CHUCKIE CAMPBELL

By: Caitlin Hoffman
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

It’s nice seeing someone rap with a social consciousness. In a genre where many artists choose self-promotion over ethical or artistic intent, Chuckie Campbell would rather speak for the human race.

His rhymes are succinct, sedated, and digestible, forging a confused bridge between rap and spoken word. More Die of Heartbreak, an experimental album taking its name from a Saul Bellow novel, is a soft-hitting release with a slough of guest appearances and meaning behind the beats.

Chuckie says of the project:

“The album draws on the seven years after a violent physical assault that left my jaw broken in two places… [It] is dedicated to Ralph B. Prater, my close friend, music mentor, and unlawful attacker, who committed suicide in March of 2011. It is a reminder that for every one person who makes it out alive, more will die of heartbreak.”

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