Mixtape: Chino Cappin – F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs
The Alamo Records Signee Puts His Stamp On Songs By Moneybagg Yo, Usher, Fabolous, Hot Boys, and More on This Soulful SoundCloud-Only Mixtape
“He explores his relationships with his loved ones on the deeply personal track” – UPROXX
“Dirty South influences and driving top lines set Chino Cappin apart” – Dummy Mag
Chino Cappin is a student of the game, immersing himself in the music of his idols to inform his own burgeoning artistry. Showcasing his smooth melodic raps over classic beats from hip-hop and R&B hits, Chino shares F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs, a new mixtape. The new mixtape features instrumentals from all eras, but focuses on the turn-of-the-millennium, a moment when hip-hop and R&B closely intertwined and took cues from one another. Chino’s style fits perfectly into that hybrid era–he has a rapper’s sense of rhythm and pipes as smooth as an R&B idol’s.
F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs features instrumentals from songs that the Fort Valley, GA native loved as a kid: Chino floats above Mannie Fresh’s handclap-heavy bounce from Cash Money Millionaire’s “I Need A Hot Girl” on “Hot Girl,” dances between Jam & Lewis’s sonorous bass from Usher’s “U Remind Me” on his “Venting,” and croons over acoustic guitars in “Missing You,” his update of Tamia’s “Officially Missing You.” The tape gives a home to “ZaKeisha,” a recently released freestyle over the beat from Moneybagg Yo’s “Wockesha,” itself employing the same DeBarge sample famously used in songs by Ashanti and The Notorious B.I.G., as well as successful singles like the Fabolous-interpolating “On My Last” and “Shine“ (430k views on YouTube), which doesn’t use a sample.
Born and raised in Fort Valley, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta, Chino focused on music as a teenager as a way to escape his rough circumstances. The rapper built a cult following in the Southeast with mixtapes like Cold Hearted and Too Many Losses, which combined strong melodic instincts with braggadocious bars and clear-eyed observations about life on the streets. The 19-year-old artist built buzz with a successful college tour, turning up the heat with singles like “Lap Dance,” “NaNaNa,” “Fake Love,” and “Different,” a collaboration with YSL-affiliated rapper Yak Gotti. He’s earned praise from UPROXX and Dummy Mag, and told his story in an interview with Dirty-Glove Bastard.
Now signed to Alamo Records, Chino Cappin is ready to bring his tuneful and confident street music to the general public. F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs is now available to stream on SoundCloud.
Stream F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs: https://soundcloud.com/chinocappin/sets/fucc-it-bacc-to-the-basics / https://mymixtapez.com/album/244350
Watch the video for “ZaKeisha”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19KmGEjkkQ
Watch the video for “On My Last”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOrnGO2V3vs
Watch the video for “Shine”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmy1SABv3RI
F*cc It Back 2 The Basics tracklist:
1. ZaKeisha (samples “Wockesha” by Moneybagg Yo)
2. On My Last (samples “Can’t Let You Go” by Fabolous)
3. Nash B Speaks (Skit)
4. Hot Girl (Samples “I Need A Hot Girl” by Hot Boys)*
5. Venting (Samples “U Remind Me” by Usher)
6. Shine (String Quartet Version)
7. Missing You (Samples “Officially Missing You” by Tamia)
*not available on SoundCloud
Chino Cappin is a lyricist and singer of many hats. First and foremost, he’s the voice of the streets, with a background in the slums that has given him the creative drive to progress in the packed hip-hop industry. But in addition to his rough and gruff image, he’s a fun-loving goofball, intense creative, and mastermind of charisma. With co-signs from No Jumper and the UK’s Dummy Mag, it’s clear many people from around the world have begun to tune in to hear what Chino’s been saying and continues to say. To date, Chino has amassed over 1.1 million streams, 900,000+ views, and an Instagram following of 28k+. These are authentic, consistent numbers that reveal a fanbase genuinely attracted to Chino in all capacities. His impact can be attributed to his authentic approach to rap and, surprisingly, his process of making music which is a unique take on two well-tested methods. He typically looks to select beats that evoke emotion and then lay down melodies and write to them. However, he also enjoys going off the top with whatever he’s feeling in the moment as well.
F*CC It BaCC To The BasiCs: https://soundcloud.com/chinocappin/sets/fucc-it-bacc-to-the-basics / https://mymixtapez.com/album/244350
“Fake Love”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43UaRZedBeA
“Lap Dance”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc5nwbQZifw