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Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
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Chev - Charles - 2011

Featured Singles:
Common Market - Tobacco Road 'Certitude'
Blue Scholars - Joe Metro EP 'Noth by Northwest remix'


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Based in Seattle, Washington, CHEV is a hip-hop artist who denies compliance to today’s habit of false character, fabricated assets, and fear. Chev hates fake shit. However distasteful, difficult, or even beautiful, Chev takes the truth, grabs the light, and introduces them to the listener, whether you like it or not.

After years of honing his skills, Chev is stepping into his own with the release of his debut LP Charles, named after his late father. It is an album heavy with reality, a lucid meditation on life as a young man who toes the threshold of life and death, shadow and light, the cold truths of the past and the uncertainty of the future.

He is sincere and emotionally evocative while never sacrificing the lyrical dexterity or bold character that sets the best MCs apart from the rest. While so many contemporaries fixate on the quick-jab punchline, Chev hits far deeper, weaving through a song like a veteran boxer. His flow is polished, practiced to the point of meditative, wizened while still maintaining a healthy dose of wise-ass. In his words, he is dedicated to using music to “bridge the gap between the heart and the ear, what we feel and how to say it.” With honor to both the serenity and outrage of life, Chev is by turns soulful and ferocious, earnest and relentless.

Chev’s blunt wit, fluid storytelling and poignancy make for a refreshing, compelling new voice