Exclusive Interview with Boss Champs
An exclusive interview with Boss Champs.
Upcoming 100: How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
Boss Champs: I’ve been in the music industry since 2012. And music has been a part of my life from the heart beat to the break beat.
Upcoming 100: Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “music is what I want to do”?
Boss Champs: The specific moment in my life where I thought music is what I want to do is in October 2011 after creating music for a $16M feature film that was ultimately shelved.
Upcoming 100: What inspires you (or your music)?
Boss Champs: Being Original Sparks Success (B.O.S.S.) inspires my music. While I’m Inspired by bearing the torch for my father, a DJ, of SS Syndicate (Sound System) that passed at age 27 and my brother, owner of BOSS of BOSSes (Music Promoter) that passed at age 24. Hence, BOSS Syndicate.
Upcoming 100: Who’s on your iTunes playlist?’
Boss Champs: My Tidal playlist includes B.O.S.S. Champs, Damian Marley, Fat Joe, Stylo G, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Usher, Jay Z, Drake,Migos, etc.
Upcoming 100: The project you are currently promoting, how did the idea for it come about?
Boss Champs: The concept for the Caribbean Casanova project I am currently promoting came about in September 2015 at a red carpet season premiere for music based TV show Empire in Studio City, CA where my then music consultant saw my Caribbean charm on full display.
Upcoming 100: There are thousands of artists trying to do what you are doing, what do you think gives you an advantage to break into mainstream America?
Boss Champs: What gives me an advantage to break into mainstream America is my versatility and vulnerability -- versatility to blend my various styles and vulnerability to relate to the masses. I was the middle child of all my mother’s children, (only child) raised by grandfather, eldest child of my father’s children, and youngest child of the Caribbean born children. Raised with the haves (suburban) and then with the (urban) have-nots. Raised by a white man. Raised by a black woman. Living in a developed nation (America). Living in a developing nation (Jamaica). So I have a holistic view of the world to relate with.
Upcoming 100: I’ve heard your latest music and it’s amazing! I can definitely tell your sound has evolved over the past few years from previous songs we’ve heard from you online. What are your thoughts on the evolution of an artist and the evolution of music today?
Boss Champs: The evolution of an artist is in line with the thought that you’re either evolving or devolving. Nothing stays static. Music has evolved to the point we can create what we want, when we want, how we want, to get all we want. Direct producer-consumer relationships.
Upcoming 100: Do you have other passions in life?
Boss Champs: My passion is entertainment and entrepreneurship. I literally cannot have one without the other. When I was just in entrepreneur mode, I felt incomplete. When I was just in entertainment mode, i felt incomplete. Having that balance makes me most complete.
Upcoming 100: Do you believe passion is an essential part of success?
Boss Champs: I believe passion is an extremely essential part of success for it is the fuel for the flames of success to burn long-term.
Upcoming 100: With your current success and working with a renowned PR firm such as Starlight PR, what advice would you give to someone just starting out in his or her career who doesn't even have a studio to record but would love to do what you are doing now?
Boss Champs: The advice I would give someone just starting out in his or her career is to make goals, make plans, and make moves in that exact order. Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly... Each category matters equally because you can’t get to one without the other. #levelup. Example: I made #musicmonday and committed to not missing a Monday recording from the start of my first project “Past Due (EP) January 2015 to my third project Caribbean Casanova 2017. And a new project each year BO$$$YN EP 2016. I could afford to record once a week and I made sure that was done consistently.
Upcoming 100: Where can potential fans find out more about you?
Boss Champs: Potential fans can find out more about me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Soundcloud @bosschampsent and www.bosschamps.com