ScottyChams aka CHAM$ is an artist in Oshawa. He produces Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Trap, and R&B. He started a collective called We The 9 where he works with other artists and DJs in Oshawa and the GTA on collaborations. The majority of the time he can be found as a main vocalist, singing or rapping.
His main influences are artists like Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper, Isiah Rashad, G-Eazy, Earl Sweatshirt, J. Cole, and Ab-Soul. He has been learning music theory, mixing and mastering, sound engineering, and producing related skills from other artists in his field as well as having self-taught himself for over 2 years.
He spends approximately 4-6 hours a day working on his music or expanding and growing his brand and music collective We The 9. He works with the various artists and DJs in We The 9 and with TFTONE, a producer from his hometown Waterloo. He has collaborated with AVACE, and Jexell, and works alongside DJs such as DJ D3l R3, DJ Stretch, and DJ MC-Bral. He has worked with Kathryn St. Jacques in the past as a backup female vocalist, but primarily works with Sabrina Alicia who also features on several tracks. He is currently working on over 50 tracks and has released 18 tracks and has completed 25.
He has released one EP called a Touch of Soul and is releasing is next EP called In The Dark in the near future. These other various projects will release in 2016: Hopes & Dreams EP, System Failure EP, New Age Trill EP, Old Souls EP, and System Reboot EP. He believes in allowing the people to download his music for free with the choice to pay if they feel it is deserved. He also believes that following one’s passion is the key to happiness and to satisfying one’s ambitions. He wants everyone to hear his message detailing the problems and wrongs in the world that many tend to overlook. He wants to be able to simply live a sustainable life making music for a living and bring words of wisdom to those who are lost.
“Nice slow rap song. The use of piano and other musical instruments is cool though. This is like a little lullabye for me. The
rapper is articulate and raps very soulfully. The lyrics are very interesting. The production is clear. The recording is good too.”
“The vocal performance in this song is great. The tune is powerful, yet in tune. The singer's voice is pure and attractive, which pours soul into the lyrics. The lyrics are meaningful and tell a story. The instrumental arrangement is rich and full, which complements the artist well. The piano intro is fun and inviting. Overall, the song is creative and original, and it has great potential on the market.”
“The picture which the songs introduction depicts is one of soul, but much is learned from the fast lyrical rhymes which the hiphop artist took time to construct. A perfect blend of innovation, music and rhymes mixed to get this nice output. Great stringing I must confess ”
“Intro was amazing. I could feel the pain of the vocalist. The simple and slow beat with the depressing lyrics gave the song a very powerful impact. The hole song ties together extremely well. The fading, slower ending gave an outstanding conclusion. Pain and tears went into the song, and with every word I could feel them”
“This song is definitely my type of music ,the artist has a great voice for rap and great background sounds matches the lyrics."
“I actually like this song quite a bit. I can tell that it was written from the heart. The beat is pretty good and i really like the piano. It adds nice contrast between the beat. Overall, it is a good song and has a deep meaning to it with a nice catchy beat.”
“The opening instrumentals are almost hypnotic. I love the tone of the song. Normally when vocals stay this level, I find it dull. However, I think the instrumentals and level vocals together create a great feel of the song. I would definitely listen to this again.”
“I absolutely loved the intro. Lyrics are really great. The female vocals in the background definitely help this song. This is not your generic rap song it actually tells a story and that's what seems to be missing from today's rap music that only talks about sex and drugs.”
“I like the instruments in the beat. It is a different way to approach hip-hop, which I find very creative and refreshing. His voice works with the construction of the song, and I like the backup vocals. They add a lot to the song. Definitely something I can respect.”
“The songs introduction has clearly been cleverly thought out, the tempo of the overall song is great and lyrically speaking it is very well thought out, the vocals also match the genre and styling very well, overall its a very good listen and is catchy, the female vocal in the background is also a touch of class that brings the song together.”
- Reverbnation Crowd Reviews