Chachillie Releases Official Video for “5150,” Presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution

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Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution Presents Chachillie’s Video for the Single “5150,” Available to View on YouTube and at Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes.

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Hip hop artist Chachillie recently released the official video for his single “5150” from his album, “Goosebumps on Pangea.” Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution presents the video, which was produced by Andrew Anderson. The track was written and produced entirely by Chachillie. 5150 is the police code for involuntary psychiatric hold in California.

Charles Matthew Stewart was born into a musical home in Oklahoma City, OK, in1983. His was a spiritual family as well, his father being a minister of a small church. When Chachillie was two years old, his father moved their family to Memphis, TN to attend theological seminary. With Memphis being a hot bed for southern gangster rap as well as the home of the blues, this move would prove to be a significant factor in Chachillie’s emergence as a musician. He recalls of his early days there: “I remember Mom asking me what I learned in kindergarten one day and started beat boxing. I didn’t understand why she started laughing.” Chachillie’s mother was a teacher at an inner city elementary school in Memphis. She had a passion for making a difference, which Chachillie would later adopt, with music as his channel.

Chachillie developed an ear for music at a very early age, and by nine he was writing and recording his own rhymes into a Fisher Price recorder. By 14 he’d started banging out his own beats. During this time, in the fall of 1997, Chachillie’s mother died very suddenly of acute leukemia. His father, who had always battled with alcoholism, went understandably off the deep end, leaving Chachillie and his brothers alone and essentially fending for themselves.

From this point on, Chachillie pretty much raised himself, and spent a lot of his time traveling the East Coast and honing his craft as a wordsmith and musician—sometimes homeless and sometimes selling drugs to eat, but never forgetting music. Some of this time on the road was spent touring with funk/hip hop fusion band GFE, where he was mistakenly featured in XXL magazine as their front man “Angry Andy” (not an actual member of GFE). After experiences like Erykah Badu telling him “you were incredible” after a cipher at a private party, and being pulled aside to be commended by Afrika Bambaataa after performing at a Zulu Nation event, it was clear what path was unfolding.

At the end of 2010, Chachillie started working with Ben Gradison at D-Street Studios, recording other artists and working with Ben’s non-profit to set up music studios in impoverished regions of the world. It was clear that the two shared a similar calling for helping to make the world a better place using music as their vehicle. It was here that he began work on his first official release, “Goosebumps on Pangea,” which embodies his unique brand of spiritual hip hop. Currently putting together a national tour, Chachillie is also steadily working with established artists and video producers in the industry on his upcoming releases. As an independent artist creating the new wave of conscious hip hop, Chachillie’s star power and drive are undeniable—there are truly no limits as to what this artist will achieve.

“5150” is available to view at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4BWOPTgZhg

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