“I say the hardest thing about being in it is staying in it, staying relevant, and not getting stale.”
Check out the interview with Chasa exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Chasa: I jumped into the rap scene in 1999, joined the group Bedrock Boyz consisting of four local rappers. I distinguished myself with a darker style, more charismatic style, but that was put on hold when I signed up for the Marines. By traveling the country and being around many different people from different parts of world help my style evolved into more personal experiences.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I’d say the best way to promote yourself is through social media. That’s just the wave right now. Having a strong presence in the viewer’s eyes captures their attention; shock and awe.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I ultimately want to be a voice for the hard worker; the ones the put in work, the ones who know you ain’t gotta trap to get money and if you’re gonna do something do your best. Nothing less. I’d like to make my craft be my pay check.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I say the hardest thing about being in it is staying in it, staying relevant, and not getting stale. You gotta have fresh material.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The rap scene where I’m from is not challenging but different. It’s dog eat dog, basically get it how you live like B.G. said, but it tends to be a crab barrel.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
I give this advice to other up and coming artist. Grind if you truly want this. Go for it, nobody can’t stop you but you.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
When I got my first paid show opening up for a burlesque show, it was awesome.
What is your inspiration?
The time I severed in the Marine Corp is my Inspiration. It really brought me from boy to man.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Nowadays? I’d say if you’re marketable and willing to promote and grind, yes you can make. It seems like everyone’s getting successful in the music world.