Today we bring you a dope new artist from Baltimore that goes by the name of Chad Focus. Working in music for over a decade, he has a lot of history and experience in the game. After linking with Pete August, they decided to take it to a whole different level. Pete is a 24 year old entrepreneur. He has gone from unemployment, being on food stamps, to now running his own marketing platform and making a stamp in the industry.
Their work together has placed Chad on the top 40 on Billboard with his new hit single “Dance with Me.” Pete does it all from Social Media marketing to Radio campaigns to featured blog placements. Making his company truly a one stop shop for any kind of artist, both indie and major. With Pete’s work and Chad’s talent, the two are planning to make it far. Check out the full Q&A we did with Chad below and be sure to stay tuned for more from him in the future.
How did you get your start in music?
We got started in Music looking for record deals over a decade ago. With no resources in Baltimore, we turned to song writing, publishing and trying to focus on branding. At the current time those emphasizing anything but being an artist dealt with the loss of full creative control but also received the financial backing to have leverage in this industry. We all had a background loving music. me personally with 12 years professionally trained in piano I knew I could combine what I Iearned from college and the real world and apply it to my musical talents & have a chance. 3 years ago I formed a music label with my 3 cousins, we independently distributed and published all our content. We Own 100% rights and showing the rest following us how to put out good music and keep your integrity. We just kind of fell into these current positions. Music, marketing, & business, we love it all.
Where are you from?
Currently living in Washington D.C. Spent my early childhood living in Manhattan. Later moved to Maryland.
Who are your influences?
My influences are Diddy, 50, Dre. I love to see the young brown brother make a different on a Mogul side of things. They are the example of true entrepreneurship and mastering one’s craft.
What motivates you?
The opportunity to help others and give value motivates me. Success, respect, they come in due time. I’m challenging myself to be the best person I can be everyday. My family and my kids motivate me and help me keep going!
What are you working on?
I’m currently working on the Dance With me music video, my 2nd album and also a tour. I want to really take off this summer!
Where do you see yourself being in 5 years?
I will be the top RnB artist in the world in 5 years.
How do you feel about the current state of HipHop?
I love the current hip hop scene. So many blessings and people contributing to the culture! I love it! Dance culture is back and so is live shows!
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Anything else you want to say?
I want to make sure I shout out my mom. I love you. We’re going to the future of streaming and I can’t wait to show the world what we have in store for them!