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Checkmate The Gr8

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"Lane Switch" (Single) (Online Radio) - August 2013
"MVP" (Single) (Online Radio) - July 2013
"The Feature Presentation HD" - June 2013
"Stick Up" (Single) (Online Radio) - February 2012
"Ape Sh*t" (Mixtape) - January 2012
"Ape Sh*t 101" (Single) - January 2012



"Remember Rappin' Duke, duh-ha, duh-ha...You never thought that hip hop would take it this far"
In generation where hip-hop is as popular as its ever been EVERYONE WANTS TO RAP! And with today's technology & internet anyone CAN! You set-up a studio literally anywhere, upload music and start a rap career. But In this ever changing music industry where the hottest artist today can be tomorrow's nobody. Every once in awhile you come across a artist that is fully polished, with their own identity to their music and off back makes you think about longevity. Whether its their voice or how their lyrics touched you or how it made you feel. Its just something about their music that sounds refreshing but feels like your listening to your favorite artist...Meet hip-hop artist Checkmate The Great.
He fell in love with hip-hop at the age of 8 and started rapping at the age of 16. Taking his influences, like Trick Daddy, UGK, Jay-Z, Scarface and Master P, and using them to shape his own authetic style. "My music is all about capturing the moments of our time the good and bad so if you listen to'll put you in that time period." says Checkmate. His new mixtape "The Feature Presentation HD" is a refreshing and moving project that heralds the arrival of a gifted and polished new talent, whose music feels familiar in the best possible way while controlling & paving his own lane.

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