Exclusive Interview with Chester Pal: A dope emcee with a great ear for rhymes.
Give us your bio Who are your top 5 influences? When are your new projects coming out? What helped you get into music? What is one thing you would tell your fans? What are your biggest goals for 2016?
I am a 17 year old high schooler from the burgh. All my life I was very observant and didn’t do anything in school besides try to be the class clown tbh, I’ve been breeding myself as an MC ever since hip hop was introduced to me when I was 9 with Dr Dre’s “The Chronic(2001)” Through this I explored almost every lyrical spitter of the 90’s from Sean price to Redman and I took notes on how they balanced they’re syllables, used energy and emotion to make their words speak. My top musical influences are Tupac, Kool G rap, Kurt Cobain, Billy Joel, and almost every other 90’s rapper…. Especially New York. As a child I felt very secluded at home because my older brother had impulse issues and I didn’t understand why my parents had stopped “caring” about me, so I began putting on a front for them while writing poetry about my true emotions. As the love for hip hop combined with my love for poetry and freestyling by age 13, deep down I knew what I wanted to do. My first recordings are from 9 months ago, though I didn’t start doing rap full time until like 3 months ago when I realized it’s pretty much a job. Since then I haven’t really gotten out and I have recorded 40 + songs while working and going to school (sometimes). I am working on a project, I don’t know what it’s going to called. I have been going back and forth between hard boom bap sounds like Mobb Deep late 90’s and new age sounds. I don’t really like the new age of rap but I’m forcing some of it upon myself so that it can hopefully rub off on my craft. I would like for the project to be done in the next 2 weeks but don’t quote me on that. One thing I would tell my fans is to strive for happiness through mature likings rather than materials. I think our culture is overly concerned in name- branding everything. That is OK, to an extent, but there needs to be more of the “real”. My message is really just for people of any kind who are just trying to live rightious. I always liked that word because to me it means that you are spreading your personal “riches” or knowledge or whatever to the world with integrity. These are a lot of the things I think into and then usually write into songs or poems. Truthfully I always have my goals set very high, I would like to have credit for being the best young spitter in my city before I turn 18. That would be cool. Just to build a fan base of people who like to relate to good music like I once did. Thanks for the interview bro