GoldLink On Logic, Chaz French & The Diversity Of DMV Rap
GoldLink's strong internet following and general mystique might make him appear to be something of a post-regional artist, but according to the rapper himself, the DMV plays a major role in his music. In our recent interview, the rapper, who has lived in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, explained just how the area has informed his style. "The way that I talk, my slang, the way I say things, they way I go about things is very home-based," he explained. "Everything is from my region, because you've never seen anything like it. That's why no one knows what the fuck the sound is.
Chaz French "The Sh!t" Video
Chaz French's buzz continues to build, as he capitalized on his debut mixtape Happy Belated by hitting the road with the recent XXL Freshmen GoldLink. Now that Chaz is finished up touring, he returns to Happy Belated with the premiere of a visual for "The Sh!t" off the mixtape. This will be the last visual released from the project.
Chaz French "Whatcha Know" Video
In advance of his performance at SXSW on March 17th, 22-year old DMV rapper Chaz French dropped the video for "Whatcha Know" off his debut mixtape Happy Belated. The song's placid piano-based beat provides a foundation on which Chaz demonstrates a striking emotional complexity, rapping about his rocky childhood, his absentee dad, and being a good father while trying to maintain a boisterous, youthful lifestyle. Shades of J. Cole.
Chaz French "Came Down" Video
Today we've got a new DMV rapper to introduce the HotNewHipHop audience to. Meet Chaz French. The Maryland-raised rapper has seen his fair share of drama over the course of his young life, from homelessness and beyond. Now that he's got his act together, a daughter to take care of, and a supportive crew, he's coming for the rap game's neck. He displays his ferocity in "Came Down" with a hard-hitting rhymes and a raucous voice, which gives you a good look into his past troubles.