Just 8 months ago, in the midst of complete uncertainty, Staten Island rapper CJ rose to stardom. With a viral song, a Billboard hit and a record deal later, the upcoming hip-hop artist has now teamed up with Latin mega-stars Anuel AA and Ozuna to debit his cross over into the Latino music scene.
Formally known as Christopher Daniel Soriano Jr., the now hip-hop sensation is not new to the rap game. According to an interview with Billboard Magazine, his passion for music kicked off in his teenage years, putting out music on his own via YouTube and SoundCloud. It was just last year, however, that the now-24-year-old entered our radar with the chart-topping single “Whoopty.”
The drill single that sampled the Bollywood hit “Sanam Re,” and was produced by Cyprus native Pxcoyo, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart and hit the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in January. It also secured him his first-ever deal with Warner Records.
Since then, CJ has been co-signed by artists such as Cardi B, 50 Cent, French Montana, and Busta Rhymes. Now, he’s getting the same praise on the Latin side, already landing major collaborations with Reggaeton hit-makers Anuel, Ozuna, Farruko and the Dominican Republics biggest Dembow artist El Alfa, to name a few.
So, as a prelude to the soon to come catalogue of Spanish hit, the artist has delivered us the “Whoopty Latin Remix,” supported by Warner Music Latin. And, I must say…it’s a bop!
We eagerly look forward to CJ’s EP, Loyalty Over Royalty Deluxe, which will feature three bonus tracks. The EP is also said to feature Latin records, which the rapper says he will fuse with elements of drill music.
In the meantime, stream “Whoopty” below, and watch the music video for “Whoopty Latin Mix (ft. Anuel AA & Ozuna)” above!