Kobbie has been creating and performing music for most of his 26 years. Starting in his dad’s basement turned makeshift studio, the DMV’s own has gone on to open for icons like Ghostface Khillah, and contemporaries like Big Sean and Logic. His first album dropped in March, The Cornerstone, and from it’s smooth, jumping, confident-just-touching-cocky sound, it’s certainly not his first project. Though still building, the singer-rapper-songwriter is in his bag on the album, a perfect display of his ability to blend rap and R&B. He’s certainly not the first to fuse those genres, but with his distinct gritty and yet luxurious sound, he is definitely the next. With The Cornerstone out since March and a laundry list of performances, visuals, and projects forthcoming, Kobbie is poised to break out of the DMV. It’s his time and we’re excited to watch.