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Artist Spotlight: Chris Classic

Submitted by on August 10, 2010 – 11:02 amOne Comment
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Chris Classic is one artist who certainly lives up to his name. With a wide-ranging resume including quality soundtrack offerings (movies include Just Wright, Coach Carter, Sex & The City, Wall Street 2 plus Alvin & The Chipmunks, for which he won an American Music Award) and working on tracks for acts like Miley Cyrus, he’s quietly building a musical legacy. Content thus far to play behind the scenes and not bank on his family connections (his uncle is Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, for whom he’s also written numerous tracks), it’s now time for the Long Island native to shine.

Classic has just released Summer Classic 2, a solid set boasting 12 songs and featuring collaborations from other critically lauded indie acts like ESSO, Devynity, Ceresia and Grammy-Award winning singer Sincere Gubano. Recorded in 10 days, The Summer Classic 2 “reflects a season of love, discourse and of course, New York summer fresh.”

The video for the mixtape’s sexy lead single “Anytime” was directed by upcoming talent Jas Fly and features cameos from a range of internet “personalities.”

“This project was an exercise in flexibility,” explains Fly. “This video is actually the second one we shot, the first being a very racy NSFW sextape (which you see clips of in this version), so the challenge was to turn a very dope but too controversial idea into something that won’t garner the side-eye, without losing the initial concept we both loved.”

Main Image: FlyStyleLife.com

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