19-year-old rapper and singer/songwriter CJ Run has a lot on their mind. “Runs World” is an introspective look into the young artists psyche, an introduction to their roots and a warning shot of big things to come. As the dramatic track builds, CJ’s words carry more weight. The song grapples with holding on to one’s identity when being threatened by forces that try to strip away who you are. “I’m looking for the heights of course,” CJ proclaims, looking to the future while simultaneously reflecting on the experiences that have brought them to this point.
Listen to “Runs World” above, the first single off CJ’s forthcoming EP.