Kobie Dee: Gomeroi Rapper from Maroubra Aims to Take His Music Up On a Larger Scale

Kobie Dee
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Kobie Dee, a Gomeroi rapper based in Maroubra, just launched his debut EP, “Gratitude Over Pity,” after years of hard work and he’s aiming to take his music up on a larger scale to help more people in the community.

The 24-year-old talent started dabbling in music and music writing at 10 years old, drawing inspiration from Tupac, Kendrick, J. Cole, and Easy-E. The musician comes from a Bidjigal community in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, which is popular not only for its white-sand beaches and surf culture but also for its rap scene.

With his background, Kobie Dee grew up hearing stories of heartbreak and empowerment that reflected in his own music. In an interview with GQ, the rapper said that he’s using his music to bring awareness and tell stories of people dealing and overcoming struggles.

After his rehabilitation from drugs and drinking, Kobie Dee worked on his debut album ” to self reflect on what I do have in my life.” Taking charge of his life, the rapper has also been active at various detention centre and cultural programs, where he speaks to young people about making a better future for themselves. 

In April 2021, Kobie Dee staged the South East Block Party in Maroubra, along with Randwick City Council, to showcase young talents and promote mental health awareness. The drug and alcohol-free event was live-streamed at juvenile facilities. 

Because of his work and influence in the youth sector, this Maroubra native was named an ambassador for NSW programs like Weave Youth and Just Reinvest NSW. Apart from his music, Kobie Dee also launched a “Know Role Models” podcast to highlight the work of First Nations people in Sydney who can inspire the next generation. 

Kobie Dee said that he is driven to take his music to a “larger scale” one day and it seems he’s off to a great start based on his recent recognition in the #YouTubeBlack Voices Music Class 2022, with his profile featured in New York and Los Angeles.

Follow Kobie Dee on Instagram and learn about the artist on his official site