The DMV has more than a few rappers right now that are putting on for their city, although it’s safe to say most are straddling the underground, generally underrated, with small(er) but loyal followings. Chaz French fits the bill, as do artists like Goldlink, Phil Ade, Shy Glizzy and Jay IDK, all of whom Chaz has shown support for, on social media and beyond (beyond = IRL). Thus, not only are these artists’ fanbases extremely loyal, these artists are loyal to each other– they’re not dragging each other down. Obviously, if we’re talking DMV, Wale can’t be left out of the conversation, but as a sizeably bigger artist than the ones previously mentioned, the context for him isn’t the same.
Chaz, who is signed to Motown, delivered a stand-out album in July, although it flew under the radar for most (he did get a Pusha T shout out, which is nothing to scoff at). We’re hoping that this new freestyle, which Chaz did off top at our NYC office, will encourage any hesitant listeners to return to True Colors, which boasted 17 tracks and collaborations with Shy Glizzy, BJ The Chicago Kid, Curren$y, Casey Veggies and more. He’s followed it up with a music video for “Way Out” too, but apart from that, Chaz has been keeping a relatively low profile since the summer release, connecting with fans through live performances and social activity. It looks like he’s getting the itch to drop more music though, he recently contemplated to his twitter followers, “Another album soon… yea ?”