A hip-hop beat is a source of energy, power, and expression. There is no race, class, or culture that hip hop cannot transcend. Since it was founded, it has been a voice for marginalized and oppressed people. Creators face the pressing question of whether their work will be used to build or destroy in these turbulent times. Iamjaybo and BillyCEO are using their art and voices to build. “Up To The Top” is a song by BillyCEO and iamjaybo that is about motivating others to pursue what they are passionate about and to follow their dreams. Despite roadblocks, perseverance is the key.
The song’s architect is Kenny Money, a platinum producer known also as Kenny Smoove. Rapper BillyCEO embodies finesse. She is a budding music mogul who is an artist and business savvy. Her genre is infused with class, intellect, and style as she sings about love, lust, conflict, and resolution. The rapper iamjaybo is a national star. Combined with his witty lyrics and true passion for hip-hop, his music is a unique blend. In addition to rhyming from the heart, he also dreams of appearing on the big screen.
A number of DJs across the nation have been giving it kudos. In addition to being thought provoking, the song is also extremely entertaining. There is a boldness and a daringness to the composition. It is refreshing to hear a song other than the usual cookie cutter playlist, which currently dominates commercial radio. Authenticity and reality are emphasized more in the song.
This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.