“Shout out to my peoples on the rock. We California fobs, fresh off the block.” -Young Xyphe.
Fresh off the block and off the presses are Gee’rage Music artist Young Xyphe and music producer ChazRox. Hip-Hop has had an impact on urban islanders everywhere and it’s addictive influence has created a love and a drive between these two individuals. With a combined experience of over 15 years, their determination to succeed and build the Gee’rage brand is evident in their creativity of music production as well as being a rapper of the music label. Catching up with ChazRox, who is the creative music producer of Gee’rage Music, has a modest nature about his talent and when asked if he is a dope musician, he hesitated to speak on his own talents due to his humble heart. As for Young Xyphe, this rapper is quiet and when he speaks, he has a focused mind and knows exactly what he wants. The WhatItDo had the wonderful opportunity to catch up with these two as they share with us a little bit more about themselves and where they would like to see themselves in the near future.
TWID: What’s your music about? What makes you tick?
Young Xyphe: My music, I like to write about things that I’m going through but at the same time keep it general and you know throw a little humour in there but umm, yeah that’s about it.
TWID: How long have you been rapping?
Young Xyphe: I would say about 5 years on and off.
TWID: How long have you been producing that kind of sound? What inspires you as a producer?
Chaz: I’ve probably been producing for about 10 years but producing seriously, I would say about a good 6 or 7 years.
TWID: Do you have any technical training? Did you go to school for it?
ChazRox: No. It’s just all trial and error. As far as inspiration, I really draw inspiration from everywhere. I listen to all types of music from Oldies to Techno or whatever you can think of. I really do listen to everything though. I really can’t say that there is one person that inspires me. I don’t know. I come from a Rock background. I used to play in rock bands. That’s kinda where I started my passion for music and that’s how I moved into producing.
TWID: So do you play musical instruments?
ChazRox: My main instrument is the guitar but I play a little bit of everything. I play a little bit of keys, I play bass, drums. A little bit of everything but my main instrument is guitar.
TWID: What do you hope to accomplish individually?
Young Xyphe: I just want to be successful. That’s it. Anything to do with music. Whether I am a rapper or a writer or anything in music. I would like to be successful in it.
ChazRox: I would like to build the Gee’rage company and to see it doing bigger things in the future.
I think I can speak for everybody when I say we all want to be doing what we love and get paid for it. We do it for the love but we wouldn’t mind getting paid for it too as well.
Gee’rage music has a solid team between Chaz as their creative music producer and a determined lyrical rapper such as Young Xyphe. And you know you can’t go wrong when you have seasoned rappers Baby Downn and Gangsta Ridd at the head of the pack. Gee’rage Music is a great collective label and they have created a catalog of music that is available on their official website for free downloads. You can download Young Xyphe’s mixtape that dropped back in July. You can’t go wrong when the music is free and especially when the beat slaps with a smooth lyrical flow that sparks interest with a dash of swag.
For more information on Geer’age Music, you can visit their official website where you can get your free digital downloads. For the latest updates on Chaz, you can follow him on Twitter. To keep your information current with Young Xyphe, you can follow him on Twitter as well and/or you can find him on Facebook.
Article Written by: Elizabeth Lavulo
*article photos courtesy of Gee’rage music
*YouTube video courtesy of Gee’rage music