On Feb 5th I had the pleasure of interviewing Chaz French following his performance, which energized the sold out Atrium crowd of the Catalyst Club in downtown SC. He explains the gruel of the tour life, what he did for fun as a kid, living out his dreams, religion, and raising awareness to the racism in America, as French wore a hoodie with Trayvon Martin’s face on it to commemorate the 6 year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.
The show was great, and each artist demonstrated impressive technical ability and commanded the attention of the crowd. Chaz’s set was after Lute (out of Charlottesville, North Carolina) and before J.I.D and Earthgang (both out of atlanta). For those who may not be familiar with any of these artists, Lute and JID are both signed to Dreamville, J Cole’s label. J.I.D., who headlined, has been getting bigger and bigger, collecting props from Hip-Hop veterans such as Mos Def along the way.
Throughout his steadily rising career, Chaz French has toured with the likes of Wale, Goldlink, Freddie Gibbs, Waka Flocka Flame and more. He has also collaborated with many artists such as Casey Veggies, Currency and fellow DMV (District of Maryland / Virginia) rappers Wale and Goldlink. Over the past 4 years, he has been busy touring and has released 4 mixtapes, leading up to his 16 track debut album True Colors, which arrived in July of 2017.
Hope you enjoy the interview: