Artist Interview – Choze

Choze is an upcoming singer and dancer from Pittsburgh, PA. Choze has already enjoyed some success working with national recording artists such as Ja Rule, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Run DMC and Flo-Rida. Despite Choze’s ever-increasingly hectic schedule we were delighted that he agreed to complete a feature interview with Essential Pop. Read on to find out what Choze’s recently been working on, his current career highlights and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.

 

Choze

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Pittsburgh’s Playboy, Pretty Boy Swag

 

Q: What is your musical background?

Well I come from a musical family, my mother was a singer, and some of my uncles all played instruments, and I use to play keys a little.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

Well I lost my father this past year so that was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through, also a lot of ups and downs with this music, and just life in general.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

When I here good music, that inspires me, also just the love and the passion for it, as well as the release from it, good or bad, there is so much feeling in music!

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

I’m not really sure if there is one artist…? I think there are so many that are good, when I just here something that is good, it just does it for me. But if I had to say, I would say Flo-Rida, Eminem.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Would love to do Mac Miller or Wiz Khalifa just because there also from Pittsburg, but other then that, I think Eminem would be awesome or Maroon 5.

 

Choze

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Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Pumpin’ some Choze, and whatever crosses my ears that I like, I like alternative, some rock, love the 80′s early 90′s so…

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Well I think it’s different for every song. Sometimes I listen to the music, and then whatever I feel comes out, or sometime I can just be somewhere and come up with a concept I think would be cool, or dope, and then I roll with that!

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Both sometimes… sometime the lyrics because what the person is saying might be really important, but sometimes the melody because of the way the music sounds and the way it makes you feel..!

 

Q: Where are you based?

Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

Working on the new album witch I can’t name at this time :) but its definitely going to be a banger!!!! Trust me!!

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Opening some sold out shows, Sean Kingston, Wiz Khailfa, Ja Rule, Bone Thugs & Harmony.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

Just do what I feel I have been put here to do, tour/perform and work, help my family and people that are less fortunate and give them hope, and hope there is something special in me that they see, that helps them in some way.

 

Choze

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Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

Checkout the official website for everything…

www.chozemusic.com

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Just chill, relax, shop kick back watch some TV, I love movies or a nice massage, or time on the beach :)

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Cabo looks beautiful :) but who knows, I could think of a dozen places I would love to go!!

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Be creative, never give up, and stay focused.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Make sure you follow me on Twitter @ChozeMusic I’m always there so, also lookout and remember my face and name!!

 

Choze

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Editor’s Note: Choze has worked hard to develop  a unique voice in his music with a distinct sound. His style, dynamism and energy definitely make him one of Essential Pop’s “One’s to Watch” for 2012 and beyond.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or get in touch with Choze just follow the links below:

Website:  www.chozemusic.com

Soundcloud:  http://soundcloud.com/chozemusic

Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/chozemusic

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