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Singer, Songwriter and Rapper Paapa-Berchie Shares His Relatable Track ‘NO TURNING BACK’

Paapa-Berchie shares his latest classically infused hip-hop track, ‘No Turning Back’, out now on all streaming platforms. The track is accompanied by a vibrant music video, watch it here.

Recorded at Fruit Studios in Herndon in Washington, D.C, the track was written in less than 30 minutes and recorded all in the same day. Reflecting on his life during the pandemic, the song is the defining moment where closed a chapter on his life, and started living in the moment.

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“The inspiration stemmed from the journey that has been my life over the course of the past four years. During the pandemic, we all had time to reflect and think of the things we have done in our life at that point, and what we wanted to do in the future. It was during that time that I was still really coming into my own when it comes to music, when it comes to establishing my sound and my image and likeness. How I overcame trials and tribulations in my life to get to where I am today. How I was able to find my purpose and meaning in life, and now am able to fully lock in and focus.

I’m hoping this song inspires listeners to strive for greatness, chasing after their goals and dreams in this lifetime. I pray that the song will empower people to live their lives with no regrets and shoot their shot at opportunities that they may be afraid to embark on. Whatever we decide to do in life, perform at it to the best of your ability living with zero regrets, for there is NO TURNING BACK.”

Paapa-Berchie’s interest in music started in 2016, with his first freestyle being on the back of a bus on a band trip! Though the experience felt fun and liberating, his confidence kept him from exploring the idea of making music, worried about the kind of music that he would make and what other people would think when they heard the songs. It was in 2018 that Paapa-Berchie decided that he wanted to give making music a real shot. He reached out to his close friend and fellow musician J.Keys and they both shared their sentiments about making music together. In 2019, they released their debut track ‘Dreams’, and from that point the rest is history.

Paapa-Berchie is a singer/songwriter and hip-hop artist from Crofton in Maryland, United States. He grew up singing in church and school choirs, with acapella groups, and in national competitions. He was fortunate enough to receive classical vocal training throughout high school, which landed him a scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill. The more he sang in college, the more he wanted to make his own music. Paapa-Berchie’s sound is authentic yet intriguing with a mixture of classical music and hip-hop, along with influences of a wide array of genres.

His musical influences include Tupac, Travis Scott, Notorious B.I.G., Kendrick Lamar, Rhianna, Ty Dolla Sign, Kehlani, and J. Cole. The multi-faceted artist is always open to hearing new music from different artists to stay inspired and to ensure his sound is unlike any other. He prides himself in studying his craft and has set a goal of perfecting every genre of music. He started off last year with a bang by releasing ‘Dreams’, followed by ‘The Throne’ and ‘So Bad’ ft. Naim taken from his debut EP ‘Be Blessed’ two months later. He has recently dropped his sophomore mixtape, O.P.E.R.A, which features hit singles such as ‘TiDal Wave’, ‘Lavi$H’, and ‘Hometown’.

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