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INTERVIEW |Motown artist Chaz French

With his lyrical dexterity and knack for a hook, Chaz French has quietly paved his own lane in hip-hop. 2015’s These Things Take Time mixtape yielded the viral smash “Ready,” while his 2017 major label debut, True Colors, earned critical acclaim from TIME, High Snobiety, PAPER, Noisey, XXL and others. The album included collaborations with everyone from Curren$y to BJ The Chicago Kid.

Released in 2018, Chaz’s “Can’t Stop Us” fueled the trailer for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which has racked up over 36 million views to date. Praising 2018’s “Caliente” (feat. IDK & Jay 305), Complex said, “Atop the production all three rappers show their worth, making for a compelling trio, so hopefully they show up together somewhere else in the future. It’s clear this is the
start of a new era for Chaz French, and it’s certainly a sound that works well for him.” Upon the release of “Handful” featuring Rich The Kid, HotNewHipHop observed, “The trap soul-like track invites listeners to head-bop and vibe immediately—thanks to Chaz French’s smooth vocals…Rich The Kid offers a few quotable bars perfectly suited for a fire Instagram caption.”