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Lil Berete: Chase Cash

The fast-rising Toronto rapper teams up with a comrade from London on a snappy track that shows a new lyrical maturity.

Lil Berete: Chase Cash

By Kerry Doole

Lil Berete: Chase Cash ( (New Gen / XL Recordings): This young Toronto rapper has been tagged by many industry observers as having the potential to be the next big thing from the 6ix. He first made a splash with Icebreaker, a mixtape mainly about growing up in the Regent Park 'hood, that has amassed over 14 million global streams, and last year's track No Makeup has over 1.6M YouTube views. 


A label press release states that "his next mixtape (expected to drop this fall) will see a more international, mature side of Berete as the playfulness of his youth has recently been coloured with the more serious issues he’s been up against recently."

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This new single, Chase Cash, also features young London singer/rapper Deno. The collaboration came about after Berete was banned from filming videos in his home estate around the time the area had experienced a string of violence that resulted in Berete losing some close friends. Seeking solace and peace of mind, he headed to London, where he met Deno.

Both rappers display a nice smooth flow on the cut, and the lyrics show some welcome maturity - "we just let bygones be bygones, we ain't never trying to die young." The video was shot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and features some eye-catching street scenes. Expect both the track and the clip to stir up some action.

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Label contact: Ronan O'Leary, Beggars

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