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‘Pittsburgh’s own Chevy Woods doesn’t carry the nickname “Cheffy” for nothing. The self-proclaimed foodie can not only throw down in the kitchen but knows what good food tastes like. At his album release BBQ at Community …
‘With an extensive resume of mixtapes, including his highly popular Gangland series, Chevy Woods is stepping further into the spotlight with The 48 Hunnid Project. This will be the Pittsburgh O.G.’s first official retail release following only his “30 Deep” …
Chevy Woods & Dej Loaf drop the official video for “All Said and Done” off of Chevy’s upcoming project “The 48 Hunnid Project” pre-order and track available at http://smarturl.com/48hunnid…
Chevy Woods takes us behind the scenes of his upcoming music video “Now That I’m Up”, produced by RMBjustize and Sledgren. Check out the footage above now, Official music video will be out on May 7th.…
Today Chevy Woods releases the official music video for his track “Sticc To The Plan”, Produced by Ricky P. This track was on his project “Gangland 3” out now, Check out this video above!…
Here is Chevy Woods new 5 track EP “SXSW I Love Texas” which is a special release for SXSW exclusively produced by Taylor Gang’s Ricky P. Make sure you find Chevy at SXSW 3/18 to 3/21 check out all the …
Today Chevy Woods unleashes the official music video for “Gold Chainz Gold Daytons” from his recent mixtape “Gangland 3”, Check out the new music video above now. Cameo from Ty Dolla $ign as well.…
Chevy Woods returns to “The Smokebox” to kick it with B-Real & talk on his “Gangland 3” mixtape, fan interaction, current collaborations, YG & Dj Mustard, support for other artists, khalifa kush and much more. Check out the video above!…
Today Chevy Woods releases his brand new mixtape “Gangland 3″ which comes with 13 tracks and features contributions from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, and T. Mills – Listen and download this new mixtape here: GANGLAND3 DOWNLOAD…
Chevy Woods releases the official tracklist for upcoming mixtape “Gangland 3” which is set to drop January 27th!…
Chevy Woods connects with T.Mills to bring us the new music video for his track “For The Money” which will appear on his upcoming mixtape “Gangland 3” dropping January 27th.…
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Taylor Gang Recording Artist Chevy Woods
Over the past two years, Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods has gradually built up his name with mixtapes like Red Cup Music and The Cook Out. Progressing with each release, Wiz’s budding sidekick has shown he can hang high without resting on the back of his co-pilot. On his latest offering, Gang Land, Chevy flies high and gives the world an in depth look into his life as a Taylor Gang aviator.
Much of the tape focuses on living the TG lifestyle: rolling and blowing large amounts of expendable greenery; purchasing three ‘Raris instead of one; and of course, bragging rights. The irresistible head-jerker “Home Run” finds Chevy and Wiz playfully describing the way they live, while on the refreshingly smooth and soulful “Vice,” featuring Juicy J and Wiz, Juice and Chevy crack short jokes on the short money of their haters.
With the exemplary cuts “Shine” and “Ace N Mitch,” however, Chevy justifies his nonchalant, “I could give a fuck attitude,” by describing his self-made journey as a Taylor Gang hustler. What can be appreciated about Gang Land, in comparison to its predecessors, is that Chevy offers a more insightful and introspective side than he has before. On songs like “Circumstances” and “Be Real,” the Pittsburgh rappers gives listeners a panoramic view into the degenerative ways of he and his closest friends and the forces that drove their behavior. The unforgivably brief, but powerful “Still Survivin,” featuring Nikkya, describes what happens when money hungry youngsters are looking to alleviate their hunger pains. Here, Chevy delivers perhaps his strongest verse on Gang Land, as he gives his keen observations with lyrics like, “And that’s how it goes where a nigga from/Before they can read a book, they can shoot a gun/Think about it, that’s damn near 1.5/Grams going for the fifty just to get them by.”
While records like “Still Survivin” are a mark of Chevy’s growth, he does recede into complacency by shelling cliché-ridden tracks that reek of his affluent cologne. None show this more than “Cah” and “Hop Out,” which both feature Juicy J and Soulja Boy. The punch drunk cut “12 Rounds” ultimately fails due to a lackluster beat and lightweight punchlines. It’s because of these records and a few other extra pedestrian tracks that prevent Gang Land from being a truly remarkable project.
Production from Cardo, Slegren, ID Labs, Ritz Reynolds, Harry Fraud, Lex Luger, Sonny Digital, Key Wayne and more make the production palate immaculate throughout. The beats are well strung together without sounding repetitive, and the beatsmiths ensure that this tape becomes essential vibe out music.
The main thing that holds Gang Land back is its length, which by a few tracks (there are 23 total that clock in at nearly an hour and a half), and it could have benefitted from some trimming. Even so, Chevy is steadily proving that he’s much more than Wiz’s weed-carrying co-pilot and an artist in his own right, eager to soar above the clouds, as well. —Robert Baker