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TRACK OF THE WEEK: CENTRAL CEE, LIL BABY - BAND4BAND


Cee and Lil Baby
In a thrilling transatlantic collaboration, Lil Baby has teamed up with London's Central Cee for “BAND4BAND," featuring a UK drill beat produced by Ghana Beats and Geenaro, setting the stage for a dynamic exchange.

“BAND4BAND” lives up to its title, with both artists going head-to-head in a lyrical showdown. Central Cee opens the track with rapid-fire verses that reflect his frustration over a delayed flight, rapping, “I’m not in the mood ’cause my flight delayed/ So I jumped on a private jet and I’m askin’ the pilot the ETA/ Lambo’ parked on the landin’ strip, everyone in my gang and my DJ paid.” His verse sets a high-energy tone that’s complemented by the pulsating drill beat.


Lil Baby follows with his signature laid-back flow, delivering lines that are both boastful and introspective. He raps, “Bro’ll do it for some shoes and some clothes, you’ll see what he’ll do for a necklace/ ‘Rari truck, it look like a spider, it’s crawlin’ a dollar on just accessories (Damn)/ She made me wanna go harder, I like her whole aura, I think I’m obsessed with her,” seamlessly blending his Atlanta influence with the track’s UK drill foundation.



Directed by Wowa, the “BAND4BAND” video features stunning visuals of both rappers cruising through London in a fleet of Lamborghini Urus cars. Juxtaposing shots of the grey banks of the River Thames with the opulent interiors of a private jet, the duo highlight the contrast between their humble beginnings and current success.


While Lil Baby has been relatively quiet this year, making select feature appearances such as on French Montana’s “Okay,” Central Cee has been actively releasing new music. His R&B-leaning single “I Will” and the “CC Freestyle” have kept fans eagerly anticipating his rumoured album, "Can’t Rush Greatness".


“BAND4BAND” is more than just a collaboration; it’s a fusion of two vibrant rap cultures as Lil Baby and Central Cee’ combined energy, coupled with the drill beat's intensity, make this a collaboration for the records.

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