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Chancellor Warhol

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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Nashville alternative rap sensation Chancellor Warhol releases his new album Paris is Burning today, March 25 via Give N’ Go Sounds. The album follows 2011′s acclaimed LP The Silver Factory that earned Warhol accolades from hometown alt weekly Nashville Scene who said he’s “one of the most talked-about artists in the city” and Nashville blog Tragic Kingdom who put Warhol in their Artist To Watch section.

Paris is Burning promises to be Warhol’s most groundbreaking effort yet, with released singles ‘Nothing’ and ‘Au Revoir’ generating much-deserved hype. On ‘Nothing,’ No Country for New Nashville claims it’s the “most soulful, epic, and emotionally resonant single yet.” VIBE Magazine got behind the project’s debut music video, ‘Au Revoir,’ with a premiere earlier this month. - Ghetto Blaster magazine


There is nothing more daunting in the world of music than getting a crowd to start moving to your music. For Chancellor Warhol, that is not a problem for two reasons: one, his beats are so infectious that you can't help but dance, and two, because he will get into the crowd and make you dance. That confidence is one of the things we love so much about him and why we were so pumped that he did a very special show for us that we can share with you now.

- See more at: http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/watch_chancellor_warhol_gets_into_the_crowd_for_our_exclusive_filter_sessio/#sthash.RFu8gouv.dpuf - Filter Magazine


It’s been a long time coming, but we promised you that it would be worth the wait! Ever since Nashville rising hip hop star Chancellor Warhol first dropped his single “The Kennedy’s” and teased a new full-length back in the summer, we’ve been eagerly anticipating its release. Shortly after the announcement, and nearly six months ago, we first heard Paris Is Burning, at a one-of-a-kind listening party at Sudekum Planetarium. We gave you our take, along with single “Au Revoir,” all the way back then, and have since been counting the days until the rest of the world could hear what we consider to be a near-masterpiece. Winter brought another single, “Nothing,” and a false start on Paris‘ release. After a month’s delay and the premiere of a new music video for “Au Revoir,” however, Paris Is Burning has finally arrived, and we’re salivating over the chance to dig back into it. It’s every bit as smart, epic, dense, and provocative as we remembered, and it goes without saying that it’s Warhol’s best. It’s also not only one of the best hip hop releases of 2014 so far, but one of the best albums period. Chancellor Warhol is on a path to not just put Nashville hip hop on the map, but to become synonymous with the concept, and we’re simply happy to be along for the ride. - No Country for New Nashville


VIBE.com presents the world premiere of Nashville newcomer Chancellor Warhol's new video for "Au Revoir." The new track will be included on Warhol's upcoming album Paris Is Burning. Look out for the spitta at this year's SXSW festival. - Vibe Magazine


Hip-hop artists try to become brands, and while some get branded as lyricists, others transcend labels and become unique artists. Chancellor Warhol is the latter. Part lyricist, part song-maker, all creator, Warhol is able to blur standard hip-hop lines on his latest mix-tape, Playlist For Edie. Honing his sounds in the music mecca of Nashville, Warhol has been able to incorporate more than just hip-hop influences into this music, which is a big reason why he is poised to breakout beyond his genre. Shout outs to Jack White and Gotye steer CW toward indie rockers and hipsters, respectively. But no matter what the musical influence on any given song, the strength of Chancellor Warhol’s music is his ability to lyrically adapt to any given situation.

On the heels of Japanese Lunchbox and The Silver Factory, Chancellor Warhol released Playlist for Edie in the midst of a media buzz, finding him in the pages of Rolling Stone and in the snowy confines of Sundance. Riding that wave, Edie gives us the most in-depth imagery of Warhol yet.

Adapting to something Childish Gambino made semi-famous, Chancellor hijacks a few indie songs and crafts them into his own works of art. M83′s “Midnight City” is the first—”MDNT CTY” lets CW do what any good architect does: rip out the middle and create a completely new environment within the existing foundation. Anthony Gonzales’ breakout track is given new life as Warhol breezes through tales of late night escapades and ex-girlfriend tirades. “Wayfares and Tylenol, last night we did it all, and even though we had a ball, only thing that’s on your mind are reasons that I didn’t call” opens this electro hip-hop romp, laying the groundwork for its recreation, ending with “The best text of your life is telling your ex you’re leaving for the rest of the night.”

The aforementioned Gotye is up next as its “Used To Know” is given the Warhol treatment. A tongue-twisting club trip in itself, CW again leaves his fingerprints on the track to the point where you know he’s definitely there. Coldplay’s “Paradise” also falls at the hands of Chancellor as he exclaims “they say the weak shall inherit the Earth, that’s cool I’ll fly to Mars…” and never looks back.

And while he may leave his mark on others’ tracks, he shines on the album’s original material just as brightly. Whether it be the party-inducing “McFearless”, the introspective “Wait It Out,” “Games” and “Heaven or Hell,” or the screwed up “LoftiCries”, Chancellor Warhol shows nothing but progression on Playlist For Edie and makes those who have already showed him love look like trendsetters in their own right. - Popstache


Friday we saw a bit of Chancellor Warhol while backstage at the BMI Stage and liked what we saw so much, we got up early to see them again Sunday at the Do 512 Lounge. Although the Nashville hip-hop artist played a short, three song set, it was delivered well. There is just enough quirkyness to sound original while staying true to the hip-hop creedo of MCing to pounding bass. Both shows encouraged responsive audiences. Chancellor Warhol is our surpise find this festival, We would not have guessed a hip-hop artist from Nashville could sway us, but there it is. - Examiner


Discography

Paris Is Burning (2014)

Playlist for Edie (2012)

The Silver Factory (2011)

Japanese Lunchbox (2010)

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Chancellor Warhol grew up drawn to art, cinema, fashion and a diverse culture all of which helped shape his very own style of music today. Channeling an alternative/electro rap style, Warhol released his first solo album titled Japanese Lunchbox in 2010 (Voted Best Rap Album of 2010 by the Nashville Scene). He has gone on to release two more well received projects, The Silver Factory (2011) and the Playlist for Edie mixtape (2012) with Paris Is Burning set for a (March 25) 2014 release. 

His unconventional sound has earned him a place on stages such as Bonnaroo, SXSW, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Life is Beautiful Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. Warhol has also supported several artists including Questlove, Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Whiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, and Yelawolf. As a current ongoing project, a live visual production of his new album Paris is Burning in collaboration with Benton C Bainbridge (Beastie Boys, TV on the Radio) will be traveling to art museums and co-ops including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, PA. Warhol signed with SONGS publishing in late 2012 and his music has been placed on major networks such as ESPN, HBO, MTV, VH1, Vans, GQ online, and the E! network. With a strong command of his own art, Chancellor Warhol continues to redefine not only music but culture as well.

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