Alabama transplant and West Coast resident OMB Peezy just signed to the powerhouse known as 300 Ent., and celebrates his signing by smashing digital retailers with his hit record “Lay Down.”
The deal is through E-40‘s ever-impressive Sick Wid It Records, and is definitely a power move as Peezy is one of the hottest artists rising out of the south
When did you start making music?
That’s why I’m putting 12 songs on my mixtape. The first song I ever recorded was when I was 12. Shit went like, “Nigga I’m Perry, better than the average, cause niggas I’m a savage, turn nigga when I’m rapping.” I forgot the rest. [Laughs] I was 12 years old though.
Who were your early influences?
A lot of C-Nile, a lot of Boosie, the whole Trill fam. I was listening to a lot of Future coming up, a lot of Kevin Gates, Soulja Slim. I was fucking with Master P and them, feel me? And you know everybody wanted to be a Hot Boy too, I grew up on a lot of that shit.
You’re only 20 right?
Yeah I just turned 20 in February.
So you were really young when the Hot Boys were out.
Yeah I can’t even really remember that shit but as I was coming up my people were playing their shit. I used to like hanging around the older people. I’d go around them and just watch, I was known to be the quiet one. Being around them I used to listen to all the “back in the days” shit.
How’d you connect with E-40?
That goes back to “Lay Down.” I had posted on YouTube and Nef Da Pharoah was on tour and when he got back he heard it from my nigga Kev. Then I starting fucking with Nef and then 40 heard it and it was on from there.
What made you decide to go with 300 Entertainment over the other labels that reached out?
I was just comfortable, they were just excited to have me and I had to go with the guys who were excited to work and keep me happy. With 300, I’m comfortable. Like I’m laid down in the studio right now smoking purple next to my nigga Zeke from 300 right now.
I was fucking with the same niggas in Mobile my whole life. I moved everywhere but when I came back I always fucked with the same niggas. That’s why we made the “Only My Brothers” shit and we just stuck with it.
Are there any artists you would want to collab with?
I ain’t really looking to collab with nobody, I’m just trying to tell my story. But of course I’d want to get Boosie on some shit, NBA Youngboy. Kodak, shit like that. Tee Grizzley, he’s been going crazy.