Video: Jahzel – “Chapters”

The Smoking Section Premieres New Jahzel Video “Chapters,” From In God’s Image Album, Out July 2



Critical Praise for Jahzel:

“Jahzel’s first impression is a solid one.”-  The Smoking Section

The  Video:

Today The Smoking Section premiered the latest visual from Chi-Town rapper Jahzel, for the song “Chapters,” from his upcoming album In God’s Image, due out July 2.  The video, directed by Asa Davis, features Jahzel, surrounded by walls plastered with handwritten pages, thus giving a literal illustration for the concept behind the track.

“My main inspiration for this video was trying to create a visual novel or book,” Jahzel explains, “We wanted to really give a look of someone who was locked in a room, and has gone mad writing pages upon pages of stories.” The song’s introspective and deeply personal lyrics lent to a visual style that capitalized on his desire to share where he comes from and what he has learned . “It ties into the song as I discuss how I’ve been through many experiences which when written down, could fill up several pages. Each experience being a past ‘chapter’ of my life,” Jahzel continues, pointing out that his story is far from complete. “Also in the video I am shown still writing, symbolizing that I have much more life to live.”

Check out The Smoking Section premiere:

Watch the “Chapters” video:




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The Background:

It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the epicenters of youth culture right now. While Drill music represents one element of the vibrant Chi-town scene, Jahzel, a native of the North Side/Uptown section of the city, balances soulfully tangible songwriting with trunk-rattling production. Though young, Jahzel boasts a track record that includes ghostwriting Top 40 hits for internationally renowned acts, a debut mixtape that featured platinum producer and friend KELil B, and JBar from Soulja Boy’s SODMG, and features with Datpiff, Fake Shore Drive, Thisis50, MTV2, and MTV’s Suckerfree Sunday. Now putting the last touches his final free mixtape release, In God’s Image, Jahzel looks to raise the stakes yet again. The project will feature extensive production from Maybach Music Group/Wale producer Tone P, a Chicago-heavy feature list that includes Noelz Vedere, Mathien, A-Cross, Meagan McNeal, and Whitney Rene, and a plethora of videos for his most refined offering to date. In God’s Image will be released on July 2nd, 2013 via The Black Key Collective.


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