Posthumous Chi Cheng Spoken Word Album Coming Soon

Chi Cheng: The Head Up ProjectEight years after his passing, there will be a new album from the late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. The Head Up Project will be a spoken word album arriving in early 2021. It’s being released with Buckle Up for Chi, which is an organization created in Cheng’s name to promote vehicle safety.

The release will be his second spoken word album, following 2000s The Bamboo Parachute. The Head Up Project was recorded in 2001 during a performance in Sacramento, California at the Paris Cafe. Its twenty-four tracks were remastered by Qumaran Records.

Cheng was the bassist for The Deftones from 1990 until he was in a traumatic car accident in 2008. He eventually passed from his injuries in 2013. “Buckle Up For Chi has always been blessed to keep Chi’s legacy alive and we strive to continue to do so with the launch of the Head Up Project,” the organization shared. “Through this initiative and our loyal community, we will continue to support each other, spread peace, music, love, and as always: fly high. We hold close and keep to the tenets that Chi stood for: caring, kindness and empathy. We continue to honor those ideas, Chi’s legacy, and thank you all for being apart of the Buckle Up for Chi community.”

The Head Up Project is available for order now via the Buckle Up for Chi website.

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