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11/22/23

Ceechynaa has only two tracks to her name but is already attracting keen interest from labels on both sides of the Atlantic. The 19-year-old rapper burst onto the scene late last year with her self-released track “Legal Baby,” which has since tallied over 1.3m streams on Spotify. Follow-up “Last Laugh” arrived in July. It has nearly 4m plays to date and was recently boosted by an NLE Choppa feature. Ceechynaa is being feted for her confidence, lyrical play and trademark Essex accent. No less than DJ Semtex views her as the future of British hip-hop.

According to manager DJ Limelight, despite the traction she’s gotten on her own, she needs direction, which he’s helping her develop. He also informs, “I want to give artists a safe space to work in, especially young women.”

What makes Ceechynaa special? “She can actually rap,” says Limelight. “For a 19-year-old to be putting her words together like that―it’s dope to hear. She’s also very passionate about representing women and the underdog; there’s a message underneath everything she does. And the accent does stand out.”

Henceforth, Ceechynaa and Limelight intend to consistently release new music and build on her live presence. She played XOYO London in September and has shows booked through the end of the year.

Her manager says she wants to stay independent while building her catalog but will maintain relationships with the label reps who’ve expressed interest for potential deals down the line. The rapper’s ambitions naturally stretch far beyond the U.K. Says DJ Limelight, “Ceechynaa can definitely go global.”

STATS

Streams: 5.3m total on Spotify for “Legal Baby,” 2022, and “Last Laugh,” 2023; 207k monthly Spotify listeners

Social media: 65.5k Instagram followers, 232.6k TikTok followers

Live: XOYO London (capacity: 800)

TEAM

Management: DJ Limelight

Label: unsigned

Publisher: unpublished

Agent: TBD