26-year-old St. Louis rapper EJ Carter is setting his city—and the internet—on fire with the single “Propane,” which recently won HipHopDX’s weekly live #LitnessTest,, and his brand new self-produced album 5800, which is doing serious numbers on Spofify; a few of the album’s singles (such as ”On God” have already surpassed a million spins.
Following up on the success of his debut Notorious, which garnered over 2 million spins organically, 5800 pays homage to the 5800 block of Terry Ave, where his entire family grew up in his grandmother’s house. His grandmother passed away on August 29th, 2017, 23 days after his birthday. But, before she passed, he made a pact with her. “She made me promise to tell our story—my family’s story—through my music,” he says.