What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is rapper/singer, Carry Em Chris Chris hails from Lesburg, VA. His sound is. a. mix of melody and skillful bars weaving through ambient beats . We can definitely see him performing on major stages such as Coachella or Rolling Loud. The rising MC is dropping his first project so we had to tap in with him. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Chris? Your sound is dope! When did you start making music?
Carry Em Chris: I started making music when I was 16 years old. Mostly started on and off again but currently decided to dive in fully once I could really financially invest into it.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Carry Em Chris: Leesburg, VA.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to VA! There's hella talent out there. So how did you create your stage name?
Carry Em Chris: I honestly thought to see what sounded good with my middle name.
"Carry Em Chris"
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Carry em Chris: When I was young, I was in the choir at church. I was influenced listening to people like Drake, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. Listening to how different their styles were but also how they pieced together a picture in my head of the stories they would tell and how their emotions came through the music.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Shoutout to you for expressing yourself! So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Carry Em Chris: Biggest influence has to be Drake. His words and style invoked a feeling that I haven't felt until this day. The song that really changed my outlook was "Over My Dead Body" as I never felt a connection with a song like that.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I feel that. Drake is a legend! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Carry em Chris: So far my defining moment I played my music for Dennis Graham (Drake's Dad).
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So what makes you a unique artist?
Carry Em Chris: The ability to rap and sing and fit into most genres of music. My versatility is a weapon I challenge anyone to match.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Carry Em Chris: Art is something that stimulates an individual's thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or ideas through the senses.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Carry Em Chris: I see a definite rise to popularity. I like to make a variety of different hip hop subgenres which could range from trap to old school rap so anyone that enjoys hip hop can enjoy my music.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Carry Em Chris: Expressing ones emotions.
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