HipHopDX Premiere: In West Philadelphia (born and raised), the spiritually-inclined Chase Allen discovered a love for making music like no other. After relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams, the ambitious rapper and producer completed his latest album, the aptly titled Far From Home, which introduced the world to a thoughtful young man bursting at the seams with creative ideas. His most recent offering comes in the form of the video for “Been Rich,” a statement on the hallow nature of materialistic pursuits.
“Fancy cars, flashy jewels, and the latest shoes—being rich is not about your possessions,” Allen tells DX. “It’s about educating yourself and investing that valuable knowledge into the communities. Expecting money to nurture what’s important—mind, body, and spirit—is like expecting a Rolls Royce to fly.”
Watch the video above.