What is your name and what city do you rep?
- Ant Chulo & Virginia Beach, Virginia
What is unique about you and your music?
- I’m Innovative & unpredictable, I could give you some pop, rap, alternative, r&b, anything...I like to keep people on their toes and have them weirded out by new sounds
What shaped your music?
- Most definitely Kanye West & Kid Cudi, that whole 808s & Heartbreak period was/is still inspiring to me, I like to make forward sounding music. Also, life itself; Life isn’t all turn up and s***, People go through real s*** too, So I try to balance the fun and the bad things that happen in life...
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
- late 2016 was when I was like “fuck i have all these cool creative things I want to conquer, so what am I waiting on??” So I started to record daily and it’s been lit ever since
What type of music do you listen to?
Literally everything, From Kanye/Cudi to M.I.A. to Frank Ocean to Chief Keef to Charli Xcx to The Neighbourhood, etc..I’m pretty much a music head, I fw rap/pop/alt s*** a lot
Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
Kid motherfuckin’ Cudi, Any kid 16-26 would tell you he’s helped them get through some s***, if they say he didn’t, they’ve been under a rock, his music is real life, not none of that fake mainstream s***, Also M.I.A. & Santigold, two innovators that don’t get enough shine, they’ve made some real waves...real ones know, it’s many more too..I feel like all the innovators are undervalued bc they take risks, it’s wild
Who would you collab with out of any Artist or Producer?
- Rihanna, I feel like we could make any song together, like pop/rap/r&b just anything, it would be so fye to create with her, plus we’re both Pisces so we’d probably make some cool sounding moody heartfelt s***. Any Producer? Kanye West, I would probably make a 808s part 2 with him, it would be so colddd, I will make that happen, remember this interview
What ignites your writing & creative juices?
- life, I’m always living and going through different experiences. Also listening to others music like “How can I be better than this”..I’m really big on sound to so a fye beat really gets me going as well
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
- Everything I’m passionate about is an artform, from graphic designing to sketching designs for my clothes/jewelry ideas, I’m just an artist, creative expression is my wave...
Success to you is…
- anything you’ve set out to do and achieved by working hard and doing it the right way...But as an artist: changing lives through art & leaving an impact on the world is success to me..If could just do that, I’ve did my job..Jimi Hendrix did that, Kurt Cobain did it, Michael Jackson, etc
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help an artist starting out?
- Don’t look for validation, follow your vision and make what you want to make. People you’d thought support you will hate on you. They’re going to be a lot of crab in a bucket minded people from your city too, I could go on lol
Any upcoming projects or tracks you are apart of?
Not right now, I’m just working on my upcoming EP titled AC2...it’s like 85% done, can’t wait until people here the whole thing,
Where do we find you music / social media?
Everything is on soundcloud right now,
& I have 1 single available for streaming on all platforms called “96 Dennis” and all my socials from twitter to snapchat to instagram is @AntChulo or “antchulo”