At times, people hear the word redemption and automatically associate it with the act of saving someone or being saved. But many don’t realize that redemption is beyond just being “saved of sin.” And King Chav’s newest track speaks volumes on how much redemption means!
King Chav’s “Redemption” is wrapped in production by Godzay Katana and features unforgettable lyrics from Chav, DJ Mykael V and Kham. The three rap about a life of better change, God having their back and showing the world what their music truly means and how important it is. And like any of us going through our own journeys, we all need God to have our backs while we prove to ourselves (and sometimes to the world) that the road we’re taking is the right one.
“We’re on the road to redemption.”
Read more about King Chav and “Redemption” below while you listen to the track!
RESPECT.: What was the inspiration behind “Redemption”?
KING CHAV: Redemption has multiple inspirations and meanings for me. As a believer, I know there are countless things God has redeemed me from and allowed me not to see the negative consequences of. With my music career, I had some successes yet still felt like there were some things and validation I was missing. But I decided that I was going to validate myself and do what I believe regardless of what others thought. I needed to redeem my career and confidence. This song is the kick start.
RESPECT.: Describe the vibe/feelings that you would like listeners to get from “Redemption”?
KING CHAV: Redemption is full throttle motivation. Whether you need to get amped up to finish that last set in the gym or you’ve been feeling down on yourself, this song should be a jolt of energy. Redemption is a song to inspire you and push you to that next level.
RESPECT.: What made you team up with DJ Mykael V and Kham for this track?
KING CHAV: The feel and sound of this song was way too big to do alone. DJ Mykael V is from the Tri-State area like me and I wanted that feel of a DJ hyping up on top of the track. I convinced him to do the chorus and it worked out magnificent. Kham is a rapper who I know could match the energy while not slacking on the lyrical ability. And for what I was looking for, the final product is better than I anticipated.
RESPECT.: What’s your favorite line on “Redemption”?
KING CHAV: “And I stayed low, you ain’t know where I was working like Tommy.” It’s a reference to Tommy from the Martin show, how they would always clown him for not having a job. Also a reference to Tommy from Power. That bar is me explaining that even though you may not see me doing it, I’m always putting in work.
RESPECT.: What brought you to music and what do you love the most about creating it?
KING CHAV: I’m from the generation of doing the Grindin’ beat and having battles in the lunchroom. Music shaped a lot of my life. As I got older and started doing other things, music was always calling. I’ve been a host for years for The WkNd Radio Show and as we grew to syndication so did my relationships and the desire to pursue it as a career became too much to overcome. I love the ability to tell stories and connect emotions through music. I may not have ever met a person but with music, we can have a shared experience, good or bad, and that is powerful.
RESPECT.: What is something you want listeners to know about you that they don’t already know?
KING CHAV: I want people to know that I’m here for them. Although my music may be my personal expression, my lyrical diary and experiences, I still consider the experiences and emotions of those who may have gone through the same thing. My story becomes our story and at the end of it all we are stronger together pressing towards a greater hope.
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