His lyrics are storytelling in structure and sets to inspire that inner passion within us all” – EARMILK
*UPCOMING ART TOUR DATES 10/25-11/15-
NEW ORLEANS, DENVER, SEATTLE, & MORE
Last month, legend and co-founder of prestigious Hip-Hop music group Jurassic 5 and member to the Grammy Award-winning Ozomatli, Chali 2na, released “Change The World,” and revealed the first cut from his upcoming EP- ‘Instrumentality.’ The songs lively production ensembled by members of his three-piece band House Of Vibe, as well as DJ duo BreakScience, received an abundance of notable praise from media tastemakers including Hip-Hop DX, Earmilk, Underground hip-hop and many more. ‘Instrumentality’ represents the rapper’s final installment to the “Against The Current” project series, and marks almost a decade from his initial solo album debut titled- Fish Outta Water, released in 2009. Today, Chali reveals the second take from his upcoming project and with the new single, “Road 2 Success,” out today via Westwood Recordings.
“ROAD 2 SUCCESS”
Featured On Upcoming EP
Out November 16th, Via Westwood Recordings
“Road 2 Success” displays an alluring set of vocals on the track’s chorus, presented in an undeniably proper nineties R&B fashion. As for the song’s production, it suggestively combines the styles of early west-coast hip-hop and R&B elements, integrated with additional doses of consistent electronic instrumentation. A pioneer in the genre of Hip-Hop, Chali divulges into a prime example of one of his classic flows atop the song’s production, letting loose his spitfire rhymes and striking baritone voice to convey the track’s engaging message.
If unfamiliar with Chali before now, the hip-hop household name shot to fame with his group Jurassic 5 (“What’s Golden, “Concrete Schoolyard”) formed back in 1993. Since then, Chali has collaborated with many of contemporary music’s most revered players including Raphael Saadiq, Anthony Hamilton, Damian & Stephen Marley, Beenie Man, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Rusko, Black Eyed Peas, and many many more. In 2013 the Chicago native embarked on a career-defining mission called “Against The Current,” a music + art project that combines a 5-part series of genre-bending EPs with a coffee table book featuring original artwork and photography from Chali himself- Instrumentality represents the fifth and final installment in the series. On the horizon for Chali, stay tuned for more announcements to come on both his solo and group ventures.
UPCOMING ART TOUR DATES
Oct 25 – Art Show – New Orleans, LA – Red Truck Gallery
Oct 26 – Art Show – Austin, TX – Native Gallery
Nov 01 – Art Show – Denver, CO – Fice Gallery
Nov 03 – Art Show – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Arts Gallery
Nov 07 – Art Show – Seattle, WA – Westerly Gallery
Nov 08 – Live Music – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Nov 09 – Live Music – Portland, OR – Jack London Revue
Nov 10 – Art Show – Portland, OR – Sinbin Gallery
Nov 15 – Art Show – Oakland, CA – TBA