Friday, March 22, 2013

Watt Chamberlin: Fresh, New Hip Hop

I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I played basketball my whole life and I really wasn't into music when I was younger. When I was about 12, a kid moved into the neighborhood about 2 houses down from me. He was about 16 and he was really into music and rap. We became friends and he introduced me to music and rapping. From then on, I would do music as a hobby by freestyling and making music. My friends and I would take people’s beats and freestyle over them and record it on the sound recorder on my computer.

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Rap was still on the back burner to basketball though and I had scholarships to go to pretty much wherever I wanted to go to play basketball. Long story short, I left Memphis and went to college in San Francisco, Idaho, and Utah. When I was in Utah, I met my close friend Trey who was a music and film studies major at the school. He had studio equipment (mic, music program, etc.) and we started recording together when I wasn’t in practice or on the road with the team. People heard our music and loved it.

My senior year of college, I had a career ending injury so I started focusing on music more and applying all my focus on that. I got better and better, and so did my music. We got an apartment together after I graduated from college and I couldn’t get a job for about 5 months, so all I did was make music.

Now, music is my life. I am always writing lyrics or in the studio. My songs are like stories that I am telling my friends over beats. My goal is to become a better storyteller and to be able to put a smile on my fans faces.

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