Musician and star of MTV’s Ridiculousness Chanel West Coast drops her new mixtape Waves, via Billboard. Waves features eleven new songs that shed light on Chanel’s past, present, and future as an artist. With features by YG, Liam Horne, Lano and B Real and production by Rich Skillz this mixtape will surely raise fans anticipation for her first full length album dropping in the fall of this year.
Waves speaks to Chanel’s unadulterated feelings about her life intertwined with cheeky lyrics. It also features Chanel’s own singing, providing another emotional dimension to the songs. About Waves, Chanel West Coast says “I love LA and wanted to stay true to the West Coast with this mixtape. But while my heart is in LA my soul and music is composed of everywhere I’ve been, and I think you will be able to hear that when you listen to Waves.” In celebration, Chanel West Coast hosted a listening party at the top of the Roosevelt Hotel last night, August 25th, 2015 for friends and family.
WAVES BY CHANEL WEST COAST TRACKLIST:
1. Looking Forward
2. I Like New (feat. YG)
3. Tinted Windows
4. Let the Money Fall (feat. Liam Horne)
5. She Love IT (feat. Lano)
6. We Gone
7. Make Em’ Mad
8. Caliente (feat. B Real)
9. By Tonight
10. What You Know Bout That
All About Chanel West Coast
Recording artist Chanel West Coast is a truly one of a kind talent. You might recognize her as the sharp, sweet, and vivacious blonde from such MTV hit shows as Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness — but don’t let that fool you, Chanel is a passionate musical artist, with a true love and talent for self-expression. Couple that with her unique fashion sensibilities and ability to genuinely connect with people, and what you get is a force to be reckoned with.
Born Chelsea “Chanel” Dudley, music has always been at the forefront of her life. Growing up, she split her time living between North Hollywood with her mom and New York City with her father, a local DJ. Chanel’s Dad would bring, his then, eight- year-old daughter along with him when he spun at packed nightclubs throughout the city. Some of her earliest & fondest memories involve sitting under the DJ booth, so that no one could see her. “I’ve always been around music, and I knew it’s what I’d do for the rest of my life. I didn’t have a choice.” With the encouragement of her family, Chanel avidly pursued singing and dancing lessons from a young age. Her love of performance grew, fueled by partaking in (and ultimately winning) competitive Hip-Hop dance team competitions. Immersing herself in Hip-Hop, and picking up skateboarding in the process, she formally got behind the mic in none other than the legendary Marvin Gaye’s Hollywood Hills studio. At the young age of 17, she launched her first MySpace Music page — under the moniker “Chanel West Coast” — in hopes of sharing her personal recordings with the world. From that point on, Chanel’s musical career has been on an upward trajectory.
2012 proved to be one of Chanel’s biggest breakthrough years. Multi-platinum recording artist, and Young Money Records founder, Lil Wayne personally invited Chanel to his Miami studio to play him some of her music. Impressed by what he heard, the budding music impresario immediately signed Chanel to his popular Young Money label – home of such superstar artists as Drake and Nicki Minaj. The first taste of her Young Money affiliation was the irresistible “Karl”, the first single from her Now You Know Mixtape. Coupled with a provocative high fashion music video, Lagerfeld himself would undoubtedly be proud of Chanel West Coast’s impressive delivery and seductive swagger.
Following the success of her mixtape, Chanel continues to release music and other various content weekly via her popular “West Coast Wednesdays” initiative. In December of 2013, Chanel headlined her first tour – the appropriately titled Now You Know Tour. Currently, Chanel is finishing her debut album which will be coupled by another headlining tour. Most recently Chanel and her Young Money label mates were awarded Best Group at the 2014 BET Awards, which they all collectively accepted onstage.
In the words of Chanel West Coast herself: “The sky isn’t the limit, it’s only the view”.
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