DonChristian's "Chop" Showcases Philly's Vibrant, Disappearing Hoods

Posted

Mar 9, 2016

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Swagger New York

"[Chop] is an affirmation of self, and love, and being undeniably excellent"
-DONCHRISTIAN

Last week, DonChristian ended his year long hiatus with the release of "Chop", a high energy, experimental R&B track produced by the late AppleSawc. Picking up where he left off in 2014 with the lusty "Renzo Piano", the R&B lothario's latest can either
serve as your vogueing soundtrack, or the track you send to boo with an eggplant emoji. So take that much needed break from trap R&B/tropical house, and chop it up with a new sound.

"I was inspired by the work of my close friend, Shawn Theodore, whose photography highlights the vibrancy of the disappearing hoods in Philly," DonChristian told Swagger via email of the concept behind "Chop". Directed by Sam Jones and produced by Super Deluxe, DonChristian revisits his hometown of Philly, and showcases the street art, the struggle and epic dance breaks joined by the Philadanco dancers.

"I've always wanted to make something back home for years, and this felt like the right time. We wanted it to feel familiar and earthly and otherworldly at the same time. More than anything, I wanted to make something beautiful to honor Applesawc. The song is an affirmation of self, and of love, and about being undeniably excellent. He was undeniably excellent."

DONCHRISTIAN - "CHOP"
Directed by: Sam B. Jones for Super Deluxe
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Posted

Mar 9, 2016

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Swagger New York

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