Chucky Chase is one of the most exciting artists and entrepreneurs in hip-hop today. Louisiana-bred Chucky was raised by a single mother in Labadieville & downtown New Orleans along with his three younger sisters. Musically gifted, he started playing in a jazz band before he was a teenager and continued to play the trombone for 8 years before branching off to other instruments. His career path was set in motion at the early age of 14 with the release of the album Ruthless Emotions from former record label Vikin Records. Since then Chucky Chase has released a constant array of diverse tracks that reflect his life and times.
Always touching on his personal experiences and struggles he strives to maintain this truth in his music. Overflowing with potential, Chucky Chase not only writes all of his music but is also a producer and CEO of the record label he founded in 2005 at the young age of 19, 2Faced Records, Inc. Under the 2Faced label he has released a total of 14 mixtapes which include in 2011 Active, Death Before Dishonor, and Respect it or Check it. The EPK project 1 Man Army and his first solo album, Play the Game Raw closely followed. January of 2012 brought about his second solo album, Louisiana’s Finest courtesy of gold and platinum credited Savage of Sargent Savage Productions (known for his work with Lil Boosie, & many others) as well as the mixtapes Live to Hustle Part 2 and Deal or No Deal. Stand out singles from these efforts include “Burn by the Beast” and “Just Tryna Make It” which are both available on iTunes with accompanying videos. In 2013 Chucky joined forces with one of the South’s most notable DJ’s, DJ Michael 5000 Watts (credits include Paul Wall, Slim Thug & Mike Jones). In this joint venture with Swishahouse Chucky Chase released Product of my Environment in May of 2013. “What They Really Want From Me”, “Imma Grind & I Won’t Stop” are two of the hit singles emerging from this project. These endeavors join an ever expanding repertoire that already includes the notable; Crucial Status, Check They Swag, Outer State Huslin, Last Man Standin, Hit em Up, Southern Northwest Vol 1, Crime Wave (The Plot) Vol 1, Tryna Find a Way and LouisiANIMAL.
Creatively, Chucky is in a constant state of evolution.He continues to release top notch videos for his singles which can be seen on his official YouTube channel. Branching out into video production and direction has given him a new outlet for his overall creative vision. By collaborating with other artists in the visual arena Chucky hopes to further expand his reach in the entertainment community. With a style that is equal parts determined, humble, authentic, sharp & at times ruthless Chucky has always attested that hard work pays off. The future brings the continued progression of his brand to multiple areas of entertainment further establishing that Chucky Chase epitomizes what it takes to be a dynamic force in hip-hop.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
CHUCKY CHASE: I have been a trombonist for 8 years. I have also been the owner of an independent record label, 2 Faced Records, since the age of 19. I released 14 mixtapes since 2011. My most recent 2013 mixtape “Product Of My Environment” was a joint venture with one of the South’s most notable DJ’s, DJ Michael 5000 Watts of Swishahouse. In 2011 I released my first solo album “Play The Game Raw” off 2FACED RECORDS. In 2012 I released two single’s “Just Tryna Make It ” & “Burn By The Beast”.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CHUCKY CHASE: I have been recording myself for 10 years, and I am experienced in “Protools, Cubase, & Logics.” I have developed my unique style based off my craft using updated recording equipment to create my records. I release my own music because it gives me the enough time to set a marketing plan for my projects and release dates.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
CHUCKY CHASE: My songs are about my life and how I grew up with all the struggles that I had to face being raised by a single mother. I also make songs for the people to give motivation for hope and change.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
CHUCKY CHASE: My fan base is between the ages of 18 to 35
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
CHUCKY CHASE: My music influences begin with my Uncle. He inspired me to record my life and the struggles that we face everyday. He was the 1st person who put me in a major studio. Ice Cube is another influence of mine because he was a pioneer in the gangsta rap movement. He inspired me with the voice coming from the streets. He gave the world the truth of the societies we live in today.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
CHUCKY CHASE: My music is different and unique and covers multiple sides of life. My music will open your mind, your heart and relates to all.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
CHUCKY CHASE: I stand out because of my unique sound, my work ethics, and passion for the music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
CHUCKY CHASE: Currently I am working on my upcoming mixtape “Im Not Playin.”I will be releasing my 2nd album “Louisiana Finest” very soon.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CHUCKY CHASE: My career goal is to market myself as a full brand artist involved in multiple partnerships. These partnerships will help me create studios for independent artist. I want to experience economic growth and show leadership by being an independent entrepreneur. In 10 years, I see myself making a difference in many lives and creating many opportunities for others that I did not have.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CHUCKY CHASE: They can contact me via my website www.2facedrecords.com or twitter: @chuckychase.