Aliso Viejo, CA (Top40 Charts/ Innervision Records)
Los Angeles based, North Carolina native Chip Shearin may not be a household name but you've felt his presence and heard his bass playing as the original bass player who played the iconic bass line for Sugar Hill Gangs, "Rappers Delight!", The bass line that American Band Stand's, Dick Clark said ..."you may not know the rap but they're singing the bass line all over the world!".. Rolling Stone Magazine's #2 best rap song ever! And the first to chart on billboard and triggering a billion dollar industry. All resting neatly on Shearin's iconic bass line!
Chip Shearin's new single "Truth Be Told" features reknowned saxophonist Marion Meadows
and will be hitting the airwaves this summer. The single is from the upcoming release "How I Live", Chip's debut on the Smooth Jazz label Innervision Records.
"Chip has a rich history, great music sensibilities and a solid reputation". Says Innervision GM Steve Belkin. "Plus he has a helluva phonebook! Many musicians know and love Chip and we thought he would be a great fit with the roster."
Chip Shearin adds...."After a long career of putting so many production projects ahead of mine, It truly was time to give you all a peak at "How I Live." The goal was to be honest and transparent musically. Trying to create a 3D image and take you on a musical journey that leaves you feeling better than when you first "dropped the needle!" I'm excited to be a part of Innervision Records. There is so much ahead. Don't blink!"
Chip Shearin is highly recognized as a first rate producer, on top of being the low end pulse for many legendary and great artists including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, James
Moody, Marion Meadows, Alex Bugnon, Bob Baldwin, Cheilli Minucci, Warren Hill, Paul Taylor, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Aretha Franklin, Staple Singers, Temptations, Gladys Knight, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Sugar Hill Gang, The Sequence, Grandmaster Flash, Tupac and Master P. Janet
Jackson, Polina, Christina
Aguilera, Ceelo, Will Downing.
As a producer for commercial music, Chip Shearin's compositions and bass playing can be heard on ad's for Ford, General Motors, Carnival Cruise Lines, BMW, Radio
Shack, JC Penny, Mac Cosmetics, just to name a small few. Television shows for ABC, and CBS, HBO, and Fox networks. Scoring scenes for, Daddy Day Camp, Blade Trilogy, Bad Boy's, Iron Man 3, Day After Tomorrow, Sky Captain, Young Guns and Shattered.