EP: OMB Peezy & DJ Megan Ryte – Lessons From The Pimp
The 300 Ent./Sick Wid It Signee Shares Four Drake-Inspired Freestyles and a Collab with Uncle Murda in This Audiomack-Exclusive EP
“[OMB Peezy] is tough but melodic, with a youthfully urgent voice and production that’s indebted to Louisiana and California.” – New York Times
“Peezy’s impassioned flow makes the circumstances he’s discussing feel visceral and immediate as a listener; there’s nothing impressionistic about his bars” – Pigeons and Planes
“This kid from Alabama is the future of rap.” – The FADER
Hot 97 DJ Megan Ryte joins with OMB Peezy for Lessons From The Pimp EP, the latest edition of her “The 5” series of mixtapes. Each week for five straight weeks, Megan Ryte selects five beats for one of her favorite emcees to freestyle over and creates a brand new EP, each organized around a different theme. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Megan Ryte fell in love with fellow Mobile-native OMB Peezy’s music when she discovered it on YouTube. In Peezy’s music, Megan heard echoes of Pimp C, each rapper spitting hard-earned pearls of street wisdom in an inimitable Southern drawl. Taking inspiration from Peezy’s lyrical and vocal similarity to Pimp C, and his fusion of Bay Area and Deep South rap styles, Megan recruited Peezy to freestyle for her series. For the instrumentals, Megan chose to venture outside of Peezy’s comfort zone, selecting five beats evocative of Drake, an artist who represents the idea of “fusion” in Megan’s mind.
On Lessons From The Pimp, Peezy freestyles over Drake-inspired instrumentals, delivering perceptive bars about his travails in the legal system and his life in the hood. Asserting her influence behind the boards, Megan punctuates each track with an archived interview from Pimp C, offering a poignant life lesson echoed in Peezy’s freestyled lyrics. Featuring a cover inspired by Drake’s Take Care and featuring a shout out to the late Pimp, Lessons From The Pimp combines the sensibilities of the three wildly different emcees, filtered through the mind of Megan Ryte. The project includes “Ignorant Freestyle,” which spawned a music video that came out on Monday via Hot 97’s YouTube Channel and uses the classic Isley Brothers sample from Jay-Z’s “Ignorant Shit” (which itself spawned a classic Drake freestyle), as well as “On My Mind,” a sinister and bouncy original track featuring NYC veteran Uncle Murda. Featuring additional appearances from Lougotcash and Kacyy Pluto, Lessons From The Pimpis available now exclusively via Audiomack.
Explains Megan Ryte, “When you’re from the south, I feel like people automatically assume you’re not lyrical. That’s so far from the truth, and Peezy is another example of that.”
Last week, Megan teamed with Dreamville rapper Cozz for Aftermath of My Dreams, the first entry of “The 5,” in which the L.A. native rhymed over classic instrumentals by Aftermath Entertainment artists, including Eminem and The Game.
Nearly two years after his debut single “Lay Down” put Peezy on the map, the motormouthed emcee shared Loyalty Over Love, his debut solo full-length mixtape, in Summer 2018. Stuffed with glistening Dirty South instrumentals, Loyalty Over Love is the culmination of Peezy’s rise, with sharp lyrics about his life as a rising star and his struggles with the legal system. Whether he’s seething at inept law enforcement on the Noisey-premiered “Fuck My P.O.,” fiercely asserting his individuality and independence within an oppressive system on “Souljah Life Mentality,” enjoying the spoils of his success in the TK Kravitz-featuring “Yeah Yeah,” mourning lost friends in “My Dawg,” or paying tribute to the West Coast with the Dr. Dre-referencing and Donny Hathaway-sampling “Ghetto Boy,” Peezy is a magnetic presence, weaving his threats and boasts around hot instrumentals. Featuring additional appearances from Mozzy, Paper Lovee, and OMB Iceberg, Loyalty Over Love arrives via Sick Wid It Records/300 Ent. Peezy treated fans to another revealing glimpse when he shared Behind The Title: Loyalty Over Love, a FADER-premiered mini-doc that explains the main themes behind the album.
Listen to Lessons From The Pimp: https://audiomack.com/album/DJMeganRyte/ombpeezy-lessons-from-the-pimp?key=omb
Buy/Stream Loyalty Over Love: https://ffm.to/loyaltyoverlove // https://soundcloud.com/over-kill-peezy/sets/loyalty-over-love
Catch Peezy on tour for E-40’s “Gift of Gab” tour here.
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,” which Pigeons & Planes listed at #14 in their halftime list of Best Songs of 2017 and which Passion of the Weiss listed as their #19 for the year. In October, Peezy shared his debut project Humble Beginnings, a slap-heavy six-pack produced in full by Grammy-nominated producer Cardo Got Wingz (Kendrick Lamar, Jeezy, Meek Mill) and released by Sick Wid It/300 Ent. Peezy also toured throughout 2017, supporting Detroit artist Tee Grizzley in the fall and accompanying SOB x RBE on a national tour in the spring. In January, Peezy shared Young & Reckless, a joint mixtape with Peezy’s 300 Ent. labelmate Sherwood Marty, which proved that Peezy’s excellent run of 2017 singles was no fluke.
Bio, photos, and streams available here: www.audibletreats.com/omb-peezy
OMB Peezy & DJ Megan Ryte – Lessons From The Pimp:
DJ Megan Ryte & OMB Peezy – “Ignorant Freestyle”: https://youtu.be/WwJxEBctYso
DJ Megan Ryte & OMB Peezy – “On My Mind” ft. Uncle Murda: https://audiomack.com/song/DJMeganRyte/on-my-mind-audiomack
“Deeper Than You Think” ft. OMB IceBerg: https://youtu.be/4H67zz3MwZs
“Venting Session”: https://youtu.be/4xmQlhtNQt0
“Mind of Overkill”: https://youtu.be/KGI3cTsfUNw
Behind The Title: Loyalty Over Love (mini-doc): https://youtu.be/BlLZhznDg8o
Loyalty Over Love: https://ffm.to/loyaltyoverlove // https://soundcloud.com/over-kill-peezy/sets/loyalty-over-love
“Got You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEg8HRSuUU4
“No Time to Waste”: https://youtu.be/XbTvHXXpFos
“Yeah Yeah”: https://ffm.to/yeahyeah.OPR
“Soulja Life Mentality”: https://ffm.to/souljalifementality
“Fuck My P.O.”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JveQ2r3g__g
OMB Peezy & Sherwood Marty – “Thuggin'”: https://youtu.be/at9RHjVw_2I
OMB Peezy & Sherwood Marty – Young & Reckless: https://ffm.to/youngandreckless|| https://soundcloud.com/over-kill-peezy/sets/young-and-reckless
OMB Peezy & Sherwood Marty – “Crash Out”: https://soundcloud.com/over-kill-peezy/crash-out-ft-sherwood-flame-prod-drum-dummie // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxHxdoiIGmk
“Talk My Shit” ft. Yhung T.O.: https://youtu.be/GbJi8AHNkJk
“Pray For Me” (Adam Snow ft. OMB Peezy & Gucci Mane): https://www.youtube.
“Love You Back”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT-SWv-mJKk
Word of Mouth Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dm9zA-scf8
“The Hard Way”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGXV9m162rE
“Try Sumthin” ft. Yhung TO (SOB x RBE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ouGNwbAOg
“Loyalty Over Love”: https://youtu.be/L9y87UXQwlg
“When I Was Down”: https://youtu.be/CKAH7eSB82s
“Interracial Relations”: https://soundcloud.com/over-kill-peezy/interracial-relations