Tracks with Chack is a four-part, short history of rap music presented by Michael Chacko, who at the time was a sixth form student at Yateley School, Hampshire and made the show while on work experience with Sound Vault.
In the first episode, Chack is joined by Jorge Latter as they begin to discuss the history of rap, and play tracks from The Sugarhill Gang(‘Rapper’s Delight’); Grandmaster Flash (‘The Message’); Public Enemy (‘Rebel Without A Pause’); and N.W.A. (‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Express Yourself’.
The eagerly anticipated second show has Michael Chacko turning his attention to 90s rap (or ‘beef’) in his short four-part series on the evolution of the genre. Features tracks from Nas (featuring AZ); Jay-Z; Dr. Dre (featuring Snoop Dogg); The Notorious BIG; and 2Pac.
This third part features tracks into the 2000s, from artists such as Eminem, OutKast, The Game, 50 Cent and Kanye West.
This fourth and final brings the potted history of rap up to the present day.
We thought it best to let ‘Chack’ speak for himself about the show… this is what he had to say:
“I’m Michael Chacko, a college student grinding hard to get into university and make in the world. I’m tall, like playing basketball, watching football, listening to rap, and getting lit. I’m inspired by Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer and Dan Walker. Guilty pleasures include daytime television and anything salty and potato based.
Would like to give a shout out to Paul Simpson, an absolutely class guy who’s allowed me to express my passions on a platform I wouldn’t have dreamt of a few years ago. Also, a massive shout out to Jorge Latter for being one of the most genuine nice lads I have ever met and was a pleasure to present with. Anyway, lets crack on with this show bio then shall we?”
“Tracks with Chack – it’s not just a show, it’s a lifestyle. Are you bored of listening to the same type of music every day on your commute to work or school? Does your music taste have about as much variety as Britain’s Got Talent? Then hop on and join me on a ride in the rap train, a train so fast, so furious by the time you’re finished you’ll be craving more. We take you through 4 eras of rap, from 1979 to 2017, tracks that influenced generations, politicians and societies. It’s like a very exciting history lesson with less detentions, allow me and my co-presenter Jorge introduce you to all things rap and guide you into the defining tracks of the last few decades.”