Lil Cxxp – “Just Do It” [Prod. BruferrBeatz]

By: Seamus Fay

Lil Cxxp is certainly no stranger to our pages here at Graduation Music, and with enough emotion in his songs to captivate listeners for hours on end, this rising talent has more than deserved every word of coverage to date. Today, he’s here to keep the streak of incredible singles going with a brand new, BruferrBeatz-produced offering entitled “Just Do It”. As we’ve seen throughout the past few weeks, Cxxp is starting to gain some notoriety, so naturally, he’s here to exuberate an infectious sense of confidence that you can’t help but nod your head to.

This triumphant feeling is addictive to the ear of the listener, and especially when communicated with the signature, rawly-passionate style of Cxxp’s vocals, it can’t be looked at as anything less than inspiring. Lil Cxxp is one of Massachusetts’ brightest rising stars, with “Just DoIt” as undeniable proof. This MA representative is looking at a glass ceiling to the top, and while I can’t say I know what his future will be, I can say that all signs are pointing up.

Listen to “Just Do It” below and enjoy the unique talents of Lil Cxxp!

Lil Cxxp – “Diamonds Shine” [Prod. Timeline]

By: Seamus Fay

Individuality remains at the forefront of Massachusetts artist Lil Cxxp’s style, and by backing this up with a unique, rock-induced sonic direction, it goes without saying that we have a must-watch artist on our hands. Today, Cxxp is here to keep the heads turned and light the way for a bright future with his new single, “Diamonds Shine”. Produced by Timeline, this sparkling banger fits perfectly into the consistency of his catalog, and more than anything, it shows us why he’s starting to gain traction both in MA and far beyond.

That said, “Diamonds Shine” also acts as a solid example of the control which Cxxp holds over his cadences. His bellowing vocals grace the instrumental in a cohesive, frictionless way, and by knowing just when to switch both notes and emotion in order to better fit the instrumental, he exhibits an artistic maturity that will only push the stocks even higher. With every new song, I find some sort of improvement and refinement in Lil Cxxp’s style and seeing this, it’s clear that he’s been putting in some serious work as of late.

Show some love to this MA talent and click play on “Diamonds Shine” at the link below!

Produced by Timeline
Mix/Master by Lil Cxxp
Cover art by Nic Violets

Lil Cxxp – “Pull Up To My Funeral”

By: Seamus Fay

Intersecting the energy and sonic direction of rock with rap-influenced pace and drums, Lil Cxxp is an artist of extreme versatility that you’re going to be hearing all about quite soon. By developing a unique sound for himself, the Massachusetts native is on a straight shot to the top, and only improving with each successive release, it’s been quite the honor to watch his success so far. Today, we welcome Cxxp back onto Graduation Music with an unbelievable new single entitled “Pull Up To My Funeral”.

Denoted by the title, this track contemplates many themes of life and death including the way to make the most of our time while we can. The constant, energy-infused strum of rock guitars lights up the background with an equal supply of excitement and passion, and Cxxp’s bellowing vocals remind us why he holds so much potential in the first place. “Pull Up To My Funeral” soars to new heights for the young talent, so much so that I would mark that is one of his finest releases to date. That said, be sure not to sleep.

Click play on “Pull Up To My Funeral” at the link provided below:

Prod by ForeignGotEm
Cover by Nic Violets
Mix/Master by Lil Cxxp

Lil Cxxp & Chelji – “Lines and Lies” [Prod. Crowley]

By: Seamus Fay

Just a few days removed from our new interview with Lil Cxxp, we couldn’t have asked for a better offering to introduce listeners to his unbelievable sound. That said, today, he hits Graduation Music with “Lines and Lies” alongside Chelji, and together, they truly make one of the best songs in Cxxp’s catalog to date, without a doubt. It’s emotional, it’s passionate, it’s well-suited to be a hit, and looking at the numbers that the track has done less than a week after its release, this one is well on its way to doing some serious numbers for Cxxp and Chelji. And quite frankly, they both deserve it.

Produced by Crowley, this hypnotic offering takes shelter in the emotions surrounding confusion. While in a relationship, many questions might swirl around one’s head as they constantly try to read between the lines. “Lines and Lies” confronts these issues with a remarkably authentic touch toward making the lyrics as accurate as possible, and in such a way, it comes across as a piece of music deeply ridden with pain and wonder. Both Cxxp and Chelji let out fiery vocals with a clear tongue toward speaking their truths, so much so that the single takes grasp as a defining moment in each of their catalogs.

Don’t miss out on this song in all of its incredibly catchy glory — click play at the link provided below!

Mix/Master: Crowley
Cover Art: Nic Violets

An Interview With Lil Cxxp

By: Seamus Fay

An artist by the name of Lil Cxxp first crossed my screen just a few weeks back thanks to the anthemic single, “Forever”. Immediately, I was taken back by the conviction and emotion behind the rising talent’s voice, and considering the way he was able to translate the energy of a rock singer so seamlessly into the sonic direction of a rap song, I knew that I had stumbled upon something special.

