Bobby Brackins is best known for co-writing radio anthems like Ray J‘s “I Hit It First,” Chris Brown‘s “Loyal” and his own “My Jam,” but the Grammy-nominated rapper/
“‘Indigo’ is one of those hippy-ass songs that’s cool,” Bobby Brackins explains to The FADER. “It’s not like the typical radio hit that I write which has a certain format and feel. Normally, the hit songs that I write have an arpeggiated melody, they’re super catchy, very synth heavy, normally have a repetitive hook. The hook on ‘Indigo’ is just abstract, the song is based on a mood or feeling. The mood is super chill and vibey.”
Bobby Brackins has been proving himself as an architect of the new California sound for years, co-writing hits including Tinashe‘s “2 On,” and Chris Brown‘s “Loyal.” More recently, he co-wrote the hit Ty Dolla $ign single “Saved,” which features fellow Bay Area artist E-40 and super-producer DJ Mustard behind the boards. Brackins also joined forces with DJ Mustard in late 2015, co-writing “In My Room,” a collaboration with DJ trio Yellow Claw featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Young Money rapper Tyga. Brackins was also featured in a Forbes interview, giving insights on his career as a hitmaker and solo artist writing a summer banger of his own, “My Jam” with Zendaya and Jeremih. Bobby Brackins is thriving- and he’s ready to step into the spotlight as a writer, rapper, and solo act in 2016. Fans can expect a 2016 release for … To Live For.
Amidst a wave of self-made songwriters, artists and producers, Oakland, California’s Bobby Brackins is at the crest. With over 25 million YouTube plays, and international radio spins, the established soloist who has written for a litany of artists including Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, Trey Songz, Dev, Jeremih, and Tinashe, is finally coming into his own as a soloist with a sharp pen and easygoing charm.
Growing up in the diverse streets of East Oakland, Bobby immersed himself in a variety of cultures, styles, and attitudes. Bringing that vast influence to his arts, Brackins graduated a local Pop star, hearing himself on radio the night of his senior prom. “We were all getting back in the limo, and the song played, with our dates all that. It was pretty dope,” recalls the artist, who hasn’t slowed down eight years later. Following his Go Dav cut, “Ride Or Die Chick,” it only grew. “After that, everybody in the Bay area pretty much knew me, and that I made music. I’ve been pretty popular ever since.”