Saturday, April 18, 2009
Artist Spotlight - Chester French
DJ Clinton Sparks says that these guys are what you get when you cross Outkast and The Beatles. I don't know if I'd go that far, but Chester French is pretty damn good. Apparently there was a bidding war between a few music moguls for the chance to sign the group and Pharrell was the highest bidder. Smart move by them. The group consists of Harvard graduates Maxwell Drummey and D.A. Wallach. They have definitely paid their dues and are now being rewarded for all the hard work. They just released a mixtape entitled Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance which is really dope. Features on the mixtape include Talib Kweli, Bun B, Solange, Wale, Pusha T, Jadakiss, N.O.R.E, my mama, your aunt Ruth, and everybody else! Classifying their music is really hard, which I consider a good thing. They don't rap, but they make music that rappers seem to gravitate towards. Their first underground single "Jimmy Choos" was an Internet hit and was sampled by another underground star, Mickey Factz. Chester French will be releasing their debut album this Tuesday April 21st, entitled Love the Future. From what I've heard it should be really hot. Make sure you check them out and if you like what you hear, please show them love on iTunes or in your local music retailer.
My Personal Chester French Soundtrack:
She Loves Everybody (Video Below)
I'm So Tall feat. Talib Kweli, Bun B, and Mickey Factz (Playing on our MySpace Page http://www.myspace.com/thechopup)
What a World - Common feat. Chester French
http://vimeo.com/2866743 from Nick Crescendo on Vimeo.