I have great judgement. I know a gem when I spot a gem. Chuck Islands is a gem. Only 18 years old and already taking a hiatus from the spotlight he still has yet to steal, this local talent from Dallas, TX has garnered some attention in his area. LYRICISM thrives heavily within this kid. I sat down and fortunately got to have a conversation with the kid. It went a little something like this…
“So Chuck Islands or Scott Journi?”
“Do you consider yourself a rapper or a musician?”
“What are your thoughts on the state of Hip Hop?”
It’s advancing. everyone’s starting to open their minds and be themselves more so it’s a lot of new ideas flowing.
“What made you want to rap?”
I rapped at a talent show in 8th grade just to try it and everybody thought I stole my lyrics. I took it as a compliment and wanted to get even better.
“Where do you find your inspiration/influence”
Basquiat. He’s been my only real inspiration since 11th grade.
“I’m going to be honest, ‘Hardknocks’ was my favorite track for a very lengthy period of time. When can we expect another track of that caliber or is the vault just cracking?”
A lot of people liked that track but I hated it. So as soon as I can wrap my head around your mindset I’ll recreate something a thousand times better.
“When can we expect a full length project?”
As soon as I have the confidence to release one.
“Last question, What’s your overall message in your music”
Think for yourself.
I am excited for what the future holds for this kid. You should be as well.
Stream “Hardknocks” by Chuck Islands and produced by Klaus Prime below.
Memorable Line: “Gimme a shot, Semi in my colon ready or not”
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