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CJ Fly

CJ Fly is a 21-year old emcee with a dedicated intellect and vision that emulated some of the great rappers of the 90s. Channeling his reggae-influenced beginnings, Nas' gift for narration, Tribe's swing and flow, Jay-Z's confidence, and Biggie's pride for Bed-Stuy, CJ has managed to create a style of his own.

Being raised by his Jamaican father and Bajan mother as an only child, CJ quickly learned how to rely on himself for drive and inspiration. He began writing his poetry in the fourth grade and by the seventh grade he was rapping. He attended Edward R. Murrow High School for communication arts where he met Joey Bada$$, Powers Pleasant and Capital STEEZ. The four of them would spend their school days cyphering in the auditorium and by 2011 they had formed the Progressive Era, an empire comprised of artists of many aptitudes.

After the release of Pro Era's "The Secc$ Tape" in 2012, CJ featured on and A&R'd Joey's first solo mixtape, "1999" alongside Jonny Shipes (President of Cinematic Music Group). CJ began to receiving his own recognition from his reputable storytelling on tracks like "Hardknock" and "Don't Front." The crew has since released "Peep: The aPROcalypse" and "The Shift" where he rhymes on 9 of the tracks including a crowd favorite, "Bun N Cheese."

Having grown with Pro Era, CJ has begun to focus on his respective career. He released two singles, "Tug-At-War" and "Still The Motto" in July of 2013 and debuted his first solo project, "Thee Way Eye See It" in October including features by Ab-Soul, Phife Dawg, Erick Arc Elliot, Buckshot and fellow Pro Era members. The project has received acclaim from fans, critics and music aficionados worldwide

CJ has established himself with his indisputable charm and lyrical imagery as a prominent artist of his generation. In 2014 he headlined the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival alongside Jay Electronica and Raekwon and supported Joey Bada$$ on his North American tour. He is focused on doing more shows, releasing more videos supporting "Thee Way Eye See It" and spreading his message through his new music.


My Bands Sessions

Wednesday, March 18
 

12:50am

 
Saturday, March 21
 

12:35am