On da Come Up Chyco Young Problemz
Houston’s Chyco Young Problemz has made his rounds of important media appearances from MTV to BET, and he’s been on tracks H-Town heavyweight’s Bun B and Paul Wall. Yet, unless you’re a real underground/unsigned Hip Hop fans, Chyco is a relatively unknown commodity.
Hip Hop Ruckus wanted to shine some light on the up-and-comer so we decided to chop it up with him recently. We discuss his style, Houston, and even his political views – he’s not an Obama fan!
HHR: What up my dude. Before we get things going, could you tell the folks out there who you are?
CYP: What up everybody. My name is Chyco Young Problemz. I’m an artist not a rapper. I’m a brand, not just a product and that RokSteady (his record label) is a movement.
HHR: How would you say your style and music is different from the rest of those in Hip-Hop?
CYP: Truthfully, I sound like no other artist. I don’t listen to current Hip-Hop at all, so as for me being up on the trends of what people, it’s not happening. I only music listen that I listen to is the music that I grew up on. I only skim through new artist music to stay current. It’s a sacrifice I made some time ago and it ensures that when you hear me, you hear only me and not influences from who ever is hot at that time. I’m extremely honest in my music and I incorporate other styles and genres that I like regardless of what anyone thinks. If you don’t like it, then it’s not for you.
HHR: Let’s talk about growing up in Houston. How was that experience and what were some of the most memorable moments of your childhood?
CYP: Houston is a dope city. Its lot diversity there and where I grew up in Hiram Clarke, it was probably like every other neighborhood in the hood. You had your hustlers, clean cuts and addicts. One of my favorite memories of Houston was some time after my first record deal with Warner Music Group. I went back to my old high school after being all over TV and radio. I had just left a couple years before, so for the kids to see me as a success showed them that they too could achieve their goals.
HHR: Who would you count as some of the biggest influences in your career from start to the present?
CYP: I would have to say Eminem and Nas. Eminem for his bold multiple syllable rhyme scheme and Nas for his detailed storytelling and melodic beat
HHR: If you could spend one day in the studio with anybody in the game, past or present, artists, DJ or producer, who would it be and why?
CYP: Sade. We wouldn’t get any music done though…
HHR: Of course music is your life, but there are other realities out there that affect our lives. As you know there’s an election coming up soon. Can I ask who you’re supporting in the presidential election?
CYP: I’m a Ron Paul supporter! 100%. So seeing as how Romney got the republican nod it looks as though I will not be voting in the coming election.
I am neither a Mitt Romney nor am I a Barack Obama supporter.
HHR: What are your views on Obama today versus 3 years ago? Do you think many in Hip-Hop are still behind him?
CYP: My view is simple on this. He’s a puppet. He speaks nice and is charming as hell, but that’s it. There’s been no change and still none if he’s elected again.
But people will still support him because of their need to believe. Truth is, as long as the Federal Reserve is still printing money things will only get worse not better. That’s the truth but who wants to hear that?
HHR: Whether he loses or win’s, what do you think Obama’s legacy will be?
CYP: His legacy will be, after the dollar crashes, that he was an important part of ushering in the one world government. That he made his best efforts to override the 2nd amendment. And that he was the first black president.
HHR: For you, is it important for you to be respected and acknowledged?
CYP: No. It is only important that I be paid.
HHR: If music weren’t your choice of career, what would Chyco Young Problemz be doing at this moment?
CYP: Pursuing a career as an audio engineer. I’m Pro Tools certified and already record mix and master all of my own music.
HHR: What can we expect from you in the near future?
CYP: More quality, classic, controversial, street, GOOD music.