By NICOLE LOSEK, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Detroit origin, Amir Obè, released his debut album None of the Clocks Work, this past March.
Leading up to his big debut, Amir began his career in 2009. He went with the name, Phreshy Duzit and signed with Atlantic Records. In 2011 he released his first EP, Brave New World. A year later, he left Atlantic Records and released his first mixtape, The New Religion on his own independent label, Neighborhood PHCK$ and After Platinum Records.
In 2014, Amir changed his stage name to Amir Obè and signed with After Platinum Records. In that same year he released second mixtape, Detrooklyn. In 2015, he released his second EP, Happening in the Grey Area. In that same year, Obè co-produced “Star67” from Drake’s mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
His third EP, Won’t Find Love in the Hills was released earlier in 2016 before his December announcement of signing with Def Jam Recordings. Obè’s debut single “Wish You Well” was released early March of 2017, and the rest of the album dropped at the end of March.
The seven songed album is a mix of hip-hop, rap and R&B vibes. Obè sings “Wonder why you ain’t call yet/Borderline alcoholic/I’m trippin’ but I ain’t fall yet” on the first song, “FREE.” Later on the project, you’ll find hooks like “All I need my baby and a cigarette” from “CIGARETTE” and “I’m addicted to them yellow lights we never gon’ crash” off of “YELLOW LIGHTS” on loop in your head.
The Detroit artist just hit the road for his “Clocks Tour.” For more on this artist, visit his website: http://www.amirobemusic.com.