Original Virtuoso (real name, Ian Omavi Maineculf), also known as OV, is a key fixture in the underground Hip-Hop scene in New York City. Dropping tracks on Soundcloud as early as 2013, he has garnered a following that craves more lyricism from its East Coast rappers. The Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn native dropped his debut mixtape, 2019's 4MYNEGUSANDMYBISHES, consisting of 12 tracks that feels more like an album than a mixtape.
OV started creating captivating compositions and writing poetry at an early age. Started rapping in his senior year of high school with collective Yen Dynasty, who had close relations to Pro Era members. His first major breakthrough was with Freddie Joachim produced song "Relax Urself". In his music, the artist explores a variety of aspects of his life, from NYC hood politics and systematic racism to love, death, and philosophy. He’s a motivated and driven artist, with a witty and intelligent approach to songwriting. His 2019 single "Tip Her" features Memphis legend Project Pat, marking OV's first feature from a major artist.