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Central Cee Drops Surprise ‘No More Leaks’ EP, “One Up” Video

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Central Cee is unstoppable. Today [October 14th 2022], the West London superstar has dropped a surprise EP titled No More Leaks, complete with a Suave-directed visual for the third track on the release “One Up,” a song that Cench shared a snippet of back in September. “[I’m] only dropping this cos they leaked it.”  

The video for “One Up” sits on a newly created ‘Live Yours’ channel – the YouTube home of Central Cee’s record label, of the same name, which will highlight different musical artists from across the globe. 

No More Leaks opens with the raw, open and honest “Chapters,” a freestyle in which Cench continues to own a sound and style entirely his own, by meshing together his own personal experiences with his ongoing journey. “They think that I came up quick, they don’t know ‘bout the rest of the chapters.” It’s a moment of reflection, of gratitude; but also of power: “I had a big dream from young, some shit that I’ve done I couldn’t imagine.” An inimitable lyricist with an instantly recognizable vocal, Cench reveals how far he’s come: “The show that I done today, is more than my parent’s life savings.” Constantly growing and learning through his craft, Central Cee’s music has allowed him to travel the globe: “I thought that my life was hard till i went to the orphanage in Lagos,” he explains, reflecting on his first trip to Nigeria, where he played to a packed out stage at Homecoming in Lagos; touched by the enormous and engaged fan response so far away from home. 

The EP continues with the aptly named “Bumpy Johnson,” on which Cench touches on his global success and incomparable journey, as well and his focus on making connections and collaborations across Europe: “made a French connection, see the blue print working, now they go Paris as well.” A note to his fellow artists that it’s impossible to recreate his path. His journey is of his design – live yours, not mine.

No More Leaks lands just ahead of the “Still Loading World Tour,” which continues (after starting with dates in Australia and New Zealand) in Madrid, Spain, on October 31st. The tour culminates in London on November 22nd, where Central Cee will play a highly anticipated headline homecoming show at the historic Alexandra Palace. 

In Summer 2022, Cench released his viral smash single “Doja, a track that marked a huge moment, as he became the first ever UK artist to have a video directed by Cole Bennett, and hosted on the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel. Since then, “Doja” has racked up over 250 million global streams and Cench became the first UK artist to have the most streamed hip hop track globally on Spotify in one week, also landing a #2 debut on the UK Official Charts

With an international appeal and high anticipation around his every move, Central Cee is the UK’s hottest and most followed rapper, with a social audience of over 8 million, and an awe-inspiring 2 Billion global artist streams. Transcending the UK rap scene, 65% of Central Cee’s fans are outside of the UK, with him regularly charting across the globe. His recent LA Leakers freestyle has become the second most viewed on their youtube channel this year, with over 3.3 million views. 

At the top of 2023, Central Cee whipped up a frenzy with the release of his critically acclaimed 23 mixtape – a project that debuted at Number 1 in the UK official charts, and followed on from 2021’s Wild West, which was the highest selling British debut project of the year. 

Accolades are numerous for this high-flying young artist. Following on from his chart-scaling single and platinum viral hit “Obsessed With You,” Cench released a GRM Daily Duppy, which went on to be the highest charting in history. Earning a stellar position in 2022’s BBC Sound Poll, Central Cee consequently received an astounding three Brit Award nominations – for Best New Artist, Best Song and Best British Hip Hop, Rap, Grime act. Not forgetting his feature on the platinum-certified “Overseas” with D-Block Europe, which was one of 2022’s highest selling UK Rap singles.

 Central Cee is without a doubt the biggest name of the moment and impossible to ignore. 

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DUSTY LOCANE Sends A Message with ‘CATCH DA FLU’ EP

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DUSTY LOCANE took the Five Boroughs by storm with his rumbling bass delivery and merciless rhymes. Capping off a torrent of activity from the Canarsie native, DUSTY shares CATCH DA FLU, a purposeful and powerful six-track EP. CATCH DA FLU arrives as DUSTY turns himself into the authorities, and the EP vibrates with the intensity of a rising artist making the most of his freedom. Featuring the breathless flows and gravelly melodies that made DUSTY one of Brooklyn’s biggest stars, CATCH DA FLU (named after DUSTY’s home borough of Canarsie, or Da Flu, and his “FLU GANG,” which he introduced in a recent song) is blessed with a heightened lyrical clarity, as DUSTY processes his feelings and flexes his muscles. CATCH DA FLU is available on all platforms via EMPIRE.

DUSTY speaks on his issues with the determined opening track “TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS,” as he makes clear that he values loyalty above all else, and spits cold hard facts about his status as one of the hottest rappers in the city: “I went from nothin in my bank account to $40k for a show/And  it’s 25 for the feature/Send my demons like I’m grim reaper/I was the one makin’ all the plays, y’all n****s stuck in the bleachers.” He concludes the song with a statement of faith in his 95MM associates, who he knows will hold it down while he’s away. The six-track effort includes additional highlights including the wavering and infectious “NO VACCINE,” as DUSTY promises that there’s nothing that can stop his FLU GANG, and the contemplative “MY WAY,” in which DUSTY channels another NYC native icon and promises that DUSTY’s current situation won’t stop him from lifting his friends and family out of poverty.