Since then, I haven’t been able to keep Cxxp’s music off of repeat, as he’s already made two appearances on the Graduation Music pages in the span of just a few weeks. It only follows that we had to do an interview with the highly-talented act, so we’re here today to offer up a conversation with Lil Cxxp about his influences, creative process, goals, and much more. Read the full interview below.


To start off, where are you originally from? How did you first get into making music and who were some of your early influences?

I’m from Boxford, MA – a small town like 30 minutes north of Boston. I got into music one night during junior year of high school while freestyling at my boy’s crib. Next day, me and my friend Conn went to Guitar Center and bought some cheap equipment. Never looked back since.

Growing up, I was looking up to Lil Wayne, Kanye, and Kid Cudi. My stepdad bumped Snoop, Jay Z, and Biggie, and my dad would put me onto every type of rock.

What does your creative process look like when creating new music?

Once I have the beat I want, I usually freestyle the hook until I find the right melody. Then, I’ll write through the verses. A lot of songs I just freestyle through because I used to write every day for 3 years.

Where does your inspiration stem from?

I’m inspired by life, bro – everything I see, I take it in and reflect on it through music, the good and the bad.

Whenever I listen to your music, it brings forth a kind of energy that certainly shows parallels to that of rock music. Do you have any rock influences? If so, how do these influences translate into the style of music that you want to make?

For sure, Rolling Stones Stones, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Foreigner, Green Day, Blink-182, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Paramore. I never really dove into all their albums but yeah it’s like a blend between all the generations. I just loved the energy that all brought. They made me wanna yell and just go hard while using my own flows and different approach. I’m a fan of good music and being able to blend rock and rap wasn’t intentional. It just came out one day.

What’s the most rewarding part about being an artist and why?

Probably seeing everyone enjoy my music and having fans DM me saying that I’ve helped them get through something. That’s all that matters.

Your bio on SoundCloud includes the phrase “Introverted Dreams”. What do these words mean to you?

I consider myself an introvert. I like to be alone and in my own head. I’m always thinking about how I’m gonna make this music shit work and sometimes it drives me crazy. No one can take away the power of your own mind, though.

What are your goals for music? Ideally, where do you want to be in five years?

I want to be one of the best of our generation besides X and Peep. I’m really just taking it one step at a time. I wanna make sure all my family and friends are good first. I’ve got a long road ahead.

Lastly, what can fans expect from Lil Cxxp in the future?

A bunch of singles, music videos, and a project before the end of 2018.


Connect with Lil Cxxp on:

SoundCloud

Instagram

Twitter

Lil Cxxp – “Bleachers” [Prod. Dee B]

By: Seamus Fay

After making his Graduation Music debut just a few weeks back with the stellar offering, “Forever“, Boston artist Lil Cxxp has been heavy in my rotation as one of the city’s most promising young artists to come to the light as of late. His style blends together the aggression of rock with the sonic direction of rap-influenced production, and in mixing the two, Cxxp is able to create worlds of emotion that any listener can relate to. Today, he shows this exact set of talents off with a brand new offering entitled “Bleachers”.

Produced by frequent collaborator, Dee B, this song finds its identity by weaving through the backdrop of addictive melodies and rapidly-paced drum patterns. The instrumental moves quickly yet surely, but by letting out a barrage of passionate deliveries, Cxxp is able to remain on pace while simultaneously expressing each and every feeling that his heart and mind struggle to wrap around. “Bleachers” is a remarkably introspective track in this way, and in relation to the title, it almost feels as though Cxxp uses this single to take a step back from the pressures of life and just watch and reflect on things from a distance. He takes a seat in the bleachers, picks up his microphone, and lets it all out in ways that will surely resonate with listeners of any demographic.

That being said, “Bleachers” is a must-listen, so be sure to check it out at the link provided below:

Cover Art by Nic Violets

Lil Cxxp – “Forever” [Prod. Dee B]

By: Seamus Fay

Nothing beats finding new music when scrolling through my SoundCloud feed, and today, I feel as though we have a truly special new discovery to bring to the table. Here enters Boston artist Lil Cxxp and his single “Forever”. Doused in rock guitars that thrive within the sonic intersection of rock and rap, this track finds its identity woven throughout candid emotion and bellowing vocals. Cxxp’s talents cover a wide range of areas, and quite frankly, this is one of the best songs I’ve heard as of late.

Produced by Dee B, “Forever” is also a remarkable offering due to the lyrical talent that the rising artist possesses. His autotuned vocals reflect a passion-led delivery, but not until lyrics of introspection and emotional ambition come to the light is this single truly appreciated in all of its artistic glory. That said, this was a hell of a song to stumble upon, and furthermore, Lil Cxxp is an artist that I will definitely be keeping an eye out for in the future.

Get hip by clicking play on “Forever” at the link provided below:

Prod by Dee Bee
Engineered by @dombrunomusic
Cover Art by @nicviolets