Presented to you by rappers Seth Narley and Aqua Rich, is none other than collaborative project, Cartier Visas. In fact, what started as a single verse turned into a full-fledged project.
Several years ago, Narley and Rich met through a mutual friend. As fans of one another’s music, their connection was instantaneous and the music flowed naturally. Seth and Aqua recorded two songs the first time they met, knowing that a collaboration would follow soon after. After recording their fourth song they had no choice but to keep working towards a project that took 10 months to complete.
Each track on the ten-track EP will have a featured visual. In fact, the music video for their trendy single “Cartier Visas” is already available. Throughout the visual, Seth and Aqua’s lifestyle is celebrated throughout Chinatown, New York.
Cartier Visas is the perfect blend of “hood and high fashion”. Bringing to life, Seth’s vision of the best of both worlds. Take a look at the tracklist below.
Who Are The Masterminds Behind Cartier Visas ?
The Narley Rhymer
The phrase “narley” is a slang term that originated in the 1970s American surf culture. Originally coined to describe a dangerous wave, the term was extended in the 1980s to include a wide range of intense and awesome activities.
Fast forward three decades later and rapper Seth Narley is diving into hip-hop with a style of music that has a similar affinity for extremes. As a result, vividly drawing both glamorous and grim scenes.
Who Is Seth Narley
Puerto Rican MC Seth grew up in the South Bronx, a short distance from Manhattan’s fashion district. Seth admits that he walked the streets of SoHo “dreaming of a better life” than his own. Stating that he was introduced to upscale living and luxury labels just a train ride away.
Artists such as Jay-Z and Nas from New York, as well as 8-Ball & MJG and Three 6 Mafia from the South, have influenced him. As a result, he developed a knack for charismatic wordplay and a keen ear for captivating production. Enabling his music to appeal to the masses, grasping rap fans well beyond those with a New York state of mind.
When explaining his soulful sound the rising rhymer states:
“I would describe my music as refreshing, and genre-bending… Meaning that I can be on a track with Jim Jones, and also do a track with Taylor Swift.”
Seth is ready to unleash the full scope of his hood-meets-high-fashion lifestyle on his new project, Cartier Visas. This comes after his appearance on wax alongside A$AP Rocky (“Grippin’ Woodgrain“) and being featured by influential outlets such as XXL, HypeTrak, and FreeOnSmash.
Seth Narley’s designer raps may just be what the game has been lacking, despite his pale skin and blue eyes, which make him an unlikely advocate for a new wave of elegant hood music.
Who’s Aqua Rich?
Aqua Rich, a 24-year-old Bronx phenom, personifies a typical day in the life of this emerging generation. Listeners are drawn to his captivating flow because it helps them to relate to daily life experiences. His musical style is all about being surrounded by positive energy and getting the most out of your situation.
Aqua Rich was given the name Xerxes Barker-Hudson and was raised in the Bronx by a single mother and one older sister. Xerxes is the name of a Persian king, so he was born into royalty right away. Although not literally, most definitely figuratively. His mother gave him a strong name to show him that he was going to be different from birth.
The Birth Of Aqua Rich
His stage name came about because he believes that people like to follow the “wave” he makes. He feels that he is more of a leader who can entice others to do what he’s doing for positivity.
Aqua has always loved music, whether it was pop, R&B, Rap, or even gospel. He adopts the surname Rich as a result of his first name’s wealth, reinventing himself as a king. He made the decision to leave his old life behind and embark on a new journey of greatness.
Aqua Rich has only been rapping for a short time, but he has already produced some amazing music. In 2019, he released a mixtape titled Scamma Gospel, which included his hit song “Gunna”. Building an organic buzz for himself, Aqua Rich has also performed at SOB’S, Major Stage, Hot Skull Day, and even local gigs organized by him and his friends.
Aqua Rich’s flow is one-of-a-kind, with enticing wordplay and catchy hooks. Although this young man is only25, it seems that the sky’s the limit for this new MC.
When The Force Comes Together
Both rising rhymers teamed up in 2019 after the two immediately clicked musically. Although the two artists collaborated on two songs after meeting, they didn’t realize how far their collaboration would go.
During the 2020 pandemic, Narley and Aqua organically continued to collaborate and ultimately came to the realization that they should collaborate on a tape. Today the two come together to release their first collaborative project, Cartier Visas.
Listen here and let us know what you think!
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