Self-titled Album Now Streaming in Full via Impose
+ Exclusive Interview on NPR’s
Weekend Edition this Sunday
“From top to bottom, the project is a stellar debut that may indeed put him on the path to becoming ‘The Bronx’s biggest import’ some day.” – Impose
“Sounding full of energy and emboldened by the sign of today’s times, the man born Chaz Van Queen is emerging out of the shadows, sounding invigorated and determined to make an impact.” – Okayplayer
“Chazmere takes a lot of pride in representing his city. He feels a burden to uphold its cultural tradition as he sees an acceleration in the arts movement.” – HipHopDX
Stream the Album Here
While many artists struggle to establish an identity, Baltimore-born and Bronx-bredChazmere is surfacing invigorated and awakened. The multi-faceted recording artist’s highly anticipated debut record as Chazmere is now streaming in full via Impose today. The album is self-produced, the videos are self-directed…this record is truly a complete piece of self-expression. In addition to the album stream, you can now listen to interview with Chaz on NowThis News. Finally, an in-depth interview with NPR’s Linda Wertheimer will be airing on this Sunday’s Weekend Edition.
With breathtaking empathy, inimitable by those who have not experienced first-hand life on the streets of New York City, Chazmere is uncompromising and insistent in his flow. His self-produced album, Chazmere, comes after years of experience in honing his creative process; searching for and finding the producer, songwriter, and recording artist to deliver his most cohesive project to date.
While growing up in the Bronx, Chaz Van Queen was exposed to the music of Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Slick Rick, and Luther Vandross at an early age and cites DMX’s “How’s It Going Down” video as hugely influential in developing what he describes as the “establishment” of a “refined experience”. Chaz released his first compilation album with growing artist collective Colours of the Culture. Released under Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media imprint, ROYGBIV: What A Colorful World was premiered by renowned music blogger John Gotty via UPROXX.
Colours also includes NIKO IS, STYLES P, and Talib Kweli among others. When not creating his own music, Chaz Van Queen serves the music community as a teacher with his organization Building Beats. Chaz is a child of soul and funk, growing with hip-hop, channeling culture from the streets all over the world.
Chazmere will be playing a New York City album release show on June 18 at La Petite Morte (37 Orchard St.) from 6-9PM in the Lower East Side.