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9.12.2019

Video: ShooterGang Kony – “Charlie 2” ft. Nef The Pharaoh, DaBoii, & Mike Sherm

The Sacramento Rhymer Gives Some Close Friends a Chance to Show Off Their Best Bars in the Video for the Second Hand Smoke Closing Track

Critical Praise:

“ShooterGang Kony is perhaps the most promising young rapper from the California capital, building off Mozzy’s confessional-style mobb sound with a buoyant delivery and his own tales of pain and redemption.”¬†–¬†The FADER

“The Sacramento native‚Äôs rap is currently some of the West Coast‚Äôs most captivating and disrespectful music. The 20-year-old can spit his confessional rhymes over any drum pattern or melody”¬†–¬†Pitchfork

“Kony transfers that wisdom into words on¬†Second Hand Smoke, his astounding new record, released last month…The entire record is infused with a Bay Area bounce, equal parts Mozzy and SOBxRBE; we get woozy synths and the low-end wallop of 808s, backed by handclaps and high-pitched snares, offering enough space for Kony to assert himself above the beat. He’s a son of Sacramento, a regional stylist able to push past his confines and into the national spotlight.” –¬†Billboard

“Unbearably funky sh!t-talk from a 20-year-old Sacramento kid named after an African warlord. God bless rap music.”¬†–¬†Stereogum

The Video:

Few rappers in the game can go bar-for-bar with¬†ShooterGang Kony, the 20-year-old Sacramento rising star, but he found three in his backyard and put them all on the same track. Demonstrating the high level of talent in the Bay Area/NorCal rap scene, Kony shares¬†“Charlie 2,¬†his new video, premiered by¬†HYPEBEAST. An old-fashioned posse cut that doesn’t need a hook to stick in your head, “Charlie 2” features top-level verses from¬†Nef The Pharaoh¬†(“And this big chop that I got, it’ll rip arms/At this rate, Jake, you ain’t safe, you need State Farms”),¬†DaBoii¬†of¬†SOB X RBE¬†(” I know a lot of shit but never knowin’ no better”), and¬†Mike Sherm¬†(“First things first, last but not least/Thought he couldn’t get touched but I got reach”). In the video, the four rappers kick back in the studio, taking turns trying to wow each other with their best bars. “Charlie 2” remixes¬†“Charlie,”¬†Kony’s recent single that earned praise in¬†Pitchfork¬†and¬†Stereogum.

The most self-assured project in his already-prolific career,¬†Second Hand Smoke¬†featured buzzing singles like¬†“Off The Dribble”, a stone-faced anthem inspired by the 2018 death of his brother Terryon, and¬†“Shoot Front The Reverend”¬†feat¬†Sada Baby. Released by¬†EMPIRE,¬†Second Hand Smoke¬†establishes Kony as one of the most talented young rappers in his region and beyond.

Watch “Charlie 2”:¬†https://youtu.be/8Lwav2GJtNI

Buy/Stream Second Hand Smoke: https://empire.lnk.to/Secondhandsmoke

Check out the HYPEBEAST premiere: https://hypebeast.com/2019/9/shootergang-kony-charlie-2-nef-pharaoh-daboii-mike-sherm-video

Second Hand Smoke Tracklisting
01. Off the Dribble
02. Charlie
03.  Broke Bitch Dreams
04. Patron
05. Smoke
06. Shoot The Front Reverend
07. X-Files
08. Everything Gucci
09. Hella Geekin
10. Rest in Peace
11. Plan B
12. Charlie 2
13. Shooter

Please contact Michelle or Scott for more info.


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“Charlie 2” ft. DaBoii, Nef The Pharaoh & Mike Sherm:¬†https://youtu.be/8Lwav2GJtNI

Second Hand Smoke: https://empire.lnk.to/Secondhandsmoke

“Charlie”:¬†https://youtu.be/fBBNnLytEvs

“Shoot Front The Reverend” ft. Sada Baby:¬†https://soundcloud.com/shootergangkony/shoot-front-the-reverend-ft-sada-baby

“Off The Dribble”:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz73yi8MEYo