What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is hip hop artist, Chef Rambo. Chef Rambo is a 21 year old musical genius. His second studio album (Not your local rapper) was released June 11, 2022 and is a clear contestant for album of the year. The album is a banger and Rambo is 100% up next. His flow is gritty and heavy on the bars. Rambo also has quite a sizable social media presence. We noticed his momentum and we had to link with him for an On the Rise feature. Check out the interview below!
Westleaf Staff: What's up Chef Rambo? Your style is dope. When did you start making music?
Chef Rambo: I got into music when I was around 11. People don't usually believe me when I say that until I show them a video of 11 year old me rapping my a** off!
Westleaf Staff: That early start is incredible. Salute! What city do you represent?
Chef Rambo: I do and always will represent the city of Montreal. Growing up in Montreal you slowly start to learn about the lack of support, the betrayal, and just the inability to work as a city. But home is home no matter what and we're here to change the city forever.
Westleaf Staff: Keep that fire! Change will come brother! How did you create your stage name?
Chef Rambo: In all honesty I've already gone through around 4-5 stage name changes. The name Chef Rambo however originated from a joke a friend made while I was cooking during my freestyle in which I responded "I'm a Chef in all places." This drove the name Chef Rambo to be a permanent change. The best things happen on accident!
Westleaf Staff: Real. That's super random and creative. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Chef Rambo: I didn't always have the highest interest in this rap stuff. I grew up watching my brother Nate do anything he needed to do to get what he needed done. The people around me are a product of music and it's been this way ever since.
Westleaf Staff: Nice! Family ties is. major. So who is your biggest Musical influence
Chef Rambo: My biggest musical influence would have to be Lil Uzi Vert. I've been a huge fan of Lil Uzi since I was maybe 14. Growing up I appreciated Uzi for being who he is. He doesn't worry about who's watching because he keeps an aspect of irrelevance about people's opinion. My other would have to be my brother Nate Husser. Growing up and watching him end up where he is makes me more than proud. Nothing but motivation.
Westleaf Staff: Okay, that's different! What has been the defining moment in your music career?
Chef Rambo: A defining moment in my career would be my first official performance years back. I've learned so much and progressed 10 fold since then. To physically see the progression I've gone through is just more than insane.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Nice to see the progression. You made it all happen! So what makes you a unique artist?
Chef Rambo: I'm not one of them. I can't be grouped. From wordplay to cadence, no one can duplicate what is the best. Let's debate but I don't lose!
Westleaf Staff: Can't do anything but respect that! What does art mean to you?
Chef Rambo: Art is love. Art is a way of life and comes in many different forms. From painting to singing to film to photography, art is what brings us together and gives us a common interest. Art represents peace, love, and unity.
Westleaf Staff: Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Chef Rambo: In a few years I'd imagine I wouldn't be here (in the same place). I'm in the process of planning my relocation to Los Angeles within the next few months and hope to do nothing but progress the entire duration of my residency. In a few years things will definitely be much different.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
Chef Rambo: It's my life - the best 3 words I could use to describe music.
Follow Chef Rambo:
Spotify/Apple Music: @Chef Rambo
United Masters: https://unitedmasters.com/m/6274206a8b475a69f174d9e8
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