Gran Centennial was born and raised in Philadelphia were he started his career in music. Hindered by the code of the streets he found himself doing what the streets led him to believe was surviving. Hustling and serious related crime duties dictated that life was slowly slipping away and death was fast approaching. His inspiration growing up, now includes Jay Z, Nas, Jadakiss, Biggie, Rakim, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and the list goes on.
Spending years of his life in the legal system, and looking up to the older people in his circle, he soon came to realize that something had to change if he wanted to survive and one day make it as a hip-hop star. His inspiration growing up, now includes Jay Z, Nas, Jadakiss, Biggie, Rakim, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and the list goes on.
For now Gran Centennial a.k.a G.C is on a mission and anyone who feels that mission is not important may think again. He is determined to be heard, and he will be.
Gran Centennial represents what artists should do on the mic. He truly embodies the lost art of old-school glory, with his lyrical skills, the sense of dropping ill metaphors, and clever deliveries. G.C’s ability to write and deliver rhymes is profoundly incredible. There is no disputing how good his lyrics were, but what separates him from all others is his flow.
If you love hip-hop or if you’re new to Hip Hop, this is where your collection should start, maybe with the single “Hands Up” or even the “After Work Album” by Gran Centennial, where you’ll find popular tracks like “How Yall Gone Act” and “Party Hard”. Do yourself a favor and avoid the garbage that hip hop is currently putting out and go back to the old school styles, where the lyrics were as good as the beats, and there was substance over flash.
Gran Centennial concentrates his efforts on this classic old-school style on “Hands Up”, with lyrical flows so unique and tight, it’ll instantly take you back to the golden era of hip-hop when the joints were jumping and bumping!
Listen to his flow on any song off the “After Work Album”; it’s meticulous, as G.C pronounces every word so clearly. What can you say; this is old school hip hop at its greatest!