MuzicNotez: First off, it’s an honor to be doing this interview with you Chris, thanks for taking the time to sit down with us.
What motivated you to start creating music? What age did you begin?
Chris Mays: I was born with music in my soul.. My uncle Jr.Bell may God rest his soul, uncle Wayne.. so it was in my bloodstream from the jump..10yes old is when I was really into it.. I just wanted to express myself.. I was like around 10 when my one of homies Uncles was rapping Rick Chill…I heard him and seen the cassette tape and was like I want to do this.. He was one of my motivations.. Much luv to Rick Chill.. Northside posse…
MuzicNotez: Who were your musical influences, idols, or bands growing up that have helped mold you into the musician you are today? Or helped mold the music that you create?
Chris Mays: Michael Jackson, tupac,LL, guns n roses, Metallica, Bobby brown, RPMs, tribe called quest, NEAr, Snoop, Too short, DOG, Biggie, Minn Deep, Bad, Guru, Run dmc, Jayz, Capone Noreaga, Earth Wind Fire, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Wu Tang, & Master P…
MuzicNotez: What’s the greatest concert you’ve ever been to or performed?
Chris Mays: Lafayette Indiana at Cabellos.. I went in there and performed a song called Indiana Reppin then it was 2010.. They showed luv!!!
MuzicNotez: What’s the ultimate goal you want your music to achieve, or for you to achieve in your career as a musician? Any particular message you wish to send?
MuzicNotez: You have been working on your mixtape ‘The Wake Up’, what can we expect from that? How’s it going?
Chris Mays: The wakeup is something that im showing different styles of creativity but it’s really I have no style.. It’s a feel good mixtape… It will be on iTunes..
MuzicNotez: You’re from a small Midwest town in Indiana called Richmond. What’s it like being an up and coming indie artist there?
Chris Mays: I love my town but it’s full of haters and then you got your genuine people that deal with you.. The support really isn’t there, but as long as I got 1 person then im happier than Pharrel is lol…
MuzicNotez: What is your writing style like? Do you create all of your beats?
Chris Mays: When you start putting a title to your craft it takes away from your creativity that’s just my opinion.. Im your basic artist plain and simple.. I don’t create beats… Shotout to Josh James, Bmillz, Damon Davis, These fellas did some things so it’s all luv..
MuzicNotez: What else are you working on? What can we expect to see and hear from you in the future?
Chris Mays: Im always working I plan on dropping another mixtape called Tryn 2 Get it… Expect to see videos hear from me more working with other artist doing more projects.. Im just a broke artist chasing my passion and happy at the same damn time lol…. Wingteam T2GI S.dot..Ooze.Free Rada Cozy Mac Frayzee Ski Scottie p, Lo,Teets, Brandon Ackerson
MuzicNotez: Anything else you wish to say about yourself or your music? Any message for your fans?
Chris Mays: much love to Indiana Midwest and for those who listen to me thanks…