Meet Cantrell, a rapper from Albany, Georgia who is making his DopeHouse debut with “Keep Yappin.”
After discovering jam-skating as a creative outlet during his teenage years (and turning pro, joining the historical breaking crew, TBB), Cantrell couldn’t shake the fact that rap was his true calling. Leaving a scholarship to play college football on the table, he pressed forward with his calling and eventually won Converse’s “Rubber Tracks” contest.
Now signed with Mass Appeal, Cantrell is ready to make his formal introduction to the world with his Stardust 2 Angels EP, dropping August 24th. And to get the ball rolling, he’s released a video for the project’s first single, “Keep Yappin.”
“I’ve been right, I’ve been wrong/ Count my blessings, count my falls/ Add em up, add em up/ nothing’s perfect after all,” he raps from the blacktop of a hoop court while simultaneously scheming to pull off a heist in an effort to retrieve the “blueprint” to his career.
“The record summarizes the overall journey that the project represents,” Cantrell tells VIBE. “It was directly inspired by how I felt when people around seemed to be turning on me or turning away from me. I try to maintain nothing but positive vibes, so eventually it reminded me of all of the times I felt held back or counted out.”
Check out the Anthony Supreme-directed clip below and keep scrolling for the artwork and tracklist to Stardust 2 Angels.
- “El DeBarge”
- “Good Life ’07”
- ”Mo Time”
- “Pickin’ Up”
- “Keep Yappin”