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Rasheed Chappell

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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Rasheed Chappell – Building 8 listed!

This list was probably the hardest to compiled, but most of us here at KN.com (myself, Justin, Thomas, Jon and Arasia) put in our two cents as to what should be on this list. One of our main stipulations for this list was that we didn’t want more than one song from a particular artist (initially, Kanye and The Roots made up most of the list lol). Coming up with the list was hard enough; ordering it was a nightmare. So we’ll give it to you from A-Z. Here is the best of 2010…

Atmosphere – The Best Day

Big Boi — General Patton

B.O.B.- Fuck The Money

Big KRIT – Children Of The World

Black Milk – Deadly Medley feat. Royce Da 5’9?

Boog Brown – Friends Like These (feat Supastion/Kam Moye)

Bun B – Let Em Know

Collective Efforts – The Game

Curren$y – Address

Danny Brown – Greatest Rapper Ever

Deacon The Villain & Sheisty Khrist – Satellites

DTMD – Champion

Eminem – Seduction

Eternia & MoSS – The BBQ (Remix feat. Tiye Phoenix & Jean Grae)

Everliven Sound – Elements (feat El Da Sensei)

Evidence – To Be Continued…

Freddie Gibbs – National Anthem

Ghostface Killah – In Tha Park (feat Black Thought)

Hell Razah – Cinematic

Jay Electronica – Shiny Suit Theory (feat Jay-Z)

Jermiside & Danny Diggs – Afraid

Joe Budden – 1000 Faces

Joell Ortiz – Battle Cry

J-Young – Haitian Fight Son

Kanye West- Power

Kenn Starr – Official

K-Rino – The Epitome

Laws – Hold You Down (Remix feat Big KRIT & Emilio Rojas)

Lil’ Dee – City Lights

Little Brother – Tigallo for Dolo

Max Minelli – Numb 2 The World (feat Ronny My)

Murs – Let Me Talk

Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter

PackFM – I Fucking Hate Rappers

Rasheed Chappell – Building 8

RE – Street Runner

Reflection Eternal – Just Begun (feat Jay Electronica, Mos Def & J. Cole)

Rick Ross – Free Mason (feat Jay-Z)

Roc Marciano – Snow 2.0 (feat Sean Price)

Shad – Rose Garden

Ski Beatz & Mos Def – Taxi

Spectac & Amiri – As If

Strong Arm Steady – Best of Times (feat Phonte)

The Left – Binoculars

The Niceguys – Good Shepherd

The Roots – Dear God 2.0

Trek Life – Ready to Live feat. Olivier Daysoul

Vandalyzm – Chip

Y Society – Don’t Do It

YelaWolf – Pop The Trunk

Zion I – Always
- kevinnottingham

One of the more refreshing emcees I’ve come across in a while is gearing up to drop Future Before Nostalgia soon. Here’s the first offering from the project, produced by Kenny Dope and featuring cuts from the legendary DJ Scratch. - 2Dopeboyz

Passaic, New Jersey’s (a.k.a. “Project City”) own Rasheed Chappell has put in serious work in the indie Hip-Hop performance and media circuit as both a MC and writer (not just lyrics, but books of stories & poetry) during the past decade.

With his first official full-length music project Future Before Nostalgia dropping in the near future through Ill Friction & Strictly Rhythm plus serious cosignage from O.G. Hip-Hop luminaries such as Kenny “Dope” Gonzales, DJ Clark Kent and Biz Markie on the production boards & beyond, Rasheed Chappell could easily coast just off props if he wanted too for a minute.

Thankfully for the music audience who is slowly getting immune & jaded to the stereotypical 21st century Hip-Hop artist PR moves (9876 YouTube videos, illegitimate cosigns, crass Twitter flooding of links that make cats think zShare is their label, meh UStreams, etc.), the brother comes correct big time with his musical output.

The Future Before Nostalgia EP and The Chappell Show: The Lost Episodes Vol. 2 display an MC who harkens back to the the late 1980s – mid 1990s glory days of high grade NYC-style Street Hip-Hop where a cat could be multi-faceted in doing lyrical, honest,
emotional and balanced reportage from the project rooftops while respecting the B-Boy side of the craft.

The Future Before Nostalgia EP and The Chappell Show: The Lost Episodes Vol. 2 are a boom bap lover’s dream that doesn’t sound dated or as a crass bit of previous MCs in the game.

Rasheed Chappell’s animated flow is straight forward and hard-edged overreally well done soul-tinged production, with a style kind of reminding me of a mix of Big L & early-era Prodigy of Mobb Deep.

There’s no wack dummy rap on any of the tracks on both releases, but the content isn’t too over the top to be seen as boring backback thesaurus BoHo bulls***. - Planetill


The Chappell Show...The Lost Episodes v1

The Chappell Show...The Lost Episodes v2

Dope Muziq/Resurrection iTunes Single (Ill Friction Records)

Exhibit A & Exhibit C (Remixes)



Rasheed Chappell "is THE MC I have been waiting my whole career to work with" - Kenny Dope. "Rasheed Chappell is a [true] MC not a rapper!!" - DJ Clark Kent.

These are pretty strong accolades to live up to for an artist who has yet to release an album, but Rasheed Chappell is more than up for the task. With three critically acclaimed mixtapes; "The Chappell Show... The Lost Episodes v1", "The Chappell Show... The Lost Episodes v2" and "Future Before Nostalgia" under his belt as well as features on music blog sites such as Kevin Nottingham, 2dopeboyz, When Giants Meet and many others.

He is currently working with music legend and Grammy nominated producer Kenny Dope to release his debut, "Future Before Nostalgia" this fall on Kenny Dope's label, Kay-Dee Records. It will serve as a prequel to his album, "Nostalgia" which is already creating a buzz and has been voted one of the "most anticipated albums of 2010" by Kevin Nottingham blog. The album's first video, "Building 8" was the 13th most Google searched video upon its release August 2010 and is reflective of the powerful artistic expression audiences should expect from this important rising Hip Hop artist.

Rasheed Chappell is a student of the culture. His goal is to simply uphold the legacy of the legendary MCs that have come before him and inspired him. Rasheed has already worked with such industry heavyweights and icons as; Biz Markie, Lord Finesse, DJ Scratch, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Ogee, Raheem DeVaughn and many others.

"I'm blessed to be in this position to have my voice heard by so many and to have the respect of so many people I grew up admiring as a kid listening to the radio. I take nothing for granted and look forward to always growing as a man and artist; sharing my life through song to the listeners." - Rasheed Chappell