|Stacking syllables at lightning speed with an inimitable southern drawl, OMB Peezy is one of the game’s most distinctive young voices. Building up a head of steam over a minor-key slapper, Peezy explores the various ways the life of a hustler runs afoul of the law in “Fuck My P.O.,” his latest single. Brimming with fury and pride, Peezy rails against police and parole officers and their cruel treatment of ex-cons who try to toe the right path: “Crackers talkin’ bout my dreads/Sayin’ rappin’ ain’t a real job/Just bailed out for some marijuana before they hit me with a real charge.” In the video, premiered today by Noisey, Peezy stows away in a safehouse, until he has to run from a snooping police officer and escape the law.
Explains OMB Peezy, “The reason I wrote ‘Fuck My PO’ is because I was having legal problems with my previous probation officer. When you’re a bad child growing up and you finally find the right route for yourself you will still have troubles that you have to overcome within the system. But there is no reason for anybody to hold you back from building your future. So I wrote ‘Fuck My PO’ because that is how I feel; he’d been trying to hold me back from chasing my dream. I felt that it was important to make the video for this song because I wanted people to know the impact he had on my life at the time.”
Born in Alabama, the 20-year-old Peezy moved to the west coast when he was 12, developing a reputation as a rap prodigy, building a following on YouTube, and gaining the respect of the new wave of Bay Area artists such as Nef The Pharaoh and legends such as E-40. In 2017, OMB Peezy parlayed his grassroots local fanbase into a national following, earning millions of combined streams on his singles like the virally popular hits“When I Was Down,” “Porch,” and “Lay Down,