Emerging rapper Cee Kay releases his new single and video “Cent” today via Hikari-Ultra/Republic Records. We loved every second of this track, as we found ourselves standing up and dancing after listening. It reminded us of many DC rappers tracks, such as IDK, or Big Flock with the rhythmic flow, and a hard hitting beat. In the accompanying visual, he spits outside of a broken down old Arkansas haunt alongside his friends.
Earlier this year, Cee Kay accelerated his ascent to hip-hop’s heavyweight class with one buzzing banger after another, with his most recent intoxicating song “Drugs.” Earning critical nods, Imprint predicted he’s “geared to become a force in rap, maintaining a credo of remaining true to himself and the code of the streets.” Meanwhile, Hip-Hop Vibe crowned him, “Next To Blow Out Of The South.” The rapper put himself on the map with 2019’s Blood On My Hands. Led by “Pressure” feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again, it has racked up nearly 10 million total streams and received praise from XXL, HipHopDX and more.
Check out the video for “Cent” below.
Songs are often written about hooking up, breaking up or making up and this song is no exception.
Melding old school RNB Funk with a modern twist, This Is The Way was written and produced by Phoenix Verum after a break-up found him alone with his thoughts and in Covid19 lockdown. Phoenix took the opportunity to reflect on himself and his craft, with zero distractions it was an opportunity to put time back into himself, recharge and do what he loves to do.
Not all break-up songs need to be sad and soppy as break-ups can and should lead to better things. This shown in the upbeat, feel good vibe of the song. “This Is The Way” personifies emotional endurance, unbridled optimism, and personal resilience as we cannot avoid our destiny in life. As we listened we were incredibly impressed with the way that the track made us more joyful when listening.
All writing credits, vocals, and instruments played on this track were contributed by Phoenix. He also produced the track himself during Covid19 isolation by converting his dwelling into a recording studio. This song is 91 tracks of Phoenix. Check out the track below.
ARIA is a 21-year old rapper, songwriter and producer from Washington, D.C. He is a student at American University, and he turned down multiple scholarship offers so that he was able to focus on music while going to school. We are slowly becoming huge fans of ARIA, as he is making his name very well known in the DC area.
“To the Face” is his newest track, and it includes some incredible production from DJ Swivel, and also contains a feature from Lady Ocean. The track also has some astoundingly catchy lyrics, which you can expect from all ARIA’s tracks at this point. The song itself tells the story of ignorance, avoiding responsibility and self-indulgence. On the heels of Bleu Chanel (Na-No Remix) which amassed 25+ million streams across DSPs & feature on Spotify Dance Rising. Check it out below.