Entrepreneur, Chayne Clouds is an American hip-hop recording artist, radio host, and founder of the multimedia company, Geek Street Society, Inc. Born in Brooklyn, New York Chayne Clouds fuses life experiences and emotions with “geek” passions such as video games or comic books in a gritty, refreshing and uptempo cocktail of music he deems “Geek-Hop”. His influences and favorite artists are Nas, Notorious B.I.G, Tech-9, Jay-Z, and Eminem. His story is one of many troubled youths, who went from being homeless in high-school to becoming the voice of the voiceless…he has an underdog, “defy the odds”, personality. He has had to push through much adversity growing up and had to fight through often being overlooked and doubted. Through hard work and determination he was finally able to find his niche, his voice, and he freely shows the world his talent and passion for music. Chayne Clouds’ most popular song, “Gamer Girl” was released online in 2012. A tribute to all ladies who are into “geeking out” on video games. To date, he has reached over 83 different countries organically, with a strong social media presence in the geek community based on the momentum of this song. Other popular songs, that have received a strong fan response are “Cosplay”, and Puff, Puff, Pass. He has performed for crowds of over 50,000 people on multiple occasions and opened up for many names from B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, and The Original Candy-Man in California, Texas, and Colorado. His popularity has grown as a radio host that plays underground and unsigned artists from across the country at a rapid rate. He’s also an award-winning Freestyle Battle Champion. He’s opinionated, passionate, nerdy, and wants to bring out the #GeekLife in everyone whether they are a sports nut or a wrestling fan through his music or his company GSS.
“Chayne has not only peaked my interest in him, but the whole Denver sound as well.” -HipHopCritic81
Chayne, through his music, strives to share his experiences, struggles, hopes, beliefs, and positive messages to his generation. He strongly believes in his music as the art of expression; to relate to his peers, touch on life experiences, and spread positive messages to others. In many of his songs, he has been noted for his story-telling and picture painting ability. He creates memorable hooks, and pairs it with lively verses and witty punch lines. His music is also known for his beat selection, which is influenced by his other musical talents including playing the violin.
Currently residing in Austin, TX Chayne Clouds is performing in multiple cities, creating more music for his upcoming album “Chayne Reaction”, and building his fan awareness with hiring and training new hosts for his radio station, media company and movement #GSS. His universal sound is perfect for both his international media reach and for his diverse background; from growing up on the East Coast, building in the Rocky Mountains to residing in the South.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but I was raised in Aurora, CO most of my life. I now reside in Austin, TX. I moved from New York when I was 11 years old.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: My music background is hip-hop. I started writing my own lyrics when I was 7 years old and began freestyle battling at 8. I also played violin from the age of 9 and continued playing until the age of 18. While still playing violin I began recording at the age of 14 and released my first project at 19.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: I want to record and release my own music because music has always been a passion of mines and people have always supported the music that I put out. I want to inspire people to go after their dreams and give my family a life where they don’t have to worry about life’s financial obstacles.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: My music is based on my life journey and reflections while also embracing my inner geek. I like to tell stories of situations I’ve experienced or seen which ranges from dreams and goals being met, being doubted, partying, striving to become the best and what it means to sacrifice for your dreams.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: My fan base is directed towards geeks who feel as though they were made fun of and shunned for having a passion that wasn’t normal. I provide insight and make it very easy to relate the struggles I experienced.
My musical influences are JayZ because of the pictures he can paint using words. I like Tech N9ne because of his work ethic and wordplay. I like Ice Cube because of his delivery, tenure, and influence on the culture of hip-hop. Eminem was very key in my life dealing with an abusive father and being angry about it. Nas inspired me because of how powerful his words are.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: I would describe my music as geek-hop to listeners. My music has a lot of bass, a lot of punch lines, and a lot of references to things such as video games and super heroes. People relate to me through my passion for geeking out.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: My music stands out from other artists because despite being very invested into geek culture which in and of itself is a very targeted market, I also have managed to find a balance to connect to the streets. I don’t box myself into the realm of just video games and comic books and I do it well. People tell me that I make it very cool to be geek.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: The current project I am working on is called “Chayne Reaction” that I’m hoping to release around 4th quarter of 2016. I am also doing several collaborations with several underground artists around the country currently.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: One of my goals as an artist is to become a platinum selling artist in a time where going platinum is a rare thing for albums. I’d like to have a few of my projects regarded as classic and ground breaking and I want to see the world and do what I love for the world to see. In 10 years, I see myself as one of the great moguls of the industry through my multi-media company and presenting some of the best talent through it. I want to leave a legacy where my name comes into debate as one of the greatest of all time.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CHAYNE CLOUDS: People can find my music on Soundcloud and Reverbnation by searching for Chayne Clouds and I’m always accessible on my Facebook like page. www.facebook.com/chaynecloudsgss and also through my Twitter www.twitter.com/chaynecloudsgss
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