Music

4.8.2015

Chapman Drops New Single 'Bully,' Shares LP Teaser

Chicago, a town known for producing some of the most high-quality artists in the game, has yet another rising star to add to it’s collection. Chapman, the up and coming rapper now based in NYC, is shaping up to be the next prodigy Chi-Town will be proud to call theirs, helped in large part by a quick-cut high energy teaser released today that showcases a dozen looks and track names on his forthcoming debut LP.

We spoke to Chapman about the album teaser, as well as the video for lead single ‘Bully’ which also dropped this morning. “I knew I wanted to do a Nick Knight-inspired black and white video, but I feel so fortunate that we were able to get access to all of these looks. It was important for me to showcase a real range,” he told us. “Each song on the LP is going to have it’s own video, I basically just wanted to pull a Beyonce.”

Though the teaser for his album features the full spectrum of Chapman’s persona, the video for ‘Bully’ is a little more enigmatic. Mostly comprised of found footage and animated clips, Chapman himself only appears briefly. “The idea is that I might get lost in the videos because there’s so much going on,” he said, “Each song and accompanying video is like a chapter, so it’s easy for me to get swept up in everything.”

No official release date for the impending album has been announced, but Chapman has promised its arrival soon. It reportedly will feature contributions with Ian Isiah and Hari Nef, as well as production being supervised by Le1f and Mykki Blanco collaborator Jeremiah Meece. Though he has warned that some tracks on the album will explore his “dark side,” rest assured that the album should shape up to be the definitive summer jam, it is after all, self described as being inspired by the future-techno insanity of the Fifth Element’s diva dance.

Be sure to check out Chapman and Ian Isiah’s text interview with each other here

Photo by Kaitlyn Christy

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