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City The Great & Hip Hop Legend Special Ed Are Bridging The Generational Gap in Hip Hop (Interview)

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Multifaceted City The Great chops it up in this in-depth interview about his new single “Day One” off his upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith.’ The BK-based artist and CEO (Certified Nation Entertainment) also discusses bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop with Special Ed, upcoming projects, and more. Listen to the single and check out the full interview below.

MJ: Before we jump into “Day One” let everyone know who you are and where you’re from

City the Great: Thanks for having me. I am City the Great from East NY, Brooklyn.

MJ: You’re an artist under Hip Hop legend Special Ed. How did that come to fruition? Are there any challenges regarding age and mindset? Or is this a step towards bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop?

City the Great: Actually, my homeboy is Ed’s 1st cousin and he told me for the longest that he would connect us. Of course, at the time I didn’t believe he was Ed’s cousin. One day he came to the studio with me and took the song I wrote and recorded that day and said he was going to play it for Ed while at Funkmaster Flex’s birthday bash at BB Kings in Manhattan. Long story short he did and gave me Ed’s number…he wanted to speak with me, and the rest is history. There are really no challenges in age and mindset in working with Ed. He’s been a great mentor and I have learned a lot about the game from him. He stays up to date on the business and the culture. He also has great faith in my grind and creations. I would say without a doubt, we are in the works of bridging the generational gap in Hip Hop.

MJ: Let’s get to “Day One” which is taken from your upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith.’ The track has a cinematic anthem vibe with a hook catchy enough for the clubs and streets. It’s evident you have a knack for drawing audiences in. Talk about “Day One” from the motivation behind it to your expectation of the track.

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City The Great: The story about the creation of this one is an interesting one…I was sitting on this beat for a while by Molly The Kid. I was conversating with my Certified Nation Entertainment comrade Itsonlywrite just talking about all the people that we worked with and knew throughout this journey that were kind of in and out. We laughed about how funny it is that when things weren’t going upward, they split or didn’t support, and now that we are moving, they all want to claim they’re day ones. That sparked my mind on expressing that on wax. I think what really made the song pop was my engineer King Bash jumping in and harmonizing on the hook. My expectation for Day One is to appeal to all audiences giving them that commercial feel yet true to the cultural vibe.

Listen to “Day One” off City The Great’s upcoming album ‘The Wordsmith’ 

MJ: What can you tell us about your upcoming album and what can listeners anticipate from it?

City The Great: People are going to get a rollercoaster ride. I have been working on this project for the past 2 years piece by piece to ensure I capture the best feel in my testimony of being a wordsmith. This project will be very balanced with the right number of features and it’s going to display something for everyone that will be nostalgic.

MJ: Besides having the backing, support, and genius of Special Ed, what is your signature move, if you will, that differentiates you from other artists in the industry?

City The Great: I think what differentiates me and other artists in the industry is the soul that I pour into my craft which identifies my true being…A person being themself is the perfect form of originality. There’s a certain energy I give listeners and audiences and I have my own sound where you know it’s me and that element is never lost no matter what type of song it is that I am on. Not only that but I keep that element alive with versatility, you just never know which angle I am going to come on a track but you will always know it’s me.

MJ: Aside from the new album release prep, what other endeavors are you working on?

City The Great: I am currently working on growing my company Certified Nation Entertainment, educating, and assisting artists with their careers. I’m also working on multiple collaborative projects including a mixtape coming soon with my DJ, DJ Bad Tha Problem (proceeding the album release). I am working on a Certified Nation Entertainment collab project with the team of artists Jae Law aka Hindrix, Pengame Classic, Chambs Taylor, Jacqui Grace, and of course Itsonlywrite. There’s also a collaborative project with Chambs Taylor titled ‘CD’ (Collateral Damage). You can catch freestyle videos I will be releasing weekly as well as working with my management team Samantha Leavell of Certified Nation and legendary Kool Rock Ski on an event, For The Culture By The Culture. I can’t leave out 2022’s Annual Hip Hop & R&B Cookout in East BK…The list goes on and on.

MJ: Wrapping up, let everyone know how they can connect with you.

