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Chip Shearin Releases “How I Live”

Chip Shearin: How I LiveChip Shearin, best known for the bass line he played on The Sugarhill Gang’s rap classic, “Rapper’s Delight,” has released his debut solo album How I Live.

Shearin has made a name as a session player in the years since “Rapper’s Delight” made a splash in 1979/80. He’s worked with artists like jazz players Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, Warren Hill and Paul Taylor; soul artists including Aretha Franklin, The Staple Singers and The Temptations; rappers such as Grandmaster Flash, Tupac and Master P. and pop artists like Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and CeeLo Green. He’s also produced records and commercial music for advertisements and film.

His own sound, on How I Live, is jazzy and smooth. Just give “Truth Be Told” a listen:

How I Live is available on CD.

How I Live Track List:

  1. Intro
  2. Heat
  3. Hot Fun
  4. Sky’s the Limit
  5. How I Live
  6. Cissy Strut
  7. Stretchin’ Way Out
  8. Greasy
  9. Who Is He
  10. Truth Be Told
  11. The Way I See It
  12. My Joy

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Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

Very nice – jazzy & smooth indeed.

Willoughby Spitt

Hella phuckin nasty. SO smooth & effortless. I love the tone that he gets when soloing. Piccolo bass?!