His grandmother passed of a heart-attack when he was 12. She never heard him rap. After the death of his grandmother, City was thrown into a whirlwind, bouncing from home to home and city to city. What would have been an excuse for most people to fail became city's motivation to succeed. He focused on his academics and sports while leaving music on the back-burner. After completing high school and beginning college, music was almost lost, but another tragedy brought City back to the booth. On May 7, 2004, City's younger brother Ray " " Bass was gunned down near his home San Francisco. He was 17 years old and expected to graduate the next month. The previous week, City met with Ray at a local studio and discussed working on a project together. It was the last time he would see his brother alive. Determined to see his brother's dream fulfilled, City immersed himself into his craft. Researching and applying styles from all regions and even spending time in to further his cause. Now, years after the death of his brother and armed with catalogue of over 150 songs, we find City rapidly climbing up the ladder of success. With a style that is completely unique, City blends his impactful lyrics, catchy hooks, erudite social commentary and first-hand life experiences together with his enticing delivery and unpredictable rhyme patterns to form a package that is unmatched by any in rap music today.
All we have to say is City is shining! Y'all gotta check this out! If you wanna get a few snippets of what you been missin' in the rap game, they even allowed us to put y'all up on something... CHECK IT!
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