Ian Keaggy Releases New Song “All I Want” Ft. Chancellor Warhol
Ex- Hot Chelle Rae bassist Ian Keaggy has released a new song called “All I Want” Ft. Chancellor Warhol. The song is not the final album version, but is a teaser of what to expect on his upcoming record. Of the song, Keaggy says “I know how it feels to be vulnerable and easily influenced. I know how it feels to be bullied, and have negative things spoken toward you that break you on the inside even if you don’t outwardly let it show…Be yourself, love yourself, and be proud. You’re All I Want." Listen to the song below!
Electro-rapper Chancellor Warhol – one of the judges of our bi-monthly Lyric Contest – is dominating the Nashville hip-hop scene. Warhol’s fascination with Kurt Cobain, surrealist art and fashion meld together to form a unique brand of urban pop that’s all his own. We sat down with the rapper to discuss SZA, pop culture and turning poetry into songs.
How long have you been writing songs?
As long as I can remember really. I think I started to actually craft my writing out of heartbreak, what started as poetry in a sense became songs.
What percentage of the songs you write are keepers?
Haha, I think as an artist I would like to say 100%. I can get bored easily so if a song still has my attention weeks later, it’s a keeper. I try to perfect songs as much as possible before I give up on them, but if I had to say…80%.
Hip-hop and rap songs are usually filled with double entendres. What inspires you to come up with those? Has it become easier or harder to write those as you’ve grown as a writer?
This is true. I am inspired by pop culture, especially movies and art, as well as influences throughout my life. As time changes so does the culture around you. The possibilities are endless and I like to be clever. I think my fans appreciate that. I think once people catch on it’s easier to write as I grow as a writer. If you work at your craft, your palette and word play expands.
How do you go about writing songs?
I try to take myself to a place visually. I’m essentially creating the music video or a movie before I create the words. Also, when I co-write, I like to be engulfed in there world. I want to know what makes them tick creatively and as a human being.
Oz Kicks Off Thursday Night Things (TNT) series with Chancellor Warhol and Benton-C Bainbridge on Feb. 20!
Multimedia Concert Event to Feature Live Video Visuals and Music from Chancellor Warhol’s Upcoming Album,PARIS IS BURNING
Following closely on the heels of their inaugural performance, OZ turns the spotlight onto Nashville’s own breakout artistic talents with the start of their Thursday Night Things series (TNT). On February 20, hip hop artist and designer Chancellor Warhol will team up with video artist Benton-C Bainbridge for the first monthly event, hosting an interactive concert with live visuals by Bainbridge and cuts from Warhol’s soon-to-be-release album, PARIS IS BURNING. Each TNT event will offer a one-night-only chance for audiences to catch Nashville artists testing new ideas, forging new collaborations, and pushing the limits of their art.
Chancellor Warhol (Antonio Dewayne Boleyjack) was born in Nashville, TN. He grew up drawn to art, cinema, fashion and a diverse culture—all of which helped to shape his very own style of music. Channeling an alternative/electro rap style, Warhol released his first solo album titled Japanese Lunchbox in 2010 (Voted Best Rap Album of 2010 by the Nashville Scene). He has gone on to release The Silver Factory (2011) and the Playlist for Ediemixtape (2012), with Paris Is Burning dropping in late 2013..
Benton-C Bainbridge creates media art, live performances and site-specific installations using custom digital, analog and optical systems. Career highlights include visuals for two Beastie Boys world tours and analog video synth effects for TV On The Radio's Staring at the Sun.