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Kobie Dee Announces New EP ‘Chapter 26’

“I want people to feel inspired and motivated to overcome any situation they face in life at whatever chapter they’re in”

Kobie Dee

Gracie Steindll

Kobie Dee has announced a new EP, Chapter 26.

The Sydney-based Gomeroi rapper and artist will drop his latest project on July 26th.

According to a press release, Chapter 26 “captures the contrasting realities of Dee’s current life stage through a stream of stories that are all at once vulnerable and visceral… From young man to fatherhood, rapper to artist and role model to leader, Kobie navigates vulnerability and strength, to beat self-doubt and find confidence – each day building a strong vision and legacy.”

Dee’s EP is set to feature guest turns from Stan Walker, Miss Kaninna, Zia Jade, and more artists helping him to tell his story.

Chapter 26 is a journey through my life, from being a young Blak man in Australia, to becoming a father and navigating fatherhood from a place of having an absent father myself. To then meeting my fiancé and having my second child, starting to grow my family, then navigating my way through my career at this point in time and being conscious of the time that I have right now and how I’m going to use it,” Kobie shares.

“All of the stories I share can be traced right back to my area [Bidjigal Land in South East Sydney], a place that holds some of my biggest lessons and some of my best memories. I want listeners to be educated on the subjects I’m talking about and to start discussions. I want people to feel inspired and motivated to overcome any situation they face in life at whatever chapter they’re in.”

Dee has been busy this year prior to his EP announcement, dropping recent single “Warriors & Storytellers” (listen below), a celebratory nod to his achievements over the years, and performing at the UK’s Great Escape Festival.

Last year, Dee gave Rolling Stone AU/NZ behind the scenes insight into his stunning music video for his collaborative single with Walker, “Father’s Eyes”.

The clip, which was filmed on unceded Bidjigal Land, opened with Dee and Walker discussing their culture, their upbringing, and the future of their respective mobs, before portraying fathers from Māori and Aboriginal communities coming together with family and friends to centre and celebrate shared paternal experiences and bonds.

Kobie Dee’s Chapter 26 is out July 26th via Bad Apples Music (pre-save/pre-order here).