One of a number of undoubtedly strong projects released today is the latest solo effort from Quelle Chris. Having already been treated to a few tasters from Guns, including the title track and Straight Shot which features a surprising appearance from UK comedian, James Acaster, it was already pretty clear that this album was going to be another success for Quelle. Armed with his usual brand of wry humour and social commentary, the NY-based artist allows us to laugh at some of the current situations, where otherwise we might have no choice but to cry. The album is produced by Quelle, alongside Dane and Chris Keys. There are a stack of great features too including Jean Grae, Mach-Hommy, Cavalier and Denmark Vessey. Guns is ready to stream in full below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Quelle Chris: Guns (Stream)”
A suitably dope video has emerged for one of the gems to be found on the recent album from Jean Grae and Quelle Chris. My Contribution To This Scam has been bolstered in its brilliance with a great animated video from Crankbunny. If you’re not familiar with Crankbunny’s work, go Google the name and find yourself in awe of their paper engineering skills. The track is lifted from Everything’s Fine, which is out now on Mello Music Group.
Second trip of the day to Mello Music Group, this time for the next excerpt from the upcoming Jean Grae & Quelle Chris album. Zero is an 8-bit extravaganza, complete with an animated video which Quelle also made. It clocks in at over 7 minutes long, which in itself is quite an audacious move in a world where a lot of art is consumed and spat out at an alarming rate, but then again neither of these two have ever really been artists who follow suit. And what’s more, it works. Everything’s Fine is due for release on 30 March.
If the new video from Jean Grae & Quelle Chris is a sign of their album’s calibre, then it’s safe to say Mello Music Group have another hit on their hands. Gold Purple Orange sees the duo breaking down a number of things, including everyday stereotypes from alt-right members to deadbeat dads. The video is drenched in a glorious 80’s aesthetic, complete with soft focus and a saxophone solo.
Everything’s Fine is due out on Mello on 27 April and is set to feature Dane Orr, Eric Andre, Anna Wise, Hannibal Buress, Denmark Vessey, Duncecap, Jonathan Hoard and Littles The Cat. Pre-orders are available here.
New album and a new video from Quelle Chris, as he releases the deservedly hyped, Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often and this accompanying video for Birthdaze.
There is a cameo from long term partner in crime, Jean Grae, as well as some nice shooting by Dunce Videos. The album is out today on Mello Music Group and you can cop it here. I recently interviewed Quelle Chris for Grown Up Rap, which you can find here.
The consistently dope Jean Grae dropped a new project this weekend, in the form of Sevvin. ‘Five songs. Zero fucks given’ is the tagline on the site hosting the release and that’s about all the info we get. There is also a track on there to stream, I Want It All, which in some cases might not be enough to tempt you to cop the whole project, but with Grae you know its not going to be a disappointment. You can hear the track and download the EP here.
The mighty Jean Grae dropped this new track yesterday, which is apparently a release in conjunction with Marvel, specifically their Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet venture. Jean smashes her verses while her frequent collaborator Quelle Chris, is on fine form behind the boards. You can cop the single now over at Bandcamp.