Back in January, I interviewed Acid Droppin’ N.M.C, a Hip Hop artist from White Center, WA. Acid and his crew, Troublesome ENT, have been pushing out various content this past year. With that said, this week’s Track Tuesday segment features another Troublesome member, Joey Chambers, and his latest track, “Started in the Basement.”
Produced by Milo Waves, “Started in the Basement” is the first single off of Joey Chamber’s upcoming mixtape. The 19 year old Hip Hop artist/rapper is the younger brother of Acid Droppin’ N.M.C. The two brothers run Troublesome, a collective of artists based in their hometown, White Center. Joey’s newest track stays true to his 90s classic Hip Hop style mixed with aggressive lyricism and storytelling. The song speaks on his personal struggles and challenges, and how he uses music as a means of expression, with hopes to make it big. “People like Joey Badass that keep the real hip hop alive don't get much recognition. It’s all about the beat and flow now, let's take it back to the lyrics. That's what I really want to accomplish with my music but also spread my message and just keep it real,” said Joey Chambers.
Joey Chambers and Troublesome ENT continues to record music in Acid Droppin’ N.M.C’s room/home studio, but these young men are making it work. Both brothers have competed in Team Backpack’s Mission Underground event (online and live auditions) for the past two years. The event was most recently held in Brooklyn in May 2016. Although neither made it passed the preliminary rounds, they were able to be part of more cyphers and networked heavily. “I straight freestyled my performance (haha) but I think we did pretty good. People know who we are, we hit up a few cyphers, and networked the whole time,” said Joey Chambers. Stay tuned for more of Joey Chambers and Troublesome ENT by subscribing to on YouTube, and following Joey’s SoundCloud.
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