MoBo The Great burst onto the scene in Chicago five years ago in the most unique way possible: by being pulled onstage by hip hop legend, Jay Z himself during his Blueprint 3 tour in 2010 to spit a verse in front of her hometown. In January of 2014, she made history by repeating the once-in-a-lifetime feat, once again joining Jay onstage to spit her bars to a packed United Center audience.
Since then, she has gone about working to establish herself amongst a scene that is at the forefront of contemporary hip-hop. The 21-year-old artist has been creating a buzz over the past couple months in the lead up to the release of her debut project, “FuckThePublic,” otherwise known as “FTP,” which features Drill Queen, Katie Got Bandz and Grammy nominated singer BJ The Chicago Kid with production by long time collaborator, OGWebbie, rising star Martin $ky, CSick and others, wanting to keep the project “as Chicago as possible.” With Complex, Spin Magazine and Noisey premieres under her belt and an in-print Source Magazine Interview, Mobo proves she is an outlier in the trap-heavy world of Chicago hip-hop and eschews tracks about violence for wordplay that deals with the thirst for more and the intricacies of day-to-day life. It’s music that is at once relatable and interesting, with bars to keep the whole thing moving throughout.