Chest Pains - Warhol.ss
“ It was like creating a new wave, I was like creating a whole new sound all over again.. "
Soundcloud rap has taken the planet by storm, and Warhol had the vision far before the rest of the industry caught up. On November 14th, Warhol.ss dropped his newest project Chest Pains.
Warhol had a mammoth 2017, dropping 3 projects, a series of popular singles and collaborating with artists like Famous Dex, Rich The Kid, Jay Critch, and Trippie Redd to name a few. Warhol gained a following on Soundcloud, which was complimented by numerous Cole Bennett music videos throughout the last 3 years.
Chest Pains is a hard hitting album overwhelmed with catchy flows, memorable hooks and bass pounding production. Simply put, Chest Pains passes the Street Noise car speakers test with flying colors.
“Lifestyle” is a sensational Zaytoven-esk intro that finds Warhol opening up and being honest on the pains he combats and the temptations he faces all too often; a true sign of maturity and growth in his overall artistry as an MC and sonic painter. Warhol said he feels he blew up “prematurely”, and believes Chest Pains will finally allow listeners to witness his true potential.
“Birds Nest” is produced by the emerging Kenny Beats, and “Harry Cash” is an instant Harry Fraud - produced classic. Both tracks set the tone for the rest of the project: a dark collection of catchy bangers from the nocturnal superstar.
Teaming up with an old friend, Warhol and UnoTheActivist go back and forth on “War Ready”, just as great MCs do when sharing a nasty beat. Warhol wanted a beat that resembled a marching band ensemble that people encounter at football stadiums. Producer Staccato laid down a drum line and finished the beat in just 20 minutes; Warhol and Uno knew exactly what they were looking for. The two artists came up with the name “War Ready” prior to recording their verses, and thus created a competitive energy in the studio that set the mood.
"When n****s was doing this song we was like going back and forth and sh*t, and it was like we fighting on the track”, Warhol shared with Power 106 Los Angeles.
What makes the project so sensational is Warhol’s ability to switch up and create relaxed tracks with vibed out melodies, as seen with “Options” produced by Rawbone.
Chest Pains is surely a project worth listening to, and impressing anyone who’s ill informed when you snatch the aux cord.