AMIR OBE CAN’T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2 – OUT NOW
AMIR OBÈ’s SAGA CONTINUES WITH TODAY’S RELEASE OF CAN'T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2 VIA DEF JAM RECORDINGS
ALSO PREMIERING TODAY, 8-MINUTE "ROMEO AND JULIET" SHORT FILM VIA COMPLEX.COM, FOLLOW-UP TO LAST WEEK’s “BLOODSHOT” SINGLE, BOTH FROM CHAPTER 2
Oct. 12, 2018 (Toronto, ON) - The saga of Detroit-raised, Brooklyn-reared rapper and producer Amir Obè rises to new heights with today’s release of CAN'T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2 via Def Jam Recordings/Universal Music Canada and today’s premiere of the 8-minute short film for tracks "Romeo" and "Juliet", created by Sebastian Sdaigui.
Tracks “Romeo” and “Juliet” follow up last week’s release of “Bloodshot,” the first advance single from CAN'T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 2. “Bloodshot” is a graphic look into the depths of Amir Obè's trials and tribulations, exposing the vices and demons that have plagued him throughout his life's journey.
CAN'T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 1, the first installment of Amir Obè's series was released on August 24th. The third and final chapter of the three-chapter project will be released later this year. Meanwhile, listen to CAN'T BE A ____ HERE: CHAPTER 1 in its entirety: https://AmirObe.lnk.to/CantBeA_HereChapter1.
ABOUT AMIR OBÈ:
Branded a “force” by Complex, Amir Obè was ready to give up music four years ago when he decided to pour his heart into one final mixtape project: Detrooklyn, named in honor of the two cities that raised him, was the critically acclaimed result. Fellow Detroit native Big Sean called. Drake’s manager reached out, and a song Amir co-produced, “Star 67,” appeared on Drake’s surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (February 2015). Amir’s two subsequent indie mixtapes, Happening in the Grey Area (2015) and Won’t Find Love in the Hills (2016), sent a tremor through the music industry, as XXL commended his commitment to “substance over selling out,” and Fader praised his music as “dreamy, sad and sensuous.” Def Jam reacted swiftly, and Amir’s signing was announced in December 2016. “To contribute to a legacy and brand that has created history with some of my favorite artists is a blessing,” he told Billboard. “Def Jam prides itself on authenticity and I couldn’t have found a better home."
Amir’s Def Jam signing was celebrated with the video premiere of his new single, "No Peace" and the track was included on Def Jam’s pre-Xmas compilation, Direct Deposit, Vol. 1. His debut EP, None Of The Clocks Work (March 2017), including "Wish You Well" was sonically rich, awash with dark synths and thunderous drums, brimming with vulnerability and emotional sincerity. Amir’s 6-city U.S. tour in August made stops, in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Growing up the son of a father with a PhD in education and a pianist mother, Amir Obè has found himself a devoted legion of fans who’ve felt disconnected from the constant braggadocio and emotional void in mainstream urban music. In being himself, flaws and all, he’s actually given them the confidence to do the same.