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CGB confronts political injustice and racial targeting in his new single “Hands Up”

Vancouver, BC – Acting as a precursor to his upcoming project Wake Up, Vancouver-transplant CGB delivers “Hands Up.” The IGNORVNCE-produced release is the first single from the approaching project, and focuses on racial targeting and police brutality in the US. In correspondence with the rapper he explains that it is more-so, “An effort to display the corruption of a world currently fueled by the glorification of injustice, violence, and hate.

If you’ve followed past releases from the Ottawa-born rapper, you might be familiar with his honest and frank take on current world affairs and social problems. His past work has fearlessly tackled some of the most prevalent socio-political issues on the West Coast, as well as across Canada. Most memorable, in recent memory, were his warnings and education about the consequences of Fentanyl use on “Drugs.”

Always taking the risk of embracing conversations that most artists typically stray away from, CGB consistently comes out unscathed on the other side of these divulges. If anything, his audience and fan-base have embraced his efforts to share real and important material through his music, and we appreciate his authenticity as well. “Hands Up” is another solid feat under his belt which boasts intelligent lyrical content.

Wake Up is set to drop later this year and will include features from Mick Jenkins, Illa J, Gonzo and others. Stream the new single below and keep an eye out for more from CGB in the coming months.

CGB confronts political injustice and racial targeting in his new single Hands Up - HipHopCanada.com


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With classical training from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Kira's musical perspectives and critiques are fueled by her technical ear. She's interviewed prominent artists in Rap and R&B, such as: Rick Ross, G-Eazy, Khalid, and Kiki Rowe. When she's not reviewing local shows on the West Coast, she's a production coordinator for DHX Media and part time Journalism student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Follow her on twitter at @kirahunston.

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