A three day weekend is always nice and is even nicer when Taylor Gang’sChevy Woods drops new material. Lucky for all of us, he chose this Labor Day to drop “Bank of America,” a single from his debut full-length album. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.Chevy is joined by New York’s Rich The Kid, and the two trade verses boasting about their considerable wealth over the rumbling beat of deep bass and skittering hi-hat. The forthcoming album is a standout effort built upon years of grinding in the mixtape game and is his first retail release since last year’s The 48 Hunnid Project, a mixtape that showcases some of Chevy’s many talents, evenly stacking party bangers, songs for the smokers, and more personal introspective tracks.
The forthcoming album follows February’s And the Story Goes…, a4-part video EP that finds Pittsburgh rapper reflecting on his adolescence and contemplating career paths. Featuring Styles P and Dave East and directed by Wiley Films, the video EP released as a free download via Taylor Gang Ent. Last week, Chevy hopped on “Gang Gang,” a TGOD anthem with Casey Veggies and Wiz Khalifa. Earlier, Chevy celebrated success on his “All the Way Up” freestyle, in which he co-opted the New York anthem to lay down bars about jetsetting and living the life, and “Forever,” released on his birthday. In addition to “Forever,” And the Story Goes…, and his collection of freestyles titled The Freemix, he teamed up with buzzing Atlanta rapper Rich the Kid for “Wit My Dogs,” a Nard & B.-produced anthem for celebrating with the homies, and “6 Months Later,” a hypnotic loose singlereleased on his SoundCloud. Beyond music, Woods has recently been in the spotlight for his culinary skills, which have been featured by Edible Ink andFirst We Feast.
An experienced rapper with a tireless work ethic, Chevy Woods represents for Pittsburgh with every release. First gaining notoriety as an associate of Wiz Khalifa, Chevy has gained a devoted fanbase through a decade’s worth of mixtapes and a busy touring schedule. In 2015, Chevy released The 48 Hunnid Project, his first retail release via Taylor Gang Ent. Named after the block he was raised on in the Hazelwood area of Pittsburgh, The 48 Hunnid Project is a legacy-defining EP that finds Woods taking listeners on a journey from the hard times and harsh realities that came in his early years leading into the lavish lifestyle that’s come more recently with world tours and fame. Chevy Woods followed up The 48 Hunnid Project,with a busy 2016, featuring numerous loose singles, freestyles over popular industry beats like Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up” and Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t,” and highlighted by February’s And the Story Goes…, a4-part video EP that finds Pittsburgh rapper reflecting on his adolescence and contemplating career paths. Beyond music, Woods has recently been in the spotlight for his culinary skills, which have been featured by Edible Ink andFirst We Feast. Chevy Woods will make more noise this year with his upcoming full-length album, coming later this fall.
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