IAA SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know CHIEF SQUAD-New York’s Uprising Star!


The Chief Squad represents a brotherhood—a group of misfits, Julian Marc James, Perry “Montana” Wood, D’andre “D Mac” Mclune, and Nick “Bigz” Bromfield  who somehow fit together. The group is managed by Shaquille “Dutch” Paisley who is proud of his new found brothers and their drive and determination in pursuing their music career.  The group’s music ranges from various types of styles and together they make a unique group that’s bringing something different to the game.  Each member is talented and skilled in his own way, and brings a valuable addition to the group

IAA: What is your music background?
CHIEF SQUAD: We are influenced by hip hop, rap, r&b, and old school music.

IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?
CHIEF SQUAD:  Music has always been a part of our lives.  It has served as our outlet.  When times were difficult, we turned to music to express

IAA: What are your songs about?
CHIEF SQUAD: Personal experiences, goals, dreams, and our road to a successful rap career.

IAA: Do you write your own music?
CHIEF SQUAD:  Yes, we write all our own music.  Our music reflects who we are and what we are doing in our lives.

IAA: Who are your musical influences?
CHIEF SQUAD:  Jay Z, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Heavy D, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Ray Charles, Al Green, TLC, Dr. Dre, S.O.D.M.G, 1017 BrickSquad, French Montana, Nipsey Hussle, Curren$y, and YelaWolf

IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
CHIEF SQUAD: Our music is a mixture of Northern and Southern flows that go well on top of the beats that we make ourselves.  It’s unique and compelling to those who can relate.

IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
CHIEF SQUAD: We have four different perspectives in the group—which allows us to tell stories and express our opinions in different ways.  Our drive and dedication separate us from other artists.  The fact that we are a
brotherhood allows for us to push each other to become better than what we are individually.  One can’t be up, while the other one is down.  We all have to rise together.

IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?
CHIEF SQUAD:  The Chief Squad Family mix tape Higher Command.

IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CHIEF SQUAD:  We plan to leave our mark in the hip hop game, to establish a large fan base, and make our families proud of what we have accomplished on our own. In ten years, we see ourselves owning our own record label,
having a clothing line, and bringing in new artists, and giving them the opportunity to also spread their music.

IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CHIEF SQUAD: Our music can be accessed on Youtube, “ChiefSquadFamily” and we can be contacted through Facebook, “Chief Squad Family”. For bookings or shows contact our Manager Shaquille Paisley at 404.454.5136