11 Mins w/ @ChillMoody
Posted on May 09 2017
Who Are You?
I’m Chill Moody from West Philadelphia, Hip Hop Artist, Philadelphia Music Ambassador. I also serve as a Governor on the Recording Academy (Grammys) Philadelphia Chapter, and a member of the Philadelphia Music Industry Task force created by the Mayor.
What’s your creative process?
I live and document my life. I try to make my music as transparent as possible; you can learn everything about me through my music. I usually attack every song different; it might be a collaboration with another producer, or some lyrics I wrote that I’ve finally found a beat for them. It all differs.
Are there people in your field you look up to? Why?
I look up to the Roots the most because, I went from sneaking into The Roots Picnic for years, to actually being on stage performing multiple times and excelling. Now being able to pick up a phone and call them when I need advice; they have been able to push me and inspire to go further. Their work ethic is admirable, between touring, creating music, and being on The Jimmy Fallon Show combined with the fact that they done all of this being from Philadelphia is inspiring. Also Black Thought is one of my favorite MC’s one of the best, if not the BEST to ever do it.
The best advice you ever received?
Best advice I’ve ever gotten is from Joe Logic. He told me learn what the sound engineer’s name is at all of your shows. These are the architects on how you will be projected to the audience, and whether you have a good show or not. Also for respect purposes, they are probably one of the most forgotten people in production yet most important.
The worst advice you ever received?
You know what I’ve never received any bad advice. I try to take it any advice and spin some positivity into it, take what I need from it and leave the rest where it is.
How would you describe your self in one word?
Chill. Just 100% describes who I am, since birth my entire family has called me “Chill”.
What inspires you to keep going everyday?
I’m inspired by the fact that I’m inspiring other people. When people reach out to me and let me know that I inspire them, or hearing parts of me in the way people speak keeps my fire going.
Best place to get a Philly Cheesesteak?
Jim’s in West Philly, right in the hood.
My goal is to have my name be synonymous with Philadelphia like the Will Smith’s and Kevin Hart, it’s a legendary city and I want to go down as a legend in this city.
Tell us about your new project.
The project is called “It’s Gon Be A Nice Year”. Just a proclamation of the year ahead, a culmination of all the work I’ve put in over the last few years just coming together to create a “Nice Year.” The song “Never Fail” has been picked up by First Take on ESPN, and Temple University for some of their marketing also. So it’s just been a dope project to create, there will be a few more singles off of it also.