With the release of “BOP”, the future is looking Bright for CJ. Bright Red!!
Rewind… 2020 was a great year for New York rapper CJ. Born and raised in Staten Island, New York; as a 20-year-old, CJ released music in 2017, but like most artists CJ didn’t see much success, struggling to get attention, streams, views & recognition. But after chopping it up with a friend in the summer of 2020, the now 23-year-old rapper CJ took his friend’s suggestion to get on a Drill type beat. That is when the young New York rapper’s life changed forever. He found a beat on YouTube used by King Von and Pop Smoke. CJ took that beat created a song to the beat entitled “WHOOPTY.” The “Whoopty” is a catchy drill anthem about getting money and clapping back at the ops.
“Whoopty” became a beast of a song. CJ himself didn’t have any expectations for the song. “Whoopty started picking up momentum through YouTube and social media. The song blew up on TikTok with accompanying dances. The song’s buzz caught the attention of Warner Records — who quickly officially re-released the track to all streaming platforms. Thanks to the re-release and Warner’s industry connects, “WHOOPTY” entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 97 in November and has steadily gone up to No. 25 in a matter of months.
CJ recently signed an official deal with Warner Brothers Records. CJ recently spoke to my peoples over at HIPHOPDX.COM about the success of “Whoopty” and the release of his latest smash hit “BOP.” “I want to just keep the momentum of the whole drill thing. I’m not really trying to pigeonhole myself as a drill artist, but sometimes you’ve got to give the fans what they want, you know what I’m saying? They’re looking forward to another drill song. I was like, “Let me hit them with another one.”