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OMB Peezy Levels Up With His First ‘Gangsta Grillz’

A rite of passage can be understood as any important act or event that serves to mark a transition from one stage of life to another. One of hip-hop’s equivalents to a rite of passage is Gangsta Grillz. The iconic, DJ Drama-curated mixtape series helped to further cement the likes of Lil Wayne, Jeezy, Pharrell Williams and others as rap greats. Gangsta Grillz even inspired Tyler, the Creator to take it up a notch with his most recent Grammy Award winning album Call Me If You Get Lost

Following in the footsteps of legendary rap veterans, OMB Peezy takes things to another level with his first Gangsta Grillz, MisGuided. Throughout the 16-song tape the Humble Beginnings rapper ups the ante with production provided by hit-making producers such as Hitmaka and Murda Beatz— who crafted the beat for OMB Peezy’s single “100.” NLE Choppa, Morray, and G Herbo also contribute to Peezy’s first project since last year’s Too Deep For Tears.  

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Born in Mobile, Alabama, OMB Peezy moved to Sacramento, California as a preteen. His career highlights have so far included garnering co-signs from the likes of E-40 and collaborating with Lil Wayne, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Nick Cannon and others.

Outside of steadily stepping his game up, a life goal of OMB Peezy is to give game to the next generation. “I wanna be the rapper that shows the youth the positive things, because I know everybody looks up to the rappers,” says OMB Peezy. “I want to show them what they’re supposed to be doing.”


Days before the release of MisGuided, OMB Peezy chopped it up with ONE37pm. He discussed the inspiration behind his new project, working with King Von and DJ Drama, being lit on TikTok and touring with Kevin Gates. Check out the convo below.

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What inspired the messaging behind ‘Misguided’?

Shit, I had a cousin in jail. He was like he wished he would’ve did things different. Then it’s like the OGs I hang around now are totally different than the OGs I used to hang around. They be telling me about stocks. They told me about Bitcoin before Bitcoin blew up. You feel me then? I was so young that it didn’t even register in my mind that they were teaching me some real shit that I needed to know. Now that I got older, I’m like I can’t let nobody make the mistakes that I made. I could have made some real money off of Bitcoin. You feel me? So I can’t let nobody make the mistakes that I made. I’m doing this shit for my kid and my nephews and my nieces.

The video for your King Von-featured track “Get It Done” recently dropped. What does that video mean to you?
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That video means a lot to me, bro. That was one of the last moments I had with Von. RIP Von, I ain’t gonna lie, that video meant a lot to me for real. I didn’t drop the video. His team dropped the video. I been had the video. I seen it and everything, but I ain’t never want to put it out because I ain’t want to be disrespectful to his family, his friends and his kids, so I was just waiting. I was just letting them do their thing.

Tell us about “Mufasa” and why G Herbo was the perfect fit for it.

I make a lot of pain music, so I just wanted to show people that I’m still having fun with this shit, man. Then lately, I’ve been feeling like the king of my city. I been feeling like the king of my jungle. You feel me? So Mufasa, you feel me? And you know, G Herbo has been doing this shit for a long time. He been holding his weight for a long time. So I look at him as another king of his jungle. You feel me? So I had to put him on there.

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My favorite joint is “Need Your Space”…

I was kind of scared of making that song. But a couple girls I was talking to were saying that I have songs about girls, but I don’t got a breakup song. You feel? So I feel like I had to make a breakup song. I was kind of nervous making it because it was kind of outside of my normal vibe. But I feel like I did good. With everybody telling me they fuck with it, that shit makes me feel good. It motivated me to step outside of the box more.

What was your favorite part of working with DJ Drama?

My favorite part of working with DJ Drama was just being around him for real. He’s real cool. He’s the person you just imagine he is. So being around him was just cool as fuck.

Is there anything you learned from working with him on this project?

Shit, that there ain’t no limit. You can keep going as far as you want.

What’s most exciting about hitting the road with Kevin Gates?

I’m looking forward to how therapeutic it’s going to feel.

Speaking of therapeutic, is making music therapeutic for you?
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Yeah. The shit that I can’t talk about in a normal conversation or I can’t bring myself to tell somebody out of fear of being judged or someone changing their outlook on me, I can put it in a song. It’s like a better way of being to me.

You’re super active on TikTok. Why do you think you’ve been able to be so successful (more than 324K followers) on that platform?

Because I’m a genuinely bubbly personality. I can’t help it. I love being funny. I love making people laugh and smile. So TikTok is the perfect place for me to go kill time. I can fuck with my fans and engage with my fans and shit.

