Exclusive Interview With Chucky Workclothes

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HCM sits down with indie rap artist Chucky Workclothes for an exclusive interview. Since he began rapping in 2010, Chucky Workclothes established his own label “Express Life Entertainment”, where he went on to record Express Life Volumes 1, 2, and 3. He’s become known and sought-after in the local rap community. 

HCM. Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Chucky Workclothes.. I’m an independent artist born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I feel I have my own sound and take great pride in my work as it represents me and others…

HCM. How did you come by your stage name?

I might have a few day jobs.. Have my hands in a few promotions.. Be working on several projects at a time.. All the time.. All we can do is work hard for our families.. So we’re always in our Workclothes.

HCM. How do you feel about the present state of the music industry?

I feel like the digital era has made it easier for the artist to get their own money even though actual record sales are way down… We have so many outlets now to push our music.

HCM. Who influenced you to become an artist? And why?

I grew up on 90’s Hip Hop from all regions… E-40, Eightball & MJG, UGK, Dre & Snoop to name a few… They’re all inspirations to me in their own way… More recently im very inspired by Killer Mike’s body of work proving that through hard work and originality you can be heard no matter how long it takes… 547403_221491164669859_1823896177_n

HCM. How did you link up with Young Bleed to work on the “Country Boy Livin” project?

We were originally introduced by a friend of his who was living in Indianapolis from the DMV area.. I was definitely a big fan of his music.. He was very down to earth when we met and was definitely the kind of established artist i wanted to be around and work with… We collaborated on a few songs and bookings, eventually resulting in us making a whole album…

HCM. We’ve noticed that you’ve worked with other notable artist over the past few years, which collab did you enjoy the most?

My E-40 collaboration was a dream for me.. I just felt like I couldn’t pass up on an opportunity to collaborate with my favorite MC since childhood… Definitely my most prized collaboration and will most likely always be my favorite…

Chucky Work2HCM. As an independent artist, do you feel that touring has become a primary outlet for rap artist to market and sale their materials?

Touring and branding yourself with merchandise is definitely very important nowadays… I believe you have to be 50 percent digital and 50 physical with your promotion… A lot of people do the internet.. A lot of people don’t.

HCM. Would you prefer to be independent or signed to a major?

It depends on what type of backing a label could provide for me at this point… I believe if you can prove yourself independently first.. Labels will provide you with a better deal already knowing what theyre investing in can potentially do with a bigger push.. So i say stay independent until the right deal is possible…

HCM. What are you currently working on and how can the people find you?

I’m doing a 3 Ep Series called Professor Works Laboratory with the first installment being released in December of 2015… As well as working on some more projects and bookings with Young Bleed for 2016.. You can find my previous work on all internet retailers and streaming services (Itunes, Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody etc.) and find me under Chucky Workclothes on all social sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud, Reverbnation Etc.).. Much Love and I appreciate the interview…

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