OSHUN is a neo-soul/hip hop duo that showcases their distinct and unique voices that do not coincide with the mainstream collection. The duo recently partnered up with the legendary shoe brand, Dr. Martens in a documentary short film in the new series Dr. Martens Presents Music & Film Series.
Directed by Vincent Martell of VAM STUDIO, the 4-minute short highlights their story and the birth of OSHUN. The two of them met during freshmen orientation at NYU, both attending through the Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship. They discovered the similarity between their songwriting approaches and musical tribes, eventually forming a soulful, real musical connection towards each other. Throughout the short documentary, they share their thoughts on how their career manifested so fruitfully, eventually sharing the story about their sold-out performance at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. The short showcases a gravitating and colorful vibe that draws the viewers more in, focusing around the energy of their surroundings and what they have to say.
Watch “Dr. Martens Presents: OSHUN” below:
The OSHUN Journey
OSHUN is a stimulating manifestation. Their acoustic sounds, heavy drums, and harmonic tone connect with listeners and the spirit of their ancestors to share sweet messages. Ever since their debut mixtape ASASE YA A in 2015, they have had a diverse fanbase across the globe. Publications such as Rolling Stone, NPR, and FADER have also recognized them throughout the journey. They have also performed throughout the United States and Latin America while still remaining full-time university students at NYU. These young goddesses know how to manage their plate wisely, as this is their divine purpose. Now as graduates, the two are transitioning into the next chapter and expanding their accomplishments. This all includes additional releases on their album series, spellbinding visuals, and a worldwide tour.
The OSHUN 100k Tour features cities in the US, Canada, and Africa. For the US, the tour kicks off on April 21st in Philadelphia, PA and will wrap up in Brooklyn, NY on June 19th. Several dates will include direct support for Lauryn Hill. You can buy your tickets here.
The Dr. Martens Music & Film Series features stories of strong, determined individuals. All directed by NYC filmmaker, Vincent Martell, and LA-filmmaker, Erik Rojas, the two explore how musicians succeed and find their artistic vision. Each documentary episode features a look at the daily lives of the working artists while sharing each other’s points of view. Dr. The series has worked with incredibly talented and successful individuals and artists, including Death Valley Girls, SAMIA, Combo Chimbita, and more.
For more information on the series or to watch episodes, visit their website here.