Upcoming Artist OMB Peezy Shines a Light on Southern Hip-Hop
Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer
New rapper OMB Peezy, is making his presence known in the hip-hop industry while bringing his southern twang to the front line. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, this southern rapper first gained major recognition when hip-hop legend E-40 first caught wind of his skills. Ultimately, the two hit it off and Peezy signed on to E-40’s record label Sick Wid It Records. Later, he partnered with 300 Entertainment who works with the likes of other successful rappers including Fetty Wap and Young Thug.
Peezy’s most popular singles, “Lay Down” and “When I Was Down,” gained him a following in the California Bay area. The song “Lay Down,” produced by King Drum Drummies, has reached over a million views on youtube. The song infuses the piano style of Zaytoven with the infamous Bay Area Bass to create the unique sound. “Lay Down” has a catchy hook and nice beat, but the lyrics that overlap are very inspired by the streets in which he grew up in.
Growing up in the projects of Orange Grove in Mobile, Peezy was heavily influenced by southern hip-hop music and studied artists like Boosie Badazz for inspiration. Playing the piano and drums in church, he learned about the musical art form, but his tough surroundings are what his lyrical content is made of.
Now 20 years old, Peezy has a growing following and is making moves when it comes to his career.