ChesnuTT has landed

44 year old musician Cody “ChesnuTT” Chesnutt from Atlanta, Georgia, is no stranger to those who know what’s happening on the Hip-Hop scene. Chesnutt’s music fuses elements of Hip-Hop, Funk, and Blues, with a touch of Soul. He recently released a second full length album Landing On A Hundred.
After moving to Los Angeles, Chesnutt did some writing and producing for Death Row records and played in his (former) band, The Crosswalk. A first solo effort entitled The Headphone Masterpiece was released in 2002. Though not breaking the charts, the album was critically acclaimed all round. Chesnutt made the album available through his website and subsequently toured with Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, and The Roots to promote his music. The latter reworked track 7 from the album, The Seed, under the title The Seed (2.0), on their album Phrenology that same year, featuring  Chesnutt on guitar and vocals. Chesnutt also appeared in the music documentary Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. In 2010 he released an EP Black Skin No Value. A Live album entitled The Live Release remains unreleased as yet.
His second long player Landing On A Hundred was released in October of this year, garnering rave reviews, and the deserved press attention. A few weeks ago Chesnutt performed some tracks off his latest release on the BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland. Watch a rooftop acoustic session of the current single That’s Still Mama, and a clip from the phenomenal BBC performance. If you are into (Michael) Kiwanuka or older ChesnuTT work, you will dig these sounds.


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