Chip Christy

Chip Christy

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Chip Christy is an innovating singer/song writer who has uniquely combined two strong genres of music, Rock and Hip-Hop. Some of his key tracks are Empires, Victory, and Sububia's Hip-Hop King.

Biography

Chip Christy is a 22-year-old artist whose sound is a viciously smooth blend of Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. His combination of styles results in infectiously catchy hooks over powerful upbeat music. Chip’s latest album, entitled “Empires Fall” was recorded in the summer/fall of 2007. To create the album, Chip joined forces with band mate/producer Connor Smith. Connor Smith is a 20-year-old college graduate with a B.A. in music from the University of Dayton. His influence has injected “Empires Fall” with an epic, intelligent, and forceful sound.

Chip’s previous album, entitled “Moods Unwind”, was released in March of 2007. The album’s single, “Suburbia’s Hip-Hop King ft. J-Davis”, has received regular airplay on numerous radio stations. However, its most significant airplay took place on “The New 97.5”, a top-forty station heard throughout mid-Michigan. The single was the first song by an independent artist to ever make the station’s nightly countdown. And, it remained in the countdown for over four weeks. The station’s afternoon DJ, Dave Beagle, said the following in regards to the single, “There is no doubt that this is good music, it could easily be played on a national level.”

Due to the success of “Moods Unwind”, Chip and Connor were able to record “Empires Fall” at Glenn Brown Productions, a world-class studio located in East Lansing, Michigan. With Glenn Brown’s guidance and assistance, Chip and Connor were able to create their best work to date. Chip Christy and Connor Smith expect great things from “Empires Fall”.

Lyrics

Empires

Written By: Chip Christy

I stood tonight while the blue light on a stage
hit my eyes like a tide rising through grey haze
My gaze fought through the fog that the cigarettes blazed
And a maze of the same plain silhouette face
Replicated to fill the place with boozy disarray
Kinda tipsy so they swayed, and kind of deaf but still I played
And stayed deep in that bluish grey besotted cliché
Just waiting for the day

When Empires fall all around me
As wild fires cut through the ground
and climb higher burning my sound
Into everything, including you

Its 3 AM and the darkness has been
Filling this place like dim space fills a toothless grin
My skin leaks all that smoke, it seeps from within
While I’m following the freeway’s lines home again
My thoughts now are feeling slightly like it might be
Kind of unlikely that I will really ever reach
Still I’ll stay just driving my way
And waiting for the day

When Empires fall all around me
As wild fires cut through the ground
and climb higher burning my sound
Into everything, including you

(Just Deep)
so if you’ve ever had a mission in life, no half-offs “B”
I’ve never had a lesson that my life has never cost me
It’s hard to say, but harder to be in
I never fell through the cracks ‘cause my family would see it
It’s like I’m tied down, strength to strength, who’s got the time now
Think about the conscious of man, I’m what your mind found
New intention like new age, so jump to this new stage
Happy we caught up on the same page
Rapping past like stained glass
How long will this pain last inside of these pockets with no cash?
But the truth is I’m here to help you, but can we get through?
The empire’s falling but JD is here to help you

Victory

Written By: Chip Christy

Here I stand, just a man
with life like dice in my hand
But my stance ignores chance
‘cause my dreams aren’t dreams, they’re my plans
Just let sound hit the ground
Cause I’m tired of this messing and playing around
I let the empires fall down, felt the wreck resound
now Ill tell you where I can be found

You can find me with my sound turned loud boosting up the crowd I’m shining
Or maybe moving over sleek concrete in my driver’s seat reclining
I wont quit, just admit you can’t deny me
Cant you see, victory is what defines me now

(J-Davis)
They say the thrill of victory is the agony of defeat
In order for you to defeat me I would have to be dead or asleep
‘Cause while I breathe there’s only gonna be one place for me
That’s at the top where the greats stay, like Big Pun, 2Pac, and Biggie
Realize the realness in my eyes open wide to disguise these haters trying to rise against I
But you haters got to see you will never be my enemy
Because my only enemy is my inner me
I can’t be stopped, I wont be stopped
‘till the crowd rocks and I’m standing tall with a “V” on top

You can find me with my sound turned loud boosting up the crowd I’m shining
Or maybe moving over sleek concrete in my driver’s seat reclining
I wont quit, just admit you can’t deny me
Cant you see, victory is what defines me now

This victory, inside of me, like pride in me, defining me
This victory, inside of me, its guiding me, defining me

Suburbia's Hip Hop King

Written By: Chip Christy

I've always wanted to be a bit of a lyricist
let my words go, let 'em grow, though I know
I'm from suburbia's middle-class green grass show
come on yo, you gotta admit that I can flow
I grew up listening to Big and Pac, Dr. Dre,
P. Diddy, Em, Snoop, Jay, and K-rock,
so, it really shouldn't come as much of a shock
that I can lyrically unlock hip-hip and unblock
the roads that lead to beats that meet your needs
and sellout shows so you can breathe the rhymes I bleed
I'm glad we're all agreed that I can't help but succeed

I'm the king of suburbia's hip-hop scene
I'm the king of its ice I'm the king of its bling
I'm the king of suburbia's hip-hop scene
I'm a thug cause sometimes I go jaywalking

Time to close you mouth I want you to be hearing this
I know I can't walk the walk but I can talk the talk
and though my homies probably wont be lying in chalk
we might draw some pretty pictures with chalk on the sidewalk
And though I don't get caught up on it, hooked on phonics
taught me lots of words through it mnemonic devices
which I guess suffices, but it would be nice if
they could help me gain some street cred
with that said I think its about time to stop
but you know I can't really help it dawg I just love hip-hop
so let your beats drop, let your rhymes flow,
if music's in your soul homie just let it go

Discography

Moods Unwind 2007
Empires Fall 2007

Set List

Original Songs Include:
Empires
Hit The Ground
Victory
Suburbia's Hip Hop King
Mournful Crowd
Moods Unwind
Loveless Kiss
It Fades Away
Ticking Clock
The Divine
Alone
Words I Say
Evermore