An Interview with Chaos0911

By Damilola Grey

Dami: What inspired you to start making music?

Chaos0911: Really, I grew up around it. My older brother was big into rap so I heard it all my childhood and then the people I was around started rapping and freestyling (which I couldn’t do) so I got some equipment one day and started recording them. But I really started writing a little before that, but it was mainly poetry.

Dami: When did you start writing poetry:

Chaos0911: I started as a late teen while I was in a bad relationship. I actually did it by accident. I would sit in the bathroom at night reflecting on the day and listening to music and write down my thoughts in my notepad. Then one day, I reread it and the words were rhyming like a poem. After that, I tried to do it intentionally and then it turned into raps.

Dami: Would you say poetry influenced the music you make?

Chaos0911: I would probably say so among other things such as growing up in the south where music is a way of living. Louisiana, music, and food all day every day.

Dami: When making music, where do you grab inspiration from?

Chaos0911: Honestly, it’s just the mood I’m in really. I just find a beat and if it speaks to me, I keep it and start recording what comes to me on it. Mostly past evets in my own life and others along with how I’m feeling at that moment.

Dami: What are 3 words you’ll use to describe your music?

Chaos0911: Chill, unique, new.

Dami: Who are your biggest inspirations?
Chaos0911: My biggest inspirations are tough. I listen to all kinds of music but I’ll try this. I gotta say Lil Wayne because I’m a 90s baby from Louisiana, J Cole, TI, Boosie, also huge fan of King Los’ freestyle ability, as well as Juice WRLD but I also get inspiration from people such as MGK, Iann Dior, Nic D. I love artists that haven’t blown up yet though. They have so much ambition and you can hear it in the music.

Dami: How would you describe your sound?

Chaos0911: I’ll be real with you. I have only been doing music as an artist for about a month now and only have 2 singles out so far. “Dependable” is my first song ever and “Expensive” is my first solo song and that was after a very long break, so I am still looking for my sound. If I would have to describe it, it would probably be versatile. I can adapt pretty well to whatever is thrown at me. Had to my whole life so yeah.

Dami: Can you tell us a bit more about both singles?

Chaos0911: Well the first single “Dependable” happened out of nowhere. I was in a Discord server and met a guy, KSB, whom eventually made the beat for me. Then through other people in servers, I met the very talented Bunny who is the featured artist. The inspiration actually came from my most recent past relationship and how it made me feel then and now. It’s kinda a story. At first, I wanted her and needed her and now, I want her out of my head. “Expensive” was something different. Me and some people were joking around and the idea came up, but then I decided to have a little fun and see if I could remember some lyrics from my past, so I freestyled the song and just had a little fun for everyone trying to clown. I had to show I can clown too.

Dami: What do you want listeners to take away after listening to it?

Chaos0911: I just want them to take joy in the song man. To just vibe out to it. If you’re getting through something, especially a relationship issue. Just vibe man and keep your head up. Things always find a way to get better.

Dami: What’s your creative process like?

Chaos0911: I usually just find a beat and try to come up with the hook that fits it then I just press record and let it flow. After that, I take the parts out that I don’t like and insert new ones until it is finished, then I have to mix and master and release the music. I am actually recording Geeked (Expensive pt. 2) as we speak. I could probably say my process is a little chaotic, but it works for me.

Dami: What should we expect from Geeked?

Chaos0911: It’s honestly still an extension of Expensive. Just me having fun again and freestyling. If you liked “Expensive” and the uniqueness of it, then you will love this. It picks up right where “Expensive” left off.

Dami: Any expected date for the drop?

Chaos0911: I will drop it soon but I’ll first put it out on YouTube before I release it on other streaming platforms. The tape that all these songs will be on “This is Life” will be coming later this year.

Dami: How would you describe the sound for this tape?

Chaos0911: It will be very unique. It will have you feeling high and low and everywhere in between. It will be a story somewhat of a picture into my life and thoughts.

Dami: What are some things you’re tryna achieve this year?

Chaos0911: My absolute main goal is to keep supporting my daughter and make sure she has everything she needs and wants. But musically, I would say it’s just to increase my fanbase and develop my craft. I also hope to release as much music as I can to my supporters.

Dami: What’s been the hardest part of being an artist?

Chaos0911: Honestly, the hardest part is approaching people for me. I have anxiety so I get bugged out around people I don’t know. That’s a tough one in this industry where networking is key. I think I’m getting the hang of it though.

Dami: How’s it like facing anxiety while still trying to spread your music?

Chaos0911: It can be tough man. I even have problems recording knowing it will be released but it’s something I am getting used to day by day. It’s a constant battle though daily trying to wake up and reach out to different people and get my music discovered.

Listen to “Dependable” by Chaos0911 HERE.

Listen to “Expensive” HERE,

Connect with Chaos0911 on his website.

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