Chester French ft. Diddy and Jadakiss – Ciroc Star (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on January 30th, 2010 by Hyphen

D.A. and Max join Diddy, Jadakiss, and Clinton Sparks as they take Vegas by storm in the new video for “Ciroc Star.”  If you never grabbed the Chester French mixtape, get your Jacque Jams right here and work on your endurance.

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Sound Session #204 (4-26-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on April 28th, 2009 by Hyphen

Another fun night in the SNSS studio as we were joined not only by Seattle legends Jake One and DV One, but by one half of the super production crew Tha Bizness, the big homey Dow Jones.  We chopped it up about all the success him and Henny have had over the past few years, what it’s like working with Lil’ Wayne and Drake on their new albums, what they respect in other producers, and much more.

Oh…and we also played some great music from artists like Royce The 5’9″, Brother Ali, U-N-I, Devin The Dude, Elzhi, the Clipse, Blu, Kanye West, and more, but you already know.  Peep another world premiere from Tanya Morgan too, as we rocked their joint, “On Our Way.”  I think the Pep Love track may also be a premiere…shout to Omid and Otayo for sending that through.  Lastly, we aired a snippet of our interview with Chester French, which I’ll be posting up in full on the blog soon.  Stay tuned.

Show #204 (4-26-09)

  1. Royce The 5’9” – “Brooklyn We Go Hard Freestyle (Slaughter)”
  2. Reef The Lost Cauze ft. Brother Ali – “Big Deal (Remix)”
  3. KRS-One & Buckshot – “Robot”
  4. Torae & Marco Polo – “But Wait”
  5. Stepbrothers (Evidence & Alchemist) – “It’s Coming Down”
  6. Wale ft. Lady Gaga – “Chillin’”
  7. U-N-I – “The Grudge”
  8. Mike Jones ft. Devin The Dude – “Give Me A Call”
  9. Elzhi – “Deep”
  10. Dyme Def ft. Saigon – “Pick Up Ya Flow” (Local Artist)
  12. Asher Roth ft. Busta Rhymes & New Kingdom – “Lion’s Roar”
  14. Chester French – “She Loves Everybody”
  15. Trackademicks ft. MoxMore – “Topsidin’”
  16. Pep Love ft. Otayo Dubb & LB – “No Doubt”
  17. Grynch – “A Dream Undeferred” (Local Artist)
  18. Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
  20. Lil’ Wayne ft. Young Money – “Every Girl”
  21. Toni Hill – “Rose” (Local Artist)
  22. Tanya Morgan – “On Our Way” (WORLD PREMIERE)
  23. Clipse ft. Kanye West – “Kinda Like A Big Deal”
  24. Blu & Exile – “Love Line”

Link to download the mp3 of the show –
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Link to download just the interview parts with Dow Jones –
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In case you were unsure about the spelling

Posted in Artists, Drops on April 25th, 2009 by Hyphen

D.A. & Max can help you out.  Interview with the Chester French boys coming soon.

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Cop this next week!

Posted in Artists on April 14th, 2009 by Hyphen


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Chester French x Clinton Sparks – Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance

Posted in Artists, Mixtapes on April 8th, 2009 by Hyphen

The much anticipated new mixtape/album from Chester French has finally dropped, but I’ll let D.A. tell it:

It’s 5am and we’re sitting in our tour bus with the lights dimmed finalizing mixes while we write this email and invite you to finally check out the first new music we’ve released since 2007. First, we’d like to thank you for helping us get this far. We started Chester French in 2003, during our freshman year of college, and the past six years have been a remarkable journey.

On April 21, we’ll be releasing our full-length debut album, “Love the Future,” a record that we began more than four years ago. We hope that with that release we’ll be able to convert millions of music fans into Chester French supporters. But you’ve been with us from the start, so we wanted to give you a special gift today: a totally free full-length album. Welcome to “Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance.”

