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Capella Grey, New York’s New Rising Artist

New York-based songwriter, producer, and artist Capella Grey has quickly made his mark in the industry despite only being in the game for a few years.


Apr. 29 2024, Published 9:42 a.m. ET


Initially working behind the scenes, writing and producing for established artists, Grey seized the opportunity to enter the spotlight as an artist himself.

“I just know that I was writing and producing before, and then I decided to take a chance on myself,” he says.

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In 2021, he broke out with his 2021 song “Gyalis” which became an instant hit. The record was named “Song of the Summer” and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts. In a recent interview, Grey stated, “The song, ‘Gyalis’ was kind of just an experiment. There's no hook, no bridge, no verse. It started because of an argument because I was with some legends in the game. And they were saying there's a certain structure to a song with a hook and a bridge and the verse and whatever, and if you don't follow these margins, then your song will not be a hit.”

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Grey created the song to prove a point, which worked in his favor. As an artist hailing from New York City, Grey brings a fresh, distinct vibe that the city craves. With the local music scene primarily saturated by the drill movement, Grey aims to introduce a new sound to the streets of the Big Apple.

“The New York music scene always got a lot of energy… And I feel like it's very drill-ish right now and no disrespect to drill,” he says. “I feel like you'll be a fool to say anything bad about drill right now. I feel like New York needs more vibey wavy joints, what I'm saying is I feel like everybody's making baddie repellant right now and we just need something that people, the shorties can vibe to, the Steppas can step to… just a vibe.”

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Even though Grey debuted in 2021, he is still managing to make noise on social media. He recently dropped a freestyle on “On The Radar Radio, " featuring freestyles from artists such as Drake, Lil Yachty, Skilla Baby, and Tee Grizzley.

Grey maintains his momentum with every single release, building anticipation until the eventual drop of his debut album, Vibe Responsibly Volume 1. This project has been three years in the making, reflecting Grey's dedication to delivering high-quality work to his audience.

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“I've been working on this one album for like now, it's like three years,” he says. “I dragged it, it's been mad long. I haven't dropped no debut project yet. So I feel like we're slowing it down making sure the quality is right, making sure that we could really brag about what we got and be able to stand on and say now this is the best shit out with everything.”

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He added, “With putting out quality music, it gives fans something they can listen to for years to come as the current state of music lacks longevity. Nobody has no songs that last, they put out a song and we forget about it by next year.” He added that fans can expect the album to have Caribbean, R&B, and New York vibes.

In addition to music, Grey has plans to expand his career into fashion and film. He also plans to release clothes this year, including t-shirts, vests, and more. When it comes to film and television, he wants to create a station similar to VH1 and BET.

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“That's like the overall…that's like the dream. I'm gonna have a 24-hour running channel that just got everything we wanted out of MTV and VH1, BET, just for us by us,” he says.

Capella Grey is a rising artist to be on the lookout for. Fans can anticipate new music, the Vibe Responsibly Vol. 1 album and tour, the “Life of a Gylis” short film, and numerous songs and collaborations.

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