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Cody ChesnuTT

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For Cody ChesnuTT, life in the music business looked promising from the start. Barely into his teens, he was performing on-stage in his Atlanta hometown, opening for acts that his dad was representing as their manager. By the time he'd hit his late twenties, ChesnuTT was leading his own group, the Crosswalk, and had inked a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Venus Loves a Melody, his first full-length album, was wrapped up and ready to go. Before that could happen, however, the label released ChesnuTT from the deal. Not long after, the Crosswalk disbanded. Disheartened, ChesnuTT pulled back and holed up in his bedroom, where he wrote and recorded for himself. In two years, he laid down more than enough material for a standard album. Three-dozen songs formed his double-disc 2002 debut, The Headphone Masterpiece. Later that year, he collaborated with the Roots for an alternate version of his "The Seed" -- dubbed "The Seed (2.0)" -- for the rap band's Phrenology album. While it seemed like ChesnuTT would continue to release music at a prolific rate, the follow-up to his debut was a December 2006 EP, Black Skin No Value. Also during this period, his wife gave birth to two children and the singer wanted time to focus on being a father. Subsequently, ChesnuTT didn't release a second album until October 2012, when the sophisticated Landing on a Hundred appeared on One Little Indian. A much more robustly produced, yet still organic album, it found ChesnuTT drawing heavily upon Marvin Gaye's classic late-'60s/early-'70s sound. Over the next several years, ChesnuTT continued to split his time between touring and taking time off to be with his family. In 2017, he returned with the Anthony "Twilite Tone" Kahn-produced My Love Divine Degree. The album found him better balancing his early lo-fi sound with a dynamic, stylistically varied approach to contemporary R&B. Featured on the album was the single "Image of Love." ~ Linda Seida
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Stations Featuring
Cody ChesnuTT

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    1 song

    Neo-Soul

    Neo-Soul
    1 song

Albums by
Cody ChesnuTT

Top Songs by
Cody ChesnuTT

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   What Kind of Cool (Will We Think of Next)
  3.   'Til I Met Thee
  4.   Look Good in Leather
  5.   6 Seconds
  6.   What Does Freedom Mean (To a Free Man)
  7.   The Seed
  8.   Boils
  9.   Up in the Treehouse
  10.   Michelle
  11.   Batman vs. Blackman
  12.   Peace (Side by Side)
  13.   So Sad to See (A Lost Generation)
  14.   Experiment Number One
  15.   I've Been Life
  16.   Where Is All the Money Going
  17.   The Quiet Girl Who Eats Alone
  18.   Daddy's Baby
  19.   The Most Beautiful Shame
  20.   Make a Better Man
  21.   Always Sebrena
  22.   Bullets in the Street and Blood by Raphael Saadiq
  23.   Africa the Future
  24.   Gunpowder On The Letter by Gary Clark, Jr.
  25.   The Average Working Man
  26.   Let's Go POP (Let's Pimp The Ghetto Lie)
  27.   Scroll Call
  28.   Don't Wanna Go the Other Way
  29.   That's Still Mama
  30.   To Be Upon The Perch
  31.   Everybody's Brother
  32.   Do Better To The Young
  33.   When I Find Time
  34.   Somebody's Parent
  35.   Brother With an Ego
  36.   Sense Of You ('Til I Met Thee)
  37.   Bitch, I'm Broke
  38.   Image of Love
  39.   My Women, My Guitars
  40.   Upstarts in a Blowout
  41.   Setting the System
  42.   I Stay Ready
  43.   5 on a Joyride
  44.   The World Is Coming to My Party
  45.   Can We Teach Each Other
  46.   No One Will
  47.   Family on Blast
  48.   So Much Beauty in the Subconscious
  49.   Daylight
  50.   Smoke and Love
  51.   Don't Follow Me
  52.   Black Skin No Value
  53.   Listen
  54.   Magic in a Mortal Minute
  55.   If We Don't Disagree
  56.   Boylife in America
  57.   The Make Up
  58.   Enough of Nothing
  59.   Under the Spell of the Handout
  60.   Out of Nowhere
  61.   Anything Can Happen
  62.   Have You Heard Anything From the Lord Today by Raphael Saadiq
  63.   It's in the Love
  64.   She's Still Here
  65.   With Me in Mind
  66.   Shine on the Mic
  67.   Serve This Royalty
  68.   This Green Leaf
  69.   Can't Get No Betta
  70.   Juicin' the Dark
  71.   War Between the Sexes
  72.   Chips Down (In No Landfill)
  73.   Love Is More Than a Wedding Day
  74.   She Ran Away
  75.   Eric Burdon

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