By Jay Rich
Hip-Hopibe.com Staff Writer
The best-kept secret on New York City’s rap scene is out. During the summer of 2020, a Staten Island rapper, named CJ, dropped the drill anthem, “Whoopty,” to much success. It wasn’t long before he got co-signs from the likes of Busta Rhymes and Cardi B, among others.
CJ also caught the attention of French Montana, who would eventually partner with him. Now, the two have even bigger business going on, together. After setting the streets on fire, for months, CJ caught the attention of the major labels.
This afternoon, Warner Records announced CJ is the newest addition to the label. With his deal in place, CJ is set to begin releasing several new singles, before his debut EP arrives. That project will see French Montana serve as executive producer.
Read Warner Records’ Co-chairman and CEO, Aaron Bay-Schuck’s, statement below:
“We first reached out to CJ after hearing ‘Whoopty,’ which we loved instantly, but more importantly, upon meeting him, his star power was obvious as was his ambition to be an artist at the highest level. The depth of CJ’s debut project will surprise people. Not only is the quality high top to bottom, but it feels urgent. He does an amazing job showing his dedication to NY drill music, while simultaneously emphasizing he’s more than just what you are hearing on ‘Whoopty.’”
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