"In a world of copycat imitators, Chuckie Campbell rises above with his clever wordplay and respect for this art we call HipHop"
If you we're looking for real hip-hop in today's web of "twerk" and "drank" music, it would be almost impossible to find anything of sustenance.
Fortunately for us, there is Chuckie Campbell, a writer-poet placing value high on quality lyrics rather than catchy hooks or dances. His most recent full length album is titled "More Die Of Heartbreak" and here is the Unhinged Review.
"More Die Of Heartbreak" is an album with many faces, but one thing that is present in all of the tracks is Chuckie's appreciation for the art form. A lot of artists will often jump on the hottest beat that they can find and spit bars without creating a total picture. Chuckie's music on the other-hand provides a visual landscape, as he understands what it means to be a prolific writer. You see Chuckie not only creates music, but he is also the founder and editor of a journal called Sunsets and Silencers that was created to serve as a platform for creative individuals to share their voice.
See..and you thought something was "uncool" about having an education. If you're young and reading this, stay in school because with words you can change the world. Many wars and struggles have been overcome through the uplifting of another's voice and that's what Chuckie's music brings to the table. A voice that speaks of real issues that are congruent with his life, but at the same time diverse enough to find parallels within yours. Music is something to be appreciated and delivered with a purpose, it wasn't intended to just be something people get phucked up too.
Now as far as the album which has many great tracks, a big standout song for us is definitely "Speak". In "Speak" Campbell shows his effortless understanding of the English language as he spits line such as "Invention concrete evidence of comprehension, illustrating optimal potential of a nation". You see lines like this quickly separate his content from the mindless garble of popular tracks on the radio today. We at Unhinged Reviews like many of you enjoy thought-provoking statements and introspective reflections that spur curiosity and creativity within our minds and the world at large.
Another thing we'd like to mention about "More Die Of Heartbreak" is the production. You won't hear any beats that outshine the writer nor the vision. What you will hear is a harmony between the two, boosting Campbell's words to even greater heights, as how it should be. If you're an up and coming artist you should take notes because if people are saying that the only thing they remember about your song is the beat, then you really need to put more ink in your pen. HipHop is about lyrics first, you should be able to move a crowd without an instrumental, capture their attention by understanding your vision first and use the backing track as a compliment, not the entree.
All we can say at this point is good things about Chuckie and what type of flavor he's bringing in the future. His album, "More Die Of Heartbreak" is available for purchase here where you can also hear more of his songs, as well as, pick up some cool merch.
We're going to leave you with a single off of his album titled "Synesthesia" , it's a song that reminds us of the beauty in embracing our differences. Song starts at 0:30, feel free to skip the intro.
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