’s excellent craftsmanship of the trap sound, over a bouncy beat, he raps about being cautious “I can’t trust nobody but my mama and my brother still.”

Bands features UK based artist $hadow, it’s a barrage of ice-cold bars on an intricate production. “If you got the money, why not spend the bands?” serves as a reminder to enjoy life.

I recorded the title song Frfrfr when I was really starting to enjoy recording and mixing, and I listen to it a lot. Bands came about because I was really working on a bunch of stuff with $hadow here and there, and I just tossed him the song idea which was just the chorus I recorded. I always just make beats and record choruses, it’s sort of my thing. Cause of this I have a lot of unfinished songs. I sent Bands to $hadow and before the end of the day, I had his finished verse back in my mail.

Tochi is also a founder of the producer collective: 44DB which consists of Trill Xoe, KD, Malik Bawa, Veen, Johnson Ip, John Wav, Saint Austin, Dera, Haris, Fads, and Coby.

What I’m really excited about is the fact that I was able to produce a few of the songs on it with my friends John and Sam. With Anj here, the process is even easier cause we just blend together easily. This project, for me, is pretty much like putting together a playlist and I’m just glad I was around Lagos when I started it.

For Real is the first release from Tochi’s upcoming project which is scheduled for later this year, and currently contains appearances from Sgawd, $Hadow, Bratzbih, Tapz Gallantino, and Odunsi.

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