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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Centric feat. Cjae – “Do Time”

Centric Cjae Do TimeIn this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we would like to introduce you to upcoming artist Centric his brand new single titled “Do Time” featuring CJae.

Prepare to be captivated by the latest sonic masterpiece from acclaimed music producer Centric, as he teams up with the extraordinary Grenadan songwriter CJae for their electrifying new single, “Do Time.” This track is the first taste of their much-anticipated collaborative album, Redlight, set to redefine the boundaries of Afrobeat and R&B genres.

“Do Time” is an exquisite blend of infectious rhythms, soulful melodies, and intricate electronic production. The song’s soundscape is a testament to the unique musical synergy between Centric and CJae, who have crafted a track that’s both emotionally resonant and irresistibly danceable. CJae’s remarkable vocal performance adds a rich, emotive layer, effortlessly conveying the track’s themes of accountability and consequence with the unforgettable hook, “If you do the crime, baby, you must do time.”

Centric shares insights into the creative process behind “Do Time,” saying, “Inspiration can come from a variety of places. When I’m inspired to create, I usually craft a blueprint of the melody in my head and go from there. CJae’s songwriting ability is amazing. He wrote the record. I believe he goes off where my melody takes him emotionally. We just have great chemistry. I initially reached out to feature him on a single called ‘Timing’. The song came out so well we just started creating music non-stop which eventually turned into our upcoming album ‘Redlight’.”

“Do Time” stands as a testament to the duo’s collaborative genius, boasting contributions from renowned talents such as Josh ‘Chozen’ Sanders, Joylin Music, and Wassim Rahmani. The track was impeccably mixed by Alex Delgado and Centric, and mastered by Bobby Below, ensuring a polished and powerful listening experience.

About Centric:

Christopher Louray Mandujan, known professionally as Centric, has established himself as a formidable force in the music industry. His journey began as part of the Hip-Hop duo Grand Opus, crafting instrumentals for underground hip-hop acts before rising to produce for Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists across multiple genres. Centric’s impressive portfolio includes producing for renowned artists such as Kenya, Jagged Edge, and Raheem DeVaughn, and providing soundtracks for major networks like MTV and VH1.

Centric’s production style is influenced by legends like Quincy Jones, Queen, 9th Wonder, and Tim & Bob, which he masterfully blends into his own brand of modern R&B and soul. Since his debut album Stolen Time in 2017, Centric has consistently delivered R&B anthems, amassing over 300,000 streams on Spotify and solidifying his presence in the music scene.

With the release of “Do Time” and the upcoming album Redlight, Centric is poised to make an even greater impact, expanding his distinctive sound and securing his status as a pivotal artist in contemporary R&B and Afrobeat music.

Don’t miss out on “Do Time” – a track that promises to enchant listeners and leave them eagerly anticipating the full ‘Redlight’ album. Listen now and experience the magic of Centric and CJae’s extraordinary collaboration.

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