Indiana Pacer Turned R&B Singer Victor Oladipo Drops Debut Album
We have all seen our fair share of athletes turned rapper, singer, or actor. Watching some crash and burn (coughs in Nick Young), others have managed to successfully push forth a body of work worth standing by. Fortunately, Victor Oladipo, a former Indiana Pacers shooting guard has unleashed his debut LP, V.O. and it's actually really good.
"I learned that I could get better at music just like I could get better at the game of basketball," the 26-year-old explained in a statement to Complex. "I learned that the more and more I do it, the more comfortable I get with it. And if I keep working hard that I could be really good at it. So, it’s pretty cool to have a hobby be something you’re good at."
The eight-song album gives 25 minutes of slow and mid-tempo bops. Putting all the baddies in a late night mood, "Lights On" taps everybody's favorite battle rapper, Tory Lanez. "Drown," previously released before the full-length project made its introduction, includes the sensual sound of Trey Songz. Spotlighting Eric Bellinger and PnB Rock, the LP includes rap-singers as well.
Following his 2017 project Songs For You, a three-song EP, this debut album marks his territory in the music industry as the sensational-sultry-soul singer. Tackling topic like love, sex, and relationships over soft-toned beats, Oladipo's sweet voice rides over this midnight groove just right.
Stream Victor Oladipo's V.O. album below.