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Published on March 19th, 2021 | by MuzikScribe






Today, Staten Island sensation CJ drops a star-studded NYC remix of his massive 2020 hit “Whoopty.” Propelled by guest features from city legends Rowdy Rebel and French Montana, the song feels like a passing of the torch to the young platinum-selling rapper. Alongside this epic remix, CJ is also announcing a deluxe version of his Loyalty Over Royalty EP, out on April 9, which will feature “Whoopty NYC” and other new songs.

Of course, the song is a bonafide smash. That bubbling Bollywood sample, CJ’s opening “Whoopty!,” the delirious drill bounce—it’s all there. But now, the track’s anthemic energy is magnified by French Montana laughing about seeing your favorite rapper on Onlyfans while Rowdy Rebel growls about putting the King of New York debate to rest. They both show out in service of CJ, who’s unquestionably the hottest rapper in the city right now. Look out for the “Whoopty NYC” video soon.

“Whoopty NYC” marks the first record off of CJ’s upcoming Loyalty Over Royalty deluxe EP, an expansion of the thrilling introduction he put out in February. It follows a triumphant year for the rising rapper. Last year, “Whoopty” was inescapable, accumulating hundreds of millions of streams, making it onto Spotify’s coveted RapCaviar playlist, and peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. CJ’s peers loved “Whoopty” just as much as fans did. He got cosigns from a slew of big names including Cardi B, Busta Rhymes, and Wiz Khalifa, and publications like Complex and New York Times named the track among the best songs of 2020. With his upcoming music, CJ will no doubt continue his hot streak and bring even more attention to his city’s vibrant scene.



CJ is the future of rap. In the summer of 2020, his infectious and booming “Whoopty” rose from Staten Island obscurity to national spotlight in weeks, and with good reason. Rapped in CJ’s lean, percussive style, the track is undeniably great and wildly catchy, as threatening as it is stylish, gritty but full of promise—all qualities embodied by the MC himself, who’s since grown a huge international following and been named Billboard’s #1 Emerging Artist. The fact that CJ, who is 100 percent Puerto Rican and was raised by a single mother, hails from a borough that hasn’t produced a major rap act since the Wu makes his rise an even greater testament to his skill and charisma. CJ wrote his first bars at 7 and started recording as a teen, digging up beats online, crossing the city to hit different studios, and rapping about the anxieties that haunted him as an ambitious youth (see “On Me”). In 2018, his remix of Gunna’s “Toast Up” earned him more ears, but CJ really came into his own during 2020 quarantine. With studios shut down and drill blaring from nearby windows, he put pen to paper, writing song after song. After all that honing, “Whoopty” burst out the next time he got in front of a mic. The song was equal parts delirious, fun, and street, thick with New York slang and sprinkled with Spanish. Now platinum, “Whoopty” also racked up over 200 million views on YouTube and 200 million on TikTok, where it sparked two dance challenges. CJ’s hustle earned him a deal with Warner Records, too, and now with a slate of singles on deck, he plans to show just how versatile he is while proudly putting Staten on his back.

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