true colors

Chaz French shines on his debut album, ‘True Colors’

In the wake of signing to Motown Records, D.C. emcee Chaz French has stepped up to the plate with a solid debut album, True Colors. The energetic, emphatic rapper doesn’t seem ready to slow down any time soon, either. The 17-track project includes guest features from Curren$y, Phil Adé, Shy Glizzy, BJ the Chicago Kid, . . .

New Music Jun 15  |  

Chaz French releases “Pops”; announces ‘True Colors’ debut

Motown Records signee and DMV native Chaz French is gearing up to release his debut album next month, and he saw fit to pique interest for the project with a single called “Pops.” Chaz explained to Complex: “D.C. was one of the hardest hit areas in America by the crack epidemic of the late ’80s . . .

Way Out

Chaz French signs with Motown/Capital; drops “Way Out”

If you’ve been listening to Chaz French’s music for some time, you’ve likely associated his music with narration of the struggle that he’s endured. It should come as no surprise that his latest drop, “Way Out,” continues that story in gripping fashion. This time around, Chaz’s words come to us with an additional announcement: he . . .

Be Great
New Music Mar 18  |  

Kevin Ross – “Be Great” ft. Chaz French

Motown singer Kevin Ross teams up with fellow Washington, D.C. area native Chaz French for “Be Great,” a new single that premiered on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. The song is meant to inspire listeners to reach their full potential. Kevin’s fluid vocals and Chaz’s unorthodox delivery mesh together well over piano laden instrumentation. Stream “Be Great” . . .

New Music Feb 15  |  

Chaz French Vents About Relationship Issues on “Flaws”

Chaz French dropped a laid back new track called “Flaws” recently, centering around the issues he’s been facing as of late with his relationships. Chaz explained: “Whenever you hear me on a record I’m completely transparent. (Super) Miles sent the beat and I was going through something at that moment, so I put it on . . .

New Music Dec 11  |  

Chaz French Is Back With ‘These Things Take Time’

After blowing up seemingly overnight when he dropped the video for “Came Down” in 2014 — and later his debut album Happy Belated — all eyes were on Chaz French. The DC native kept the heat coming in 2015 by touring and surrounding himself with names like Wale, GoldLink, and Rome Fortune. Now he’s back with his sophomore album, These . . .

New Music Dec 9  |  

Chaz French – “Ready” ft. GoldLink

Chaz French connects with fellow DMV emcee and frequent collaborator GoldLink for “Ready,” a song that allows us to get another taste of the smoother side both artists bring to the table. Chaz’s These Things Take Time EP drops on Friday, December 11th. Stream “Ready” below.

New Music Dec 5  |  

Chaz French Celebrates Overcoming Struggles With “IDK”

It wouldn’t be a Chaz French song if there wasn’t a degree of intensity to it, but “IDK” is a more introspective song than some of his more aggressive songs. The YOG$-produced release is largely devoted to discussing the hard times that helped mold Chaz into the go-getter that he is today. Look for Chaz’s . . .

Chaz French - A Go!
New Music Sep 30  |  

Chaz French – “A Go!”

Chaz French combines emphatic delivery with intricate rhyme schemes once more on his latest release, “A Go!” Featuring ominous D. Woo production, this record pays homage to the struggle that made Chaz into the man he is today. Look for Chaz to take a new direction with his forthcoming project, set to release via 368 Music . . .

what say ya
New Music Sep 16  |  

Chaz French – “What Say Ya” ft. Saba

Chaz French gets introspective with the newly released “What Say Ya,” featuring vocals from Saba. Chaz gets a bit more melodic, gliding in and out of the song’s mournful, soulful acoustics. Chaz explained to The Fader: “This song is a moment of clarity and resolution from things I talked about in my first project, Happy . . .


Falcons – “Aquafina” ft. GoldLink & Chaz French

Experimental producer Falcons is gearing up for Terra, his debut EP with Fool’s Gold. To help build the buzz, he links up with DMV emcees GoldLink and Chaz French for “Aquafina,” a high-energy cut that features dynamic, melodic verses from both spitters. This track will be performed for the first time tonight at The Roxy . . .

New Music May 6  |  

Chaz French – “100” ft. Eddie Vanz

Chaz French is as amped up as ever on his latest drop, “100,” featuring longtime collaborative partner Eddie Vanz. Ominous YOG$ production is just what these needed to shine again, with quick cadences and fiery aggression. “100” is only available with the purchase of the deluxe edition of Chaz’s Happy Belated album, which can be purchased . . .

Bullet Has No Name
New Music Apr 7  |  

Flex Kartel – “Bullet Has No Name” ft. Chaz French

Flex Kartel connects with fellow DMV representer Chaz French for “Bullets Have No Names,” a hazy cut with an enticing aura. Chaz provides a singsong chorus to complement Flex’s contemplative lyrics. Stream “Bullet Has No Name” below, and listen to Flex’s full project, Just For You, afterwards courtesy of LiveMixtapes.

Whatcha Know
New Music Mar 13  |  

Chaz French – “Whatcha Know” (Video)

He’s been traveling and performing a lot as of late, but today Chaz French dropped a new video for “Whatcha Know,” a standout from his debut Happy Belated EP. The Martin Amini-directed video includes some intriguing, religious-affiliated imagery. Watch the video for “Whatcha Know” below. (2DopeBoyz)

Chaz French

Chaz French Speaks on “Happy Belated,” His Daughter, and Some Surprising Facts (Interview)

Washington, DC native Chaz French has been turning a lot of heads as of late. The success of his Happy Belated album, collaborations with GoldLink and Phil Ade, and show stopping performances at Trillectro and Broccoli City Festival are among the factors that have quickly pushed Chaz into the limelight. With remarkable charisma and energy that can . . .