Filed under: Emerging Artists, Free 4 All | Tags: Chester French, Clinton Sparks, Common, Diddy, electro, Emerging Artists, Harvard, hip-hop, Interscope, Lady GaGa, Love The Future, mixtape, Pharrell, Talib Kweli, Vampire Weekend, Wale
Anxiously awaiting Chester French’s new album Love The Future (April 21, Interscope)? Do you have no clue who Chester French is? Either way, you must peep their free new mixtape, Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance. This star-studded jump-off is replete with retro appeal, but don’t let that fool you. Heavy electro and hip-hop influences give this mixtape a smooth shine and fresh new-car smell.
Curated by Boston native Clinton Sparks, the mix’s guest list includes such established and emerging figures as Diddy, Pharrell, Common, Talib Kweli, Bun B., Kardinal Offishall, Lady GaGa, and Wale. The list goes on! Stay posted, these Harvard grads are the Massachusetts answer to Columbia’s Vampire Weekend. Hey Bandersnatch, try getting these dudes soon before they’re too hot to handle!
— Trevor Kiv, Web Editor