SKRT Magazine catches up with artist Chuks Profound on our interview segment.
He talks his style, influences, released projects, his creative process & more exclusive to www.skrtdaily.com
Tell us about yourself
In a nutshell my name is Chuks Profound and I’m an rapper, Singer & songwriter.
What influences the art/music you create?
Life itself, I get influenced by real life experiences, stuff I’ve gone through and things that I see others go through, that’s my major source of Inspiration basically.
What genre or style are you sticking to ?
Of course My first love is hip hop/Rap music but I can’t box myself into that genre alone cause I’m an artiste first before I’m a rapper & I make most of hip hop/ Afro Beats & Afro Fusion.
What sparked your interest in making music?
To be fair it’s a long answer but to shorten it, I’ve been a huge Chris Brown fanatic since I was really little and I just knew that I wanted to do that so I kept attempting it and I found out it was the best way to express myself and also served as my comfort in different situations of life.
What projects have you released or planning to release?
I put out my debut compilation/mixtape; DADDY KNOWS BEST in 2015 which set me off on an incredible start & I just released my EP; ‘BEFORE WE PROCEED’ which serves as an interlude to my full length mixtape titled DADDY ISSUES that I’ll be putting out soon as well.
What keeps you motivated, what is your creative process ?
Life to be honest, cause the more I go through and experience things, the more I feel the need to express these emotions and what better way to do that than through my music, it’s what enables me to create the kind of music I do.
What more to expect from your brand in the future?
More music obviously, more videos and I’d love to branch out into movie making cause that’s something I’ve always wanted to do and have a passion for so Hopefully we get that rolling soon.
Who are you eager to collaborate with?
Quite a few but notable mentions would be my inspirations such as J. Cole , Chris Brown Tyga and locally I’d love to work with Tems, Tay Iwar, Wizkid, Ladipoe.
What is your fashion sense saying?
Fashion wise I just like to mix stuff and see whatever works for me, I’m very experimental in picking outfits.
Poison of choice?
None to be honest.
First Date Ideas?
I’m very bad at these but I’d say dinner at a really nice place.
I actually haven’t given this any thought but a Lamborghini can never go wrong so.
Vacay country/countries of choice ?
Maldives, Hawaii, Santorini Greece.
Soda or Water?
I’m still working on that to be fair when I’m all set id have an update for that.
How do you uplift your self spiritually and mentally?
I read a daily devotional; Open heavens and then the Bible daily which really helps both my mental health and my spiritual journey.
What impact do you plan to leave on society?
If I could change peoples lives for the better through my music , impacting them in ways that inspire them to be better and do better and also comfort them through rough times then that’s a job well done for me.
Who is/are your mentor(s)?
Firstly my mother, she’s literally the strongest person I know and most definitely My mentor.
Give a quote(s) you want to be remembered by?
Your dreams can’t work unless you do too.
Thanks for pulling up, Looking forward to seeing you at the next SKRT Fest event.