Chordz Cordero is a Jamaica Queens artist that has been perfecting his skills as an emcee, singer, producer, and musician since a child. He has collaborated with artists such as St. Joe Louis, Brokn.Englsh, Daniel Joseph, Swave Sevah, PH and GMS, to name a few. A few years ago, a chance encounter with PH led to some musical collaborations with MCMI.
“I met PH at a Jean Grae concert at Highline Ballroom a few years back, when he was performing with his former group Brooklyn Academy. After a few chats we got together to do some tracks for both of our projects.“ – Chordz
PH introduced Chordz to GMS and Blitzkrieg at MCMI Records. Hearing great talent and potential, they decided to work with Chordz on music to release on the label.
Chordz’ first work on the indie label was a collaboration with MCMI co-founder GMS, a talented MC, Musician, DJ and producer, who laid the musical foundations for the song FREEDOM: How We Get. The song is an ode to personal, spiritual freedom, with production by GMS and vocals by Cordero. Besides handling production, GMS plays flute while Chordz takes ‘em to church with his original heartfelt lyrics about struggle, perseverance and redemption. The song was released digitally only on January 15th, 2012, just in time for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The song was very well received all over the world, getting airplay in South Africa, where some producers, moved by the lyrical content and soulful vibes, put out unofficial, unauthorized dance remixes of the record. An official dance remake of the song is in the works and will appear on an upcoming Chordz Cordero solo project.
Since Freedom, Chordz has dropped a project with label mate PH (“This Is Not a Tyler Perry Movie“) and an EP with DubMD and DC producer JUDAH (“Catalyst: [E]volution (EP)“), as well as laced a few lucky artists with catchy choruses. The two projects received a flood of positive feedback from the blogosphere and have expanded Chordz audience, doing well throughout Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan, the UK and the United States.
In 2015, Chordz is dropping several projects, including “HIGHBRED“, a collaboration with fellow MC Sir Manley and producer Boonie Mayfield, with a solo EP and album to follow, on MCMI Records. He is still available for collabs and choruses, so you better buy his rookie card now, cause after this year, the price ain’t goin’ down.