At the age of 12, Charles began his musical journey by joining his church choir and going to one of his close friends studio. During his journey, the young rebel created a name for himself; P.O.B meaning “Problems Over Bitches” or “Problems Over Barriers.” To him the name is more than just a catchy motto. Armed with a creative style and dynamic flow, P.O.B is here to bring a whole new sound to hip hop.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
P.O.B: I am from Savannah, GA. I was raised on Tybee Island with my family for a while and my grandparents owned the land we lived on. The house my mom grew up in burned down when I turned 12 so we moved into the city.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
P.O.B : My mom played a lot a music when I was a little kid, her favorite singer was Michael Jackson. My family was a hands on family ,meaning they loved working for their own; not really the music type. I started recording around middle school. My first record was with a few of my friends; Brandon Jackson and David Stable . I wrote my first rhyme when I was 10, I made a lot of funny nursery rhymes with my cousin but to me it was a little more than just that.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
P.O.B: I feel like my story must be heard. I love expressing myself through music. There’s nothing else I’d rather do than make music and put smiles on people’s faces. I really believe I can change the game. I just want to show my art to the world. I went through so much in a few years as a man. I became a dad, lost a lot of friends and family in a year. I changed so much that I wanted to share my experience in this road we all call life. I feel that there is someone out there that is going through what I went through and I just want to show them the light for once.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
P.O.B: My songs are about my life and the roads and choices I made. Also growing into the person I am. I’m about emotion and passion of life in a whole new light. Pure hip hop to the next level. A brand new look of the south Hip Hop music. I feel that the new sounds that I create will pave a way for all new artists from my city and change the game up. You already got the new West coast, North, and a few from the South. But I believe I got what the world has been waiting for…that new funk .
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
P.O.B: When I was younger, my mom sat me down and made me watch this man dancing on the screen. His name was Michael Jackson. With his passion for music and life makes me change my style everytime. Bob Marley is a genius- just pure greatness. Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Tupac and Biggie Smalls.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
P.O.B : My music is a high that you will refuse to get down from. It’s pure Hip Hop with a little Rock- Reggae. Also some Hip hop with a new feel I would say. Raw like Tupac, real like Lil Boosie, lyrical like Nas and funky like Outkast.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
P.O.B : The new southern sound I produce will wake up a lot of people, my stage appearance and slick word play and punch lines are very clever on my behalf. My message behind it all is very deep and surprising for a lot of people. Some may not understand at first but still love the art and skills from this young man here.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
P.O.B : The hardest challenge I had during my music career was working on my mix tape with my friend DC Forest Fire 2 Stonner Villie. Working with another mind on a project. It was hard at first. But once we narrowed the beats and ideas, the project, in our eyes, became a complete success. Also not enough money to promote my music like I would want to. But somehow we made it happen. Funds is a problem for me but some how the work will get done.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
P.O.B: Right now I’m working on my first solo mixtape called, DTRI “DOWN TO RUN IT,” with my singles “Could The Good Die” and “No Patience,” under Razor Sharp Records South
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
P.O.B: My goal in life is to be the best artist of my generation. In 10 years I want to be on a big tour off my 3rd album doing what I love. ROCKING THE STAGE! Showing my lil girl that if you dream it, with a little blood, little sweat and some tears then one day you will achieve it. I’m really trying to retire a lot of these artists out now, but that’s going to take some time though.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
P.O.B: My fans can go to my YouTube page under P boy wonder. My soundcloud P.O.B ‘s Music.
My twitter @problemsovab
Also my music Facebook page
P.O.B reverbnation page
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