With no outside or family influence into music, CKxBreeze (producer, engineer and song-writer) began his life as an army brat; living state-to-state along the Atlantic Coast before his family finally settled in Raleigh when he was four (4). After CK’s family moved to the outskirts of the city a couple of years later, the inspiration that drew him into Hip-Hop was sparked when he was eleven (11); being introduced to the underground New York mixtape scene by a childhood friend. In the beginning, CK’s main source of motivation to write lyrics came from a few of his favorite artists at the time: DMX, Ludacris, Mystikal, Pimp C, and The Game, just to name a few. With only a love and passion for the music, to go along with his intention to get better, this enthusiasm for both the culture and his material remained thorough throughout his college years.
With CK having a natural southern background, in addition to his harmonic influence into music, CKxBreeze’s sound can often be described as a type of “perceptive lyricism, bordered with heavy bass-lines and harmonic influences”. Although some may argue the content of his music does not often promote positive messages, CK believes that by giving listeners someone relatable that holds no punches with his choice of words, people can come to appreciate his delivery in their rawest form. But to CKxBreeze, the most important aspect of being an artist is the understanding that music is an art-form, as well as a practice of self-expression, even with the negative connotations surrounding his overall message. CKxBreeze has shifted all of his attention not only towards his love for the music, but also to a brand/label (Cool Never Left™ / CNLxGlobal Music) that he’s managed to organically build up to this point.
The #919EP is an extended play (EP) set to release in 2015; with a title that correlates back to his hometown of Raleigh, NC. With its release, featuring a total of nine (9) all original songs, marks only the second solo project from the artist following his 2013 release, Eye C U. #919EP #CNL #CNLxGlobal #CoolNeverLeft
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Eye C U - ckxbeeze.bandcamp.com/album/eye-c-u
Eye C U (Throwed) - ckxbreeze.bandcamp.com/album/eye-c-u-throwed [+]