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For Your Consideration: Chev - Charles
by Mike Ramos
on Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Even if you haven't heard of Chev, you've probably heard one of his guest verses. Appearing on tracks like Common Market's "Certitude" and Blue Scholars' Jake One-produced "North By Northwest" Remix (one of the finer posse cuts in recent Town history), the South End rapper has been kicking around the local scene for a while. He just released his first album, Charles, on Bandcamp last week, and though it runs a bit long at 17 tracks, it's an honest and passionate effort from a dude who has seen some shit and can rap well about it.
The album and title track are dedicated to his late father, so some of the material here is pretty heavy. But Chev's natural rap voice and technical flow, plus solid production from Def Dee, Jester and BeanOne keeps things moving. Even a quick listen should reveal how much work he probably put into this, so check out standout track "Let It Bleed" below and download Charles on Chev's Bandcamp page or cop it on iTunes.