The “She Loves Everybody” band was Pharrell’s pet project. Here’s what they’re up to now. Ten years ago, Kanye West had his heart set on signing two Harvard seniors to his Def Jam-distributed G.O.O.D Music imprint. Unfortunately for Mr. West, Jermaine Dupri had the same idea for his record label So So Def. Sadly for both of them, Pharrell Williams stepped in with an offer that gave the two students the one thing they couldn’t pass up: total artistic freedom. D.A. Wallach and Max Drummey, best known together as Chester French, were signed to Star Trak Records, a boutique imprint run by The Neptunes and distributed by Interscope Records.
Wallach and Drummey first met during their freshman year of college in Harvard’s dining hall. Wallach, an African American studies major from Milwaukee, and Drummey, an anthropology major from Boston soon built a bond over their shared love for music, and the pair began recording tracks in their dorm’s basement studio. Not long after that, Wallach and Drummey formed the band Chester French, named after Daniel Chester French, the sculptor responsible for the Lincoln Memorial. By their sophomore year, the pair had cut a demo that began to circulate on campus, creating some major buzz. They were signed to Star Trak by their senior year and their ascent into superstardom was imminent.
Remember Chester French’s ‘Jacques Jams, Vol. 1 Endurance Mixtape with Clinton Sparks from 2009, well I came across the tape again and decided to fix the whole thing, meaning, Ive managed to separate the whole mixtape from songs to skits, check it out below.
Chester French – Jacques Jams, Vol. 1 Endurance (2009)
01 – Chester French – Chapter 1 – Starting A Band (Intro).mp3
02 – Chester French – Two Mans feat. Solange.mp3
03 – Chester French – Sick Party (Skit).mp3
04 – Chester French – No Parents Allowed feat. Noreaga & Kardinal Offishall.mp3
05 – Chester French – Get Up Max (Skit).mp3
06 – Chester French – Out At The Compound.mp3
07 – Chester French – Chapter 2 – Trying To Be Cool (Cassie aka Chloe Jones) (Skit).mp3
08 – Chester French – The Jimmy Choo’s.mp3
09 – Chester French – Corny Shit With Pusha T. (Skit).mp3
10 – Pusha T. – Campus Kingpin (Chester French).mp3
11 – Pusha T. – Take This Shit (Skit).mp3
12 – Chester French – I’m So Tall feat. Bun B., Talib Kweli & Mickey Factz.mp3
13 – Chester French – Chapter 3 – Realizing Being A Nerd Is Cool (Skit).mp3
14 – Chester French – Nerd Girl feat. Janelle Monáe.mp3
15 – Chester French – Chapter 4 – Arriving In LALA Land (Skit).mp3
16 – Common – What A World feat. Chester French (The Neptunes).mp3
17 – Chester French – She Loves Everybody.mp3
18 – Clinton Sparks & Ben Lyons – Get Familiar (Skit).mp3
19 – Chester French – Ciroc Star feat. Diddy & Jadakiss.mp3
20 – Two Wannabe’s – Mad Rapper (Skit).mp3
21 – Lady Gaga – Love Game (Chester French Remix).mp3
22 – Chester French – Chapter 5 – Becoming A Douche Bag feat. Janelle Monáe (Skit).mp3
23 – Chester French – I’m Sorry feat. Wale.mp3
24 – Chester French – Endurance Lost (Skit).mp3
25 – Chester French – Life In L.A. feat. Pharrell & JD.mp3
26 – Chester French – Chapter 6 – Regaining Your Hard On (Skit).mp3
27 – Chester French – C’mon (On My Own).mp3
28 – Chester French – Chapter 7 – Love The Future (Outro).mp3
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Check out the Cover of the Pryme Kingz covering Chester French’s ‘Interesting Times’, it’s pretty dope, and make sure to check out the links below.
It’s confirmed now, D.A. Wallach is behind the Tyler, The Creator music video Glowing, but we already knew that, but what we didn’t know is that D.A. is going solo without Max, that’s according to the BBC Blog, anyways, we can’t wait for his album, Chester French keeps making wonderful music, check out D.A.’s latest tune titled Farm, great tune.
Chester French – Farm (13′)
Tyler, The Creator continues to flex his directing muscle, we get a brand new video created by the Odd Future frontman for a single titled “Glowing.” While there’s no official word on who the track is actually by, speculations have lead many to believe that it could be the latest single from alternative duo Chester French. The duo which consist of David-Andrew ‘D.A.’ Wallach and Maxwell Drummey have been tied closely to Pharrell, and with Tyler and P’s close relationship, the collaboration would make some sense.
The track’s vocals do sound a lot like D.A.’s but we’ll wait for an official announcement before we run with it, but you know where our vote is. The music video tells the story of two people who meet as children, fall in love and grow old together. “The artist didn’t want to be in the video and wanted to remain anonymous so the music spoke for itself. It wasn’t in a weird cliche marketing way but in a real way that felt refreshing. The standard rollout of new artists in the machine sense seems so hollow at this point.” Make sure to get it on iTunes.
Chester French is an American indie pop band consisting of lead vocalist and songwriter David-Andrew ‘D.A.’ Wallach and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Maxwell Drummey. They met as college students at Harvard University, naming their band after sculptor Daniel Chester French. They’ve already worked with a handful of talented artists such as Diddy, Pharrell, and Janelle Monae to name a few, as well as caught the eye of such icons as Kanye West and Jermaine Dupri. Most importantly, Rolling Stone Magazine listed Chester French as one of their “Artists To Watch,” so that is what we are doing!
How long has Chester French been around?
Max: Almost 9 years. No lies.
How long have you guys known each other, and how did you meet to form the band Chester French?
Max: We met as freshmen in college.
What is your favorite/least favorite part about tour life?
Max: I like playing concerts and seeing different places. I don’t like being dirty.
D.A.: It’s a very weird lifestyle that is sort of addictive. It’s fun to always be moving, to feel like there’s always a next step in life. But yes, I was always dirty and sick.
“Max and I made the jackets to accompany Music 4 TNGRS, our recently released album, and the design is inspired by artist Jonathan Zawada’s beautiful album cover. Our friends at Karmaloop helped us bring this to life, and I really hope you’ll pick up one for yourself. The jacket is suuuuuper soft, made of an almost fleece-like thick cotton, and it is something that I will definitely be wearing during cold evening in L.A.
Not only will the jacket have you looking extra BOSS, but each purchase is a very meaningful vote of support for Chester French, which we’ve always treated like a family. That spirit gave us the confidence to release this record independently with Karmaloop Music, and we have been touched by all of your incredible responses. So…go get the jacket and/or the new album at dawallach.com . We personally review every order that comes in, and look forward to sending out some fly jackets!”
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