Chaz French emerged as one of the promising rappers from the DMV in 2015, on the strength of his first two projects Happy Belated and These Things Take Time. He’s been quiet since then, but he’s about to come back in a big way. This morning, he released “Way Out,” the first single from his upcoming debut album, and announced a new joint label deal with Motown/Capitol Records and his 368 Music Group, which he co-founded by singer Raheem DeVaughn.
“I’m happy for my label 368 and I love my new Motown family,” French said in a statement to Billboard. “I’m super excited to represent the DMV. It’s not just about me, it’s about all of us.”