With all of the local artist coming up in Philly I finally caught up with one. Chill Moody. Hard working and determined check out the interview below as he tells us a little more about himself.
Tee: Where are you from?
Chill: West Philly born & raised.
Tee: How long have you've been writing/recording music?
Chill: Seems like forever. I remember 3rd grade talent shows spitting raps. I
actually still remember that rap.
Tee: If there are any, name a few artist that inspire you & why?
Chill: My biggest inspirations are emcees like Nas, Ghostface, Joe Budden,
Black Thought, Lupe. People who not only have good lyrical content,
but put words together in some of the most clever ways imaginable.
Tee: How would you define your style of music?
Chill: Real. Borderline nostalgic but at the same time something fresh. I
came up listening to good Hip-hop music and I represent that era,
where lyrics mattered most (well to me at least).
Tee: Where would you most like to perform?
Chill: Thinking realistically, something like a House of Blues, World Cafe
Live, SOBs, venues like that. I can see me making those moves in the
near future. Also overseas seems like a dope move.
Tee: Philly is home to a lot of great artist. Who would you say is most influential?
Chill: Black Thought is probably my favorite "Philly" artist. Will Smith is
easily the most influential. People who actually made it out of the
city, did amazing things, and continued to rep where they came from.
Tee: If you weren't making music, what would you be doing?
Chill: Sleeping. Lol. The only time I'm not making music is when I'm
sleeping. But seriously though, I can see myself acting or working
behind the scenes in the industry. I graduated with a degree in
communications (public relations) so that's another option but I
follow my passion first.
Tee: What words of advice can you offer the youth who don't realize the hard work that has to be put in?
Chill: Nothing is going to be handed to you. Your only going to get out what
you put in to whatever you do, so its very important to give it your
Tee: What's next for you?
Chill: Nicethings in abundance. I've surrounded myself with a lot of
motivated people and collectively I'm seriously about to make an
impact on the music industry. Shooting some videos soon, and working
or several mixtapes.
Be sure to check out some of his music at http://www.chillmoody.com/. And keep up with him on twitter and Facebook as well by clicking the links below.