Cico P: The Video
Cico P, a East Texas rapper and student of the Southern rap tradition, maintaining a low-key lyrical flow atop a wide range of instrumentals. Sharing his latest anthem with help from another viral star, the rapper behind the Hot 100 hit “Tampa” shares “Prophecy,” his new music video. The song finds Cico connecting with Spinabenz, a Florida rapper who trended earlier this year for his Vanessa Carlton-sampling “Who I Smoke.” Both rappers use sophisticated piano arpeggios, Cico creates a bop while Spinabenz channels aggression. The video shows the rappers having a good time while they do their dance in the trap and eat at a local restaurant.
“Prophecy” is the latest music video from Nawfjaxx, Cico’s next project. The upcoming album delves into Cico’s upbringing in his small East Texas town, and explores the ins-and-outs of the life of a rising rap star. Nawfjaxx is home to recent singles like “Half The Time,” a slow jam with an appearance from heavy-hitter Kevin Gates, the wavy “Boogieee,” and the self-fulfilling prophecy “See Me.” Featuring additional appearances from Yella Beezy and Maxo Kream, Nawfjaxx arrives on July 14th.
The Road to Cico’s Rap Success
Nawfjaxx arrives amidst the meteoric rise of Cico’s single “Tampa,” which peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May. Originally released in late 2019, the song began its steep climb in March when the song, and particularly its lyric “that boy bad news he a menace to society,” became the center of a popular TikTok trend, inspiring over 137k video creations and propelling “Tampa” to the top of Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart.
Over NUMBER million streams later (including 8.3 million views on the YouTube video), “Tampa” broke into the Top 50 streaming charts on Apple and Spotify. On the charts, it peaked at #47), reached the Top 30 of the U.S. Shazam charts, and the Top 50 of the Rolling Stone Chart. Thanks in part to Tampa, Cico has seen his streams increase over 500 fold, catapulting him to #3 on Rolling Stone’s latest Breakthrough 25 chart. Moreover, he gained recognition from YouTube as an Artist On The Rise. “Tampa” has been featured on prominent Spotify playlists like Rap Caviar, Hip Hop Central, Internet People, and Teen Party, as well as Today’s Hits, Rap Life, Viral Hits, Future Hits, Chill Rap, and On Repeat on Apple Music.
Stay tuned for Nawfjaxx, puts Cico P on the map as a force on the Texas rap scene.
Watch “Prophecy” ft. Spinabenz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD45Dx-0seg
Stream “Prophecy” ft. Spinabenz: https://bit.ly/2V8LBHY
Buy/Stream “Tampa”: https://cicop.lnk.to/tampa
Cico P was born and raised in Jacksonville, TX with an uncle who showed him the ropes of the rap game. In addition, his cousin was blessed with a voice. The rapper is a hard worker, stemming from watching his mother’s grind and playing sports. Cico’s music career started in 2016. Following a slew of family tragedies, he buckled down, determined to make himself known in the industry.
“They believed in me, so I gotta believe in myself,” says Cico. Now with some viral heat, he’s determined to achieve longevity in his rap career. Cico P hopes to put his hometown on the map.
“I come from the struggle, and where I’m from never left me,” says Cico P, “but I’m ready to break that cycle. It don’t rain forever.”
With his viral hit “Tampa” making its way up the charts, Cico is on the brink of well deserved success.
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“Prophecy” ft. Spinabenz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD45Dx-0seg
“Half The Time” ft. Kevin Gates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUHhIlAV13E / https://cicop.lnk.to/HalfTheTime
“See Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lFw8913QbE
“Tampa”: https://cicop.lnk.to/tampa / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN2KZGtBz24