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Kobie Dee Unveils Newest Single, ‘Basics’

Gomeroi rapper Kobie Dee has unveiled his newest single for 2022, sharing ‘Basics’ today. The track follows on from the release of ‘Homebound’ in July, which got its first airing as part of Kobie’s appearance on Red Bull 64 Bars last year.

Featuring slick production and hard-hitting lyricism, ‘Basics’ sees the rapper looking back at his roots and tracing to where he finds himself now. Kobie shares stories of his early life which showcase his inimitable style as a storyteller, with the beat shifting with him as the narrative unfolds.

Kobie Dee – ‘Basics’

“This song speaks of where I’m at in my life right now, celebrating where I came from to get where I am at the moment,” Kobie has said of the track. “In the second verse I speak on where I was at before and what I had to overcome.”

He added, “For me, it was overcoming addiction and losing so many friends to drugs and suicide. I’ve lost more than 10 people I know to suicide and this has impacted me a lot. In the final verse I circle back to how it is for me now… even though these things still impact me and are still things I deal with right now, I have definitely grown as a person and I feel lucky I am able to navigate these challenges through my music.”

The release of ‘Basics’ builds on Cobie’s debut EP Gratitude Over Pity from 2021. To celebrate the arrival of the new single he’ll be playing a pair of shows this month, including a date at Melbourne’s Laundry Bar on 17th September, and a hometown show at The Lansdowne in Sydney on 24th September. Full details are available below.

Kobie Dee – Love. Pain. Art. Basics. Tour

Supported by Jords

  • Saturday, 17th September – Laundry Bar, Melbourne, VIC
  • Saturday, 24th September – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Tickets on sale now.

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