It all began just 7 short years ago, twin brothers (Deane & Devin Walden) through hardwork and the help of members (Sterling Ogletree,TB), ( Vance Rhett, CaseClosed), and (John Evans) Face Scarlotta established “The Paper Chasers 804” as a hard driving force in music coming out of Richmond, Virginia.
With time and experiences both good and bad, the PaperChasers continued on to gain more and more exposure by creating not only better music for listeners to devour, but actually creating a sound for the Richmond area that has never been duplicated, not even close.
It was once said, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, a motto the “Paper Chasers” are almost always familiar with when faced with questions about the group.
The biggest difference of them all is the fact that the group is biracial is all aspects, physically, mentally and emotionally connected to the issues that impact us all in a common wealth state where all if any progress is tremendously slowed by the tight commerce that’s heavily enforced.
IAA: WHAT CITY AND STATE ARE YOU FROM?
PAPER CHASERS: All five members of the Paper Chasers are proudly born and raised in Richmond, VA.
IAA: WHAT IS YOUR MUSIC BACKGROUND?
PAPER CHASERS: We never had any formal musical training to speak of. As individuals we have strong verbal and lyrical writing talents. We have all been interested in music from a young age, listening to other artists who have influenced us collectively and individually. We have been writing, performing, recording, and engineering our own music as a group for more than seven years.
IAA: WHY DO YOU WANT TO RECORD AND RELEASE YOUR OWN MUSIC?
PAPER CHASERS: We love making music it’s our form of expression. It is our coping mechanism when we are going through hard times
IAA: WHAT ARE YOUR SONGS ABOUT?
PAPER CHASERS: Also there are a lot of people out there who share similar interest or feelings that we express through our songs. The ability to reach out to those people and get their support the primary reason why we do music.
IAA: WHAT ARE YOUR SONGS ABOUT?
PAPER CHASERS: We have so many songs about a variety of topics. We write about our good times and bad times, our relationships, our hometown, today’s society, crime we have witnessed, and just the general things that surround us in our life. We are a diverse group of people and are able write from different perspectives in our songs.
IAA: WHO IS YOUR FAN BASE DIRECTED TOWARDS?
PAPER CHASERS: Our fan base goes out to many ethnicities, as well as ages, genders, and cultures. Many people can relate to at least one member of the group if not all of us. With five members you will hear someone or something in the group that you can connect to and enjoy. Our music ranges from old hip hop style, to new school style, and even pop rap.
IAA: WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES ?
PAPER CHASERS: The Paper Chasers have many influences we grew up listening to Emenim, 2pac, 3 6 Mafia, B.I.G, Lil Wayne, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Cassidy, Nas, Jay-z, Big L, Wu-tang and many more.
IAA: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC TO PEOPLE?
PAPER CHASERS: I would describe our music as something for everyone. We put a lot of time and thought into the music we make. We have party music, smoke songs ,R&B, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop, Dance and more. We are all at different stages of our lives and diverse in many ways. We have created a unique sound that isn’t out there right now.
IAA: WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM OTHER ARTISTS?
PAPER CHASERS: We are a biracial rap group that can do almost any genre. We make music people want to listen to . There is meaning in our lyrics that is relatable to our listeners. We also have a stage presence combined with high energy that appeals to the audience.
IAA: WHAT ARE SOME UPCOMING PROJECTS, YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
PAPER CHASERS: The Paper Chasers currently working on a new mix tape titled “Lamborghini Dreaming”. We have shot a couple videos for some of the new songs and are in the planning stages for the rest of them.
IAA: WHAT ARE YOUR CAREER GOALS, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
PAPER CHASERS: The general goal of the group is to build an empire in the music industry, including branding, franchise, endorsements, merchandise, recording, and touring.
IAA: HOW CAN FANS ACCESS YOUR MUSIC AND CONTACT YOU?
PAPER CHASERS: Contact for Booking/Inquires firstname.lastname@example.org
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