By Tristin Marshall
Chaz French released his debut album, ‘True Colors’ this Friday, June 14. The album artwork features a sketch of French’s profile surrounded by many other sketches, which he considers his “True Colors.”
The D.C. rapper preceded the album with the singles “Way Out,” “Pops,” and “Invite Only,” featuring veteran New Orleans rapper Curren$y. Other songs include fellow DMV rapper Shy Glizzy and label mates BJ The Chicago Kid and Kevin Ross.
Each single on the album has its own unique cover art, making up the larger image for the album cover. The cover art for “Way Out” features cover art of two “crabs in a barrel” trying to pull one another up instead of dragging each other down, which he explains is the perception of how DMV artists treat one another. Other cover art photos include sketches of his children, “mambo sauce,” a sweet condiment native to the D.C. area, and a Motown vinyl.
The second single off the album, “Pops” details his relationship with his father as an adolescent into adulthood, explaining his father’s absence in his life because due to incarceration. The third single released, “Invite Only” details French and Curren$y having a good time with friends.
French released his debut mixtape ‘Happy Belated’ in 2014, followed by ‘These Things Take Time’ in 2015.
He signed a deal with Motown/Capitol Records and 368 Music Group in Spring 2017. He rapped alongside label mate Kevin Ross in the single “Be Great (Remix),” which appears on his debut album ‘The Awakening.’ For the latest news on Chaz French, visit his website.