Moka Only has today released his new album titled ‘In and of Itself’ via URBNET. Thirty+ years of kick-ass-careering clearly show in this eclectic melting pot of genres and feeling with conviction and not a dead spot found.
Find a favorite. Pick a spot. those will change with every listen. Because there is a solid cohesiveness here. A vision put to record. Currently my favs are ‘Restart’ and ‘Tablecloth’. But that will change next time I listen because ‘In and of Itself’ satisfies that need that is harder and harder to satisfy in this day and age: ‘In and of Itself’ is an album you can listen to from start to finish the way the artist wants you to in that order. As it was meant to be.
About Moka Only
Daniel Denton, better known by his stage name Moka Only, is a rapper, producer, and singer, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally from Langford, BC, Moka Only’s career spans almost 30 years, including five years as part of the Canadian rap group Swollen Members, and a primarily solo career from 2005 onwards. He has released over 50 solo records, including his most recent double album “Summer 2002”, which was released in 2022.
Moka Only’s music is eclectic and draws inspiration from a variety of genres including hip-hop, jazz, and soul. He is known for his smooth, laid-back flow, and witty, introspective lyrics. His music often embodies themes of love, relationships, and personal growth. He has collaborated with many notable artists such as J Dilla, MF Doom, Kool Keith and Del The Funky Homosapien, among others.
He has been recognized for his contributions to the Canadian music scene, receiving multiple music awards and nominations. In addition to his music career, Moka Only is also an accomplished visual artist with a dedicated following. His artwork appears on the cover artwork for his upcoming 2023 release, “In and of Itself”.
The seventeen track self-produced project was recorded in the spring of 2021 in Moka Only’s home studio in Vancouver, BC, and features both vocal and instrumental compositions.