Gomeroi rapper based in South Sydney’s Maroubra Bidjigal Land, Kobie Dee today shares his newest single and video, “Doobs” out now via Bad Apples Music. The release arrives ahead of his forthcoming debut EP, Gratitude Over Pity, landing November 5.
Experimenting with new sounds and beats, the opening bars of “Doobs” hear a trill piano hook lay the foundations for a strong kick and swinging rhythm to set a defiant tone. Produced by his close collaborator, Jaytee Hazard, “Doobs” gives room for Kobie Dee to flex through verses in undisputed tones of confidence and assertion, further exemplified in today’s music video. Directed by Redscope Films’ Jordan Hill, Kobie’s upbeat and spit-fire bars grow even bigger with visuals, showcasing his impeccably slick performance that takes a Kobie Dee single to higher highs.
Kobie says on the track, “‘Doobs’ is something very different to what I usually do. Stepping out of my comfort zone and experimenting with new sounds has been great for me as an artist. This song is about having fun and sharing experiences.”
Soon to arrive via Bad Apples Music is Kobie Dee’s highly-awaited debut EP, Gratitude Over Pity. On November 5, the five-track collection is set to solidify the rapper’s enduring reputation as a wordsmith and storyteller. Having been in draft form since Kobie was age 19, Gratitude Over Pity is set to diarise his whole journey with gratitude, as he cohesively reflects on the experiences that have shaped him today. The EP features Kobie’s previous single, “About A Girl” which collected support from triple j, community radio and tastemakers alike.
Recently, Kobie Dee announced his five-part podcast series, Know Role Models, and launched its inaugural episode with Australian of the Year and legendary sportsman, Adam Goodes. The weekly series invites First Nations people to share their stories of overcoming adversity, together celebrating their unique strengths to inspire the next generation. Episodes feature inspiring guests, Gamilaraay man and Weave Community and Culture Lead, Daniel Daylight, Wandi Wandian woman and program manager of Aboriginal Healing Program, Karlie Stewart, Yuin man and elite adaptive crossfit athlete, Eric Brown and Yuin Nation/Djaara Senior Criminologist and longtime neighbour to Kobie, Sam Johnson.
Kobie Dee has long dedicated himself to working within his community, deeply engaged via live performance and youth mentoring programs, where his advocacy efforts towards systemic change to help reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal young people in custody and improving young people’s mental health access, is inspiring new generations. Earlier this year, Kobie Dee, with the help of Weave Youth & Community Services and Randwick Council, threw a Block Party in Maroubra’s Coral Sea Park, raising more than $40k for Youth Week 2021. Kobie is also a Youth Ambassador for Weave Youth & Community Services and Just Reinvest NSW.
Enjoy the next step in Kobie’s ever-inspiring and insightful journey, through music and life with “Doobs” today, ahead of his debut EP, Gratitude Over Pity arriving soon.