The latest up and coming DC rapper, Chaz French could be described as an ultra nostalgic individual because of his mixed style, enticing personality and unparallel energy, whether on stage or on tape. After hearing Happy Belated mixtape, we are convinced Chaz French is the new voice around DC. His figurative raps are the commemoration of a lot of realities anyone could be faced with. Last time you heard from him was when he dropped his music video for “Whatcha Know.” In which you see the rapper floating down a river, reminiscing about his childhood and relationships. With big things ahead of him, Chaz is sound about everything he wants to achieve. His passion for his music shows instantly, with his SXSW performance going really well Chaz sat down with us to talk about what is next for the DMV area lyricist.
RESPECT:Hows everything been ever since you dropped “Happy Belated” EP?
Chaz French:Everything’s been great I see alot more people spotting me on the street.
How was SXSW?
It was great. Really really fun.
Your often known for your collaboration with Godlink. Is there more music coming from you two?
Yes. There’s definitely more music coming from us we just did a track the other day.
Other than what’s already out, any new EPs, singles or videos fans have to look forward to?
I’ve been working hard on the EP. We got some videos and some singles comin in a matter of months maybe even sooner.
Are you still living in DC? How is the music scene over there these days?
Yeah. DC is really comin out right now there’s a lot of great acts in the city that I like that are getting their shine.
What do you ultimately like to achieve with your music?
I really wanna help and touch people. Of course I wanna Grammy I always talk about that. I wanna build a following and ultimately I want to reach millions and be able to touch them. I want people’s situation to improve through my music.
How would you describe your style?
My style is always gonna be me. My new EP is just a bigger sound. But I try to keep as organic as possible, like an open letter to the listeners.
What are you listening to these days?
I haven’t been listeneing to too much. But if you come to my house there’s gospel music on all the time being played by my mom. That’s really all I’m listening to. Sometimes I’ll just be singing along to so shout out the gospel stations.
Are your parents into music?
Not so much my mom, my dad is.
If music is your first passion, what’s your second passion?
My daughter is my first passion, music is second.
You dedicated your last entire project to your daughter. How’s your relationship with her?
I can talk about her for hours. Everything I do I think about her in every little way, like even when I’m out shopping. It’s the type of joy you never knew you had.
Something your fans still don’t know about you?
I’m terrified of heights (laughs)
5 goals in 2015:
1 Million views on one of my songs, Sold-Out tour, do a song with Kid Cudi, buy a poncho and to make my project perfect.
What is your favourite Kid Cudi album?
Man On The Moon 2 is my favourite Cudi album. I’m mad I missed his secret SXSW shows I saw some photos.
Any plans for touring this year?
There’s a lot of things in the works i’m gonna say that. Really just building my brand and building my following in the most unselfish manner.
Artists on your bucket list that you would love to work with?
I wanna work with OGs in the game Erykah Badu, Bun B and M.I.A she’s awesome.
Name some of your favorite brands.
Saint Laurent, Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Margiela, I used to be into Balmain, Acne, APCs, Vans, Old Supreme. I like 10Deep shoutout to them.
To check for more music from him, follow his soundcloud.
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