Canadian hip hop artist Ceesar released Hustle & Passion today, his debut, independent EP, and it’s a fresh mix of R&B and pop, with a trance-like vocal style.
The EP opens with “About You”, a smooth hip hop track with a leisurely, danceable beat, and it’s a solid introduction to the artist’s mood and sound.
Ceesar’s lead single, “Day 2 Day”, stands out though as the artist’s best track, blending great beats, and a retro synth rhythyms, with his upbeat vocals. The production is slick, and the song is dynamic, with a vocal and lyrical style that’s addictive.
“Whatever path you’re walking, there’s a lot of little shiny objects that can distract you,” he said, “but day-to-day, if you work on yourself, you have better chances of achieving your goals.”
Ceesar has spent the last two years working on his music, developing his style, and preparing to release this EP.
“Practice, repetition, pushing limits, all that translates to not only musical learning, but the discipline of learning in general.”
“I literally had no vocal training prior to February 2019, but the skills I developed as an entrepreneur apply to both the craft and the business of music, and to working with others. My recording process is very collaborative, and I’m never afraid to ask for advice and mentorship along the way and try different things. That’s how I learn and how I’ll get better as an artist.”
The EP also features tracks “I Need You”, “Make It”, “Drunk Textin'” (another favourite, thanks to the beat and the killer piano), and “All Me”, a heavily Spanish-influenced track that’s saucy and fun.
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