Question: Why are you called Chief69?
Answer: I went by many names as an emcee and eventually came to Chief then when Jamestop told me of a Chief from brooklyn out of respect for the game in HIP HOP we add a number or change our name so thus I added the 69...there is no actual meaning to it beyond being BALANCE - with a name like Chief69 I have to act and function like a BALANCED CHIEF OR LEADER AND BE CIVIL AND PEACEFUL AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT I LEAD AND WHOM I LEAD AND WHERE I LEAD THEM......
Question: ARE YOU FRESH?
ANSWER: YES- YES -YES! I AM FRESH - CHECK THE RHYMES - CHECK THE GEAR - CHECK THE DOWN ROCKING - CHECK THE CREDENTIALS/TESTIMONIALS... CHECK THE TECHNIQUE - I AM UNDENIABLY FRESH
Question: WHY DONT THE MASSES UNDERSTAND HIP HOP?
Answer: THE MEDIA - THE EUGENICS - THE EDUCATION SYSTEM NOT TEACHING AN ANALYTICAL THOUGHT PROCESS BUT THEY TEACH MEMORY AND CLASSES LIKE GYM WHEN YOU NEED CLASSES FROM AN EARLY AGE ON WHY ARE PEOPLE POOR - CLASSES ON CULTURAL IDENTITY - CLASSES ON SURVIVAL SKILLS - CLASSES ON SEXUAL EDUCATION - CLASSES ON LAW - CLASSES ON FARMING------BASICALLY I BLAME YOUR TEACHERS AS YOU ARE ALL STUDENTS LIKE MYSELF TO YOUR CRAFT AND PHILOSOPHIES AND IDEOLOGIES..... PLUS NO ONE TEACHES THE KNOWLEDGE AT ACTUAL EVENTS WITHIN THE CULTURE..THEY FEEL SOMETIMES TO TEACH KNOWLEDGE THEY ARE LECTURING OTHERS OR WORSE THEY MUST BE PAID AND THEY FORGET THEIR UPBRINGING...
Question: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A REAL HIP HOPPA??
Answer: Well its different in case by case but in general just BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND HONESTLY EXPRESS YOURSELF - DONT PUT UP A FACADE OR A GIMMICK - IF YOU SELL OUT THEN YOU GET THE HELL OUT - KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN...... ALSO LET THE YOUTH AND WOMEN RISE !!!!! - THIS IS A YOUTH AND WOMEN BIRTHED DRIVEN REVOLUTIONARY FRONT - THIS IS A VIABLE SOCIAL MOVEMENT NOT A FASHION SHOW - NOT A FAN CLUB - NOT JUST MUSIC OR THE ELEMENTS....THIS IS ANCIENT AND FROM THE UNIVERSE IT SELF - FROM WITHIN NOT WITHOUT.
Question: what are your plans for the near and long term future?
Answer: I plan to teach my knowledge to others AND LEARN FROM OTHERS and live by example NOT SHUN OTHERS OR FORCE IT DOWN YOUR THROAT - I AM AN EDUCATOR AND WARRIOR , NOT A KING - I AM NOT HERE TO RULE - I AM HERE TO EDUCATE TO TEACH AND TO ALWAYS REMAIN A STUDENT MYSELF WHILE DEFENDING MY KNOWLEDGE AND INTEGRITY AT ALL COST.....
Question: Who inspires you?
Answer: THE UNNAMED EVERYDAY PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLE BUT SURVIVE - YOU WONT READ ABOUT THEM IN HISTORY BOOKS OR THE INTERNET BECAUSE MOST THINGS FROM THE HEART DONT GET PUBLICATION OR NOTICE....
Question: Where can we see more of your work or contact you?
Answer: SEE ME IN PERSON AND TALK TO ME I AM A HUMAN BEING NOT A ROBOT - YOU MAY CHECK OUT MY BLOG BUT I CAN ACTUALLY SHOW YOU A PHYSICAL PORTFOLIO AND RESUME AND TEACH YOU KNOWLEDGE - SORRY I AM OLDSCHOOL www.chief69frc.blogspot.com
I think this is a Great interview.....PEACE.....
INTERVIEW BY CHIEF69 - PHOTO BY CHARLIE AHEARN CIRCA 2013
*** Every Sunday I teach FREE Graffiti workshops also open to ages 12 and up in the Bronx - if interested in attending - text me 347 961 0493 - class is 5-7pm around Hunts Point -Bronx River- Fort Apache area of the Bronx
Big Picture Theater and cafe in VT. , Jacob Javits Convention Center-NYC , College Of Mount Saint Vincent ,NYU,John Jay,Hostos,Maryland Institute College Of Art and a few other local National colleges... a bunch of local open mics from the hole in the wall to community spaces, schools , NY Public library events , school assemblies and more....
- featured in The NY Times ,The Bronx Times ,Bx News 12,Bronxnet,Bkat, Clout magazine , Mass Appeal magazine,Masternever comic book etc....
- created murals/paintings/drawings for local community businesses and colleges and HIP HOP festivals such as Kennedy's Fried chicken, Whedco , The National Black Theater , Big Picture Theater and Cafe , NYU , Hostos College , Trinity International Hip Hop Fest. , SXSBX Hip Hop Fest. etc....
- created flyers/logos/merchandise designs for many products and events
- had artwork displayed in places such as Red Bull Studios in NYC , Bronx Museum , NY Public Library and many galleries and local community spaces from NYC to Japan to Hawaii with current work even displayed ACROSS THE GLOBE
I HAVE BIG PLANS FOR 2014 ARTISTICALLY SO HIRE ME AND LETS MAKE THIS WORLD MORE BEAUTIFUL AND ELIMINATE IMAGERY OF NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS THAT DEGRADE - BRAINWASH AND MISREPRESENT US AS HUMANS BECAUSE WE ARE WITH EDUCATION AGAINST LIES....
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