Warhol.SS • Chest Pains
Warhol.SS’ highly anticipated debut album Chest Pains is finally here, wrapping up a drawn out, two-year creative process. The long awaited album boasts features by Rico Nasty, UnoTheActivist, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan; production credits include the likes of Kenny Beats and Harry Fraud; Warhol is obviously not hurting for top tier collaborators.
The Chicago native comes from a creative family, with a fashion designer mother and painter grandfather. While his first favorite painter was Basquiat, Warhol.SS named himself after the soup-can-pushing Pop Art icon Andy Warhol because of his admiration for Warhol’s ability to create timeless pieces, and for his refusal to be put into a box.
Warhol moved around growing up, spending formative years in Minneapolis and Atlanta, in addition to Chicago. At the tender age of 16 Warhol began taking his music career seriously after seeing artists just two years his senior, like Joey Badass, making waves.
Warhol’s Chest Pains has the composite sound of someone informed by the intensity of Chicago Drill, and reared by versatility of Atlanta’s now chart-dominating sound championed by Gunna and Lil Baby. Warhol’s Chicago roots, Atlanta sound, and LA-networking makes him a kind of modern, omnipresent internet artist who spills over the confines of regional classification to be a force of the music streaming era. On Chest Pains, Warhol is living up to his namesake with his subversion of categorization, blending of influences, and his ability to make authentic, innovative music. Chest Pains is versatile, dirty, lyrical.