Chuckie Campbell is an American hip hop artist who lives in Buffalo, NY. In the past he's been the recipient of Best of Buffalo Awards for Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Original Music as well as All WNY Music Awards for Best Hip Hop Performer and Best New Artist. For live performances, Campbell performs with a 6 piece live band to make for a dynamic, powerful, and eclectic approach to hip hop, filled with fluid instrumentation, lush musical arrangements, and heartfelt poetic nuance.
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Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Chuckie Campbell & The Black Den seek to separate the music from the noise. Music is not simply random sound; it has social and cultural roots. Entering community centers and homeless shelters; public, private, and charter schools; teaching and learning seminars and workshops; as well as college and university campuses across the nation, Chuckie Campbell & The Black Den is music with a message. Whether it be performances with TEDx Youth Buffalo (part of the well-known and avidly celebrated TED Talk Series dedicated to spreading meaningful ideas) or The Anne Frank Project (using storytelling as a vehicle for community building, conflict resolution, and identity exploration) or Hip Hop for the Homeless (an event in New York State that helped locally to identify 150 homeless youth in Erie County), booking your event with us not only provides a live and eclectic approach to hip hop charged with a unique and moving instrumental backdrop, but additionally content that supports the educational initiative to instill knowledge and shift thought in and out of fixed perspectives.
Chuckie Campbell is a hip hop artist out of Buffalo, NY. For live performances, Campbell performs with a 6 piece live band to make for a dynamic, powerful, and eclectic approach to hip hop, filled with fluid instrumentation, lush musical arrangements, and heartfelt poetic nuance.
Campbell recently completed a national tour of the West and Midwest, and another 30 city run along the east coast and through the southern United States, making several stops before performing at some of the largest music festivals, nationally and internationally -- including SXSW, NXNE, and A3C, the largest hip hop music conference in the United States. During this stretch, Chuckie Campbell opened for the likes of En Vogue, Black Milk, Ghostface Killa, Pete Rock, Cage, Blueprint, Chris Rivers, Killa Priest, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Fresh Kils, Tanya Morgan, Moka Only, Ceschi Ramos, Psalm One, Darktime Sunshine, Ras Kass, Akrobatik, and more, and that summer, they sealed the deal by winning Canalside Buffalo's Battle of the Bands for the opportunity to play in front of a record breaking crowd of 15,000+. After returning home, the group topped things off by performing selective material at SUNY Buffalo State for TEDx Youth@Buffalo's Innovation Next Conference, an event attached to the popular TED Talks Series devoted to the spreading of good ideas, and the Anne Frank Project, a prestigious academic event committed to community building, conflict resolution, and identity exploration.
Campbell's freshman album, More Die of Heartbreak, received positive press from national media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Source, and Young Hollywood. While tallying multiple five star reviews, playlist picks, and album of the week selections, the project itself boasted features from Cappadonna and Solomon Childs (affiliates of the Wu Tang Clan), Block McCloud of Disturbia Music Group, and Erin and Willie Breeding of the Nashville, TN Brother/Sister duo, The Breedings.
In 2018, Campbell is set to release his next full length project, Taking Back Tomorrow, a venture with carefully chosen, but high profile features, such as Talib Kweli, Ras Kass, Quadir Lateef, Mad Dukez, Heidi Feek, Nicole Atkins, and Iesha Green. "Taking Back Tomorrow" aspires to be a daring and personal full length album that confronts the impermanence of a world where tomorrow is never promised. It is an invitation for personal renewal and a reclaiming of time and balance, reminding us of the strength and courage it takes, not only to hold on, but to let go."
Additional Booking Notes
STAGE AND SOUND EQUIPMENT
In order to assure a quality concert, PURCHASER agrees to provide ARTIST
with the following, at PURCHASER'S sole cost and expense:
A. A stage for performance. The stage must be flat, smooth and stable. A close cropped gray carpet measuring six (6) feet by (6) feet for the drum kit.
B. A professional lighting system suitable to adequately illuminate the stage area.
C. A professional sound augmentation system, with at least 8
inputs, capable of providing clear, undistorted, evenly distributed sound throughout the audience area. The system must be complete with at least fifteen (4) high quality low impedance microphones. Also five (5) high quality monitor speakers (see stage diagram attached). An engineer to operate said system for the full sound check and performance.
IT IS OF THE ESSENCE OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT PURCHASER FULFILL ALL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LIST OF BAND GEAR AT NO EXTRA COST TO ARTIST:
Five (5) BOTTLES OF MINERAL WATER
Five (5) HAND TOWELS
D. ALL EQUIPMENT FOR PERFORMANCE MUST BE SET UP AND POSITIONED ON PERFORMANCE STAGE AS ILLUSTRATED ON THE ATTACHED STAGE PLAN SHEET AT LEAST ONE HALF HOUR PRIOR TO SOUND CHECK FOR ARTIST.
The Come Up
A Moment in Time
Dream is but a Dream
Ancient Astronaut Theory
Jay Electronica Remix
Love Leaves a Witness
Meant for More
All Things End
It Doesn't Matter
Pieces of a Man
Influences & Inspiration
Wu Tang Clan
The Notorious B.I.G.
A Fine Frenzy
Two (2) vocal microphones
One (1) trombone microphone
One (1) bass microphone
One (1) trumpet microphone
Four (1) drum microphone
Five (5) music stands
HOUSE /MONITORING AND LIGHTING ENGINEERS MUST BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO ARTIST.