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Oliver Francis

Columbia, Missouri

Alex Kelly Born on June 12, 1992 , better known as his rap name Oliver Francis, is a rapper, producer and songwriter from Columbia, Missouri, USA. His biggest songs include “Polo Socks”, “Wwaavvyy” and “Yeenreally”.


Utilizing the internet and platforms such as YouTube​, SoundCloud​ and Bandcamp, Oliver has garnered a dedicated following and a number of 1 million+ streamed songs. As of February of 2018, Oliver had over 125K subscribers on YouTube​ and over 100K total followers on his three SoundCloud​ profiles.


He has had multiple mix-tapes that gained a-lot of attention in the underground SoundCloud community. Oliver's first SoundCloud mixtape was titled "Burnout" and was released August 22nd, 2016 on his SoundCloud. This mixtape featured Oliver's most popular song "Wwaavvyy" which has accumulated over 4.7 million views as of now on his YouTube channel. However in an interview with No Jumper, Oliver claimed that he no longer likes the song due to what he was rapping about. This includes guns and lean which Oliver now distances himself from rapping about.


Following the success of his first mixtape "Burnout" Oliver followed up with his second mixtape "bape music". The flawless mixtape features eight tracks all produced and engineered completely by Oliver. This really proved to everyone his true talent and capability. 


Subsequent to the release of "bape music" on Apr 3, 2017 a couple days prior to the release of his debut album "Chlorine"; Oliver released his first official EP titled "Essentials". This included songs such as "3 Deep", "Don't Do That", "Jellyfish" and "AAHYEAHH" from "bape music". Aswell as his most popular song "Wwaavvyy" from his first SoundCloud mixtape "Burnout". The purpose of this EP was to give new listeners good music to listen to from Oliver that they most likely have not heard. This was Oliver's first ever EP to release officially on iTunes.


Four days afterwords on April 7th, Oliver released his first official debut album titled "Chlorine". This was very different from Oliver's usual style, being a very melodic and up-beat album. Nonetheless, it was a beautiful album that proved Oliver's true variety he was capable of.


Following the release of his debut album, Oliver dropped singles such as "The Mud", "Gene Simmons" and "Yee". These did very well due to the dedicated fanbase Oliver gained through releasing his debut album and past mixtapes. They also happened to be on Oliver's second album "A Million Miles an Hour".


"A Million Miles an Hour" was released on October 12, 2017 and included nine tracks. The album did very well due to Oliver's uniqueness and pure quality. After the release, Oliver continued to provide singles to his fanbase for until the release of his April "Infinity Boy EP".


On April 1, 2018, Oliver released his Infinity Boy EP which included five upbeat songs and a feature from his friend "Big Baby Scumbag". As always, Oliver received positive feedback from his cult like fanbase.


Oliver has been on his Overdrive Tour with Awful Records artist Big Baby Scumbag which had stops all over the US and Europe. Oli has been constantly posting previews and hints of new music on his social media and his third album "Overdrive" is set to release sometime in 2019.






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