CJ joins us with his new single titled “Gangsta.”
With a double-platinum hit single, “Whoopty,” and a new joint partnership with AWAL Recordings (SONY)/Cruz Control, CJ is now fully independent and taking control of his career, which is the new definition of GANGSTA. Featured on French Montana and DJ Drama’s “Coke Boy 6: Money Heist Edition,” on the track “Big Dog Status,” earlier this month, CJ now releases “Gangsta.”
After “Whoopty” had taken off and had collaborations with Anuel AA, Ozuna, El Alfa, Busta Rhymes, DreamDoll, and more, CJ began a new chapter in his life becoming a father; which we get a glimpse into on the single artwork. And with many unfortunate events happening in hip-hop, he wanted to be present for his son in helping raise him. But now, CJ is back and as focused as ever. “Gangsta” typically pays ode to omerta, the street code of silence, CJ wants to shine a light on the new meaning of “Gangsta” which is taking care of your family, going to school, being a standup individual, and holding down your responsibilities. Which nowadays is often lost. Support was kicked off on New York airwaves, with Funk Flex placing bombs over it for two weeks now on Hot 97.
CJ has also been able to sustain his fanbase having over 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 500k monthly listeners on Pandora, and over 600 million views. And back in September, CJ got a huge co-sign from one of the legends of Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg, who posted a picture with CJ in Italy on Instagram and labeled him “the next Superstar.” Stay tuned as more new music will be released throughout the course of this year.