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Cody ChesnuTT

"Cody ChesnuTT" is an American musician from Atlanta, Georgia, whose music blends elements of rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, and blues. His music can arguably be classified as neo-soul. ChesnuTT had a brief stint with Hollywood Records in which he was later booted from the label. He released a double LP in 2002 entitled ''The Headphone Masterpiece'', which was recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder in his bedroom recording studio, which he calls "The Sonic Promiseland".

His closest brush with mainstream success came in 2002, when the hip-hop group The Roots remade a song from his album, "The Seed", for their album, ''Phrenology''. The remade version was entitled "The Seed (2.0)" to distinguish it from ChesnuTT's original version. ChesnuTT plays guitar and sings vocals on the track, and appears in its music video, which received heavy airplay on MTV and BET. At the height of his popularity, ChesnuTT's backing band consisted of drummer Craig Waters, now with the band The Bellrays, and bassist Aaron Ebensperger. In October 2003, Cody ChesnuTT was nominated for the prestigious Shortlist Award, and performed in the ceremony for the prize at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

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