Metro Times first caught up with Chavis Chandler in 2014 back when he was riding high off his projects Breath of Fresh Air 1 and 2 and
Fast forward 4 years and 2018 seems to be the year of Chavis.
One Winged Angel is a collection of 15 deeply personal cuts — sometimes inspirational, but other times vengeful — that compose the best representation of who Chandler is at this point in his career. Chandler is swinging bars like Mjölnir as he hammers his haters, confronts his demons, and lauds his loved ones.
The album opens with "Modulate," a gritty cut that would be well-suited as a festival banger in which Chandler raps, "I came up from a place where most these niggas don’t make it/ blessed just to come out the ghetto with greatness, all that shit took was patience." Chandler’s raspy and roaring vocals and shoutouts to his mother set the tone for the rest of the album.
"New Choppa Style" is an airy,
The real substance comes when Chandler travels to another level of transparency
Producers Eli Myles, Beware, Jerry Parker, Alo Genius, Whaye & King Charles, WS Kharri, Young Roc, Crowe and Dennis Mars, and Denaun Porter all contributed their talents to the album. Hip-hop vet Royce Da’ 5'9" also stops by to drop a hot 16. Overall, One Winged Angel is exactly the high-caliber album fans have expected from Chandler. Chandler has poured his soul into this album, and we are all better for it.
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