All the way from Louisville, Kentucky, Bobby Lee, an up-and-coming rapper/songwriter, knew from a young age that he had a gift for music…and lyrics! “I knew I was gifted with music, especially lyrics since elementary school. I literally got into a lot of trouble for making music in some form or another during school”, said the 25-year-old.
In 2006, Bobby got into beat-making and after hearing Soulja Boy’s hit song “Crank That”, he knew he had a passion for it, and was determined to pursue it even more. “I got a copy of FL Studio 7 and never looked back. I started taking beat-making serious during the fall of 2016.” Lee started working more on his music career in the fall of 2014, and even learned to record himself thanks to Doc Genius, whom he credits as someone who taught him the basics of recording. “I was quickly HOOKED on every aspect of music creation.”
As far as musical influences, Bobby discovered ScHoolboy Q in high school and has been a fan of his ever since! He hopes to work with him in the future as well as with a slew of other artists, including rappers Z-Ro and Lil Baby. Nashville’s Starlito is also someone he looks up to – he remembers continuously bumpin’ to “Mental Warfare” when he got his first car. He also supports rising artists, such as Larry June, Curren$y, and Payroll Giovanni.
When it comes to desrcibing his sound, Bobby Lee says it’s “raw and authentic; visceral yet cerebral. It’s legitimately my life and perspective. The way I paint pictures is to give you something that you can hold onto and let it guide you through whatever story you’re along the ride for. Whether it be infidelity or loyalty, elation or impatience, you WILL understand that this isn’t JUST a song to me – it’s my therapy.”
Check out Lee’s latest single “Kourtney” available on all streaming platforms and follow him on social media (@onlybobbylee).