Happy, quirky, and nostalgic aren’t the first adjectives that come to most people’s minds when thinking able hip-hop music. These people have yet to hear the music of Isaac Peabody. Known by the stage name PEABOD, this 24-year-old singer-songwriter-producer from Seattle gives rap a new name.
Crafting catchy hooks and masterful lyrics, PEABOD dishes verses full of wit and charm guaranteed to make anyone smile. He takes on amusing, millennial topics, such as living with roommates or transitioning into adulthood and provides impressive rhymes full of not only humor but astute commentary. With his earnest songs full of clever pop culture references, PEABOD is adding a lot of fun to the hip-hop genre by making it accessible to a wider audience and filling it with a long-overdue dose of humor and relatability. Loaded with talent and infectious energy, PEABOD is a musical sensation listeners will be eager to call a friend. To that end, here are 8 fun facts about PEABOD so you can quickly get to know this new artist.
1. He Rapped About Cult-TV Hit, Parks And Recreation.
A few years ago, he did a rap about Parks & Recreation ending on TV. Adam Scott, the actor who plays Ben on the show, retweeted it! That's pretty legit!
4. His first song helped his roommate meet his wife.
The first rap he wrote was "Summer of Fletcher," an ode to one of his roommates. He and his friends made an awesome music video for the song, which led to Fletcher dating a lovely girl who is now his wife!
"Summer of Fletcher" was also the song that got him get discovered by Centricity Music, who signed him to his first record deal!
6. He's a proud millennial.
"Shoot From The Hip" is about how we worry about not knowing what we're doing, but it's okay-- no one really knows what they're doing! People say a lot of things about millennials, and some of it is justified. We do spend a ton of time on our phones and we take ridiculous Instagram pictures but we're also innovative, clever, and passionate. There's a line in the rap about how we get "blamed for the death of the napkin industry." Isaac literally read an article that said that which served as some inspiration. Originally the song was just going to be a self-aware, fun admission of "Yeah, we millennials are absurd," but then he wrote third verse that shows the other perspective.
7. He cares about sharing the Gospel through his music...
...even if the lyrics don't explicitly shout "Jesus!" It's about relating to all people and spreading joy. The Bible calls us to be joyful, and in sharing that with others, Jesus flows out of that. Because that's where the joy, love, and friendship comes from. There's testimony in his craft!