the original CHU

Producer, Songwriter, Lyricist and then some...

the original CHU is a producer, songwriter and hip-hop artist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His debut 14-track album titled The Open Book Experience (TOBE) is available NOW!

 

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Hawaii Trip Inspires Newest Track

Chu and the family took a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii to recharge on the beach. While vacationing, the unlikeliest of sources of inspiration hit Chu like hammer. Chu and his daughter were walking on the beach walk and she insisted on stopping to watch a singing and dancing performance. An Australian performer was on stage and was mesmerizing the crowd with a stomping/chanting medley which Chu was immediately drawn to. Upon returning to Canada, Chu immediately retired to the lab to create a unique hip-hop version of the chant and added an African flavour to pay homage to his Nigerian heritage. The result was "Leaving" - a track about a series of messy breakups which, in the spirit of the Open Book Experience, is rooted in truth.