By Tristin Marshall
Chaz French announced his debut album ‘True Colors,’ yesterday (June 15). The next single off the album “Pops” also debuted alongside the album announcement–just in time for Father’s Day this Sunday. The track pays tribute to French’s father, who was imprisoned during the War on Drugs in the 1980s and 1990s, and was largely absent for most of his life.
The album will take listeners through French’s story–his upbringing, his faith, and him just enjoying life. The album art features an animated version of French’s portrait surrounded by animations including a cop car, the white house, and pictures of his children, just to name a few, that individually serve as artwork for each of the tracks on the album.
The lead single “Way Out” debuted in March, with artwork of “crabs in a barrel” trying to help one another out instead of perpetuating its typical annotation of bringing one another down, which he compares to the stereotype that people have casted among DMV artists.
The 25-year-old DMV rapper debuted on the rap scene in 2014 with his mixtape ‘Happy Belated,’ giving him a buzz among the budding DMV rap roster. Chaz French signed to Motown in March 2017 as a joint label deal with Motown/Capitol and his home label 368 Music group.
‘True Colors’ is available for pre order now.