This is a little bit of a throwback, but on Sept. 3 2014, Chavis Chandler released the visuals for his flame track, The Legend of the Leather Britches. This track was produced by Stereo Symphony and shot / cut by Fresh Flix TV. Ever since this came out, this has been my personal anthem and a great confidence boost. This is the type of song that you listen to while working out or approaching that honey you have had your eyes on for a couple weeks.
This video was shot extremely well, there are so many distinct scenes that all flow together seamlessly. One of the most distinct scenes to me, is where he is rapping with nothing but a beautiful Michigan sky in the backdrop. It really creates a drastic shot with such vivid colors.
My favorite scene, hands down is at 0:25. If you look closely, there is an older woman smoking a cigarette in the background. This left me with more questions than answers. Who is this woman?! How is she in a rap video? Why is she in a rap video!? It is very rare in the hip hop world to see a rapper kicking it with a “distinguished” women in a music video. It is a definite change of pace from the typical rap videos jam packed with video vixens.
If The Legend of the Leather Britches does not get you amped up or feeling a little bit too confident, then I do not know what to tell you. Chavis Chandler’s tightly worded lyrics accompanied by his melodic flows create a very pleasurable auditory experience. This is the type of music you can crank up to 10, bump your head, and forget the world. My favorite line is hands down,
“Chavis f***ing Chandler that’s my government name,
Nothing made up, no one made us,
b**** we bout to change the game
And i ain’t waiting on hands out,
I’m still gon get it.”
Every time I hear those lines, it sends shivers down my spine. This is embodiment of true, genuine hip hop. Hip hop has become a staple to today’s youth because it preaches messages of that independent, do it yourself spirit that anyone with a dream can relate to. In the words of Kanye West, “Is hip hop just a euphemism for a new religion, the soul music for the slaves that the youth is missing.”
If you have ever met Chavis Chandler or seen him perform, he does not have a persona, he is simply just Chavis Chandler. I saw him perform at The Pyramid Scheme over the summer and he is just as high energy in real life as he is in this video. He gets real animated and active when telling a story nearly exactly like the video. If you were a fan of this track be sure to follow Chavis Chandler and check out his other tracks.