Introducing Chauncey: Mississippi's Next Big Artist

University of Mississippi student, Chauncey Taylor, aka Chauncey, is making waves far beyond his academic career. A native of Jackson, MS, Taylor has a budding rap career in the works, and a fresh album to show for it. 

At 20 years old, Taylor’s path thus far is a cataclysm of self-drive and fierce persistence to reach his seemingly endless goals. From working at the BET Awards, to hosting radio shows on his campus while simultaneously building his own artistic individuality, it’s apparent that the ‘renaissance man’ title is one that fits with comfort.   

The first solo album from Taylor, ‘First Impressions’ is a 9 track project that dives deep into the inner workings of Taylor’s upbringing, while concurrently bringing prospective radio hits such as ‘Percentage.’ The indefatigable 20 year old has stuck with his roots, and in his words, ‘Just wants to show the world what MS music has to offer’. 

The standout tracks from his freshman album seem to come with tracks like "Percentage," "What You Like (Intro)" + "Crazy." Although each track is impressive for Chauncey’s first professional product, it seems that these three offer the listener the clearest auditory journey of the young artists’ abilities. 

As of recently, Taylor has taken his talents to the Caribbean to shoot a music video for his track, "What You Like (Intro)." Catch the video below: 

Stream the full tape here
Follow Chauncey on Twitter + Instagram for more updates on his upcoming projects.