DJ Chose is usually in a good mood. Even when he’s playing to his Club Devil alias when hanging with BeatKing, he’s still overtly happy.
But on One Heart Ago, his latest album, the Brook Gang ambassador is sullen, weary of everybody around him who either doubted, dismissed him or crossed him. “Life been crazy, I been burying friends / Hope it’s heaven when I see ’em again,” he sings on “See Me Again” with Derez Deshon. The moody, introspective album closes with Chose reflecting on his late mother, pained because he didn’t give her everything he wanted to do before he left.
Stream Chose’s new album below.