EMO Rap, freestyle, Hip-Hop/Rap, Independent Artist, New Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE, new video, Rapper


Introducing new artist CYPAQ from the beautiful town of Accra, Ghana in West Africa. He has been making music since he was a senior in High School and now he is ready to share his talents with the world. 

His stage name is a short form of his full name Cyril Paakow Quansah (Cy, PaQ), although in school he was known as ‘Briefcase Joe’. “I used to be called ‘Briefcase Joe’ because I rapped an EMINEM freestyle in school where EM mentioned ‘Briefcase Joe’ and told my peers that it was my freestyle! No worries, I write my own freestyles and raps now. (Laughing)”

CYPAQ views his music as a form of expression. “Emotion is what inspires me to create music. Emotion of any sort…whether I feel angry, happy, sad or litt that emotion will be my inspiration to make a song.” He and his sister began dabbling with music back in 2013 but it was more like a hobby. “I was just writing corny ass songs and trying to replicate what I heard on the radio. But once I met my dudes Snek.B and Dapaah in 2014, I knew that I wanted to take music seriously.”  

He began performing in various school concerts and entertainment nights at his boarding school and his dream of becoming a professional gamer quickly changed. “I always wanted to be a YouTuber or a gamer, something where I could be myself and create content. But when I performed in front of my classmates for the first time I got all sorts of litty and it felt so good! It just confirmed for me that this was what I wanted to do with my life.”

CYPAQ’s biggest musical influences are Wretch 32 and EMINEM. He admires the fact that these artists’ words translate to emotion so perfectly. “Ok. I want to say this first, I no longer really care about standing out or being different. So if I’m being honest I don’t really focus on being set apart from other artists or anything like that. However, what I think is that most people see me as being different from other artists because of how passionate I am, how personal the songs are and how strong your emotions can get when you listen to my music. I’ve been told that my voice gives listeners the chills, and that’s definitely a plus!”

He describes himself as an EMO artist whose sound emanates diversity, comfort and good vibes. “I looove where Hip-Hop is at! There is a growing variety of artists who are diverse and gradually that toxic side of Hip-Hop is being drowned out by the positivity from new artists like Cordae, AmineKiddfreshStormzy and of course myself. I love the fact that the culture is still growing and changing.”

Being an artist who can connect and empathize with his listeners is of great importance to CYPAQ. “I am definitely one of those artists who are not afraid to talk about the issues that people are facing such as mental health, which is a big deal. I feel like the music industry, especially Hip-Hop and Rap, does not talk about how important mental health issues are or embrace people who are vulnerable. It’s always about being strong and hard and all that toxic masculinity stuff. I want to make music that makes loners feel okay and inspire as many people as possible.”

CYPAQ is currently working on a variety of singles which he will release this year as he finishes up his solo project scheduled for release in 2021. “I’m very excited about my debut solo project. It’s going to be so important to my career’s direction and it will change the world. I can’t wait to drop it for real!”  

Click the link below to check out CYPAQ’s previously released music on Apple MusicSpotifyPandoraSoundCloud and YouTube:


CYPAQ’s Social Media:

Facebook: https://facebook.com/cypaq

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecypaq\

IG: instagram.com/cypaq/

EMO Rap, EP, Hip-Hop/Rap, New Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE, Rapper

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EMO Rap, Hip-Hop/Rap


Jahseh Onfroy better known as rising rapper XXXTENTACION was shot and killed on Monday, June 18, 2018 in his native Florida. He was only 20 years old.

XXXTENTACION released his first song on SoundCloud in June 2013, titled “News/Flock“. He gained instant popularity and his own fan base in the trap, lo-fi, emo rap scene.

His first official EP, “The Fall”, was released on November 21, 2014 followed by various mixtapes and singles featuring Ski Mask the Slump God and his Members Only music collective.

His debut album, “17″, dropped on August 25, 2017 and debuted at number 2. It produced 7 singles on the Billboard Charts and sold almost 100,00 copies in its first week out!

XXXTENTACION’s second album, “?”, was released on March 16, 2018, less than 3 months before his untimely death. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts. The single “Sad!” peaked at number 7 on the Billboard charts, making it his highest charting song in the United States.

His musical influences were Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur, Cage the Elephant, The Fray, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Gorillaz and Coldplay. “I’m really into multi-genre things that aren’t just based around rapping itself. I’m more inspired by artists in other genres besides rap.”, said XXXTENTACION.

An original talent, his sound was experimental and drew influence from heavy metal. His music contained intentional bad mixing and distorted bass to make it genuine. This multi-talented rapper also produced music and played instruments including the guitar and piano.

At the time of his death XXXTENTACION had just reneged on a one album deal with Caroline Records distributed by Capitol Music Group worth 6 million dollars and was preparing to move into his new 6,000 square foot mansion.

Yet another young, talented black man’s life and potential cut short. Please stop the violence in Hip-Hop! Learn to embrace one another and respect each other’s differences. Young lives are being lost senselessly far too often.

Rest easy young king. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of XXXTENTACION.

Official video for “Look At Me:


Official audio for “Sad!:


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