City The Great: Thank you I can be found on any platform as City the Great but one of the easiest ways to link with me all in one place is on my website CertifiedNationEntertainment.com.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealCityTheGreat

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Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/CityTheGreatmusic

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Baller News Co. showcases the luxurious lifestyle | @BallerNewsCo

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When it comes to entertainment brands on Instagram Baller News aka BallerNewsCo. is one of the fastest rising pages. With a sleek design inspired by the designer feel of brands like Givenchy and Louis Vuitton, Baller News paints the aesthetic of the luxurious lifestyle.

The brand has reached quick success, getting its start only a few months ago. It now sits at over 31,000 followers with several celebrities among that total.

The highly curated pieces of content are of very high quality, entertaining, and fun. The premium photographs that are shown are of famous rappers, models, and playboys like Dan Bilzerian balling out of control. You see the lifestyle, the parties, the cars, and everything in between.

To give you an example of the type of content that can be seen on the page we’ll list a few things.

● You can for example see rappers cruising in their newly purchased Lamborghinis.
● Photos of mansion parties of people like Dan Bilzerian.
● Beautiful homes in Orange County and Beverly Hills.
● Amazing visuals of the skylines of big cities like New York City or Miami.
● Socialites riding in their ferraris in Monaco.
● Pictures and videos of self-made millionaires like Manny Khoshbin and Grant Cardone hanging out at their mansions in for example Newport Beach, or driving around in their bugattis like Manny Khoshbin often does.
● And many, many more amazing premium content to experience and enjoy.

If you want to experience the premium content yourself go check out Baller News via the link below.

https://www.instagram.com/BallerNewsCo

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Chelzzz – Poseidon

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South Florida artist showcases genre-bending sound on latest hit single ‘Poseidon’ 

MIAMI, FL – Up-and-coming artist Chelzzz is shaping the underground industry while soaring to the top with her recipe of intricate beats, bars for days and a voice that can’t be replicated. This South Florida active, event curator and promoter is not your typical female artist. This lesbian entertainer quite literally bends gender specifics with every release, and her latest single “Poseidon” is no exception.  

Born from the very public divorce she’s currently going through, the song is Chelzzz’s attempt to be more vulnerable and give listeners and fans and inside peek at what’s going on in her life. With an aggressive flow of lyrics, Chelzzz encourages listeners of her music to get busy and have a good time, while also showcasing a super versatile style that has been her trademark since bursting onto the scene five years ago. 

“I sing and rap, I’m high energy, and yet I can be very relatable, as well,” Chelzzz said. “I’m also a female artist who writes lines that are more provocative toward women. I don’t exploit women like a lot of other artists do. Being a feminine is important, but not a single one of my tracks are the same. I have one song about moving to South Florida and what I’ve gone through. I have another one that was written when all the stimulus checks were dropping. And ‘Poseidon’ is about a relationship. Everything is really different, but most of the time my music is more upbeat and more party stuff.” 

Chelzzz has been releasing music as a professional artist since 2016. Serving as the primary visionary behind all her projects, she has quickly become known among industry insiders as an artist who not only delivers great music but also brings high-quality and entertaining videos to the table. Both her writing and visuals create stories that relate to audiences all over the world.  

At the beginning of 2021 Chelzzz released her first album “Somehwere In Miami,” inspired by her journey from her hometown of Detroit to Miami. In the album Chelzzz showcases her unique and captivating town, which is a mixture of a Midwest swag and South Florida vibes. She’s been hard at work since that releasing putting together more singles, which she is now ready to release over the course of the next few months. 

“I like being different and capitalizing off my own strengths,” she said. “I like switching things up and not being stuck in one box or genre. I think that’s super important for artists, and people as a whole, to see. Don’t let yourself be labeled as one thing or let society dictate who you are. My music shares that message, and more than anything that’s the biggest mark I want to make on the world.” 

“Poseidon” is currently available across all streaming platforms. Chelzzz said she plans to follow that with another single called “Monster” sometime in October in anticipation of the Halloween holiday.

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To listen to Chelzzz’s music, or to follow her on social media, please visit the following links: 

Instagram.com/therealchelzzz  

Twitter.com/therealchelzzz  

YouTube.com/therealchelzzz  

www.therealchelzzz.com 

Pandora.com/artist/chelzzz  

TikTok.com/therealchelzzz 
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ShTj0KNdpRFwBZqtrnp2p 

https://youtu.be/KKD2odUIoQ

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