Emanating so brightly from Brooklyn, NY, Kobie was destined to be a game-changer. Spending his childhood in this environment has proved more beneficial than not for this young artist, as he was able to take his surroundings and learn from them rather than being a part of it. Through his tenacity, he was able to conquer every deterrent thrown in front of him. At a very young age, he realized his life’s purpose to become an artist that will change the world positively with the power inside of him. His biggest challenge was embracing himself, his power, and his potential. Understanding these aspects of himself, allowed him to unlock his true potential to create music that is true to who he really is. The process of full embrace has been a constant journey that he finds himself on. His first encounter in this career path was singing for family and friends and confidently dominating the show. His mother recaps Kobie getting upset as a child when his favorite song came on and other people sang along. In middle school, he would sing around his friends and they would constantly encourage him to go sing in the upcoming talent show. His performance concluded with a standing ovation from the crowd. Kobie signals that moment as his coming of age. The rush of energy he received from the crowd was unmatched. He wanted to continue to engage in that exchange of energy and take it to the next level to help elevate people in that space.
During the development of his artistry, Kobie faced several resistances and impediments in this very competitive career path. He overcame opposition by facing it head-on. One acronym he holds dear is F.A.I.L., which means: ” First Attempt In Learning“. Using this, he has learned to accept failures and not be ashamed or feel guilty but to embrace the feeling and seek wisdom in the lesson. This learning process is extremely helpful to overcome anything in his pursuit of self-awareness and personal growth in life. In 2018, Kobie released his first single, “Skip,” and followed up with an EP entitled Better Days in 2019. His social following skyrocketed as the world began to pay attention. To maintain his new-found fame, Kobie started releasing several remixes to other artist’s songs on Soundcloud and YouTube and solidified his name in the R&B conversation.
The following year is when he began to see the fruits of his labor by securing the opening act position for award-winning artists like Omarion, Swizz Beats, Justine Skye, PnB Rock and more. More notably, he was one of the few independent artists selected to perform at the notorious BET Awards. In such a short time, the independent soloist was now undeniable. Catching the ear of Dutch DJ, Afrojack, his partner company LDH flew Kobie out to Japan to get the first take of the young phenom. Currently, you can find Kobie’s music on all streaming sites and he is working on new music for 2021.