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Mixtape Review: Chase N. Cashe’s “The Heir Up There”

Rating: 8/10

Chase N. Cashe of the Surf Club has dropped his long-awaited mixtape, The Heir Up There, hosted by DJ Drama. Last year, he released his first mixtape, Gumbeaux, and began making his transition to the rap side of the game, to complement his top-notch production skills. Some of his most popular production credits to date include Drake’s “Look What You’ve Done” and Lil Wayne’s “Drop The World”. As you might expect, the production on The Heir Up There is excellent, thanks to Chase’s own efforts as well as Araab Muzik, Tha Bizness, and Hit-Boy, among others.

The opening track, “I’m The Man,” produced by Chase himself, is an early highlight on the tape with heavy-hitting bass and lots of energy from Chase behind the mic. Another self-produced standout (“Where Do We Go”) samples Coldplay’s “God Put A Smile On Your Face” throughout and has Chase digging a little deeper, rapping about his musical and life journey as well as his philosophy of keeping it trill.

Chase then shares his “Daily Routine” on the Hit-Boy and Merge produced track, rapping on the hook, “All I do is get cash and get *ss.” He goes on to elaborates further on the subjects of women and money here, which are two topics that take a prominent lyrical presence throughout the tape.

The last five tracks, beginning with the Megaman produced “S.S.D.” provide a canvas for Chase to put his alluring flow on full display. The self-produced “Show & Prove” features Chase speaking on his style: “Versace T-Shirts with the wheat Timbs and a Surf Club fitted that’s how we Trill,” while on “B.Y.O.H.” (Bring Your Own Hoes), produced by Tha Bizness, he brags about the ladies: “I’m constantly conversing with women from ‘round the globe with / accents and visas, bad b*tches and divas, stamps on the passport / gotta know how to treat ‘em.”

Chase’s bravado continues as the mixtape nears its end. On yet another self-produced track (“Don’t Worry”), he raps about the rewards he’s earned through hard work: “The club sponsored me with bottles, I’m important and sh*t / And I’m surrounded by some models we imported and sh*t.

After a lengthy wait for The Heir Up There to drop, fans will definitely be pleased by Chase’s work as he continues to make a successful transition in becoming a multi-talented artist. The timing of the tape’s release also ended up being just right as Chase joined Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and A$AP Rocky to kick off the Club Paradise Tour this past week. Overall, The Heir Up There is an impressive effort from Chase, featuring stellar production and enough energy and braggadocio and positivity from him to carry the mixtape from start to finish.

Download The Heir Up There at ChaseNCashe.com

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