Central Cee Officially Releases Viral “LA Leakers Freestyle” On All Platforms
The Rising Hitmaker Compares UK and US Slang in Impressive Verse
The U.K. Breakout’s Latest Viral Moment Arrives on the Heels of His UK #2 Hit “Doja” and Ahead of His “Still Loading” World Tour
With Over 142 Million Worldwide Streams and 44 Million Video Views, “Doja” Debuted at #2 On the UK Charts and Currently Sits in Spotify’s Global Top 25
Taking over Britain with his fierce charisma and quotable slick talk, Central Cee aims to bridge the gap between the UK and U.S. rap scenes. Cleverly creating a cheat sheet for American fans interested in his home nation’s rap scene, Cench officially releases his “LA Leakers Freestyle” on all DSPs. Recorded earlier this week when Cench sat down with Power 106.1’s Justin Credible and DJ Sour Milk, the new freestyle provides a veritable dictionary for those who wish to know what separates the “trenches” from the “ends,” ultimately proving that the streets in both countries are not so different after all: “We say ‘Cash, Ps, Racks, Gs,’ we don’t really call them bands/In L.A, it’s Escaladess, in the ends, it’s Mercedes Vans/Watch my back, I’m paranoid/That’s what I mean when I say that I’m prang.” Earning praise from outlets like The FADER, REVOLT, HotNewHipHop, and many more, the video of the freestyle racked up over 700k views in its first two days and reached YouTube’s all-categories trending chart.
The new freestyle arrives hot on the heels of “Doja,” the rapper’s viral smash. The track marked a huge moment, as Central Cee became the first ever UK artist to have a video directed by the iconic Cole Bennett, and hosted on Lyrical Lemonade. To date, “Doja” racked up over 140 million streams, and over 44 million views on its YouTube video. The song debuted at #2 on the UK’s Official Charts and it currently sits on the chart at #12. The song is a worldwide smash, marking his highest charting positions in Australia, Germany, Benelux, and more, and reaching Spotify’s Top 10 Daily Plays in 21 markets. The song reached Shazam’s Global Top 100 chart, peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Global 200 songs chart (it currently sits at #45), and tore up TikTok to the tune of over 750k video creations.
The 23-year-old artist rides a cresting wave of momentum to his “Still Loading World Tour.” Kicking off in October, the “Still Loading World Tour” starts in the United States, where Cench will perform his first-ever American headlining dates, before heading to Europe on October 31st. The tour culminates in London on November 22nd, as Cench headlines a special show at the historic Alexandra Palace. Australian fans should stay tuned for the announcement of dates in Melbourne and Sydney. Several dates, including New York and London, are already sold out, and the rest are selling fast.
With an international appeal and high anticipation around his every move, Central Cee is the UK’s hottest and most followed rapper, with a social audience of over 8 million, and an awe-inspiring 2 Billion global artist streams. Transcending the UK rap scene, 65% of Central Cee’s fans are outside of the UK, with him regularly charting across the globe.
Earlier this year, the West London hailing rapper whipped up a frenzy with the release of his critically acclaimed 23 mixtape – a project that debuted at Number 1 in the UK official charts, and followed on from 2021’s Wild West, which was the highest selling British debut project of the year.
Accolades are numerous for this high-flying young artist. Following on from his chart-scaling single and platinum viral hit “Obsessed With You,” Cench released a GRM Daily Duppy, which went on to be the highest charting in history. Earning a stellar position in 2022’s BBC Sound Poll, Central Cee consequently received an astounding three Brit Award nominations – for Best New Artist, Best Song and Best British Hip Hop, Rap, Grime act. Not forgetting his feature on the platinum-certified “Overseas” with D-Block Europe, which was one of 2022’s highest selling UK Rap singles.
A keen fashion head, Cench has previously dropped a limited run of merch in collaboration with UK Streetwear brands Corteiz, and Trapstar, both of which sold out in minutes.
With co-signs from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NME, Clash, Complex, Crack, Lil Baby, Big Sean, Wizkid, Jacquemus, Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh and Drake, Central Cee is the biggest name of the moment and impossible to ignore.
“STILL LOADING WORLD TOUR” DATES:
tba – Melbourne, AU
tba – Sydney, AU
October 12 – Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
October 13 – Toronto, ON, The Phoenix Concert Theater
October 18 – New York, NY, Gramercy Theatre
October 19 – Boston, MA, Brighton Theatre
October 21 – San Francisco, CA, New Parish
October 23 – Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
October 31 – Madrid, ES, Sala La Piqui
November 1 – Barcelona, ES, Razzmatazz 2
November 2 – Milan, IT, Fabrique
November 4 – Zurich, CH, Komplex 457
November 5 – Lyon, FR, Le Transbordeur
November 7 – Paris, FR, Le Trianon
November 8 – Esch Alzette, LU, Rockhal
November 10 – Amsterdam, NL, Melkweg
November 11 – Antwerp, BE, Trix
November 13 – Berlin, DE, Heimathafen Neukölln
November 14 – Copenhagen, DK, Vega Main Hall
November 16 – Oslo, NO, Rockefeller
November 17 – Stockholm, SE, Fållan
November 20 – Dublin, IE, 3Olympia Theatre
November 22 – London, UK, Alexandra Palace