Another way that you’ve been able to engage with your fan base is through your content series, ‘Hood Essentials’. What was the initial inspiration behind that project?
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Like I said, I naturally have a bubbly personality. But my fans ain’t know. One time I saw a fan staring at meat a distance. I walked up on her and she was like, “man, I was so scared to walk up on you. I thought you would be unapproachable and shit, but like hell no, you’re cool as a motherfucker. So that’s what made me want to start showing my personality more so they can get a feel for who I really am. People think I carry that pain and shit that I rap about on my shoulders every day. But I want to be happy like everybody else [laughs]

I guess what, what are your future plans for ‘Hood Essentials’? Are they gonna be like more?

Yeah. I’m never stopping Hood Essentials. I cook. I do a lot of outdoor stuff. I did camping. I did golfing. So I’m gonna go back to cooking and. And do different stuff, because I don’t want to get too stuck in cooking. It’s not a cooking show, you feel me? But the show first started off by me showing y’all what to cook when you ain’t got nothing to eat in the house me. I really was just trying to show hood essentials.

Where have you had better food? Alabama or California?

Alabama, Alabama, Alabama.

What was the biggest adjustment you had to make moving from Alabama m to California?

I had to adjust to like the way they do things, the way they say things and the way they move. As far as like the slang words, I didn’t know what the fuck they were talking about. I had to adjust to stuff like how they dressed and how they wore their clothes. I ain’t really like it, but I had to get accustomed to it.

What’s one thing you want listeners to take away from, ‘Misguided’?

That we’ve been through the same things. So if I could change, then so can you.

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These Are the 20 Best Nicki Minaj Videos

Nicki Minaj is a G.O.A.T. Hands down. She’s one of hip-hop’s all time greatest lyricists, one of the genre’s biggest hit-makers and one of the most successful rappers of all time. Her influence is undeniable. She’s basically in a league of her own. 

Her music videos are a big part of why millions and millions of people adore her. Throughout the course of her reign as a queen of rap, she has been one of the most consistent when it comes to delivering dope visuals. Even the videos she’s delivered for her not-so-great songs are unforgettable, in a good way (Think “Massive Attack”). Her video game is so on point that at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, she’ll become one of only 34 artists to receive MTV’s Video Vanguard Award. 

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According to MTV, the gold-plated trophy is awarded to “artists for their outstanding contributions and profound impact on music video and popular culture.” The Video Vanguard Award is only given to artists with a legendary lineup of music videos. Prior to Minaj, iconic acts such as Missy Elliott, Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, Michael Jackson (who the award is now named after) and others have been recipients of the coveted accolade. 

Whether you’re a fan of Nicki Minaj or not, there’s no denying that many of her visuals fall within must-see territory. If we’re talking about fire Nicki music videos, there’s a lot to choose from. There are the classics like “Your Love” and “Super Bass,” as well as more recent joints such as “Do We Have a Problem?”


It’ll be nearly impossible to pick Nicki’s best video, so we saved ourselves some frustration and instead compiled a list of her top music videos. These are the 20 best Nicki Minaj Videos.

“Your Love”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

According to Nicki, she wanted to “tell a love story” with the video for her breakthrough hit. “It’s just kinda liking a guy, where he’s not really for you to like — the forbidden fruit,” she said. “And me and this other girl happen to like him and we go to war.”

“Super Bass”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

Colorful, fun, and catchy, the “Super Bass” video is everything you would expect in a video for a huge pop song.

“Did It On ‘Em”
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

This video features behind-the-scenes footage and clips of Nicki performing during the I Am Still Music Tour.

“Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake
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Year released: 2010

Album: Pink Friday

The video for the Grammy nominated single was fresh out of a fairy tale.

“The Creep” featuring Nicki Minaj & John Waters
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Year released: 2011

Album: Turtleneck & Chain

Nicki is caught creeping in a locker for her collab with the Lonely Island boys.

“Stupid Hoe”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

“Stupid Hoe” is perhaps one of Minaj’s most controversial videos. The explicit video features Minaj calling out her haters.

“Starships”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

“Starships” is another popular video from Minaj. The video features Minaj dancing on a beach in an energetic and fun atmosphere.

“Right by My Side”
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Nas appears as Nicki Minaj’s love interest in this video.