Last year DJ Clinton Sparks came to us with an offer to make a Chester French mixtape. While we appreciated his enthusiasm (and peerless physique), we wanted “Love the Future” to be the World’s first taste of CF. A few months ago, though, we caved to Clinton’s relentless advances and agreed to work on a project with him, but only if it would be more than a mixtape. Since then we’ve had an amazingly fun time making the free album that you’re about to experience.

“Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance” is a chronicle of the past six years of our lives. It tells our story, from the gymnasiums of Harvard to the hills of Hollywood. Unlike “Love the Future,” which we’ve written, arranged, performed, produced, and engineered by ourselves, “Jacques Jams” features a collection of new, original music that we created in the hills of Massachusetts and then invited some of our favorite artists to grace.

As young artists, we couldn’t be more grateful for this opporunity to collaborate with legends like Jermaine Dupri, Diddy, Pharrell, Pusha, Talib Kweli, Bun B., The Mad Rapper, Kardinal Offishall, N.O.R.E, and Jadakiss as well as younger friends like Janelle Monae, Cassie, Wale, Solange, Lady Gaga, and Mickey Factz. All of these fantastic artists have been more than generous with their creativity and hard work, so we owe them an enormous debt. Clinton Sparks, above all, has tirelessly guided us toward success and endurance, a tall order with obnoxious perfectionists like us! We’d also like to thank Clinton’s manager, Daouda Leonard, for his endless help and beautifully manicured beard.

Now CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “Jacques Jams, Vol. 1: Endurance.”

The next month will be pivotal as we put out “Love the Future” through Star Trak / Interscope records. We hope that you will continue to tell all of your friends and family about our music and movement. Consider yourself an ambassador of our VIP Concierge Service, which anyone can join for free at . Please encourage everyone you meet to visit our site and join. Every single new supporter truly takes us one step closer to sustaining our touring and recording. As always, we love to hear from you so respond to this email or write to any time with any ideas you might have for how we can better spread the word!

D.A., you’re foul for those shorts bruh.

What are you waiting for?  Download here.

Oh, and be on the lookout for D.A. and Max on Sound Session real soon…

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Chester French – She Loves Everybody (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on February 3rd, 2009 by Hyphen

(I already told y’all how I feel about this joint…)

D.A. and Max just dropped the visuals for “She Loves Everybody,” the lead single from their upcoming Love The Future album.  The fellas will be going on tour with Lady Gaga in support of the project, and if I remember right, they’ll perform in Seattle on March 16th.  I’ll confirm that closer to the date, but there’s your fair warning to catch Chester French before they’re headlining shows of their own.

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Chester French on OKPtv

Posted in Artists, Live Performances, Other Peoples' Interviews, Videos on November 13th, 2008 by Hyphen

I’ve been trying to tell y’all about Chester French for a minute now, but if you’ve been sleeping, check out their appearance on OKPtv courtesy of GregTheDude and Tunji.  D.A. and Max talk about their background, their sound, and misrepresenting Inverse as “an instrumental hip-hop group” hahahah.  Not exactly, but he’s still learning.  Peep the clip and see why Pharrell signed these dudes immediately after hearing their demo.

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White Guy Pop/Rock – Chester French & Colin Munroe

Posted in Artists, Joints on October 8th, 2008 by Hyphen

Chester French

I’m on my white guy ish right now.  My t-shirts feel tighter every day.  Sometimes you just gotta do it.

Here are two joints that have leaked recently, both of which are absolute fire.  The first is from Pharrell’s new group, Chester French, who are set to blow the hell up in 2009, if not earlier.  I’m still mad that these dudes had to cancel their Bumbershoot appearance and then didn’t open for Common & N.E.R.D.’s tour here in Seattle like they were supposed to.  Wtfffff.  Anyway, here’s the official, mastered version of their single:

Chester French – “She Loves Everybody”

Colin Munroe

Yeah, the dude who remade Kanye’s “Flashing Lights” into one of the illest joints of last year, Colin Munroe, is back with his own single.

Colin Munroe – “Will I Stay”

Be on the lookout for the remix with Wale too.  Eh what the hell, one more Chester French joint for the road…

Chester French – “My Party”

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