Rising Detroit rapper Courtney Bell shatters expectations with the release of his new single and video, “Westside,” featuring legendary fellow Motor City MC and producer Royce 5’9″.
The track serves as the lead single from Bell’s highly anticipated mixtape, Microdose, which drops on March 22nd. Microdose was Executive Produced by Royce and Keith Pay Cash Miller, and also features Conway the Machine, Skilla Baby, Black Thought, Symba, and more.
Courtney Bell expresses his excitement about “Westside.” “This record for me is a statement, not only for myself but for the Westside of my city of Detroit and everyone that comes from it. I was inspired to create something sonically that hasn’t really been heard of for my generation.”
In a cinematic nod to The Matrix, the music video for “Westside” captivates audiences with its visually stunning and innovative storytelling. Playing the role of Neo, with Royce as Morpheus Courtney Bell, known for pushing creative boundaries, aims to deliver a sonic experience that mirrors his character’s eye-opening journey, breaking new ground for his generation.
This announcement follows the recent launch of Courtney’s explosive “On The Radar” freestyle (click here), a testament to his lyrical prowess and a glimpse into what is coming this year.
Courtney Bell and Royce 5’9” have previously joined forces on the “Already Up” track featured on the Street Fighter 6 x NERDS Clothing Presents: Steel Sessions album, showcasing the dynamic synergy between these formidable artists.
Having made waves with his 2020 mixtape, Poverty Stricken, Courtney Bell is no stranger to success. His single “Celebrate” from the mixtape found its place in the blockbuster Gran Turismo movie this past summer.
Fans can anticipate a groundbreaking musical experience as Courtney Bell gears up for the highly awaited new mixtape.
“Detroit’s Courtney Bell reflects on his own journey, offering seeds of wisdom sprinkled throughout his skillfully composed recollections.” – Billboard
“Courtney Bell is an up-and-coming rapper from Detroit whose gift for witty wordsmithing in singles like “Say You Wanna” and “Ice” has put him on the radars of traditional rap fans” – UPROXX
“There is much to admire about Courtney Bell, but perhaps the most incredible feat is how real Courtney appears on and off wax.” – Audiomack
“Detroit rapper Courtney Bell has been making noise with his lyrics throughout the past few years.” – Hot 97