Chisom releases 4-track Hip Hop EP titled “Melo”
About “Melo EP”
Nigerian American rapper Chisom comes forth with a brand-new EP titled “Melo.” It is a 4-track recored of chilled Hip Hop, featuring various styles of Hip Hop and sonorities.
“All night” is probably the most surprising track of the EP. When the track starts, it sounds like it will be some kind of trippy modern Rap. But later on, the track comes out as pretty groovy. On the other hand, “Street” is way more laid-back. It could be described as an East Coast-oriented track.
“Friday Night Lights” is pretty laid-back too even though its title might evoke party. To keep it quite groovy too, it incorporates a subtle G-Funk vibe.
“Don’t Tell” is a very chilled track that features a jazzy/soulful sample. Then, last but not least, “REAL” wraps up the EP. It is voiced on a dope beat that sounds a bit more chopped up than the previous tracks due to the sampling technique.
Overall, it is an EP that showcases Chisom‘s versatility to rap over various types of beats. Musically-speaking, it may sound anachronistic.
Earnings from the sales of “REAL” will be donated to underprivileged families and victims of circumstance, from NYC to Nigeria and beyond.
- 1. Allnight/Street. [prod. by Kaytranada/Fantom]
- 2. Friday Night Lights. ft. ChaunSAY Mackin’ [prod. by Southside, Jake One & G Koop]
- 3. Don’t Tell. [prod. by Kazmi]
- 4. REAL. [prod. by Cyan]
Chisom (Chisom Uzosike) is a 23-year old producer, rapper and creative director, born in Detroit and raised in Maryland. He’s the eldest son of Nigerian immigrants, and the first in his family born in America. While his father exposed him to music from all corners of Africa in the house, young Chisom discovered Hip Hop in elementary school, where his classmates introduced him to Baltimore’s local Hip Hop/R&B station.
He began producing Hip Hop music at 17, inspired by stars like DJ Premier, The Neptunes and Kanye West. Drawing from his love of music of all genres, his keen ear for samples and his Nigerian roots, he quickly developed a striking, eclectic style. His work has been praised by music critics and featured on Sway in the Morning, Chuck D’s AndYouDon’tStop!, The Fader, RESPECT Mag, Nigerian Sounds, and more.
Gifted with a smooth flow and deep, resonant voice, Chisom combines slick wordplay with real-life themes and vibrant production. His cultural/musical influences shine through every song: the verbal dexterity and swagger of the East Coast, the entrancing rhythms of Afrobeat, and the ultra cool, laid-back attitude of the West Coast.
What do others think of Chisom?
“He’s steadfast in becoming one of the greats.” – RESPECT Mag
“Chisom is creating a buzz like no other. He has created the perfect lane to expose his talents… to an audience that is need for something new.” – Artistic Manifesto
“Chisom sets a precedent in sharing pride in his heritage in a manner that empowers its base while still maintaining a vibe that listener’s from all backgrounds can appreciate.” – BReal.TV
“It’s going to be nothing but 3 points for him… He is fire bruh!” – All Around Africa
“With a unique blend of sounds, smooth voice, witty lyrics, marketable flow and talent on the production side there is no end in sight for Chisom.” – Know More Music