How Long Have You Been In The Rap Industry ?
I have been in the rap industry for about two and a half years now.
Who Are Your Major Influences In Your Music ?
Some major influencers. It depends on which way you would like to look at it. In the idea of artist influence, I would say Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid, Dave East, Migos, and Chris Brown to name a few artist. In the idea of my daily influencers, I would say my bro Manny Mayor, Jayprez, my cousins, my girl and god.
What Is Your First Single ? – Or What Single Do You Have Out Now ?
My first single is called, Da Wave. It’s on my EP, Smoke Only Elevates Part One. It was really the first song that I recorded. It had that special something that attracted people when they heard it. That one song connected me to a lot of great people and actually begun my journey with music.
Who Do You Have On Your Album ?
On my first one, I had no features. I wanted to come with a proper introduction as an artist. My next LP is called, Charles Mission: CBBCOD. It’s basically a reintroduction with myself as a brand. And the beginning of my second elevation in my career and in life as a person.
How Did You Get Into The Rap Industry ?
I always was interested in it. So during the time I was doin a year parole violation, I brought books and read up on what I thought I knew, didn’t know, and didn’t understand. When I maxed out in 2016, I took my time and applied the knowledge as well as watched other artist do their thing. From that, I started executing. I got my song, Da Wave featured on one of DJ Young Cees mixtapes on spinrilla. Did a big performance in SOBs in New York City. Then I did the official video to Da Wave. After that was my EP, two more official videos, and two more singles. And all threw that, I networked the best that I knew how.
Where Were You Born ? – Where Do You Live Now ?
I was born in Harlem. Raised in Rosedale, Queens. And currently reside in Connecticut.
Who Would You Like To Work With That You Haven’t Already ?
I would like to work with quite a few people actually. Lil T Jay, Dreamdoll, Gunna and Rich The Kid.
Who Is Your Favorite Rapper You Like Right Now ?
My favorite rapper currently is Gunna. He is dope!
Who Do You Think Is The Hottest Producer Out ? – What Would You Say To That Producer On Why They Should Work With You ?
I personally think the hottest producer out is Travis Scott. I would ask him if he thinks my sound will go well on one of his beats? And if he does, let’s make it happen.
How Did You Come Up With Your Album Title ?
A11. My latest LPs title came from me asking myself if I’m branding myself well enough? Then the title sort of just popped into my head. I am Charles Mission, and CBBCOD is my movement.
What Is Your Favorite Song On Your Album ?
Personally, all the songs are my favorites. They have their own specific meaning. It’s sort of like my little story.
Which Song On Your Album Means The Most Too You ?
That’s a hard question to answer. I would say Peep Shit, it’s very meaningful to me cause it’s like a maturing moment that I went through. I learned something critical as a man in my life after I recorded this record.
Who Are You Signed With ?
I am signed with on one as of yet.
When Is Your Album Release Date ?
I haven’t thought of an official release date as of yet. I’m waiting on a few plays that I’m putting together to be completed before I actually set one cause this next project needs to be heard. It’s another level of me being raw.
What Cities Do You Plan On Touring ?
I plan to tour Boston, Hartford, and New York City.
What Female Rapper Or Artist Do You Think Is The Sexiest ?
Currently, my eyes have been on Asian Doll. She’s nice.
What Would You Like To See From The Music Industry Over The Next Year ?
Truthfully, indie artist continuing to take control of their careers, and better payouts on streams.
What Is Your Second Single Going To Be ?
I’m not sure as of yet. I might not release a second single, but then again, I might have a record that will grab your ears.
If You Could Compare Yourself To An Already Established Artist, Who Would That Be And Why ?
If I could compare myself to an established artist I would say Gunna because I’m a hard worker that is waiting on my time to shine. And once I do, I’m gonna last like the sun.
What Do You Think Your Listeners Will Get Out Of Your Music ?
I think they will get a more clear understanding of me and where my music is coming from.
What Were You Thinking About When Your Songs Are Developed ? Explain Your Process ?
I was thinking about multiple things, mainly the message and the flows. Peep shit has the sample that helped me to speak my peace.
Who Got You Started In The Rap Industry ?
I would say my friend Wild. He was the biggest push in my very beginning.
What Made You Want To Get Into The Music Business ?
I have been recording music since I was sixteen. I saw my lane in this game, so I went for it.
How Does Your Family Feel About Your Music And Your Choice Of Career ?
My family is somewhat supportive of my career. My siblings love what I’m doing and love my music as well. It’s only my mom that doesn’t really approve. And that’s my own personal push right there in itself. I’m gonna do this and show my mom that I’m not wasting my time and I’m living out my dreams.
What Is The Most Difficult Thing You’ve Had To Endure In Life ?
The most difficult thing that I have had to endure in life was just now being on Rikers Island for the past ten months. It killed me because I left my family behind and left my music behind as well. I made a mistake and got caught up out there and jeopardized everything that I have been putting all of my time, effort, and money into. Then the thought of wanting to record new music and not being able to.
What Do You Hope To Accomplish With Your Music ?
I just hope to be people’s motivation. I want my music to be what they listen to while there on their money missions.
What’s The Demographic You Are Trying To Reach Out To ?
I’m trying to reach the teens, but mainly my age group, 20s-30s.
How Do You Usually Come Up With Your Songs ?
I usually let the beat speak to me. In my ears, it’s like I hear the beat talking to me and I listen then write.
What Is Your Goal And Height That You Want To Reach With Your Music ?
My goal is to do 1 million streams on my next project. And I would like to reach the height of my deserved talent.
What Influenced You Outside Of Hip Hop Rap That Have Helped You Form Your Style ?
I would say that my outside influence would be the life that I’m living today. I wake out my sleep thinking about the next best move for my career. This is something that I do with a passion
How Can People Reach You ?
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number – (869)9858957
Instagram – @charlesmission_official
Twitter – @charles_mission
Snapchat – cbbsmoke215
SoundCloud – Charles Mission