Collaborative projects come so often these days. Sometimes, it’s awkward pairings of rappers that don’t really make sense beyond the fact that they’re friends outside of hip-hop. However, the release of Central Cee and Dave’s surprise EP, Split Decision is a perfect pairing of two of UK rap’s luminaries. Cee and Dave gave fans a taste of the project on Friday when they dropped off “Sprinter.” However, on Sunday night, Central Cee announced that he’d be dropping off more music to celebrate music.
What fans received was their new project Split Decision, a four-song EP that highlights their poignant delivery and impeccable ear for production. The project includes the aforementioned single, along with three new records. As “Sprinter” showcased, the two have formed a bond that brings out the best of each other on wax. Throughout the project, they put their ruthless sh*t-talking to use while breezing through enchanting production, largely cemented by haunting vocal samples.
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Central Cee & Dave Connect On Split Decision
The beauty of Split Decision is that Central Cee and Dave’s chemistry and outlook on the world pair up perfectly. They look back at their London upbringings, detailing the struggles they faced and contrasting those moments with the wealth they’ve accumulated. On “My 25th Birthday,” the two rappers tackle luscious piano chords and knocking drums as they detail balancing their love life with fame, elevating beyond the trap, and maneuvering through the limelight.
Dave’s contributions to the project extend beyond trading bars with Central Cee. He handles co-production on three out of the four songs on Split Decisions. However, the “Streatham” rapper allows Kyle Evans to handle the drill-centric production on the mighty closer, “UK Rap.” The majority of the project is largely filled with airy, laid-back production but Evan’s drill-heavy production puts Cee and Dave on offense as they come through with swaggering confidence and impeccable wordplay. It’s an exemplary effort by two of UK’s most important figures in rap right now. Check out Dave and Central Cee’s new EP Split Decision above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.
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- My 25th Birthday
- UK Rap