CATCH DA FLU arrives in the wake of NIGHTMARE ON DA FIFTH, a sinister project that dropped on Halloween. The new tape continues to cement the Canarsie native’s chokehold on the Brooklyn drill scene, while also taking the time to showcase the talents of DUSTY’s 95MM crew, including 3KizzyKajun Waters, who recently teamed with DUSTY for the new banger “Chevelle,” SFIV5Stelly Hundo, and OMB Jay Dee. Home to highlights like PRESSURE” and FLU GANG,” and the buzzing single ROLANDO 2 (Catch The Rain)” (1.1 million views in 2 weeks), NIGHTMARE ON DA FIFTH is available everywhere via EMPIRE.

NIGHTMARE ON DA FIFTH was the latest rung in DUSTY LOCANE’s ladder to stardom. He recently teamed up with his EMPIRE associates Rah Swish, OnPointLikeOP, and Ron Suno for the fierce SAY DAT EP,  home to peerless posse cuts like BUST DOWN” (1.2 million views) and “ANGELS & DEMONS” (1.1 million views). Earlier in the year, DUSTY dropped the ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN EP, which collected each installment of DUSTY, “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN ”  singles, including the recent “ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN Pt. 3 (BEEN ROLLIN),” it’s TikTok-viral predecessor, and the GOLD certified original. The EP also featured his second-ever single, “Rolando (Caught In The Rain),” which generated hundreds of millions of streams across platforms.

Though he’s stepping away from the game for a while, DUSTY doesn’t see his situation as a setback–he’ll be back soon enough, focused and stronger than ever, as he continues his mission to elevate to A-List status.

“WHAT DON’T KILL ME MAKES ME 95 TIMES STRONGER,” said DUSTY on Instagram. “TO ALL MY REAL SUPPORTERS AND FANS ITS MORE ON DA WAY VERY SOON

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Ferg Co-Signed Antha Pantha Salutes the Real With Her Charismatic Debut Single

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Bursting out of Harlem with bottomless bars, rapper Antha Pantha has no patience for fakeness. Making a ferocious first impression with her impressive debut single, the “Scrilla Hill” native shares “Real B*tches.” Announcing herself with a fierce growl before launching into her first verse, Antha Pantha dazzles with an animated delivery over triumphant horns and fast-paced 808s, alternating between clipped cadences and sly melodies to create her new anthem. Produced by NYC beatmakers Tweek Tune (Fivio Foreign, Lil TJay, A$AP Ferg) and LaChaleur (A$AP Ferg, Famous Dex), the new song is an ode to supreme self-confidence, as Antha implores listeners to stay true to themselves and elucidate what it means to be a “real ass b*tch”: “I only wear makeup at a photoshoot/Cause Ion need that sh*t just to look cute/A real pretty b*tch every day I wake up/It’s too hot for that sh*t it’s ’bout to cake up.”

In the video, directed by ICE STUDIOS, Antha proves that she can command any situation with her forceful personality. The clip opens with the New York native portraying a convict, as she recruits a loyal crew of pink jumpsuit-clad inmates in the prison yard. In other scenes, Antha leads a gathering of ATVs in her native Harlem, with assistance from A$AP Ferg, who makes a cameo. No matter the scenario, Antha’s personality shines through as she enthusiastically delivers her verses.

“‘Real B*tches’ is an anthem for women embracing the perfection of not being perfect while not giving a f*ck because you’re secure in who you are and what you stand for,” says Antha Pantha.

Obsessed with music, theater, and dance since she was a child, Antha made waves in Harlem with her outsized personality and undeniable talent. Her magnetic qualities attracted the attention of A$AP Ferg, a childhood friend of hers, who quickly became a close collaborator. Antha first earned mainstream attention in 2019 when she appeared on songs from Ferg’s Floor Seats series of EPs, most notably on the buzzing single “Wigs,” which also featured City Girls. In 2020, Antha went toe-to-toe with Ferg once again on the Hit-Boy-produced “Mask.” 

With “Real B*tches,” Antha Pantha announces herself as a prodigious talent that deserves attention. Stay tuned for much more in 2023.

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Phora Releases New Album ‘The Butterfly Effect’

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After a two-year hiatus from his last album release via his own imprint Yours Truly Records, hip-hop artist Phora is back with his highly anticipated new album, The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly effect is an emotional body of work. This album tackles why he’s been quiet on the music scene, heartbreak, juggling his career and personal life, learning how to love again, and ultimately growing as a man and artist. 

He just announced The Fan Appreciation Tour to celebrate the record’s arrival. This is a four-show tour starting in Los Angeles,CA, Brooklyn, NY, Phoenix,AZ, and Chicago, IL, with free admission. Phora has a special treat awaiting for his loyal fans in each city! 

“This wouldn’t be possible without them; I just want to get back and do something different,” as he highlights the importance of The Fan Appreciation/ The Butterfly Effect tour starting December 4th.  

Stay tuned for more to come on Phora

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