Featured artist: Chanelica – Rap Games “Hinata”
As part of our ongoing “Raps New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Chanelica from Newport News to talk about her recent music, her upcoming projects, her career advice and her overall experiences being in the music industry and she did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, Chanelica! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Chanelica: My friends & I would freestyle on the bus, in school, anywhere, until we made our own rap group. We tried to get more people, but there weren’t many rappers around sixth grade. It came down to two of us, then I moved, which caused me to stop. Years had gone by & I decided to continue where I left off. I decided to record music on a free site for music called “Smule”. I recorded about 80+ songs on there to build some type of platform for myself. I am now making money for my music, all of my songs are available on all major music streaming platforms, & my album is on the way.
Stop giving a f&$!#
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I haven’t performed live just yet, not have I done a concert yet. I’ve been focusing on putting more music out since I started out as a underground rapper.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
It’s like every time love’s insincere, I just see a new pain in the mirror