Charles Hamilton is hip-hop's prodigal son, mounting what might be the year's most unexpected comeback (but don't call it a comeback!). After a lengthy hiatus and very public unraveling, the Cleveland native has broken his silence with his first major-label single in seven years, "New York Raining." Featuring Rita Ora, "New York Raining" is a love song perfectly primed for boozy, springtime nights on rooftops and sneaking kisses while waiting for the L train.
Courtesy of Republic Records Charles Hamilton
"I was raised in New York and it's a big influence on me and my sound," Hamilton tells the Voice. "New York's beauty when it rains describes the woman I was talking about." The duo performed the track on an episode of Empire and it's slated for Hamilton's forthcoming debut album.More »