OMB Peezy‘s name has been buzzing in rap circles for the past few months and the 20-year-old artist capped off the hype by releasing his debut project, Humble Beginnings, on October 11. The 6-track EP is a joint venture between 300 Entertainment and E-40‘s Sik Wid It Records.
The entire project is produced by Cardo Got Wings, known for hits with Travis Scott, ScHoolboy Q and more. Peezy explains what he learned from working with the established veteran.
“I learned a lot as far as work ethic,” he tells One West. “He is serious. He do not stop producing.”
Prior to Humble Beginnings‘ drop, OMB Peezy’s name was circulating heavy off the single “Doin Bad” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again (aka NBA YoungBoy) and also from the success of his 2016 track “Lay Down.” But having his first official project out marks an even stronger statement.
“It feels good,” he says of releasing Humble Beginnings. “It’s a real achievement.”
As far as his personal journey in the music industry, Peezy has been vocal about his independence and not relying on others to get his name out there. But signing with 300 and having the support of the legend of E-40 has given him a welcome boost.
“It balances itself out,” he says of finding a support system.
Although he currently resides in Sacramento and considers E-40 a mentor, OMB Peezy is in the game to put on for Mobile, Alabama, his hometown. Relocating to the Bay Area marked a new chapter for the kid named Paris as he asked his friends to call him Peezy after he moved. He added the OMB (Only My Brothers) on to create his rap moniker. But even as he got connected with Nef The Pharaoh, the Sik Wid It boss and others, he says that he’s carrying the torch for Mobile, which has its own crop of talent that fans should watch out for.
“I fuck with the Bay Area,” he shares, “but I gotta rep my first home.”
Stream OMB Peezy’s Humble Beginnings below and purchase it on iTunes.