From the gumbo of New Orleans comes Chels, a rapper who strolls the city with her headphones on tight and her eyes visualizing every scene around her. While nothing about Woke Up Dreaming immediately screams N.O., Chels subdues her accent behind layered synths and multiple ideas that give her vision of Jay Elect’s hometown as a majestic place that has its grit underneath.

Slim in packaging (the longest cut “Woulda Came Back” clocks in at 4:12 and the tape itself is not even more than 45 minutes), it allows Chels to get in everything she wants to say and could be the perfect female compliment to another up & comer from the Boot, Dee-1 if you were searching for comparisons.

Stream below. Tracklist & download link after the jump.

DOWNLOAD: Chels – Woke Up Dreaming