ChuckNAce refers to David Gibbons (Chuck) and Christopher Allen (Ace). David is originally from Queens, New York and Ace is originally from Warner Robins, Ga.
Here is their story:
Chuck grew up in Queens, New York and his family relocated to Warner Robins, GA in 2003. Chuck is the oldest of his parent’s four children, but grew up surrounded by his mom and dad, maternal grandparents and his uncles. His love for music and beats started in Queens. Originating from “up north” his preferences in music are different from that of Ace. Transitioning from “north” to “south,” being brought up in a household where the emphasis was gospel music, he didn’t discover his talent for rapping and writing until he was 17, with his favorite artists being Curren$y, J.Cole, Action Bronson Wiz Khalifa, Chief Keef, Big Krit, UGk, 50 cent and Bone Thugs . Chuck started college and took courses in computer science, which is another love that he has. The result of those college courses, was learning engineering and getting deeper into the production side of the music business which gave him a feel for not just learning to record for himself, but knowing and getting his hands on the right equipment to produce the sounds that we wanted.
Here is Ace’s story:
Ace is kind of a bumptious young man. Born in Georgia, was raised by his mother, grandfather uncles and music. His first rhyme shocked everyone around him and that let him know that he wasn’t the only person that felt he had talent. He was always in the streets for money but he learned that his Uncle had plenty of close friends. One of those close friends was Steven Mayo, which he looks up to and calls uncle to this day. It was through knowing Uncle Steven that he met Chuck. You see, Chuck is Steven’s nephew. They connected instantly. Both young men are ambitious, love family, art, music, money, clothing and hard work, etc. Ace’s favorite artists are The Temptations, DMX, Outkast, Ali, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Micheal j, 2 Pac, Lil’ Wayne, Rich Homie and Quan.
Both young men have close bonds with their mothers and strive for excellence in their chosen career path, music. Their differences, connections and bonding early through music is how they have become ChuckNAce.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
ChuckNAce: We are from Queens, New York and Warner Robins, Georgia.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
ChuckNace: The music background for both of us really came from the environment and household we were brought up in. Both of us grew up around gospel music and hip hop. Some of our family members also perform their own music or have their own style. On Chris’s side of the family he has an uncle and cousin named Tracey Andrews. They are known for playing several instrumentals such as the trumpet, piano, and the guitar. David has cousins that are also in the Hip-Hop music wave.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
ChuckNAce: We want to release our own songs and our own music is because we want to show that you can be loved for who you are.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
ChuckNAce: Money, women, finer things in life, and growth and establishment.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
ChuckNAce: Musical influences come both from the southern area and northern Area. The Temptations, DMX, Outkast, Ali, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Micheal j, 2 Pac, Lil’ Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Curren$y, J.Cole, Action Bronson Wiz Khalifa, Chief Keef, Big Krit, UGk, 50 cent and Bone Thugs.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
ChuckNAce: The best way to describe our music is semi influential, good vibes, very delivering, and from the heart. It also is very also reflects our hardworking work ethic.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
ChuckNAce: There are a lot of things that makes us stand out from other artists. For one, our steeze(swagger), motivation, our delivery, influential music, and hometowns.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
ChuckNAce: This is right off the tip. That would be the passing of our family members which would be Ace’s grandfather and my uncle. That was very hard to go thru.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
ChuckNAce: Some upcoming projects that we are currently working it to create more and better music, fashion, our own clothing, and literature.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
ChuckNAce: We can see ourselves in 10 years finishing our education, producing music for everyone else, with a lot of recognition. Another thing would be having ourselves a lot more established and already have a strong brand out for ourselves.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can fans access your music and contact you?
ChuckNAce: There are various ways of getting in contact with us. Since we also have individual social networks; Ace’s Twitter would be twitter.com/Acetophera and Chuck’s would be Twitter.com/Stuck1ikeChuck. We are also on SoundCloud(https://soundcloud.com/chucknace), ReverbNation(http://www.reverbnation.com/chucknace2dope). We both have FaceBook accounts as well which you can look us up as Chuck Mayo and Acetophera Allen.