- 18 Oct 19
The Polish-born, Irish-raised rapper and producer returns with the follow-up to 'Cry For Me'.
Following the release of his Youth EP earlier this year, Irish hip-hop artist Active has returned with his up-beat new single, 'No Object'.
Featuring polished production and an energetic flow that pays homage to Logic and Kendrick Lamar, 'No Object' includes a sample from the late philosopher Alan Watts' iconic 'What If Money Was No Object?' speech.
"[That speech] really inspired me," Active reveals in a statement, "So much that I even did a presentation on it for my Junior Cert. It's also initially what inspired me to start making music."
"In the beginning stages of writing this song, I noticed a recurring subject matter: working and earning minimum wage to make ends meet," he continues. "So I decided to sample the speech itself and develop the song further, and ask the question: 'If money was no object, what would you be doing?' I wanted to motivate people to pursue their dreams in a non-corny way. I feel like this song succeeds in just that."
Born Maksymilian Skiba in Nakło nad Notecią, Poland, Active emigrated to Ireland, alongside his parents at the age of one. Growing up in a border town, he found his creative outlet in hip-hop, and was inspired by Logic, J.Cole, NF and Kendrick Lamar.
Following his previous single 'Cry For Me', released earlier this year, 'No Object' spells an exciting new direction in Active's sound, and marks him as one of the most convincing emerging voices in the Irish hip-hop boom.
Listen to 'No Object', produced by Conor Eiffe and mixed by Adam Wong, below: