Mxnxpxly Family's own Rockwelz releases 3rd solo album "Blue Chips", inspired by 90's classic NCAA basketball flick Blue Chips starring Nick Nolte playing Coach Bell; Penny and Shaq. Picture doing everything you can for your team to win and still coming up short. Similar to Coach Bell who considers pay to play or payola as we know in the rap game. He pays to get the pieces he needs to win a championship. All to in the end realize that's not the way he wants to win. This parallels Rockwelz's dilemma with the current state of hiphop's pay to play industry. Rockwelz showcases a high level of lyricism and poise on the Gutta Brown produced album which seems to show and prove it is possible to win on his own terms. No gimmicks, just jazzy lyrics from start to finish.
Rockwelz has once again delivered a concept album that will bend how you understand music and appreciate sounds. This a project that when taken the time to sit with it, will leave the listener with something to look forward to and wonder why others have not taken their time to craft a work of art such as this project.
Album Link: mxnxpxlxy.bandcamp.com/album/blue-chips