Young Chozen - Class President

Published Friday 18th May 2012
Young Chozen - Class President
Young Chozen - Class President

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 124237-19080
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only Album

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Young Chozen is already big news having received various rave reviews, one even claiming the rapper is the "Will Smith of his generation". But this Los Angeles-based emcee wants to "have fun, love God and be cool". 'Class President' is a banging fresh mix with the rapper bringing a tight flow which glides effortlessly across the project, mixing old skool '80s type 808 beats ("Drive Through" with a humorous, almost KJ-52 vibe), more rocky beats ("Backyard" and the epic "The Rock"), and much more contemporary minimalist style ("Here I Come" and "Way Up There", where Young Chozen confesses that "Daddy is the King, guess that makes me the new fresh prince.."). The emcee shows his caring side with two slower tracks about love - "La La Love" (1 Corinthians 13) and "Pot Of Gold". Then he kicks in with the massive dancefloor-filling "31 Status" (looking for that 'Proverbs 31' woman). More standouts come with "I'm So On" which is another fresh contemporary track that trailblazes Chozen's flow with an awesome beat and powerful message about God. "I'm Gone" is more of an R&B/rap mix. The slower, worshipful "Your Stereo" is a great track before the final skit. All in all, one of the year's best projects.

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