Gritt City Beatz is a producing team that consists of two producers who are currently based out Ocala, FL.
Cydell Jarquin (CJ) was born in Brooklyn, NY and Jafet Freytes (Flizz) was born in Gainesville, FL. The two teamed up in 2008 to start their LLC company “Gritt City Entertainment”.
The name Gritt City came from a locally based hip hop artist Stah-Boy”. Who would describe not only the city but also the music industry as “Gritty Business” because it’s grimey, gutta, ruff, hard, etc.
Starting as not just producers but also promoters they have opened for Cash Money/Poe Boy Artist Brsico, Central Florida’s own Jon Young, Treal & Down Bottom in addition to several other independent artists in Florida.
In 2012 Gritt City Beats not only participated in but also placed 3rd in the Team Bigga Ranking Tasteamakers Beat Battle. This gave them the acknowledgement and confidence that others liked their production style and beats. With that motivation they agreed to pursue their career in the music industry by not only producing music but also creating T-shirt designs.
They have networked with several up of the who’s who in the industry as well as the up and comers on the Florida scene. They have created beats for Young Gates (I Grind), Down Bottom (Whiskey Tears), T.U.C.K (Double Time Bounce), Young Kill (My Life), A.C. (You), Da Commisioner, Amadi (Fighting For Our Love), & Tre R DaStar (Motivation) just to name the most recent satisfied customers! They even had a track that was featured on Sportscenter.