From the new rap wave to the Louis Vuitton runway, Carbon introduces: OCTAVIAN

Octavian the new French British rap artist is one of the hottest new artists on the scenes, with his unique flow and tone he is someone that everyone can’t seem to get enough of at the moment. seeming to be releasing banger after banger he is definitely making his name noticed popping up in the charts every time he releases a new track.

In late 2017 Octavian released his track ‘party here’ this tune was noticed by the likes of drake when he uploaded a video singing along to this song, this song was then to be the tune that made the rapper big and he then later followed it up with ‘Little’ which then grabbed a lot more attention as party here made him first noticed on the music scene. His sound has never been heard from by any other artist its a combination rap, drill, house, R&B & grime. Octavian being able to combine all these different sounds into his flow is what makes him so unique within the rap scene. 2018 he released his first mixtape ‘spaceman’ which grabbed a huge amount of attention from music critics swell as other huge artists. at the start of 2019 he released his massive song BET which featured the global known rapper Skepta and Michael Phantom which peaked at 44 in the uk chart making this his most successful song yet. The song was then followed up by his first album Endorphins which featured a number of big artists to feature on the album such as Smokepurpp and A$AP Ferg. July 2019 Octavian was announced as the support act for Travis Scotts Astroworld tour at the o2 Arena in London. At the end of March 2020 he released a follow up track with Skepta called PAPI CHULO which is currently sat at 37 in the uk.

Octavian grabbed the attention of Virgil Abloh as Octavian was invited to feature in the catwalk show for Virgil’s first catwalk show for Louis Vuitton for Paris fashion week for SS19. This was to be just the first of his new fashion career as he was later to then have a statue placed in the Louis Vuitton store located on Rodeo Drive in LA.

“while you guys that used to diss me for being poor by your LV belts and you little bags, I have a statue in Rodeo Drive Los Angeles that you can look up to”

After this he began to let his friendship with Virgil grow bigger and bigger that he then started posting pictures and videos of the pair chilling on a regular occasion. Octavian then started to star for Supreme and modelled one of the collaborations between Supreme and Nike and also appears for one of the brands other campaigns

Statue on Rodeo Drive

He also released his own brand ROCKO & RIOT which he launched along side Courtney MC who has appeared as a lead designer for Givenchy. The brand features alot of patchwork pieces aswell as heavy screen printing.