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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’s rap is currently some of the West Coast’s 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 EMPIRESecond 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 Smokehttps://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 Smokehttps://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