Within the first episode, it’s apparent that Complex may have struck gold with their newest series, Complex City Cypher. The concept is simple: rappers freestyle accompanied by live instrumentation that is also free-styled. As simple as the concept may be, its sheer genius.
The first episode of the series was shot in Brooklyn and features rappers Your Old Droog , Wiki of Ratking, and A$AP Ferg. Grammy-nominated Jazz musician Christian Scott teams up with other musicians from the NYC area to provide groovy sounds for the MC’s to flow over ( Devonne Harris (Keys), Corey Fonville (Drums), Burniss Travis II (Bass), and Gabe Schnider (Guitar).
The format of this new series leaves room for unexpected, memorable moments in music to occur. It’s hard not to anticipate who’s next after watching this vibe session.