Initially released through the group’s reoccurring freestyle video segment on their YouTube channel, “Never Freestyle” quickly racked up millions of views on both YouTube & Tik Tok before catching serious co-signs from legends including Questlove, LL Cool J, Timbaland, Lena Waithe, Talib Kweli, Juelz Santana, Swizz Beatz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kelly Rowland, Kevin Hart, Alchemist, JID and more.
Coast Contra capitalized on this hype with the release of their debut album Apt. 505 in March. The group’s momentum continued in May when, after hearing the “Never Freestyle”, Dave Chappelle personally asked Coast Contra to open for his performance at the Hollywood Bowl.
The hip-hop recently stopped by Home Grown Radio, where they talked everything from coming together to the album, Apt. 505. Coast Contra is going on to perform yet another sold-out show in LA at the Echo on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Check out Coast Contra’s performance on Jimmy Fallon below.