Primed for a major moment in 2023, rapidly rising Orlando rapper Kuttem Reese releases a reflective new single titled “Phone Lights” with No Cap via Republic Records/448 Music Group/CKN Entertainment. Stream it — HERE.
Exposing a deeper side of himself, Kuttem Reese gets vulnerable on “Phone Lights” as he contemplates the rush of feelings that come to him on stage. Over sentimental guitar strums, No Cap and Kuttem Reese trade bars about their youth compared to their rapidly rising success which includes performing in front of thousands and feeling the energy exchange between fans. Reese passionately raps, “I lost my youngin I swear that shit made my soul cry. When I’m on stage I be nervous, it be the phone lights. Used to be flashing from guns but it be the phones now.”
Maintaining consistency, this song follows Kuttem Reese and Ski Mask The Slump God collaborating on their new song, “Black Forces.” As Reese rises as one to watch from Orlando and Ski Mask remains a rap luminary from Broward County – the pair unleashes uncontainable bravado in the music video. Embracing the wild and brazen energy associated with wearing Black Air Force 1’s, the menacing duo surround themselves with the shoes while invoking chaos.
On the track, an ominous siren squeals over thick 808s. Kuttem locks into an animated and aggressive flow, stomping over the beat in his Nike Air Force 1’s! The hook hits hard as he proclaims, “Black forces, tie them bitches tight when I’m applying force.” Ski Mask The Slump God’s instantly recognizable cadence practically chokes the production as he menacingly warns, “Freddy Krueger, how I act when I be slept on.”
It lands in the wake of “Dead Roses.” Beyond posting up millions of streams, the music video has generated nearly 2 million YouTube views. He also pulled up to TRSH Magazine for his own live “TRSH’D Performance” of “Dead Roses. His other recent release, “Back In” gained steam on streaming platforms in addition to receiving plugs from the likes of Our Generation Music and more. It just sets the stage for more music from Kuttem Reese.
His breakout banger “No Statements” [feat. Lil Durk] notably experienced a resurgence on TikTok. It inspired almost 40 thousand creates and the videos generated nearly 40 million views cumulatively, popping off as an undeniable anthem. Plus, he has regularly incited the applause of Lyrical Lemonade, HotNewHipHop, and many more. Last year, Kuttem Reese also wrapped up a sold out run supporting City Morgue on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents Bottom of the Barrel, performing to packed crowds coast-to-coast.
Kuttem Reese beat the toughest of odds in Orlando, FL by kinetically rapping nonstop. Born and raised in Orlando as the oldest of six kids, he grew up fast. Shortly after Reese’s eighth birthday, his mother went to prison for three years. He and his siblings moved in with his grandmother until mom returned home. Along the way, Reese developed a passion for music. One night, he picked up a microphone and rapped to a friend’s beat in a hotel room. He posted it on Instagram and continued to cut tracks. Following his debut “My Story,” he dropped a string of successful singles, including “Rugrat” and “Boston Celtics.” Within six months since that night in the hotel, he has already put serious numbers on the board with nearly 13 million cumulative YouTube views and 1 million-plus Soundcloud plays in addition to attracting acclaim from XXL, Elevator and more. In 2021, he threw down even harder with Kutt Dat Boy, his debut mixtape for Republic Records. Now as the CEO of his company CKN Entertainment he is primed to drop his next body of work soon.