Diamond in the Dirt
More options 6/28/07 Chosan was born in the country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. He and his mom later moved to Canada and then to London. It was in London Chosan got involved with the whole culture of hip-hop. His first break came when a freestyle CD recorded in a friends bedroom, made it's way to a DJ at KISS FM London. Impressed by his raw talent, Chosan was asked to perform live on air where he captured the hearts of the capital. After doing numerous talent shows and performances, Chosan convinced an established artist at the time, to give him 5 hours of his 12 hour recording session. With his first track recorded Chosan entered a local radio\'s talent search competition. As fate would have it Chosan eventually went on to win first prize. The grand prize included 1000 copies of the wining song pressed up and one recording session. With a distribution deal that fell through, Chosan rapidly used his street smarts, and used it as an opportunity to single handily distribute the records across the UK. This was to be the start of Chosan\'s entrepreneurial enterprises. Chosan also managed to get into many high profile publications, and created a street team of people from his neighbourhood. Chosan also managed to secure warm up spots for international artists such as Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss & Styles P (D Block) and Dead Prez. After being dissatisfied with the representation of Hip-Hop and R&B in the UK Chosan decided to pack his bags and move to the Bronx New York. Not long after dealing with the general issues of living in the big apple disaster was to strike again this time on a personal note. He was hit by a truck whilst crossing the road on Gun Hill in the Bronx and miraculously escaped with no cuts and injuries but had to attend a years worth of physical therapy after 2 months in Jacobi hospital in the Bronx. With a new appreciation for life, he recorded his debut \'The Beautiful Side Of Misery\' vol 1, with money received from the accident and started Silverstreetz Entertainments and PaintSoul custom designs. Chosan was also to go on to work with International Music artist\'s such as Kanye West on the The double Platinum album Late registration. Chosan consulted and was also the Voice Narrating in Kanye West\'s Video \'Diamonds from Sierra Leone\' With campaigns such as \'Bling is Dead\', and verses on Africa\' remixes U2\' the Chosan legacy continues to grow from strength to strength.