“The Boys” featuring Cassie
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Year released: 2012

Album: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up

“Lookin Ass”
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Year released: 2014

Album: Young Money: Rise of an Empire

“Anaconda”
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Year released: 2014

Album: The Pinkprint

“Only” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown
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Year released: 2014

Album: The Pinkprint

“Feeling Myself” featuring Beyoncé
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Year released: 2015

Album: The Pinkprint

“Chun-Li”
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Year released: 2018

Album: Queen

“Barbie Dreams”
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Year released: 2018

Album: Queen

“Fefe” 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz
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Year released: 2018

Album: Dummy Boy

6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s hit song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is certified 8x platinum.

“Megatron”
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Year released: 2019

Album: N/A

Nicki brings the basement bashment vibes in the video for her reggae-sampling hit.

“Do We Have a Problem?” featuring Lil Baby
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Year released: 2019

Album: N/A

Nicki links up with Lil Baby to make a movie.

“We Go Up” featuring Fivio Foriegn
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Year released: 2022

Album: N/A

Nicki gets sturdy in the video for her collaboration with Fivio Foreign.

“Super Freaky Girl”
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Year released: 2022

Album: N/A

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Bops That Just Dropped: New Ken Carson, Dthangs and Brent Faiyaz

Every week a bunch of new projects, songs and snippets hit the airwaves and streaming platforms and it can be a tall task sorting through all of the noise. Luckily, ONE37pm is here to help keep you in tune with what should be on your radar. This week’s collection of new releases includes new Ken Carson, Dthangs, Brent Faiyaz, Burna Boy and others.

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Tap in with our weekly roundup below and don’t forget to come back every week for a rundown of what’s new in music.

‘X’ — Ken Car$on
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If you haven’t heard of Ken Car$on yet, it’s okay, because you will soon. The 19-year-old rapper has been making a name for himself over the course of the last few years. He’s garnered cosigns from VFiles, hit-making producers like Southside and TM88 and Playboi Carti, who serves as executive producer for Car$on’s latest project, X. X is the follow-up to last year’s Project X. With production from emerging producers such as Outtatown, Starboy and Gab3, the 20-track new Ken Carson album features his signature sound, as well as his raps about sex, drugs and his rockstar lifestyle throughout. Car$on says it best on “Murda Musik,” “I live my life like a movie.”

“I Got A Feeling” — Dthangs, French Montana & TDot
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French Montana has a knack for spotting talent. Time and time again, he’s been an early supporter of artists before they hit the mainstream. The latest artist on the rise to get French’s stamp of approval is Dthangs. The Bronx-based drill rapper has been building his buzz with gangsta raps, becoming one of the faces of Bronx drill. His 2021 banger “Talk Facts” has over 19 million views on Youtube. Dthangs and French, along with TDot connect for the single “I Got A Feeling.” The song samples the Black Eyed Peas’ 2009 hit “I Gotta Feeling.” With its hard-hitting bars and hypnotic production, “I Got A Feeling” is sure to make waves on the drill scene and beyond. RPTTTTTT!

‘WASTELAND’ — Brent Faiyaz
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Even though it took a minute for Brent Faiyaz to release his sophomore album, WASTELAND, it’s been worth the wait. In the almost five years since the release of his debut album, Sonder Son, the toxic singer-songwriter collaborated with some of the most respected names in r&b and hip-hop to help deliver his latest album. The likes of The-Dream, Alicia Keys, No I.D., Tyler, The Creator and Raphael Saadiq contributed to the hotly anticipated project, which also features The Neptunes-produced Drake collab, “Wasting Time.”

‘Love, Damini’ — Burna Boy
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With its mix of hip-hop, R&B and of course, Afrobeats, Love, Damini, Burna Boy’s latest album is sure to appeal to fans from around the world.

“NO MÁS” — Murda Beatz featuring Anitta, J Balvin, Quavo
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Murda Beatz, the superproducer behind massive hits for Drake, Migos and many others, delivers the Latin vibes with his new Pharrell Williams-co-produced posse-cut.

“Paris to Tokyo” — Fivio Foreign, The Kid LAROl
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NY drill king, Fivio Foreign, slides from Paris to Tokyo with the help of Kid LAROl on this latest single.

“Steppers” — Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, EST Gee, Mozzy and Blac Youngsta
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The latest single from Yo Gotti’s CMG label’s forthcoming compilation album is proof that squad is full of big steppers.

“Bitch I’m Nice” — Doechii
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As always, Doechii calls it like she sees it.

“RUN” — Killer Mike featuring Dave Chappelle & Young Thug
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“Live Life Die Faster” — Hotboii featuring Kodak Black
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“Fell In Love” — Lloyd Banks
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“Throwback” — Rotimi featuring Jr Choi, Blackway
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