Local hip hop/pop duo, Chrome Cats, hit Billboard charts

| January 27, 2014
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Jamila and KJ Sims are Fort Wayne-based sister and brother hip-hop/pop duo Chrome Cats.

Courtesy of Chrome Cats Management

Fort Wayne-based siblings, hip-hop/pop duo Chrome Cats, have officially entered Billboard’s Top 40 Indicator Charts a second time with their highly anticipated single “Best Life.” With support from their Malaysian based label, Lakefront Records, the track has debuted at number 36 the first week of 2014 on the Indicator charts. This chart placement comes after hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube for their music video “Best Life” (watch the video here), and is a repeat performance to their 2012 Billboard charting single “DNA of a Winner.” “Best Life” celebrates all that is amazing in life: staying out late, partying, hanging out with friends and loved ones, and living the best days of your life. With the intention of creating a universal song for all ages, Chrome Cats have provided something for everyone.  At the helm of producer Floyd “Timeless” Thomas, the song starts with Jamila singing her infectious hook over a pulsating, pounding, and party-inducing beat. KJ comes in “spitting the truth” once Jamila is through, and the duo begins their back-and-forth. The single goes on to put a plethora of danceable beats and deep lyrics in your eardrums. The in your face, get up and move track has been the catalyst for helping the Chrome Cats make waves not only on the radio charts, but also in numerous publications including Refinery 29 and the covers of magazines, most recently Young Celebrity News.

KJ and Jamila Sims come from modest beginnings, in the city of Vallejo, Calif., where they began their music career in 2006, when KJ was 12 and Jamila was 10. As a summer project their mother directed the two of them, their cousin and two of friends to create a band to burn energy.  They did, and made a fun album that same summer.  When school restarted and schedule conflicts they didn’t have the time to remain a group.  But KJ and Jamila continued working their music as a duo.  After a family decision they relocated to Fort Wayne, where they presently reside. KJ writes, raps and sings, and Jamila writes, sings, and raps (occasionally).

Find out more about Chrome Cats, and stay in touch at www.ChromeCats.com and www.lakefrontrecords.com/chromecats/.


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