Thursday, April 14, 2016

Read Our Q&A w/ Roy Smooth + Hear New Single "Millionaire"

Making a return with multiple projects in the works, Roy Smooth is back at it with new singles and a rejuvenated focus. Since 2011 we've cover his music, whether the masses were on it or not. About a month ago we heard the single "Graveyard", a song dedicated to the work he puts and plans to put in. This marked the start of a campaign toward the new up coming project titled "Free".

Today we premier the second track from his upcoming project. "Millionaire", which is a calm track that speaks of Roy's ambition toward a successful future. Using a bit of sarcasm to get his point across, saying "I ain't trying to be a millionaire, said no one ever", a nullifying statement that pushes the thought if you're not trying to be the best and make the most, then why do it.

CCHH also caught up with Roy Smooth to get a little info on the man behind the music. He speaks about where he grew up, life, influence, his children and more. Listen and read below.

Q: What side of Chicago did you grow up on?

A: I'm from Humboldt park born and raised...with the "wesside" being a
block or two away I'm basically a Humboldt Park / West Side nigga.
That's all I know. I've been all over the city networking for

Q: Where did you get your rap name from?

A: Long story short I've always been considered "mellow", "mature"
since a young age. One of my first rap names was "Young Man" (lmao). I
started using RoySmooth365 as a gamer tag for Xbox. I
was coolin' with a shorty for the first time, and she told me " your
just so... SMOOTH" so I ran with it.

Q: How did experiences in life influence your style of music?

A: Almost everything I go through or gone through I rap about. Whether
it's one bar or a whole verse. Growing up in Humboldt Park / Out West
the drug and the gang scenes are heavy ,but family is still important.
I know it sounds crazy. I feel like Humboldt park's style/sound has
yet to be heard. Lyrics/bars are important. I've been through a lot,
good and bad. It's tough but everything I been through has built my
character. Having a son at 16 took my maturity to another level. I'm
more conscious of what I talk about in my songs. I'm not perfect, I'll
still spazz but I know my nephews and my kids are listening. Also I'm
growing as a man, and as a human. It's definitely influencing my

Q: I first heard your music in 2011 on "This Is Just A Mixtape". How
long had you been recording music seriously before that?

A: I started rapping around 9 years old. I was the youngest kid in the
hood the older homies thought I was weak, no lie. They rapped
like Wu Tang and those type of artist. I was more of the Mase, Jay Z
type. I started recording songs at 15, nothing serious though. I would
write all the time. Wherever, school, in the hood, at work.
I stop writing around sixteen when I found out Jay Z and Wayne don't
write. Around eighteen/ nineteen I started to taking it serious after
I went to a Jay Z concert. Just seeing HOV live made me want it more
than ever. I had a squad after that, Tha League, we were shit, didn't
work out so I started focusing on my solo career that's when you heard
"This Is Just A Mixtape". I been out here.

Q: You were on a hiatus for some time. Why was that?

A: I never stopped creating I just stop releasing music. At first I
fell back because I just wanted to get better. I wasn't getting the
response I wanted. I really was, I just wasn't seeing it. Then I
felt like my money wasn't right so I couldn't move the way I wanted or
needed to. I had my daughter November 8, 2014 and honestly, she took
over. Family took over. I'm not as free as I use to be. I'm
continuously trying to evolve. I had to establish my foundation.

Q: You recently dropped a single titled "Graveyard". Where will this
single land?

A: "Graveyard" is going on my new project "Free" that should be
dropping any moment now. Just trying to ease back into things.
Something light.

Q: What do you think of Chicago's rap scene?

A: I like it. I respect everyone for what they bring to the table.
When Chief (Keef) dropped it was only the beginning. Chicago has so
much talent that hasn't been seen and I'm trying to show em Humboldt

Q: What are your plans for your career in music? Do you plan to stay
independent or, if given the chance, would you take the major route?

A: That's the million dollar question for a artist. If I could thump
by myself then I wouldn't sign a deal . Unless HOV come talking. I
want to learn from him. Really, I'm just out here networking. Making
moves that make sense.

Much love to Curtis and everyone at Chi City(Hip Hop) for always fucking wit a nigga.
S/o My brother Marv go bang all his shit!!
S/o my brother Subliminal
S/o the whole park you know I fuck wit everybody.
Humboldt Park we coming!!
"Free" on the way! "Traffic Music" coming soon !!!

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