HipHopDX Premiere – Detroit-bred artist Chavis Chandler caught the eye of fellow Motor City rapper Danny Brown years in the past after releasing his first mixtape. Once inducted into Brown’s Bruiser Brigade, the collective dropped its debut self-titled EP in 2011 earlier than finally disbanding.
Now, Chandler is again with an impending solo effort known as Chop Shop Dojo. Ahead of its launch, he’s unleashed the only “FBHM,” which takes an intriguing stance on Black History Month.
“It’s no secret that the historical past of blacks — not simply African-Americans — traces to the beginnings of civilization,” Chandler tells HipHopDX. “The geography of black individuals is huge, broad and deep. Our historical past must be explored for greater than a month and regarded ‘World History.’ The time period ‘Black History Month’ grew to become what it’s from an concept of giving blacks in America a specified time of reflection and appreciation.”
Chandler continues, “The founder, Carter G. Woodson’s purpose was to start one thing that might trigger the combination of black tradition into the mainstream. However, typically Black History Month appears to only be a rhetoric repeat of the identical names and pictures of degrading remedy, homicide and disrespect that blacks have endured for many years.
“Instead of black historical past being thought of world historical past, it stays relegated to a month. We need new appreciation for our historical past and we would like it taught all 12 months lengthy. From music, vogue, sports activities and leisure, black tradition has all the time been essentially the most appropriated. We are the tradition.”
Chandler’s forthcoming album follows his 2018 debut One Winged Angel and collabs with Royce Da 5’9 and PRhyme.
Chop Shop Dojo is predicted to reach on April 11. Until then, take a look at “FBHM” above.