Kobie was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is an only child who was born with a very active imagination and began to write poetry at seven years old. His earliest influences included Langston Hughes and Claude Mckay. It was after reading Invisible Man at thirteen that he decided he wanted to be a writer.
He moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College, where he was an English Major with a concentration on African-American Literature. To date Kobie has written over seven-hundred poems, two novels, and fourteen feature length screenplays.
A devoted husband and father of three children, Kobie is currently working on his fifteenth screenplay and aspires to continue to provoke thought and invoke positive change through his work. He also hopes to direct films in the future. His favorite writers include Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison.