CJ FLY RELEASES AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO “SHOW YOU” TODAY VIA PRO ERA RECORDS
ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “RUDEBWOY” ALBUM RELEASE ON MARCH 6TH
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New York, NY (January 29, 2020) – Rising Brooklyn rapper and Pro Era Records standout CJ Fly releases his newest Statik Selektah [Freddie Gibbs, Bun B] produced single and its accompanying music video for “Show You” today. He also announces the release of his highly anticipated new album “RUDEBWOY” out March 6th.
With the “Show You” video (directed by CJ Fly and David Janoff), CJ takes us on a journey through his hometown of Brooklyn – the energy of the visuals perfectly compliment Statik Selektah's boom-bap beat and CJ’s borough rich lyrics. The track’s entrancing beat and spitfire lyrics paired with the video’s old-school static and tour through the city, which features his real-life girlfriend Emilia Ortiz, emphasize the message CJ is sharing in “Show You”. The scenes and lyrics introduce his past and give a deeper look into CJ’s life as he states, "I can show you where it's nice, I can show you where it ain't".
On the single, CJ comments, “‘Show You’ is a high energy boom bap classic that was created to take listeners on a journey through Brooklyn from my birth to present. It’s a preview into my life and almost biographical. I reveal things that some of my closest friends or fans may not have even known about myself and my father.”
“Show You” follows last year’s “City We From” [feat. Conway the Machine] and “RUDEBWOY” [feat. Joey Bada$$]. The singles turned heads, as Billboard proclaimed the latter as, “rowdy,” and Earmilk described it as “a patois-tinged jam” in addition to coverage by HYPEBEAST, Okayplayer, HotNewHipHop, and many others.
With a new album on the way, this is just the beginning of the CJ Fly era.
Tracklisting for RUDEBWOY:
About CJ Fly:
He shared their love for music and always wanted to be a musician of some sort. From writing poetry in the 7th grade, he then discovered A Tribe Called Quest and fell in love with the art of rapping. In high school, he met the other founding members of Pro Era and began pursuing his musical career.
Throughout 2012 and 2013, he was featured on many of the collective's projects and towards the end of 2013, he released his critically acclaimed mixtape Thee Way Eye See It. In 2016, he released his second mixtape FLYTRAP and has since appeared on hip-hop supergroup Beast Coast’s Escape From New York album which was released in April 2019. CJ made his debut TV appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this summer, as Beast Coast, delivering his verse on the single "Left Hand," and also adding a verse to the consequent single "Coast/Clear."
After touring as a member of Beast Coast alongside Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers and various members of Pro Era this summer, he’s been gearing up to release his highly anticipated debut album fully produced by Statik Selektah and according to him, it’s his best work yet.
Source Warner Music Group
January 29, 2020 1:14pm ET by Warner Music Group