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ChessClub – Nothing (Has Been Enough) [Audio]

Toronto, ON – I’m really feeling ChessClub, lately. These dudes are so on-point. They have this lyrical ability to get in under your skin and into your head.

So I was geeked to find out they’d just dropped a new single titled “Nothing (Has Been Enough).” I’m going to warn you in advance – this track requires a serious listen. MCs Matt Murphy, Andrew Lahey, and James Piercey deliver a very introspective commentary on life: “Everything is nothing if there’s no one left to watch it crash and burn.”

The ChessClub crew fuses producer Adrian Gagnon’s soft wavy beats with indie-pop hooks. And then they top it all off with some killer rap verses. I’ve said this before, and I’m ‘a say it again: I have no idea how to classify these cats into any one genre. And that makes me so giddy. Check the track below.

ChessClub - Nothing (Has Been Enough) [Audio] -

Also of note: these guys slaughter lyricism. Usually you know cats are going to whip out the cliche rhymes. Sometimes you can predict the lyrics on a verse – like when an MC says “I’m on my knees,” it’s a safe bet that the following line will likely be “I’m begging you, please.” You feel me?

But ChessClub doesn’t play it like that. Their lyrics warrant listening. It’s a safe bet that each one of y’all are going to interpret this track much differently than I interpreted it. So take a minute, turn on your speakers, and take this in.

Twitter: @ChessClubRap

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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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