IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your music background?  

CHASTIZE:  Being raised around my parents I was very used to hearing a lot of ” old school ” music such as, The Temptations and Michael Jackson. My parents stayed very hip with the times and expanded what they listened to, which included newer music as well. My older sisters took a different approach to music varying from punk rock to heavy metal. Plus, my best friend growing up was a fan of Jack Johnson. I would have to say my music background is very diverse.    


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?   

CHASTIZE:  Music is an art form. It is an expression on one’s self. There is music out there to fit every kind of mood a person can have. I love helping people, and I love making music. I feel like I can express myself in ways that can help people get through their day. I want to possibly show them a side of something that they did not see before. Everybody has something to say, but not everybody knows how to say it. Plus it’s what I love to do.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?   

CHASTIZE:  My songs are about stories. They are about things that have happened to me, might happen, or things that I am glad didn’t happen to me. My songs are about you and me, life, and how we all have to walk this road.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who is our fan base directed towards?   

CHASTIZE:  My fan base is very wide. As far as age specific, I would have to say 18 – 35. I like my music to have double meanings. That way just because you took a line or a bar one way, the person on the other side of the country might take it a different way. This leaves my fan base to be very diverse in nature. My fan base is directed to the 18-35 age group with a love for music.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who are your musical influences?   

CHASTIZE:  I would have to say one of my musical influences would have to be Sublime. Just the mood they put me in and the way they can connect with different people from different walks of life is amazing.  Lupe Fiasco is a great influence with the way he makes me think and contemplate the things he says. There are many more but those are the two that stick out the most.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people?  

CHASTIZE:  I describe it as “real”.  My music is something people can relate to or something they can feel. At the very worst it’s something they could nod there head to. So far no one can listen to my music and say it’s not me.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artist?   

CHASTIZE:  I would have to say the way I present myself. That’s probably the biggest thing that separates me from the crowd. The way I present my music, and the way I express myself.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?  

CHASTIZE:  I just finished a song. I was asked to do a feature on with another local artist representing our state. I am currently working on several new music videos, both being shot in my hometown.  I just released a second mixtape, and I am now working on a third. Last, but not least, I have been booking shows in my town as well as Denver.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?  

CHASTIZE:  My career goal is to definitely get in this rap game and leave a mark on it. In 10 years, I hope making music is my full-time career. I want to become something greater than myself and have a major influence over this music industry.   


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How can your fans contact you and access your music?

CHASTIZE:  My fans can contact me at my email address which is chastize719@ahoo.com . The can check out my music on Facebook by putting in that email address chastize719@yahoo.com/chastize. My music can also be found on Reverbnation with the same email address.  Also, I have videos on Youtube. The channel is chastize719.  Please email me and like my Facebook page.









  1. Growing up with brandon anderson is where ill start. I was proble 12 or 13 years old when him and jordan swanson first taught me how to skate board. And every day we would pull out the stereo and freestyle on his drive way. Years lattervin high school brandon was are school weather man. Where he always made the school happy. Some would argue that he was the best part of “couger t.v.”. And through all his school work and extra curricular activity he found ways to express emotion through lyrics. To see this article now……. makes me proud and happy. He desrves it!! Ive known him for sometime. Hes never given up and never will. Brandon is the hottest comming out out colorado is not a statement. Its a fact!!!

  2. Very proud of you, Chas. There’s a lot I could say but most importantly you deserve it. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world.

  3. I love how diverse your music background is, I think it’s that system of a down (or whatever) you showed me, chop suey is it? Every time it comes on I think of you lol, it’s so bizarre. And of course my fav ” I’m from the CO, I’m from the CO, I’m from the C-O-L-O-R-A-D-O ” classic!

  4. its exiting watching you grow as an artist and starting to get the recognition you deserve. i hope the best for you chastize you really deserve it!

  5. Thats my boy since we where lil you been telling me that you where going to do something with your music now you doing it!

  6. Brandon you are so talented I’m so proud of you! you will get your chance and then you can shine and make a difference to people! congrats and Keep on pushing!!

  7. Always killing it dude! Youre an inspiration to people for real. Keep it man! Beats are always poppin’. Lookin forward to some new tracks.

  8. Damm bro, i kno one day your gona make it. dreams cant come true in less you wake up. i’ll never forget the days we would spit out some stuff. mucho love bro.

  9. Brandon your love and passion for music is inspiring! It’s so good to see you pursue your dreams and do what makes you happy. You’ll never work a day in your life doing something that you love. Keep up the good work weather man and repping Co all day.

  10. you’ve come a long way since we were neighbors. you should be so proud, and im sure you are. great job and keep up the hard work!

  11. Original ingenious home-based music straight from the mind and heart of pure Colorado colors
    Just like you should visit the springs give Chastize a listen

  12. Way to go chastize go get that record deal. Your great and you know it. We all know it and ur gonna do great things

  13. Honey, I’ve always told you how truly talented you are…..I am so happy that your dreams are coming to fruition!!! You are a very special young man with extraordinary talent, determination and a good heart!!! Keep up the good work and don’t forget us little people!!! 🙂

  14. Congrats B…I see you 🙂 Keep doing your thang… hard work and dedication pays off….I’m glad others are getting to see your talent…I really hope this journey takes you where you wanna go with your career…good luck love….continue to do wat you love…the rest will be history…leave your mark on the world <3

  15. We have grown into men together and I’ve seen your talent from day one. Cant tell u how much I love to see it grow with you. Sound off from the H.P.

  16. Wow… I agree with everything you said. You are what music SHOULD be. Real messages, real meaning. Knowing who you are as a person, your hard work will pay off! Best wishes on this journey!

  17. Ok so in the 2 years I was with Brandon, he has had the most dedication heart and love for his music. Having hour conversations about music to hearing a new beat song or line. (over and over again) Brandon put everything he had and has into his music. He has never lost sight of his dream. And for that he will no doubt go fare and reach his goals. Keep working hard Brandon you know what u are capable of and only u holds u back. Lots of love!!!

  18. Yo I knew you always had talent man. I know I didn’t know you very well but you got skllz. just don’t stop striving for what you want and you’ll get it

  19. all the dark days and bright nights cannot compare to what you have to offer the world! stay strong my friend and play with heart and soul