Detrooklyn's Finest: Amir Obé Interviewed
“Anyone that puts raw emotion into their music, that’s what I like,” 27-year-old singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Amir Obé states, as he takes some time to chat in the midst of his busy schedule in our capital.
After a false start under the guise of Atlantic records signee Phreshy Duzit, Obé went back to the drawing board in 2011. Since then he’s founded his Neighborhood PHCK$ collective and released a number of acclaimed mixtapes that would lead to a new record deal with iconic label Def Jam in November last year.
“Their cultural relevance and the fact they’ve been so selective about which artists they have on their roster,” he says. “Just being a part of that rich history is definitely inspiring, and they’re always so supportive of me which is great.”