The Rise Of Central Cee: From Bush to Boston, He’s Still Loading!
9 Aug 2022
With the news of his highly anticipated world tour later this year, the 23 year old West London born and raised rapper has come a long way. Infatuated with music from a youthful age and recording songs since 14 years old, Central Cee does not consider himself a newcomer. Tracks such as ‘Molly‘ and ‘Day in the life‘ are what sprung him into the UK charts, and hit single ‘Loading‘ stuck in the top 40 for 20 weeks peaking at number 19!
Lets take it right back before all the hype. ‘Wake Up’ was one of his first singles released back in 2018. He talks about his intentions in the rap game and that people should not be sleeping on him or his talent. He was certainly manifesting something big, spring forward a year his ‘Next up‘ grabbed him the attention he deserved. Although, both sound very different to the artist we know now. This is where ‘Mad about Bars’ comes into play, in which we start to see the development of his current character and sound .
From the Wild West to World Wide!
His debut mixtape ‘Wild West‘ released back in 2021 landed 2nd spot in the UK Album charts. Central Cee’s most recent project ‘23‘ debuted his first #1 spot. Each tape concluded with tours and meet and greets that received an overwhelming reception from the UK and Europe. Central Cee’s fanbase is expanding daily with 65% of fans originating from outside of the UK. Already racking up collaborations with the likes of Rondodasosa and Freeze corleone, his European takeover has begun. Previously pictured alongside many notable artists including Diddy and Polo G, he was called in to rep Drake’s Nocta collaboration with Nike.
Central Cee has everyone talking and not only about his music.
Aside from the charts he is extremely influential on all social media platforms. ‘Commitment Issues‘, ‘Obsessed With You’ and ‘Doja‘ quickly went viral on TikTok with a combined total of 700K+ videos. Now sitting at 4M followers on Instagram, each post reaches nearly a million likes. It’s certainly evident his popularity extends beyond his music. Never shying away from showcasing his effortless style – lets take a minute for the return of jorts– his persona and character is highly regarded leaving fans awaiting in anticipation for his next move.
Still not convinced? here is a mention of his recent accolades.
His GRM Daily Duppy broke records all whilst he receiving 3 BRIT Award nominations. These being Best New Artist, Best Song and Best British Hip Hop, Rap, Grime act. His feature with fellow London hit-makers D Block Europe on platinum-certified single ‘Overseas‘ is one of the highest UK rap single’s of 2022. Staying true to his roots by collaborating with London brands Trapstar and Cortiez, both capsules sold out in a matter of minutes!
Landing himself a MOBO Award for Best Newcomer and Best Drill Act is a fitting recognition for his current achievements. We can be assured of nominations for his successes in 2022. Central Cee is the only UK rapper to link up with Cole Bennett’s American music platform, Lyrical Lemonade. Together they devised visuals for one of the most talked about songs of the year so far. ‘Doja‘ has scored 19M views on YouTube in under 2 weeks.
What shall we expect from his highly awaited World tour?
Only last week did we ask what’s next from Central Cee? After chart soaring singles, viral lyrics and tape tours he has finally reached America. The Still Loading World Tour spans across 2 months with over 22 dates in 14 different countries. This is a show not to be missed. Central Cee’s only UK show will be at Alexandra Palace in London on 22nd November 2022. Making him an even more exclusive artist, this will be a finale like no other to conclude his first World Tour.
It is extremely exciting watching him transform from a local London boy to a likely World star! All dates are on sale now and you can buy tickets here!