The head of music for Premiere One Digital Radio said that he loved the new single ‘Living In The Bay’ from ‘Cholly J’ Presents ‘D-lew’ and has put it on the A-List playlist.
Living In The Bay” by Cholly J Presents D-Lew is a melodic hip-hop rap song that radiates a strong attitude and showcases a seamless fusion of sleek, soulful, and hip production. The track’s infectious and vibrant nature is bound to captivate listeners, leaving them hooked from start to finish. D-Lew’s commanding presence and lyrical prowess, coupled with Cholly J’s masterful production skills, create a dynamic synergy that elevates the song to new heights. “Living In The Bay” serves as a powerful anthem, representing the essence of Bay Area culture with its catchy hooks, cool vibes, and unwavering confidence.
Listen out for it on the playlist + as a special powerplay at approx 3 PM GMT time for a month or more.
Cholly J, a renowned producer and owner of Mackin Ass Tracks Recording Studio, currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from the Bay Area, Cholly J was born in East Palo Alto, specifically at 906 Bay Road, a place that held significant memories during his youth. He also spent some time living in San Jose, particularly in Foxdale Mannors throughout the 1980s.
At the young age of 14, Cholly J embarked on his journey in the music industry by starting Mackin Ass Tracks Productions. This marked the beginning of his remarkable career, and in the mid-1990s, he established M-A-T Studios in Mountain View, CA. However, he later relocated it to Oakland, CA, specifically on Durant & MacArthur, in the late 1990s.
In 2004, Cholly J made the decision to relocate Mackin Ass Tracks to Sacramento, CA, and subsequently set his sights on building a new studio in Southern California. Now, he is focused on creating a brand-new state-of-the-art studio in SoCal, continuing his passion for producing exceptional music.
Cholly J is making a comeback with a fresh roster of talented artists, starting with Showtime619, also known as Black Orasi Manny Mayne. This exciting venture began in 2013 and has garnered significant attention. Additionally, in 2012, Cholly J produced the anthem song “Play 60” for the 49ers, which can be found on YouTube.
Throughout his career, Cholly J has played a crucial role in developing numerous artists, working with both big and small names in the industry. His extensive list of credits speaks volumes about his expertise and influence. Notable debut projects from 2006 include YUNG BUNDLE (aka Da P.A. PRINCE), DOUBLE AA (aka BROTHA COLDY), CHOLLY J Straight Up and Down Pimp, CHOLLY J Presents Business Savvy, and CHOLLY J Mixtape (untitled).
Cholly J’s credits extend even further, featuring collaborations with renowned artists. Some of his notable works include the CHOLLY J NOTHIN BUT HEAT Compilation, featuring artists like Too Short, Digital Underground, 3x Crazy, Poohman, Just Mellow, AA, JT Bigga Figga, King Gorge, Mr. Mix of 2 Live Crew, Cydal, and others. He also contributed to Just Mellow’s debut album “Since Day 1,” featuring Too Short, with eight tracks.
Among his notable credits, Cholly J has worked with artists such as Talon, Sean-T, D-Lew, Too Short, Littles (Mobb Deep), JT da Bigga Figga, Ad Capone, Da Federation (Doonie), Kontac, Yung Life, MC Lyte, Money B (Digital Underground), Shock G (Digital Underground), Captain Sav’em, San Quinn, Messy Marv, Agerman (3x Krazy), Pooh Man, Cydal, Twice Berg Slim, B-Legit, Baby Bash, Alibaba, Big Gipp (Goodie Mob), Yung Resse, Richie Rich, Mac Mall, Raw Dog, Johnny Cash, Hood Fellas, High Risk, Fully Loaded, Big Chunk, Mac Dre, Reg, Levitti, Scott Dog (Blakkboi of the Hood Starz), Neva Legal, C-Funk, Rappin 4 Tay, Lil Ric (West Coast Bad Boys), Mystic, Da Unda, Jet Black, Tax Free, Conscious Daughters, Sugar Kane, Mack and AK, Laroo, Flexx, King George, Bloody Mary, Cellski, RBG’s (Righteous Black Gorillas), E Money, X Rated (304), Taydatay (115), Double AA, Cali G, Just Mellow, S.B. (aka Baby Cougnut), Krypto, Black C, and many more.
Cholly J’s contributions as a producer and engineer have been instrumental in shaping the careers of these artists. His vast experience and technical skills have made him a sought-after collaborator. From working with industry legends like Too Short, MC Lyte, and Digital Underground to emerging talents, Cholly J’s ability to bring out the best in artists is evident.
Throughout his illustrious career, Cholly J has been involved in numerous projects, demonstrating his versatility and dedication to the craft. Whether it’s compiling impressive collaborations for the CHOLLY J NOTHIN BUT HEAT Compilation or crafting compelling tracks for debut albums, he consistently delivers high-quality music.