TDRxLASM - Live w/ Chel Strong
Chel Strong, a multifaceted hip-hop artist/songwriter was born and raised in Detroit, MI but currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Growing up as the son of Grammy award-winning Motown singer/songwriter, Barrett Strong, Chel has always had music in his blood. He began his musical journey as a young teenager in several Hip-Hop groups before making his way west where he would begin to truly hone in on his craft. Walking in what seems to be his father's footsteps, Chel has been grinding with his talents and has already penned records with major artists such as Faith Evans and Fonzworth Bentley, on the song “Keep On”, as well as writing and performing several songs that have appeared on film and TV. Some of these titles include, the box office film “Growing up and other lies", "VH1's Chicago Black Ink", "VH1’s Baller Wives" and a "Bose Sound Link” commercial with formula one driver Lewis Hamilton.
Previous releases from Chel Strong includes his Soundcloud exclusive album, Forever Starts Tomorrow produced by boom-bap giant Es-k, with also appearances on cyphers such as Team backpack with Tech Nines Strange Music artist JL. Chel has also featured on Bucktown's building bridges cypher which included heavyweights General Steele, VVs verbal, Shabaam Sadeeq and many more as well as collaborating on a future Bucktown release produced by Es-k.
The craft doesn't stop there, Chel recently released his latest single “She Ready” produced by Cory Barker featuring upcoming artist Foxxanne, and is expected to release an EP by the end of the year.
Although Chel’s recent single “She Ready” has a west coast bounce, sinister club vibe, his well-established history of conscience storytelling comes alive as he paints the picture of a baddie that knows what she wants, and won’t settle for. When asked what the song means, Chel says, “She Ready is a saying that we say about a bad one who not only looks but knows her worth so she won’t settle for less”. With a music video for his latest single set to release in May, She Ready is now streaming on all digital platforms, follow Chel below on his social handles for updates.