There are only a few things that rappers hold so dear as their hometown. They take every chance to show off the city they represent, feeling this innate responsibility of putting the city on the map. Everybody who listens to Jay-Z knows he reps New York, just as every M.I fan will tell you he hails from Jos, or JTown as he often calls it. And this is exactly what emerging rapper Veen does with his latest single ‘City Drills’.
This thrilling self-produced trap tune plays as an ode to his hometown, Port Harcourt, zeroing in on the undying energy the City’s kids are known to possess. “Our women are beautiful and the men don’t play around when it comes to getting things done. We are really all about the action and I wanted to put that in the music,” he says.
Born Kelvin Legborsi Johnson, Veen wears many hats. Asides being a recording artist he is also record producer, songwriter and audio engineer. In 2017, he started his journey with “Untitled”, a joint EP released with his brother. And ever since, he’s been honing his talents and trying to up his visibility in the music scene.
He followed this up in 2019 with a well-received EP, “Eternal Flex”. And his latest, “Star” which is also generating positive reviews saw him experimenting with the Afrobeats sound. But for now, it’s back to trap music with ‘City Drills’. Enjoy the single above.