Cobe Obeah - Song of the Starz [Premiere]

Posted 6 years ago
Producer:
Argonauts
Album:
Song of the Starz Mixtape

Born to Nigerian parents living in Inglewood, California, Booth newcomer Cobe Obeah was raised on a musical diet of Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson, in addition to traditional African tunes. From an artist with such a diverse set of influences, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected – and, predictably, mixtape title track Song of the Starz (making its world premiere here in the Booth!) finds Obeah and production group Argonauts serving up a sound best described as “unpredictable” (confused yet?). Backed by a headphone-worthy blend of ambient synths, piano, chopped vocals and reverb-drenched percussion, Obeah shows off his versatility, tackling the time-tested topics of cash, the grind and wanting to marry Janelle Monae in his rapped verses and delivering mellow sung vocals on the chorus. Not to mention, he drops the first reference to the “Mama se, mama sa…” hook off MJ’s Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ that I’ve heard since…. oh, was that yesterday? In any case, listeners digging this out-the box jam will be able to hear more on the artist’s 2DopeBoyz-presented mixtape of the same name, set to drop May 7.

Coby Obi Premiere

Written by
Posted 6 years ago

More from Coby Obi

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

The Irving Plaza Shooting Isn’t a Rap Problem, It’s an America Problem

"People don't get murdered at Jazz, Classical, R&B, EDM, etc shows. This is a rap thing." Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh

In Which I Convince You to Listen to Lecrae, Hip-Hop’s Overlooked Elite Rapper

Don't be scared by the "Christian rapper" label, bar for bar Lecrae's just as dope as elite rappers like J. Cole. Read More
Posted one day ago by Nathan S.

Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Bernz & Jarren Benton “Outta My Brain”

Strange Music's Bernz just came through with the rap anthem to set your summer off right. You need to hear this. Read More
Posted one day ago by Lucas G.

The Gone But Not Forgotten Rap Group I Thought Might Make It

How the rise and fall of one Atlanta collective further proved the uncertainty of the music industry. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.