I think what impresses me the most about Chanel West Coast is to watch her on MTV’s “Fantasy Factory” and “Ridiculousness” being the butt of every Rob Dyrdek joke. I almost played the fool, then I listened to her music and realize that “dumb blonde” is just a character she’s playing.
A few years ago I had heard that Chanel was going to record some songs with Drama (Chris Pfaff) producing and I honestly thought it was a publicity stunt or joke.
Then at some point last year, a mixtape got sent to me that would change my perspective, not only on her as a person, but on the hip hop game in general. Not only did a female MC come out and make better songs than 90% of anyone else in the game but then she went and got signed to one of the biggest labels in the world.
“Now You Know” hasn’t left my car in quite a while. The lyrics, the beats, the flow, it’s all ON POINT. By far one of the best mixtapes (and just recorded hip hop in general) of the last year coming from the MOST unexpected of places.
Check out “Now You Know” RIGHT NOW:
Check out the single “Blueberry Chills” feat. Honey Cocaine, released early this year: