With his long history of making music and his wavy demeanor, City P brings a new wave to the game. Paul Lawrence Washington III, affectionately known as City P, is a multi-talented artist and producer. His hype, melodic singles hover over the abstract effects that take over the visuals he releases.
With the dedication and work ethic that City P carries with him, he holds a high place on the totem pole with his creations that show his artistry on a business level. As one to garner attention worldwide by masterpieces made solely by himself, City P is not taking his foot off the gas as he shares "No Flash," with the world and proves that the sky's the limit.
"No Flash" instantly has an old school Hip-hop flair sprinkled with a unique new age twist from the moment the record begins. The presence in the pronunciation that City P displays pulls you into his emcee abilities and shows you that he is not just another rapper. The vivid and up-tempo structure in the production has built a sturdy foundation that City P lays his carefully crafted verses. He displays his lyricism in a way that expresses a message of building his empire without any handouts. At the end of the day, he knows the moves he makes matter, and what he does now will significantly shape his future success.
City P exhibits a certain type of confidence that drips from your headphones. His unmatched cadences pair with his unpredictable rhyme schemes that leave you shaking your head as to how he does it. "No Flash" flaunts the production and artistic elements that City P carries as creative in the industry. He deserves recognition. Through his craft, you are immersed in a surge of energy that ignites upon being exposed to City P. He gleams bright with the music he releases and drives home each word he pens.
Congratulations on the release of “No Flash.” You carry such a strong presence in the way you represent yourself. We would love to know; what did the creative process looks like behind this song?
When I was making the beat I started writing the hook immediately, IN MY BEDROOM! I knew it was gonna be crazy.
What would you like listeners to take away from “No Flash?"
I want listeners to be able to physically feel a vibe that's not so familiar, a whole NEW WAVE! Something different but gas.
Did you begin your artistic journey as an artist or producer first? If you could only choose one for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
I never only did one. I always did both. Being a musician in the church since I was 8, kind of made making beats and rapping easy. Put it like this, the first time I made a beat I was freestyling while making it lol. If I could do one for the rest of my life I know I would be a producer.
Could you take us into what the studio session ambiance was like when recording “No Flash?"
I recorded it in Atlanta, GA. Took me about 15 minutes to finish it. When I'm in the studio Imma workaholic so we got straight to the music.
What has been keeping you inspired throughout 2020?
The support hands down! The progress throughout the process being recognized for all my hard work.