Central Cee is a rising British rapper from Shepherd's Bush, West London. Born in 1999, he is of African and Caribbean descent. Central Cee grew up in a family of musicians and artists, where he was exposed to various genres of music such as reggae, Afrobeat, hip-hop, and R&B.
Central Cee started his music career uploading freestyle rap videos on his Instagram page in 2018. His raw talent and unique flow caught the attention of many music enthusiasts. He gained a loyal following, which led him to release his debut single “Day in the Life” in 2019. The song was an instant hit and showcased Cee’s distinctive voice and lyrical style.
In 2020, Central Cee took the British music scene by storm with his hit single “Loading.” The song was released during the lockdown period and became an instant viral sensation. “Loading” peaked at number 65 on the UK Singles Chart and propelled Central Cee into the limelight. The success of the song led to him signing to the record label, Parlophone, in August 2020.
Later that year, Central Cee dropped his debut mixtape “Wild West” which featured tracks such as “Pinging (6 Figures)” and “Day in the Life.” The project received critical acclaim and cemented Cee’s place as one of the hottest new talents in the UK rap scene. “Wild West” reached number 21 on the UK Albums Chart and has since been streamed millions of times on various platforms.
Central Cee’s music is a fusion of grime, drill, and trap, permeated with his unique experiences as a young black man growing up in London. His lyrics are introspective, honest and explore themes such as love, loss, poverty, and the realities of street life. His music has resonated with British youth, who are drawn to his authenticity and aspirational messages.
Central Cee has been praised for his infectious energy, electrifying performances, and captivating stage presence. He has performed at various festivals and shows across the UK, including Wireless Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival. He has also collaborated with several prominent UK artists such as AJ Tracey, Headie One, and Skepta.
Central Cee's meteoric rise to fame has been nothing short of impressive. He has become one of the most exciting new rappers in the UK music scene and continues to make waves with his unique sound and style. With his talent and ambition, Central Cee is destined for great success and is definitely one to watch out for in the years to come.