Chef Henny

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Chef Henny
Birth nameHarvey Justice III
Also known asHarvey J, OMGITSHARVEYJ
BornDurham, North Carolina
GenresHip hop, Electronic Dance Music
Occupation(s)Musician, Comedian,
Years active2014–present
Associated actsSkrillex, Master P, OWSLA,
Websiteomgitsharveyj.com

Harvey Justice III, better known as his online alias Chef Henny, is an American rapper, chef, and internet personality.[1] He is most known for his musical work and alignment with the Hennessy Cognac brand.[2][3] He first gained recognition posting cooking skits to Facebook in May 2016, and has since accumulated millions of views on his content.[4][5][6]

Musical career[edit]

Harvey J began his musical career posting to his Facebook page. In 2012 he featured on Driicky Graham's debut single "Dial Tone".[7][8] In 2015 he made his own solo debut "Make It Bounce" that was released under OWSLA.[9][10][11] After cosigns from Skrillex, his debut single was in the Beatport Top 100 Dubstep Charts for 96 days.[12] On March 22, Harvey J self-released his debut mixtape “Pancakes & Hennessy”.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Harvey J was born and spent the majority of his life in Durham, NC. He cites Durham and growing up around violence as being his inspiration to be an entertainer.[14]

Controversy[edit]

Harvey J is openly against signing to a record label.[15] In June, 2016 Uproxx reported that Harvey J received an offer totaling $3,000,000 from Belaire and DJ Khaled's We The Best management to replace his branding alignment with Belaire Rosé Lux instead of Hennessy. This offer was subsequently denied by Harvey prompting a brief social media feud between the two artists.[2][5][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here is proof that Hennessy is the most important ingredient in any recipe". FWF/Complex. 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "This Chef Specializes In The Art Of Cooking Everything With Hennessy". Oxygen. 5 July 2016.
  3. ^ "We Tried Hennaroni and Cheese". Uproxx. 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Harvey J used Hennessy for Everything and went Viral". HipHopDX. 9 Jan 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Meet Chef Henny The Social Media Star Who Cooks Everything With Hennessy". Uproxx. 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ "The Rise Of Chef Henny". FWF/Complex. 4 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Driicky Graham: "Ya Gotta Start Somewhere"". The Source. 26 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Mixtape Review: Driicky Graham". BET. 27 June 2012.
  9. ^ "OWSLA Whips Up Charity Compilation". Complex. 27 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Skrillex Speaks On Charity Compilation". Billboard. 18 December 2014.
  11. ^ "OWSLA Is Releasing An 'EGGNOG' Compilation and We Have 'Make It Bounce' By Trollphace". TSIS. 24 November 2014.
  12. ^ Beatport Charts: https://beatportcharts.com/track/6121319/
  13. ^ "Pancakes & Hennessy". iTunes. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "Reflecting with Chef Henny On Creativity and Individuality". Blavity. 16 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Harvey J Takes The Internet by Storm". WTF Magazine. 18 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Harvey J and Fans Humilate [sic] DJ Khaled on Instagram". Pounds Of Sound. 2 June 2016.

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