Civil TV: OMB Peezy – “Welcome To My Neighborhood: Alabama”
by Lupe LLerenas
OMB Peezy merges his Alabama roots with his Sacramento upbringing, making street-minded music that boasts substance and swagger.
Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1997 and part of a musical family, Peezy started rapping at age 12, soaking up Southern rap influences while developing his own style. Peezy was still in his teens when he started to make serious waves with his music, dropping the blistering single “Lay Down” in 2016. The track caught the attention of many, including Nef the Pharaoh, who played the track for Bay Area legend E-40. E-40 then signed Peezy to his 300 Entertainment/Sick Wid It label.
Relocating to Sacramento, Peezy released the singles “When I Was Down” and “Porch” in 2017 before releasing his debut EP, Humble Beginnings, later that year. 2018 brought a bevy of singles as well as the mixtape Young & Reckless, a collaboration with Sherwood Marty, and Peezy’s own mixtape, Loyalty Over Love. Finally, in April 2019, he made his full-length debut with the album Preacher to the Streets. Fast forward to 2020, he partnered with Georgia producer DrumDummie for the project In the Meantime and most recently, his latest album Too Deep For Tears.
We recently hung out with OMB Peezy for our latest episode of “Welcome To My Neighborhood” on #CivilTV. In this episode, he took around his hometown, talked about the lessons he’s learned growing up in Mobile, Alabama, his music career, and so much more.
Check out our exclusive “Welcome To My Neighborhood” episode featuring OMB Peezy in the video above and be sure to stay tuned for more!