Albeit a bit shorter than what I’d typically post about on SOTB, Long Beach-by-way-of-Arizona artist Dobey Dobe’s “Last Days” is what I like to see from people who submit to the site. It’s lyrical without being snobby. The subject matter, which speaks on topics such as racism, religion, a bit of mental health awareness and general Blackness, is thought-provoking without being preachy. Add that to a video that’s artistic without being stuck up its own you-know-what and you’ve got something that grabs my attention 9/10 times.
I like that the video’s just a one-shot, one-take sort of deal because it places you intimately along with Dobey’s lyrics, which wash over you and hit you with truthfulness all at once. The production, handled by producer Tyler Phan, is solid as well. It features piano melodies and boombap drums, and those two elements together allow for Dobey to switch from relaxed to fiery in the matter of seconds. If you’re like me, you’ll probably hear this and say “dang, I want more.” I hope this is the beginning of an album lifecycle from the artist because I want to see where else he can go. Check out the visuals below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.