“The truth in a room full of liars,” ask this eclectic hip-hop artist “Who is Chuck Mason?” and he will surely tell you the same. This Indianapolis, IN native commits wholeheartedly to lyrical ingenuity, almost effortlessly it seems. Indianagrind.com states this about Chuck “One of the dopest rappers I’ve come across since I’ve made the site.”
The Blackout Mixtape was arguably the most anticipated and longest awaited project in the Indianapolis hip-hop community. He’s been working alongside close friends and colleagues, producers Drum Up (LaMar Seymour & LaNelle Seymour) and Tha Unbeatablez (Mondo Geezy, Sincere tha Truth, and One tha Goldenchild) for a majority of the original works for The Blackout (Trilogy Set). The projects encompass his paradigm using methods of comedy, poetry, and lyricism. He preaches honesty, loyalty, and many other common factors of morality, displaying undeniably the light of truth that has been so easily veiled by the dark. This project, his first official project, is to be followed by Summer's Eulogy (Mixtape), and INVICTUS:THE BLACKOUT 2 (Mixtape) both hosted by DJ B-Rad and set to be released in digital and hard copy. He is also due to feature on projects to be released in the second half of 2011 from Young Maine, Sincere, BOE, Mic Smitty, A.J. Coles & A.P., and Lil Skypp.
Mason has been a recording artist for the past 12 years and has worked alongside many other local artists to help enhance the local hip-hop scene. He firmly believes that no one artist can carry the burden of establishing Indianapolis as a prominent hip-hop scene by himself; in his song La Viva he says “The nerve that these rappers claim heir to the throne. Think that they can bear the weight of Nap all on their own. I ain’t sayin’ that you’re wrong ‘cause duh *explicative* you’re grown. Just don’t see how Caesar, all on his own, could build Rome.” Starting with The Blackout, he puts into play his 2 year plan for releasing 6 projects.
Some of the selections on his current mixtape “The Blackout” have received words of praise from local media, radio personalities, and promoters including IndyRap.com, Juan Hustle, and Sam-I-Am of Guru Inc. Aiming to live up to and exceed the high expectations of The Blackout, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Chuck Mason will not disappoint.