Chyle | Cosmic Karma

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Cosmic Karma

by Chyle

JAMIROQUAI and ERYKAH BADU's love child raised by A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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1. Know You (feat. Kiana Hill)
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2. Remember Me
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3. It's Okay
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4. Arrived
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5. Run Away
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6. Stay the Night
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7. How Far
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8. Leave
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9. Overboard
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10. Look Beyond
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11. By Your Side (feat. Qura Hill & Jazelle)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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CHYLE pronounced (child) is an Atlanta based hip-hop/soul artist who's music is both refreshingly unique and feel good. Chyle delivers a rap-croon like style over soulful/jazzy hip-hop grooves. COSMIC KARMA has tracks expertly produced by Jamma Wun (DC), Knowmassive (IN), Amdex (GA), The Mighty D.R. (NC), and King Britt (Philadelphia). CHYLE was formally a member of critically acclaimed inspirational hip-hop/soul group BREAKROOM. This is his 1st solo album since his departure of that group (which included former Island Records artist Savannah Jones aka Mother Superia). CHYLE has 2 previous solo albums released on his indie label (Cosmic Aliens Entertainment) 1998 ELECTRIC MILK and 2003 LETTERS TO BERNADETTE.


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Cosmic Karma album review
Chyle MC is quite a hard man to get your head round, so let’s start with the facts. He’s from Atlanta. He sings, he raps, he croons and he does all of these with style and panache. He’s strongly influenced by P-Funk (as you might have guessed by the name of the label his debut record is released on) an infatuation that leads to the space/soul/funk/hip-hop sound of his music. So far, so ATLiens, you might think. Well, yes and no.

Yes, because on tracks like the bumping “It’s Okay”, with its swinging horns, bouncing rhymes and tight drums, he could certainly lay claim to a lead role in Dungeon Family: The Next Generation. But Chyle is forging his own path on Cosmic Karma. Bravely enough for a debut, it’s bookended by tracks featuring another (female) vocalist and he attacks an impressively wide spectrum of styles and moods over the course of the LP.

Generally, it’s a lot of fun, as Chyle’s a singer with charm to burn. But as you’d expect from an album about karma (and cosmic karma at that), it’s far from being a simple party record. “Leave” is an emotionally charged tale of regret and remorse told over a heartbreakingly simple beat. It’s the flipside to one of the tracks that precedes it, the string drenched “Stay The Night,” a song that’s got babymaking music written all over it.

On “Remember Me” Chyle brings the funk, while on “Look Beyond” he’s firmly on his cosmic soul tip. The album is bound together with his magnificent, soulful voice and probing, often deceptively simple lyrics. In his biography, Chyle cites a few of his contemporary influences as Jamiroquai, Erykah Badu and A Tribe Called Quest. Jamiroquai and Badu give him his sonic template and otherworldly ethos, while the Tribe lend Chyle his switched-on, tight lyrics. It’s a potent combination. Cosmic Karma is the sound of a talented musician reaching for the stars. Chyle doesn’t always hit them, but boy, is he on his way. If he stays on this trajectory, we can expect big things from Chyle.