The songwriter and producer of hip hop known as Bobbie has released his latest official album, “Rich Righteous Teacher.” The album contains 10 original Bobbie tracks for an approximate total listening time of 35 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Clever, aggressive, and with a metric ton of things to say about society at large, “Rich Righteous Teacher” showcases Bobbie as one of the most intriguing hip-hop artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.
In addition to the considerable skills of Bobbie (often stylized ‘Bobbie.’) “Rich Righteous Teacher” also features the talents of a grip of prominent performers, including: YZ, Wise Intelligent, KP, Al-One, and up-and-coming Jersey spitter Big Ooh. Beats on the record come from such creative minds as Dope Boyz Muzic, DG Beats, and Epik the Dawn.
Having been quietly released on his personal SoundCloud page, the “Rich Righteous Teacher” title track amassed thousands of listens in less than its first month. The track features the front man of Poor Righteous Teachers, Wise Intelligent, as well as another incredible veteran Jersey emcee, YZ.
Houston’s Bobbie (who originally hails from New Jersey) cites as main artistic influences Nas, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, YZ, Poor Righteous Teachers, Ultramagnetic, and A Tribe Called Quest. Bobbie’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on poetry, style, and rock-solid minimalistic beats, “Rich Righteous Teacher” by Bobbie has a little something for every true fan of the sound.
Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Rich Righteous Teacher,” Bobbie writes, “Two clear messages I wanted to get across with this album are live your life to the absolute fullest and let no one stand in the way of you making your dreams come to fruition. I’ve lost a lot of good people over the past few year, great talented artists, so it’s my mission to live for them and no matter what problems I face keep my eyes on the prize. I won’t stop until I accomplish my goals.”
Bobbie has been rapping since the late ’80s when he was known in the New Jersey scene as B-Fine/BeFyne. His crew, the Funk Family, signed to Interscope under the Poetic Groove label in 1992 and dropped a classic single, “Anyway,” produced by the Baka Boyz. Two years later, he signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings with the Blaque Spurm collective and recorded “Dayz & Dayz” and “Nonoxynol Rhyme’n” produced by the late Tony D.
Later years saw Bobbie leaving American for Ruff House Records under which umbrella he produced several East Coast emcees besides working with his late brother, Borne “#9” Humbert, in a project called Sworn Secrecy. He later produced music for a variety of media giants including Fox Sports, TNT, and the Cartoon Network. His debut solo LP appeared in the early 2000s. By 2010 he had recorded an album with legendary Portland rapper KP as the duo, Good Biz.
After a hiatus, Bobbie has returned with “Rich Righteous Teacher,” the title of which is an homage to one of his favorite rap groups, Poor Righteous Teachers.
“Rich Righteous Teacher” by Bobbie is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip hop fans.
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