Pro Era’s Chuck Strangers Spreads Love On His Upward Journey (Audio)
Long before his two album inclusions on 2015’s B4.Da.$$ studio debut by Joey Bada$$, Chuck Strangers has been putting in work. Since the early 2010s, the Pro Era producer has supplied the Brooklyn, New York-based conglomerate with a wide range of sounds, appearing on 1999, Capital Steez’s AmeriKKKan Korruption, and the Hus Kingpin x Pro Era EP.
In 2016, the Los Angeles, California-based Chuck knows it is time to claim his real estate in music. “34th & Beverley” is as good of a reach for the scepter as you could get. With horn work by Jake Bowman, Chuck produces a track, and then singes some real spit onto it. The song looks back at Strangers’ youth, and allows Heads to touch the environment that he comes from. In the track, he boldly raps: “My dude, my dog, used to see you politicking up at the rim spot / Q-Tip, Dre, Kanye, and Diamond D—and you had put me in your fifth spot/ Now your nigga’s shit tight like a wristwatch.”
This funky, rhythmic track certainly presents somebody who studied the greats.