“F*ck School” was the very first rap Hip Hop artist/CEO City The Great wrote at the age of nine. Without sounding cliche, the rest is history. Now coined a NY Stapleton, City matured and mastered his craft day in and day out until his music catalog progressed. To date, it includes a series of mixtapes, studio albums, and collaborations with Hip Hop pioneers and legends. In fact, once Special Ed caught wind of City’s music he signed him as the first artist on his new label SEmedia. “I was taken back, City The Great is refreshing to the ears, his realness is authentic and he strives to keep the culture and elements of Hip Hop alive.” -Special Ed
It doesn’t just stop at music for City The Great, his is true to the lifestyle. As CEO of Certified Nation Entertainment he scouts and signs like-minded artists, not only with talent but who can assist his mission to bridge the generation gap in Hip Hop. Part of that mission was brought into fruition when he linked with Kool Rock Ski of The Fat Boys to co-orchestrate the Annual Classic Hip Hop and R&B Cookout in NY, where the new and old schools come together for music, food, and good vibes. “He has great talent and is making incredible moves in the industry, he keeps me young and motivated, this is just the beginning.” – Kool Rock Ski
Both Special Ed, Kool Rock Ski, and other founding fathers of Hip Hop are impressed with Great’s ability to reach all generations, all walks of life globally via potent storytelling and lyricism that combines traditional and new-age Hip Hop with respect to the culture and elements. Be sure to connect with City The Great below and grab a copy of his latest projects ‘The Wordsmith’ album and ‘Respectfully Yours’ the mixtape.