Producer, Songwriter & Multi-instrumentalist, CHIN Set To Release New Solo CD On Sparks/EMI In April 2010.
Toronto indie label Sparks Music have signed Chin Injeti, known as CHIN, to a worldwide distribution deal with the Canadian release of his solo album D’tach set for April 6, 2010. CHIN’s first single “Mask On My Face” [featuring K’naan] is scheduled for release through all outlets in February.
CHIN is a talented multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. He is a co-founder of the Juno award winning and groundbreaking group Bass is Base. CHIN has been bouncing between his home base in Vancouver and the studios of L.A. where he has been working with fellow west coaster and L.A. based producer, DJ Khalil (Aftermath Productions). Together the two have been producing and working with everyone from Dr. Dre, Nas, Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, Clipse, and 50 Cent to Esthero, Kinnie Starr, Bedouin Soundclash and Zaki Ibrahim just to name a few.
In December 2009 the Clipse released their newest CD ’Til The Casket Drops” which featured two tracks, “Kinda Like A Big Deal” [featuring Kanye West] and “There Was A Murder” from the CHIN / Khalil production team. A number of weeks earlier CHIN had received credits on a track called “Could’ve Been You” [featuring R Kelly] from 50 Cents’ new album as well as credits on a song called “Fear” from fellow Canadian sensation Drake that would appear on his breakthrough EP!
As if that wasn’t enough CHIN along with DJ Khalil, Erik Alcock and Liz Rodrigues also formed a group called The New Royales, a genre bending band that is creating sounds from the past, the present and FUTURE!
As a singer-songwriter CHIN is creating a new beginning for himself. Within his heavy production and work schedule CHIN has found time to complete a solo album called D’tach in a genre he calls “Urban Folk.” Sonically, D’tach is quite a departure from the music that CHIN’s name is currently attached to. However the one constant that remains is a focus on crafting quality music and songs.
With a stripped down sound on this new album CHIN explains, “I detached from everything, separated myself, cut off the strings …for the first time ever I have found the courage to put my life on display. Who I was, who I am, who I’m going to be, where I’ve been, where I’m going, all that I know, and all that I don’t”.
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MP3: Georgia & Declaime – “Heaven Or Hell” Feat. Kool G Rap, Black Milk, & LMNO + Album Release/Show News
In celebration of the digital release of their new LP,Georgia & Declaime are proud to release a brand new single fromSomeOthaShip, “Heaven Or Hell.” Produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow, the track features Black Milk as well as the legendary Kool G Rap and Long Beach MCLMNO, each personifying one of the many layers between heaven and hell. Mello Music Group founder and owner Michael Tolleexplains, “I wanted to create a track that showed two extreme perspectives – Kool G Rap doing his Gangster/Drug Lord/Pimp thing while Declaime & Georgia did their righteous preacher thing.” He continues, “However, LMNO came with the most positive message out of the bunch. In the middle, Black Milk did his thing to perfection. Thus the ‘Heaven Or Hell’ title.”
The track begins eerily with the chorus as LMNO raps, “It’s a balance of life / Darkness and light / We’re giving choice for you / Choose right.” As the bass-heavy, unsettling background sets in, the resonating lyrics challenge what is supposedly good in the world as Kool G Rap, LMNO, Black Milk, and finally Georgia & Declaime take turns laying out their own take on heaven and hell in its various forms. Georgia defends the honor of a higher power through Africa as she raps, “She hold the world together forever / If she fall, we fall / Subject to complete and total recall.” However, she continues that the world is a corrupt place, “Street soldiers used to have honor / Now they walk around hungry and listless.” Declaime follows Georgia’s powerful lines, and as the two trade lines over Georgia’s dark production – Georgia’s sultry rhymes against Declaime’s unorthodox rhythms – the juxtaposition of the two vocals, both in sound and lyric, drive home the song’s heaven or hell theme.
SomeOthaShip is available at all digital retailers today.
“Heaven Or Hell” Feat. Kool G Rap, Black Milk, & LMNO:http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Heaven_Or_Hell.mp3
The Reign (produced by:Muneshine)
A dedication to 3 of the most brilliant contributors to Hip-Hop.
This song was released on the iTunes version of Let The Children Die
(urbnet.2009). Not on the retail version.
My apologies if anyone is offended by the language. I decided to leave
the verses as they were written. Altering them would have been a major
insult to the art they created.