Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing CEO Chino Marley, He is a popular artist from Birmingham, AL/New Orleans, LA. Let's hear his story!
Hi, Please introduce yourself and tell us about what it is that you do.
I currently reside in ATL. I'm signed to the independent label Rosewater Media Group. I am married and a father of 6 wonderful children.
Can you please tell us more about your journey? (How you went from living on the streets to a successful artist)
At an early age, I was introduced to stuff that wasn't suitable for a kid, and it led me down a path of destruction. I found peace in music. I strive to become the best and make music for the people. I constantly struggled with living, eating, and surviving. I realized that music was the way out, so I took things seriously as if it were a job. Then I met SspikeTrap, my producer, who believed in me more than anybody I know and introduced me to his father, who I call “pops.”
Pops has become like a mentor and helped me change my way of living. He showed me that I can go the distance, be humble, use my head, and take care of my family.
What inspired your newest album, Rebirth?
The new lifestyle, the new sound, and the new experiences, it's like my actual life was being reborn again, which caused my music to develop a new life in a way everybody can vibe to. It's a vow to never go back to my old way of living. It's a major moment in my life, the Rebirth of my mind, body, spirit, style, sound, and vision!
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Consistency is vital. Constantly working and putting out content like videos, mixtapes, singles, and albums that bring my message forward. Traveling and building a fanbase physically has been a big boost. My internet presence is strong, and it helped me out a lot. Trust The Process.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
My kids and wife are my biggest motivation. They are that extra push that I need when I get discouraged. Family is everything to me, and as long as I'm breathing, I will never stop going hard for them.
Any message for our readers?
Don't ever give up! Sometimes life throws huge rocks at you to try and knock you down. Don't stop! Get back up! You will heal up. Trust your process and stay prayed up. Also, have a legitimate reason why you wanna do what you wanna do, something that will keep you going no matter what. For me, it's Family!
What upcoming projects are you working on now?
I have a few videos to release over the next 2 months. Right now, I'm focused on Rebirth. Also, a single with QC Kollision is coming soon. Sspike and I are working on a project called “King Of Drip” for next year, but as of now, Rebirth is the main focus.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!