Chuck Strangers teams up with The Alchemist to share the second offering from his forthcoming album, “Ski’d Up.” The single – one of the few tracks on the album not produced by Chuck himself – follows the release of the full-length’s title track, “A Forsaken Lover’s Plea.” “Ski’d Up” showcases the Brooklyn emcee at his most candid with endless rhyme-strung anecdotes precisely tailored to the winding flute-led instrumental. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea will be released March 15th via Lex Records.
On A Forsaken Lover’s Plea, Chuck is the singular architect of his sound from both sides of the boards, outside of production assistance from friends like The Alchemist, Animoss, and familiar guest features from the likes of Joey Bada$$, Erick The Architect (of Flatbush Zombies), and Remy Banks. The album’s title serves as a metaphor for Chuck’s own relationship to being a hip-hop artist and making music, equating his passion for music to a tragic love affair. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea expands on the career-spanning self-reflection that Chuck framed his project from last year, The Boys & Girls EP, where he chronicled his own experience falling in love with making music again. His new album captures a wider spectrum of his experience as an artist, detailing both the joys and the pitfalls of life as a musician.
Chuck’s progression into the spotlight as a fully-fledged artist, rather than just an architect behind the boards, has been a calculated and organic journey that began with 2018’s Consumers Park. Having taken lessons learned from his years at the center of the Pro Era braintrust and developing them into subsequent projects like his 2020 EP, Too Afraid To Dance, and his project from last year, The Boys & Girls EP, Chuck has shaped himself into a standalone voice in hip-hop. A Forsaken Lover’s Plea punctuates that step forward with a personal statement that demonstrates the full breadth of his talent as a rapper, beatmaker, and executive producer, piecing together an album from start to finish that’s a reflection of his personal renaissance as an artist falling back into love with rap music.