“The marriage of Juvenile’s New Orleans anthem and Grey’s Jamaican heritage should not work, but it does. Void of a hook or bridge, “Gyalis” feels like a drunken concoction from an after-hours spot that you wouldn’t dare eat sober.”-VICE “With artists releasing songs at a fast and furious pace, it’s difficult for the average hip-hop head to keep track of it all—no matter how tapped in they are. Gyalis is the must hear rap song of the day.”-Pitchfork Praised by the likes of Joe Budden & Ebro Darden as being “the song of the summer,” Bronx native Capella Grey debuted his highly anticipated visual for “Gyalis” out today. Shot on location in his hometown, the Brennan Rowe directed visual captures the heart and soul of New York’s uptown movement. Watch HERE. Creating an undeniable summer hit, the song has dominated radio airwaves, YouTube views, and has seen remix efforts from Kranium, A Boogie, French Montana, Tory Lanez, Fivio Foreign & more. Described by Chris Brown as being “the hardest shit out right now,” “Gyalis” (a popular patois term to describe a player/playboy) peaked at #1 on Apple’s R&B/Soul charts as well as landing the #1 spot on Shazam’s Top 100 in the United States. Blending the slowed bassline of “Back That Azz Up” over Grey’s West Indian sing-song melody, “Gyalis” is undeniably a hit record. In the visual, Capella showcases that he’s a modern-day vocalist who can switch from song to rap to chant in the same line, Capella’s smoothed out flow marries his mid-tempo grooves flawlessly. Merging his Jamaican heritage, uptown New York City upbringing and melodic church rooting, Capella Grey has created a new yet nostalgic feel that invites listeners of all generations into his world. Personifying the term “vibe responsibly,” the visual features Capella’s friends, family and fans rallying around him and championing his success. Capella delivers riveting performance shots utilizing a vintage New York City taxi cab, an ode to his time as a Taxi driver during his earlier years.
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