2020 Indie Music Hall of Fame Inductee 2017-2019 Indie Music Channel Best Male R&B Artist Award Winner 2019 World Music Awards Bronze Winner
I specialize in urban music. I will sing, write, and produce for any of your music projects.
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Interview with Che Blaq c/o The Label Ent.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a project with Anthony Danza and Nipsey Hustle called "Painted Picture". I lended my vocals for the hook.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on my next album called "Villain", I am currently producing albums for 3 other artists that I work with as well.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Frankly, I'm new to this platform so I don't really know anybody here yet. However, I am looking forward to making some new friends!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love the warmth of analog, but digital is everywhere and it's easy to mimic the analog sound. I would say analog all day, but digital is the way.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to work as hard as you do. I always say you get out what you put in. I am a type of artist that pushes the limits.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to create music. I love taking an idea or a concept and mapping it into something tangible. Something that you can feel. Something that you can grow to love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Why aren't you signed to a major label", is the question that I always get asked. My answer...
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people have the misconception that what I do is easy. I tell you this now, it is not easy. It is very difficult. It takes a lot of meticulous thinking and processing in order to create beautiful pieces of art.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What does your budget look like? What is the timeline? What is the publishing split?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest about what you really want. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of all, respect the process.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, keyboard, speakers, mic, and solar panels.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in culinary, but music became my passion. I've been creating professionally since 2004.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sexy provocative soul with a bit of street attitude
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Usher, Janet Jackson, H.E.R., and Bruno Mars. I'd love to work with them because they all have the uncanny ability to touch a record and make it authentic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't sweat the small stuff. It's not about perfection. It's about direction.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That really depends on which hat I'm wearing. I know a hit when I hear it. I am great at pulling out the emotion from my artists.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start with melody. I find it easier to start there and then apply the rest of the arrangement.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Im a Cubase guy. However, I'm fluent in pro tools, ableton, logic, and fl studio. I run a windows os. KRK Rokit 8 monitors. Rode NT1-A vocal mic. Lexicon Lambda audio interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I would say my biggest inspirations would be Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Babyface, Timbaland, Brian Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupree, and Rico Love.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly asked to lend locals to projects from other artists. I also produce records.