Chase Allen, Leader of the New School, is re-introducing a generation to the purity of hip-hop. A Philadelphia native, Allen captures the raw, gritty sound of the city but with soulful lyrics that evoke emotion. Growing up in an era that included the likes of artists such as Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, and Biggie, Allen knew he wanted to be an artist at the age of 13. “You can’t lead without following first,” Allen makes it clear, but the newcomer is off to a running start. Now just 22 years old, Allen’s music is the epitome of pure emotion and real life experiences that move crowds everywhere. Allen performed at the Philadelphia Film and Music Festival, rocked with a live band at the Welcome America 4th of July Celebration on the Parkway which featured The Roots, and introduced himself on college campuses on the same stage as J. Cole. With music that is honest, clever, and from the heart, Allen sets out to inspire others to follow their dreams as he does, every time he steps behind a mic.