Rapper/Poet/Songwriter C.H.I (Creative, Humble, Intellectual) is hitting the music scene hard and fast. Known for his lyrical delivery, versatility, and dynamic stage presence, C.H.I. is here to stay. C.H.I. pours his heart and soul into each song and continues to show growth as an artist, businessman, and most importantly, a man.
IAA: What is your music background?
C.H.I: My main focuses with music are songwriting and performing. I have taken courses on classical music and popular music, so that has given me a more widespread knowledge of music.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
C.H.I: I love being able to express myself through the art of rhythm and poetry and also rhythm and blues.
IAA: What are your songs about?
C.H.I: I consider myself a versatile artist. My music focuses on inspiring people. I want to create a balance between partying and becoming successful. My music is about concepts within relationships such as sex, love, and heart break.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
C.H.I: My fan base consists of teenagers and young adults. I direct my music towards people who can relate to many different aspects of life
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
C.H.I: My top 3 musical influences are Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Tupac. I like Kanye because of his determination and drive. His music is also very unique, which I love. I like Jay-Z because of his lyricism. His tape “Hard Knock Life” is actually the first full tape I can remember listening to. I like Tupac because of his me against the world attitude and his poetic style.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
C.H.I: I would describe my music as being relatable. You may not relate to every song, but you will know someone who can relate to the songs you don’t.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
C.H.I: I would say my versatility of being able to talk about many different concepts makes me stand out.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
C.H.I: I have three projects in the works. My solo mix-tape “Poetic Thoughts in a Musical Mind vol.3” which includes songs and poems. I’m working on an album with my long time musical partner EJay. The last project I’m working on is a mix-tape with the team I and EJay created called D&V (Diverse & Versatile). The team consists of rappers YD, D Webb, & Pat Clark and producers SheSmacksHard & Tyler On The Beat, and model Alexis Howes.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
C.H.I: I plan to reach the point of winning many Grammy’s. I also plan on having my team I started with on the same level as myself. Lastly, I want to help be the reason for change in the young community. In ten years, I see myself running my label and being able to come back to my high school and having a scholarship fund in my name for the students.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?