MITMondays: Chaz French drops True Colors
Last Friday, Chaz French dropped his highly anticipated major label debut True Colors. The album is 17 tracks in total but there is never a dull moment. Chaz takes us through the ups and downs of life with this project. This is why the title fits so perfectly because you see the True Colors of Chaz French. Chaz shares a more intimate level than before.
First, I really love the cover art. It reminds me of the Migos' Culture cover art with a D.C. twist. One thing that really stood out was the "21" representing one of the best DBs ever Sean Taylor. If you look closely you can see a Metro smartcard and the Washington Monument. The cover essentially is everything that has influenced Chaz in making the album and his life period. From the current state of race relations to his children.
Not only was the cover art flames but the skits were fire as well because they were so D.C. and relatable. From pulling up to the gas station going smack at joints and picking roll ups to the homie standing up to anti-Trump protestors. The skits were spot on and a solid addition that took this project to another level.
Lastly, we can't forget about the music. The music on this project was A1. Honestly you can have all the elements I talked about previously and the actual music be weak. But per usual Chaz didn't disappoint in this area. One of the tracks that stood out the most was Way Out. I just love the energy of this song. I saw Chaz perform this at Broccoli City and the energy of this song was multiplied tenfold. When you hear it you can't do anything but get lit. There was a particular section of the album that produced some of my favorite tracks and that happened to be the middle section. From Uncle Luke to Young World, Chaz slowed it down and really did his thing. From giving us ratchet in Uncle Luke to talking about politics on Amerikkka to the Tony Lewis Jr. sharing his story on Young World. Chaz finished the album strong with Thinniest Line reminding us to be patient we're almost there.
True colors truthfully is Chaz French's best work to date. It's amazing to see the growth from Happy Belated until now and I hope he continues to grow as well. I also want to shout out the homies Saba and Mikey two people I know that had their hand in makin this album. Chaz always says the struggle is what made us so I guess it's time to see what he's really made of. As Always...